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Eleanor Roosevelt

Passover, Idle Gossip and Competitive Altruism

Dana Beyer | Posted 04.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

The reality is that human beings are selfish as well as altruistic, and we live not only with saints but with sociopaths. Nowhere is this more evident than in politics.

People Are Asking: Give Us a Hero

Malcolm Boyd | Posted 03.27.2014 | Impact
Malcolm Boyd

We need heroes to inspire us, provide us examples, challenge us by their new ideas and maybe even vision.

International Women's Day: Give Yourself the Chance to Be Extraordinary

Saundra Pelletier | Posted 03.05.2014 | Women
Saundra Pelletier

My mother's reluctance to raise another Betty Crocker became blatantly obvious when I started kindergarten and she sent me to school with a briefcase instead of a lunchbox. According to her, school was not about what your lunch looked like, it was about progress.

First Ladies, First Principles, and Foundational Documents

Jack Healey | Posted 03.05.2014 | Impact
Jack Healey

In 1948, Eleanor Roosevelt took examples of the dregs of history and aimed for a better ever after. She shepherded the creation and ratification of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. As the legal foundation of the international human rights movement, the document clearly needs help.

Happy President's Day: 7 Politicians Who've Faced Gay Rumors

Posted 02.18.2014 | Gay Voices

Throughout the course of American history, those involved in our country's political sphere have consistently faced rumors, speculation and scrutiny a...

Poll Shows Which First Lady Is Viewed As The Best

AP | Posted 02.16.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — A survey of academics has found that Eleanor Roosevelt was the nation's best first lady. Michelle Obama ranks fifth. The findings f...

Presidents Day, 2014

Nigel Hamilton | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics
Nigel Hamilton

Traditionally Presidents Day was Washington's birthday. It was celebrated as a public holiday on February 22 each year, in peace or in war. Seventy years ago it was FDR's task to remember his great predecessor.

Women in Business: Q&A with Sandra Wilkin, President and CEO of Bradford Construction

Laura Dunn | Posted 04.05.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Sandra Wilkin is the President and CEO of Bradford Construction, one of New York's largest female-owned firms in New York. After battling discriminati...

December 10, 1948

Larry Cohen | Posted 02.09.2014 | Politics
Larry Cohen

As we celebrate International Human Rights Day this December 10, we need to realize how far we must go compared to the promise of 1948.

WATCH: Eleanor Roosevelt Babysat This Hollywood Legend

Posted 12.06.2013 | Fifty

You've never had a babysitter like this. Film legend Bruce Dern talked to HuffPost Live's Ricky Camilleri about his new film "Nebraska," and during...

LOOK: Eleanor Roosevelt's Pistol License -- And The Fascinating Reason She Had It

Posted 10.22.2013 | Women

A pistol license may not be the first thing that pops into your mind when you think "First Lady," but Eleanor Roosevelt was far from ordinary. Among t...

Eleanor Roosevelt Once Said...

Megan Staggs | Posted 12.14.2013 | Women
Megan Staggs

"Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art." - Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt and the Role of Government

Kathleen Durham | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Kathleen Durham

As we grapple with a Congress that seems to represent everything except the will of the people, we should look back in history to see what lessons can be learned from the past.

Eleanor Roosevelt and Syria

Terry Mollner | Posted 11.15.2013 | Politics
Terry Mollner

The crisis of what to do with the use of chemical weapons within Syria was anticipated by Eleanor Roosevelt when the world did not listen to her.

Caring For Others Will Save The World

Joseph Ward III | Posted 08.12.2013 | Religion
Joseph Ward III

If we care enough, we can give ourselves permission to journey into the shoes and lives of others we don't understand; we can open our arms to hold and listen to the LGBTQ people of our world.

The Women's Equality Act: A No Brainer for New York

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 08.12.2013 | New York
Taina Bien-Aime

The legislation is testament that we cannot parse out women's rights, drop by drop. It is recognition that if New York doesn't legislate against discrimination, it in effect condones inequality.

The Word of Liberated Women

Harold Ross | Posted 04.30.2013 | Black Voices
Harold Ross

The triumphs of African-Americans (including women) and those of American women continue to be oddly connected by, among other things, sequential calendar celebrations.

Rights Are Not Entitlements

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

As Americans discuss our system of social supports, we constantly hear the word "entitlements" and rarely the word "rights." Of course, in America the word "entitlements" is not a neutral word.

National Service Not Military Service

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

We are indeed at a pivot point for the "success or failure of our great experiment" in government." Schools and families must play an essential role in building citizenship and the character of the nation. So too should national service.

The Grapes of Ross

Peter Dreier | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Many Americans know that Barack Obama spent three years as a community organizer in Chicago, but hardly any Americans know about Fred Ross Sr., perhaps the most influential community organizer in American history.

The Feminine Mystique and Women's Equality -- 50 Years Later

Peter Dreier | Posted 04.20.2013 | Books
Peter Dreier

Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique -- published 50 years ago this week -- catalyzed the modern feminist movement and catapulted its author into becoming an influential and controversial public figure.

WATCH: TV's First Lady Sounds Off On Michelle Obama

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Wilkes-Edrington | Posted 01.25.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Actress Jenna Elfman, star of NBC's new show "1600 Penn," says she did extensive research on our nation's first ladies to prepare herself for the same...

QUIZ: Which First Lady Are You?

Posted 01.21.2013 | Women

At the presidential inauguration Monday, all eyes will be on Obama. But it's also a time for us to celebrate the First Family -- particularly First La...

Will Maria Shriver Fill Uncle Ted's Senate Shoes?

Lonna Saunders | Posted 03.12.2013 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

From WJZ-TV in Baltimore where she became fast friends with work colleague Oprah Winfrey to the CBS Morning News to anchoring, producing and reporting for NBC News, Maria proved herself again and again as someone who works hard and with a conscience. And why not?

A Holiday Message for Obama

Susan Bulkeley Butler | Posted 02.05.2013 | Women
Susan Bulkeley Butler

In 1961, Jacqueline Kennedy began the tradition of selecting a theme for the official White House Christmas tree. John F. Kennedy, meanwhile, started something else during that holiday season: On Dec. 14, he established the President's Commission on the Status of Women.