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Political Entrepreneurs Need a New Teddy Bear

Kahlil Byrd | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics
Kahlil Byrd

Our not-so-secret wish is that the next president be an aggressive, committed political reformer. Whether emerging from the right or left, this man or woman should seek to pattern the creativity, drive, and entrepreneurial spirit of Teddy Roosevelt.

Calling Doris Kearns Goodwin: An Unfair Revision of JFK Legacy: New High School History Texts Needed

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
SaraKay Smullens

I should have expected it, even from those presently writing historical texts for our young, who need hope and optimism, and inspirational political m...

Hubris: Politicians Overestimate America's Stability

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

In the maelstrom of the shutdown, a debt-ceiling suicide attempt and the cutting off of nutrition support for poor people by Congress, it's clear that America's political class has unbounded belief in national stability.

Lincoln

Francis Levy | Posted 02.10.2013 | Entertainment
Francis Levy

Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit was a seminal work in shaping thinking about consciousness and history. Steven Spielberg has created the cinematic equivalent of Hegel in Lincoln.

Lincoln, the Man and the Movie: A Reality Check

Kenneth D. Ackerman | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics
Kenneth D. Ackerman

What kind of politician was Lincoln? How did he really outwit better-known candidates to win the Presidency in 1860 and assemble his "team of rivals"?

Lincoln Inexplicably Becomes Massive Girls-Night-Out Movie

James Napoli | Posted 01.13.2013 | Comedy
James Napoli

Multiplexes across the country hope this box-office boosting trend of politically engaged long-time female friends getting together to go berserk at a movie will continue.

Will President Obama's Team of Rivals Include Mitt Romney?

Lonna Saunders | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics
Lonna Saunders

Much has been made of the differences between these two presidential rivals, President Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. But are they so different after all?

Literary Treasures: The American Antiquarian Society at 200

Nancy Rubin Stuart | Posted 12.19.2012 | Books
Nancy Rubin Stuart

At a moment when cultural trend-watchers are predicting the imminent demise of the traditional book in lieu of digitization, the American Antiquarian Society is honoring the strength of print as it celebrates its 200th anniversary.

Books: William Seward -- The One Man Hated Even More Than Lincoln

Michael Giltz | Posted 11.19.2012 | Books
Michael Giltz

Writer Walter Stahr gives William Henry Seward his due in this intelligent and illuminating biography of one of the most important political figures of the 19th century.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Lands Role Of Historical Proportions

Posted 07.06.2011 | Entertainment

Renowned historian Doris Kearns Goodwin named her best selling volume on the Lincoln Presidency, "Team of Rivals," after the incredible group of advis...

Historians Question White House Website's Presidential Bios

AP | By HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 06.05.2011 | Books

NEW YORK -- Doris Kearns Goodwin has read a lot of upbeat material about American presidents, but some of the entries on the White House website were ...

Happy Presidents' Day: 7 Award-Winning Presidential Biographies (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In honor of Presidents' Day, we compiled some of the most recent award-winning presidential biographies. Since most of you have the day off, it migh...

Does George W. Bush Love Books?

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lev Raphael

The press surrounding George Bush's memoir reminded me of Karl Rove's claim from a few years ago that the two of them had a "book competition" for three years. Did Bush really have time to read?

FILM: Daniel Day Lewis To Star In Spielberg's Anticipated Biopic, 'Lincoln'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Academy Award winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis has chosen what is sure to be yet another masterful role in a series of well-chosen, award-winning, and i...

WATCH: Doris Kearns Goodwin And Stephen Colbert

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Doris Kearns Goodwin, biographer, historian and the Pulitzer Prize winning author of "No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt," said to Steph...

Stop the Violence: Taking on Today's Demagogues

Mike Signer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Signer

President Obama isn't exactly FDR, and Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin certainly aren't Huey Long and Father Coughlin, but the 1930s still hold powerful lessons for our leaders today.

Martha Stewart's Kindle: What Is She Reading?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Martha Stewart answered 20 questions for the Financial Times on Thursday, and in one of the questions, Stewart dished on what she's reading right now:...

Presidents' Day History: The Must-Reads Of Presidential Biographies (PHOTOS, POLL)

Kenneth C. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Kenneth C. Davis

Here is a short list of some of my favorite Presidential biographies -- all what I call "must reads."

Lincoln's Birthday: 9 Essential Books On Our 16th President (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt and Philip B. Kunhardt III | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It's Abraham Lincoln's birthday today, and to celebrate the life of our 16th president, we've collected some of the best, most essential books about L...

It All Started With a Book and a Curious Little Girl

Carol Hoenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Carol Hoenig

There is one young girl who is not only curious about the men and women who made it into history books, but is already, at the age of eight years old, inspiring others with her passion.

Doris Kearns Goodwin Wants "More LBJ" From Obama When Dealing With Congress (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Noted historian Doris Kearns Goodwin spoke with MSNBC's Ed Schultz tonight about the Obama presidency as it reaches the one year mark. Polls show tha...

Why Can't Obama Be More Like LBJ?

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stanton Peele

We are unlikely to ever again see the likes of LBJ -- or of the huge changes he crafted in our society -- and we are just now starting to understand what we have lost.

Doris Kearns Goodwin On Rich History Of Mixing Politics And Drinking: "FDR During WWII Had A Cocktail Party Every Night" (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With the news confirmed that President Obama, Henry Louis Gates and Sgt. James Crowley will get together at the White House to have a beer, Ed Schultz...

How Abraham Lincoln's "Hot Letters" Can Keep You From Going All Alice Hoffman

David Quigg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Quigg

We all have our limits. Abraham Lincoln's limit is that he left behind no wise counsel for the man who finds himself garmentless at 30,000 feet. But he did leave something for the Twitterers.

Sacrifice Repaid: A Huffington Post Cause?

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

It's not enough to honor servicemen and women with parades. We need to repay their sacrifice with the resources they need and deserve.