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Bush-Cheney Legacy: More War, More Torture, Fewer Jobs?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 12.14.2014 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

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Frum and Corn agree that the Feinstein Committee documents "torture" and should have been released but they clash on justifications for the torture. Ditto on Bush-Cheney legacy since, argues Frum, "Safety is the goal of the state." Also: Why can't Obama get any economic respect?

Les Freres Corbusier Is Back! And So Is Herbert Hoover!

Cara Joy David | Posted 12.13.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Now that Alex Timbers is a big Broadway director and also the co-creator/writer of an Amazon series (Mozart in the Jungle), I was afraid we wouldn't see much from his theater company, Les Freres Corbusier. But not so!

Conservatives Ban the Bomb?

Martin Hellman | Posted 10.05.2014 | Politics
Martin Hellman

"Ban the bomb" is seen today as a leftist cause, with conservatives tending to resist any attempt to reduce the size of our nuclear arsenal or otherwise change our dependence on these weapons of mass destruction. Thus, Stanford Prof. Barton Bernstein's op-ed in yesterday's San Jose Mercury News is likely to come as a surprise.

A Nazi Grows in Alabama

Lester & Charlie | Posted 08.09.2014 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

We weren't surprised to learn this week that an Alabama church group has erected a billboard trumpeting the importance of educating our kids using a quote from that master wordsmith... Adolf Hitler.

The 10 Richest U.S. Presidents

24/7 Wall St. | Ashley C. Allen | Posted 02.18.2014 | Business

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is the front-runner for the 2016 Democratic presidential ticket, according to most political pundits. The pr...

Veterans Day and Fighting World Hunger

William Lambers | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

We know that hundreds of millions of hungry and sick people around the world is not peace. It is certainly not the peaceful world that veterans of World War One hoped to see come about.

Thanks For Nothing, Washington!

Harlan Green | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Harlan Green

Democrats have bought the Republican lie that Democrats were the big spenders, it seems, with the draconian federal budget cuts enacted over the past ...

GOP Financial Terrorism Must End, Shutdown Must End, Social Security and Medicare Must NOT Be Cut

Brent Budowsky | Posted 12.10.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

The latest offer from those I have called Banana Republicans would keep the government shut down and threaten again to default the nation and crash wo...

Mitt Romney's Career Options -- Here's an Idea...

Tom Alderman | Posted 08.25.2013 | Politics
Tom Alderman

It's been many months since the election and it appears that Mitt Romney is figuring out his next gig. We suggest he take a look at what another corporate-executive-turned-presidential-candidate did after his election drubbing.

Presidential Signatures On Display

Messenger-Inquirer, Owensboro, Ky. | Angela Oliver | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics

As Nancy Bradshaw looked through the Owensboro Museum of Science and History's collection, she stumbled upon many documents, she said. "These needed ...

B&Bs Fit For A President

Posted 02.18.2013 | Travel

If every sign saying, "George Washington Slept Here" were truthful, our foremost founding father certainly wouldn't have had time to fight off the Bri...

The Most Generous Presidents

Posted 02.18.2013 | Impact

Sure, all of the leaders of the free world are supposed to share in the glory of Presidents Day. But, here at HuffPost Impact, we’d like to take a m...

'Dastardly' Presidential Yacht Plot

AP | RANDALL CHASE | Posted 02.04.2013 | DC

DOVER, Del. -- The owners of the former presidential yacht Sequoia are asking a Delaware judge to prevent a lender from seizing it. Sequoia President...

Political Religion Mangles Politics And Religion

Charles Redfern | Posted 01.19.2013 | Religion
Charles Redfern

We're beyond the mere need for civil discourse. Our minds are askew. We actually believe our own rhetoric as an article of faith. We no longer know how to talk because we no longer know how to think.

Let's Start Calling It What It Really Was: A Mega-Recession

John Blumenthal | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
John Blumenthal

If Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan think there is an easy fix for this mess, they are mistaken. These are uncharted waters.

They Want to Destroy Social Security (Circa 1935)

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 11.23.2012 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

Republicans have as much interest in saving Social Security as they do in saving the whales. Or the rainforest. Or the Queen. Or the last dance.

America's Most Exclusive Club

Tom Alderman | Posted 10.15.2012 | Books
Tom Alderman

The Presidents Club: Inside the World's Most Exclusive Fraternity is a comprehensive examination of the relationships between our chief executives, starting with Herbert Hoover.

Obama's 'New Deal': Why the Republicans Hate FDR and Why Obama Must Become Him - Part 2

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 09.19.2012 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

Republicans today, as in FDR's time, are not interested in economic recovery for the nation but in wealth creation for themselves and their campaign donors.

Ronald Reagan Is Not George Washington

The Message | Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics
The Message

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Mitt Romney and the Marketplace of Ideas

Heath Brown | Posted 08.03.2012 | Politics
Heath Brown

The future vitality of the U.S. democratic system of government and quality of our public policies should be based on broadening the array of ideas presidential candidates from both parties and the public can evaluate, debate, and ultimately base their political decisions.

I'll Raise You a Santa Claus

Marvin Meadors | Posted 05.27.2012 | Politics
Marvin Meadors

So Democrats may have to come up with a new narrative. They can not flourish by promising to be the party that raises taxes and makes cuts to popular programs, even if they succeed in inheriting the Republican's former mantle as the party of fiscal responsibility.

Is That All There Is? Rugged Indvidualism

Dimitri Hamlin | Posted 05.14.2012 | Religion
Dimitri Hamlin

It's a good thing that, when push comes to shove, we're really not rugged individualists. I'm thinking that it's almost time for us to accept who we are.

PHOTOS: American Presidents, They Are Often Immigrants Too

Posted 02.21.2012 | Latino Voices

This year, President’s Day celebration is filled with irony. We celebrate the nation's leaders at a time when anti-immigrant rhetoric, harsh ant...

No Rags, No Riches -- Finding a Fiscal Policy That Makes Sense

Curtis Roosevelt | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics
Curtis Roosevelt

Is Capitalism at fault, a flawed economic system? No. The problem is the way people use the free market, a system that readily responds to the compulsive appetite of greed. Without government imposed regulations we run amok.

It's Time for All Americans to Occupy Washington, D.C.

John W. Whitehead | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

Wall Street may embody corrupt business practices, but Washington, D.C., is where the collusion between government and business occurs, and that is ultimately what the Occupiers should be targeting.