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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...

Missing From Presidents Day: The People They Enslaved

The Zinn Education Project | Posted 04.15.2014 | Education
The Zinn Education Project

t may be uncomfortable to give up long-held and even meaningful beliefs that in many ways build both collective and personal identities. However, erasing enslaved African Americans from the White House and the presidency presents a false portrait of our country's history.

Government of the Rich, by the Rich and for the Rich: It's Time for 'Militant Nonviolent Resistance'

John W. Whitehead | Posted 03.16.2014 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

We now live in a two-tiered system of governance. There are two sets of laws: one set for the government and its corporate allies, and another set for you and me.

Tyranny of the Minority

Terry Newell | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics
Terry Newell

Watching interest group politics in America recalls what Gerald Ford said after Nixon resigned - that the time is one which "troubles our minds and hu...

It Takes a Nation to Fix a Government

Christopher Holshek | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Christopher Holshek

Should we merely await the next manufactured crisis, frustrated that the only thing that stands between us and national success is our government, making us feel more and more helpless or hoping it will all somehow go away?

America's Amoral Constitution

Richard Albert | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Richard Albert

Today the United States Constitution may have fewer imitators than ever before. The influence abroad of the Constitution has declined dramatically since its bicentennial in 1976.

Anarchy in Congress: John Boehner Is No James Madison

Richard Brodsky | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

Worry about our national credit, the economic consequence of default and the economy, to be sure. But the long-term danger of Washington shenanigans is an erosion in the ability of our legislative branch to do what it's supposed to do.

Sex, Lust, Romance and Foreign Policy

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Franz-Stefan Gady

The impact of romance on international affairs could never have been more evident than during the Congress of Vienna in 1814/15, an episode still hailed as one of the most important diplomatic events in modern history.

Great Nations Pay Their Bills

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

Today's debate may be polarized, but no one seriously expects half the nation to secede because of it. And yet, in the early days of the American experiment, that's how controversial the national debt was.

6 Lessons From the Government Shutdown

Jeanne Zaino | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics
Jeanne Zaino

How did we get to this point? How we can avoid being in this position in the future? We don't yet have the perspective necessary to answer these questions fully.

Who's Got the Power? We Do?

Khalid Hanifi | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics
Khalid Hanifi

For years now, video games have been entertainment staples that typically extrapolate from reality, or simply disengage from reality. Only in the last decade, however, has reality begun to take cues from video games.

Legislative Looting: The Filibuster and the Founders

William D. Blake | Posted 10.27.2013 | Politics
William D. Blake

Designing a lasting system of democratic government required careful planning.  Thus, the debate over filibuster reform deserves more than platitudes from a middle school civics curriculum.

An Impeachment Looking for its Articles

Dorian de Wind | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

Republicans have already decided that President Barack Hussein Obama should be impeached -- they even claim they have the votes for it. The little det...

The Eyes Have It

Doug Bradley | Posted 08.11.2013 | Media
Doug Bradley

In some ways it's hard to believe that it's taken more than 40 years for the Ellsbergs of today - Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden to come forward. It's not like we stopped doing all the bad things we ever did or were going to do when we left Vietnam.

Not the Best President, Not the Worst President

Dorian de Wind | Posted 06.29.2013 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

Generally, the following former presidents seem to have found a solid, comfortable place in a cellar that hosts the "worst U.S. presidents": James Buchanan, Andrew Johnson, Franklin Pierce, Millard Fillmore, John Tyler, Warren G. Harding, William Harrison, and Ulysses S. Grant.

Boston Seen as Roadmap for 'Second Amendment Remedies' Crowd

Josh Horwitz | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

National tragedies like the Boston bombing are moments when all segments of American society come together to emphasize the values that we hold in common. The notion that some would see this instead as an opportunity to divide us -- to foment a civil war -- is deeply disturbing.

Truman Says

Edward Headington | Posted 06.16.2013 | Los Angeles
Edward Headington

Just as we can all agree with then-presidential candidate Barack Obama that Ronald Reagan was a transformational president, so we can also draw inspiration from others before him like Harry Truman.

The Dukes March On

AP | RUSTY MILLER | Posted 05.20.2013 | Sports

DAYTON, Ohio — After winning the program's first NCAA tournament game in 30 years, James Madison sounds as if it's not done. A.J. Davis, who st...

LIVE: First Four

Posted 03.20.2013 | Sports

The First Four is back for its second night. With another pair of games in Dayton on Wednesday, two more teams will clinch a spot in the field of 64 t...

GOP Lawmakers Seek To Repeal Century Old Practice

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics

A group of Republican state lawmakers in Georgia wants to end direct election of United States senators and return the power to state legislatures. ...

Supporters Celebrate Obama's Re-Election At Crowded Ball

Reuters | Andy Sullivan and Andrea Shalal-Esa | Posted 03.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Whoever coined the term "to the victor goes the spoils" did not have President Barack Obama's official inauguration p...

Why Religious Invocations at Presidential Inaugurations?

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Many of our framers, the chief architects of the United States Constitution, most clearly did not have these measures in mind.

Undefeated No. 13 UCLA Steamroll James Madison

AP | BETH HARRIS | Posted 11.16.2012 | Sports

LOS ANGELES -- Norman Powell scored a career-high 27 points, Jordan Adams added 25 and No. 13 UCLA routed James Madison 100-70 on Thursday night in re...

Romney to Half of Us: Not My Job to Worry About You

Sandy Goodman | Posted 11.18.2012 | Politics
Sandy Goodman

The donors were, of course, the same kind of folks that a tuxedoed George W. Bush described at a fancy dinner a dozen years ago as: "The haves and the have-mores," adding congenially: "Some people call you the elite. I call you my base."

Did the Founding Fathers Really Want Two Parties?

Willard Sterne Randall | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics
Willard Sterne Randall

One of the enduring American myths we cherish is the two-party system. We must have two parties! To have three parties or more is impossible; to have only one, unthinkable.