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How Do Presidents Deal With Ex-Presidents?

Al Eisele | Posted 04.17.2013 | Comedy
Al Eisele

The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and the issue it raises of how his successor deals with a living ex-pope has touched off a heated debate among presidential historians about how American presidents deal with their predecessors. Here are some examples.

With Little Political or Policy Impact and Dumbed Down Language, Does the State of the Union Even Matter?

William Bradley | Posted 04.14.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

America has serious issues to deal with, many of them raised by Obama in his laundry list State of the Union addresses. But let's not pretend the State of the Union itself is not an empty institution -- bloated, hollow, self-congratulatory, increasingly shallow, largely irrelevant.

New Role Models for Our Time

Mitchell Posner | Posted 03.28.2013 | Comedy
Mitchell Posner

Today, Elvis would be on Celebrity Rehab, Marilyn Monroe would be in yoga class and Dirty Harry would bring along a SWAT team. We need new icons to emulate as the twenty-teens roll on.

Foreign Policy in the Second Term

Joseph Blady, M.D. | Posted 03.23.2013 | Politics
Joseph Blady, M.D.

As a second-term president, Mr. Obama is in a position to be Eisenhower-like. It might not be a bad alternative.

Powell Positions the Debate Over Chuck Hagel

William Bradley | Posted 03.16.2013 | World
William Bradley

Neither Hagel nor Obama could have asked for a better witness on their behalf than Powell. Not unless Dwight Eisenhower himself got hold of a time machine.

Why the Hagel Battle Made More Sense for Obama Than the Rice Battle

William Bradley | Posted 03.11.2013 | World
William Bradley

Why did President Barack Obama choose a big battle with Republicans over Chuck Hagel rather than Susan Rice? Obama himself, of course, has not said. He never said that UN Ambassador Rice was his first choice for secretary of state.

President Obama: Fight Like a Street Brawler

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

We put our trust in you for four more years, now is the time to show that the trust wasn't misplaced. Mr. President, you hold in your hands the key to a brighter future for America.

California's Futurist Agenda: A Tale of Three Governors

William Bradley | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

Governor Jerry Brown is working on the new California state budget, the first in more than a decade to be free of the state's deep chronic fiscal crisis. It's an agenda which his two most immediate predecessors, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Gray Davis, in large measure promoted themselves.

New Year's Resolution: Six Reasons to Rout the Republican Redcoats

Jane White | Posted 03.02.2013 | Politics
Jane White

Abraham Lincoln would not be the only one turning over in his grave at the disgraceful state of the Republican party 147 years after he left office -- other dead progressive Republican leaders would, as well.

Let Not the Children of Sandy Hook Die in Vain

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics
Miles J. Zaremski

In the end, guns kill and the less of them around the less of a chance there will be victims of gun violence. To say otherwise is indeed crazy, illogical and immoral.

America's Baldest Presidents

Posted 11.06.2012 | College

Hello everyone! The presidential election is Tuesday, which means it's time for HuffPost College's original series "President's Korner." In this editi...

The Democrats Are the True Pro-Life Party

Robbie Gennet | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Robbie Gennet

This election, the stakes are higher than ever and I'd like to encourage you to vote pro-life: vote for Democrats.

Andrea Stone

Why Bad Generals Don't Get Sacked Anymore

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the country chooses a president Tuesday, a timely new book by a veteran military writer makes the case that it is now easier to s...

Federal Reserve Policy and the Presidents of the United States

Robert Auerbach | Posted 12.24.2012 | Business
Robert Auerbach

Whether you like or dislike Federal Reserve policy, its policy record from World War II to the Bernanke Fed is generally related more to who was President rather than to who was Federal Reserve chairman.

Pass the Bill Establishing Manhattan Project National Historical Park

Jim DiPeso | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics
Jim DiPeso

The historical significance of the Manhattan Project is beyond question, and that is the essence of why Congress should authorize a national historical park to commemorate and interpret the project.

Bill Clinton's Big Message to America

Brent Budowsky | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Do we want to return to America to losing 700,000 jobs a month, which is what President Obama inherited, or continue creating new jobs every month, which is what President Obama began?

Amanda Terkel

The Surprisingly Progressive History Of GOP Platforms

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Republican Party's 2012 platform is one of the most conservative in modern history, with policy positions that even GOP preside...

My Summer Reading

Bill Marriott | Posted 10.31.2012 | Books
Bill Marriott

I recently read, Eisenhower, The White House Years, by Jim Newton. In the past, I've read a lot of books about Eisenhower's life, especially his commanding role in the second world war. But, this is the first book I've read on his presidency.

Labor Day and the Future of America

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics
Lee A. Saunders

We must do more to insure that future Americans live in a country where their voices can be heard and their freedom is secure. This Labor Day, and throughout the crucial next two months, we must show that we are equal to the task.

I Liked Ike But Today's Republicans Clearly Would Not

Allan Brawley | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics
Allan Brawley

As a long-time Democrat who is actively supporting President Barak Obama's re-election, I would be much less distressed if he lost to a Republican like Ike than to the current slate.

Be Careful What You Vote For! Be Very Careful

Sherman Yellen | Posted 10.26.2012 | Politics
Sherman Yellen

I find that this is the scariest, most dangerous election that America has faced in my lifetime, and I've been around long enough to experience quite a few frightening ones.

Pentagon Planning for War With China

Ira Chernus | Posted 10.06.2012 | World
Ira Chernus

This reminds me of the nuclear war scenarios that were popular in the late 1940s and early 1950s. Of course the Soviets start it. Rockets fly and there is mass devastation on both sides.

Former Presidential Adviser Dies

AP | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (Associated Press) -- Paul W. McCracken, a former economic adviser to several U.S. presidents, died Friday in Ann Arbor at age 96. ...

My Medicare Milestone

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 10.03.2012 | Fifty
Joe Peyronnin

Today I crossed a major milestone: I now qualify for Medicare. Yes, I am a Baby Boomer, and I am proud of it!

Hey, Sarah Palin! Some "Marxists" Here Want a Word With You

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

A well funded network of right-wing extremists wants to make it socially and politically impossible to express the ideals that made this country great. One of those extremists, Sarah Palin, appeared on their billionaire-funded network this week to attack Elizabeth Warren.