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Their Final Fourth: An Inspiring Story of Brotherly Love

Jason Earle | Posted 07.04.2012 | Home
Jason Earle

The 4th of July is a "feel good" holiday. Most of us are going to find ourselves beach-bound or at picnics with friends and loved ones. On a deeper level, it carries powerful meaning because of the freedoms that were delivered from our Founding Fathers.

Founded in Enlightenment, America Faces Ignorance and Confusion As the Challenges Grow Ever More Complex

William Bradley | Posted 09.01.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

So as we celebrate another day off and think of fireworks, hot dogs, and all the rest, let's give some thought to how and why this country was founded. And consider how far we have to go in meeting challenges that would daunt even the best of the Founders.

July 3 And 4: Celebrating Inner And Outer Freedom

Philip Goldberg | Posted 09.01.2012 | Religion
Philip Goldberg

That this year's Guru Purnima comes the day before Independence Day strikes me as symbolism worth reflecting upon. Both India and America have always stood for something special in the world's eyes, and the two civilizations have enriched one another immeasurably with their gifts.

LOOK: George Washington's Five O'Clock Shadow Restored In Famous Painting

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 09.01.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Sixteen paintings by American artist Gilbert Stuart of some of the nation's founding fathers and other figures are showing their true co...

Let There Be (Political) Climate Change, and Let It Begin With Me

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 08.29.2012 | Detroit
Patrick O'Connor

After a week that saw the Attorney General charged with contempt of Congress, and an ample number of anti-Obamacare protesters showing their contempt ...

Want More Power? Move to Wyoming

Jess Coleman | Posted 08.16.2012 | Teen
Jess Coleman

We should have learned our lesson in 2000. We saw the firestorm that erupted when the candidate with the more votes didn't become president. People were outraged, and for a good reason.

Oregon Symphony Paints the Town Black With City Noir

Brian Horay | Posted 07.23.2012 | Home
Brian Horay

City Noir was originally conceived around one instrument -- the alto saxophone -- and Portland was damn lucky to have Tim McAllister blowing with the band for their final gig of the season.

WATCH: 'Nixon In China' Streams Live From Paris

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 04.18.2012 | Home

John Adams' opera 'Nixon in China' has come back to Paris for the first time since 1991. And today, even viewers outside of France can watch the Theat...

Two for Tuesday: The Latest on Common Pesticide and Coal Ash

Bill Chameides | Posted 06.10.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

A product used not just by farmers but also by lots of us common variety home gardeners and lawn groomers has been linked to a variety of unsavory health effects from cancer (in people) to hormonal disruptions (in animals).

Don't Tweet on Me! The Founding Fathers and Twitter

Scott Shamberg | Posted 05.28.2012 | Politics
Scott Shamberg

Imagine giving our Founding Fathers, some of the most learned and intelligent men in history, a tool like Twitter. Would humility win the day or would the draw of casting immediate stones outweigh etiquette?

The Next Bubble: Is It Time for the Feds to Cap College Tuition?

Adam Levin | Posted 05.23.2012 | Money
Adam Levin

If the interest rate on student loans is doubled this summer, the camel's back will break and we will be facing yet another large-scale crisis like the one that crippled the economy in 2008.

George Washington's Biggest Critic

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.21.2012 | Media
Chris Weigant

When Washington died, the phrase which spread the country was: "First in war, first in peace, first in the hearts of his countrymen." While this may be almost universally true today, it was not when the man held office.

GOP Candidate Claims Obama Will Try To 'Assassinate' Opponents' Character

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said President Barack Obama will try to "assassinate" the character of his opponents in an interview on ...

Lucia Graves

Thousands Gather In Lafayette Park In Culmination Of Tar Sands Protests

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 02.26.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The fight over the construction of TransCanada's Keystone XL reached a pivotal moment on Sunday when an estimated 10,000 demonstrators g...

The Founding Fathers and Campaign Civility

Harry Graver | Posted 09.23.2011 | Politics
Harry Graver

We seemingly jump from crisis to crisis as harsh rhetoric replaces substantive reform. However, the lack of civility certainly apparent today is far from new. In fact, it is as old as our republic and, historically speaking, much tamer.

At the Edge of Self-Destruction

Bruce Fein | Posted 09.19.2011 | Politics
Bruce Fein

The United States has lost its philosophical soul. The nation's predominant motivations are money, sex, power, domination, fame and indulgence. These are the motivations of children and adolescents.

"Preach a Crusade Against Ignorance" -- Don't Sacrifice the Future!

Michael Roth | Posted 09.16.2011 | Education
Michael Roth

Let us not ignore our responsibility to invest in the future by supporting education. We must not allow our representatives to protect tax breaks for the most advantaged while ignoring our responsibility to give the next generation the education they need.

Spirit Of Independence: Best Books On Founding Fathers (And A Few Mothers Too)

Posted 09.03.2011 | Books

Yes, we know the 4th of July is more about fireworks and picnics than the Revolutionary War, but we are, after all, celebrating American Independence....

Thomas Jefferson, The American Mind and the Cosmic System

John W. Whitehead | Posted 08.27.2011 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

On May 26, 1776, John Adams, who represented Massachusetts at the Second Continental Congress, wrote exultantly to his friend James Warren that "every...

Unelectable Past Presidents: Part 1 of 3

Jonathan Hobratsch | Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Hobratsch

The following are the first nine of twenty-seven American presidents that would not be electable today. It is interesting to ponder what the fate of these men would be in the 21st century.

John Adams At Juilliard: 'You'll Never Be As Good As Bach'

Nonesuch Records | Posted 07.24.2011 | College

I have to say that being a composer invited into a public gathering is always an anxiety-producing experience. No matter how casual or at ease we comp...

The Constitution and the Tea Party Part Company

Bruce Fein | Posted 07.16.2011 | Politics
Bruce Fein

If Tea Party Caucus Members wish to keep their constitutional escutcheons unsullied, they should not tarry in taking legislative action against unconstitutional presidential wars and unconstitutional unaudited military spending.

How John Adams and Thomas Paine Clashed Over Economic Equality

William Hogeland | Posted 05.28.2011 | Business
William Hogeland

Here's John Adams on Thomas Paine's famous 1776 pamphlet "Common Sense": "What a poor, ignorant, malicious, short-sighted, crapulous mass." Then comes Paine on Adams: "John was not born for immortality."

Phil Ochs, Tom Paine, And There But for Fortune

Bruce E. Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce E. Levine

The afterlife of the man once called "Tom Paine with a guitar" has, for the last 30 years, paralleled that of Tom Paine himself. Both Ochs and Paine were discarded by their respective mainstream worlds.

What Today's Politicians Can Learn From Jefferson And Adams

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lisa Earle McLeod

Thomas Jefferson and John Adams loved their country too much to settle for simplistic either/or debates. They believed we deserved better than that. I think we still do.