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John Quincy Adams

How Our Declaration of Independence Can Help Set Us Free Today

Christopher Phillips | Posted 10.31.2014 | Politics
Christopher Phillips

What if we put our Declaration of Independence on an equal footing with the Constitution, and give it the force of law?

Local Library Unearths Historic Letter

AP | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

PLAINFIELD, N.J. — A New Jersey archivist has found a letter from the sixth president, but the library isn't sure how it got there. Plainfield ...

Historical Abigail Adams Site Reopens

AP | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics

WEYMOUTH, Mass. -- Abigail Adams' birthplace in Massachusetts has reopened to the public after being closed for two years for major structural renovat...

Kerry's Cuba Sanity

Arturo Lopez Levy | Posted 06.19.2013 | World
Arturo Lopez Levy

Kerry's experience in Vietnam, where visceral ideological attitudes prevailed over rational analysis, prompted him to advocate for a more realistic course. Kerry has sought to correct the foreign policy mistakes that led to the fiasco in Indochina, learning to value diplomacy and engagement.

Presidents Day and Purim

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 04.19.2013 | Politics
Aaron Zelinsky

Presidents Day rarely falls in the same week as Purim, and it won't again for almost 40 years (in 2051 -- take my word for it). But these two seemingly disparate holidays have much in common.

PHOTOS: You'll Never Believe What These Presidents Kept As Pets

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 02.03.2014 | DC

The sad passing of George W. Bush's Scottish terrier Barney last week got us thinking about the many animals who have kept company with the country's ...

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...

President's Korner: The Nude Bathing Story

Posted 10.26.2012 | College

In honor of the presidential election (which is apparently happening soon?), HuffPost College is introducing a recurring series called "President's Ko...

Bill Clinton to Treasury

Brent Budowsky | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Today the economic pain in the nation is real, but for many Americans there has been an economic recovery. America has come a long way since Obama took office.

When Statesmen Led the Nation

Harlow Giles Unger | Posted 02.07.2012 | Books
Harlow Giles Unger

In contrast with many of the candidates seeking high office in America today, there was a time in our nation when presidents and presidential candidates represented the most brilliant minds among us.

A Decade of 9/11: Past, Present and Future

Paul Heroux | Posted 11.08.2011 | World
Paul Heroux

A decade after 9/11, where have we been, where are we now, and where are we going?

For God's Sake -- Stop Talking

Cliff Schecter | Posted 09.11.2011 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

Lately, there would seem to be a whole lot more people who have a direct channel to the Big Guy Upstairs than one could have humanly thought possible.

Mediums and Their Political Messages

Paul Stoller | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics
Paul Stoller

If Republican leaders begin to act more like public servants and less like non-thinking fundamentalist soldiers, we might begin to repair our political system. If not, their absolutism will plunge us into unspeakable economic darkness.

12 Fun 4th of July Facts From Michele Bachmann (VIDEO)

Doug Molitor | Posted 09.04.2011 | Comedy
Doug Molitor

Michele Bachmann's fans rewrote John Quincy Adams' Wikipedia page, so that it would agree with what she had said in a broadcast interview.

Libya, American Exceptionalism and John Quincy Adams

Harry Graver | Posted 08.30.2011 | Politics
Harry Graver

Beyond the immediate implications of tactical policy, conservatives are grappling with a much larger choice of ideology. The right is entering into, whether they realize it or not, a referendum on the definition of American Exceptionalism.

Will the Real John Quincy Adams Please Stand Up?

R. B. Bernstein | Posted 08.30.2011 | Politics
R. B. Bernstein

Bachmann's inflated version of John Quincy Adams's antislavery record exemplifies how she and other Tea Party advocates remold the past into a founding-era-Disneyland version bolstering their political agenda.

Michele Bachmann Flops On Founding Fathers

Posted 08.28.2011 | Politics

During an appearance on ABC's "Good Morning America" on Tuesday, Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann was given an opportunity to set th...

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.

Oprah and Lucretia: Friends that Go Back a Long Way

Jamie Stiehm | Posted 07.27.2011 | Media
Jamie Stiehm

Suddenly I heard it: the Quaker in Oprah. The emphasis on a light inside each of us is the central Quaker concept of the way God works. Oprah's theology in a kind of a mass media sermon seemed to be a fresh way of putting those things.

Michele Bachmann's First Official Campaign Speech?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Ostroy

What would Michele Bachmann's first major 2012 campaign speech look like once she officially announced her candidacy?

Sable

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jack Schimmelman

Recently, our dog stopped breathing. His heart stopped pumping. I was there and I gave permission to a doctor to make this happen. Sable was jus...

Obama and That Damn Mosque: A Clarion Voice for Freedom

Philip Smucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip Smucker

There remains an unfortunate and irrefutable perception in the Muslim world that Americans only pay lip service to their own ideals of freedom. Fortunately, President Obama's defense of the Cordoba House helps to change that.

Bush's White House Ethics Lawyer Criticizes Obama Administration's Ethics. Are You F**king Kidding!?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

It's unsurprisingly hypocritical for Richard Painter, who was in the thick of some of Bush era political chicanery in Rove's West Wing, to attack Obama and use his administration as the poster-child for partisan opportunism.

Mitt, Waldo, Tip, Ted and the Real Revolution

Martin Nolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martin Nolan

As Brown goes to Washington, he is aware of the history in "The People's Seat." He would be wise to consult Emerson's 1841 quote, "There is properly no history, only biography."

White House Gate Crashing, From Andrew Jackson To Grace Slick

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

While Washington is all a-twitter over two society climbers crashing the gates at an Obama soirée, in the grand sweep of history, it was a fairly minor event. No one was in danger, and no real harm was done, nobody got dosed with LSD.