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Beyond Blaming

Christopher Holshek | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics
Christopher Holshek

In the more than three decades I've been involved in nation-building, civil-military coordination, and just trying to help make peace in broken places...

The Fourth Way

Al Checchi | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics
Al Checchi

We need to develop a "Fourth Way," the American Way -- neither left, right, or bipartisan, but a non partisan common sense program for American civic renewal.

Poverty in Your Backyard

Jim Neal | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics
Jim Neal

Yet more numbing news about the breadth and depth of the impoverished in America, a cohort whose numbers have skyrocketed as a consequence of the Grea...

The Danger of Inflexibility in a Flexible World

Terry Newell | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics
Terry Newell

Whether on the left or the right of the political spectrum, Americans are increasingly setting litmus tests for candidates that do neither the candidates nor the nation much good.

This 9/11 Anniversary, Build a Worthy and Enduring Legacy

Dorian de Wind | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

As we approach the 10th anniversary of 9/11, as with every previous anniversary, we find ourselves once again trying to make sense of that unprecedented event; once more trying to find a fitting and worthy way to commemorate the tragic anniversary.

Jobs: A Grand Bargain

Brent Budowsky | Posted 11.01.2011 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

America is a nation of Great Generation citizens, a lost generation of workers and a failed generation of self-centered and small-minded operators in business, government and finance who appear incapable of leading.

Is It Time to Turn Government Over to Gen Y?

Steve Ressler | Posted 10.16.2011 | Politics
Steve Ressler

What if Congress' super committee was run by a bunch of 20-somethings instead of 12 seasoned politicians?

Don't Like Our Current Politics? Become a Christian Independent

Rev. Jim Ball | Posted 10.15.2011 | Religion
Rev. Jim Ball

Being a registered Independent is a practical, tangible way to declare our independence from poisonous partisanship; it can also be an opportunity to consciously reaffirm our allegiance to Christ in all things.

Why Americans Hate Politics

Jonathan_Miller | Posted 10.14.2011 | Politics

A political firestorm erupted in the tiny rural hamlet of Fancy Farm, Kentucky, last weekend when a scandalous speech delivered by Governor Steve Beshear received universal approbation from political insiders and the capital press corps.

America's Other Deficit

Harry Kresky | Posted 10.10.2011 | Politics
Harry Kresky

Republican presidential candidates blamed President Obama for the downgrade. In so doing they demonstrated the very hyper partisanship that so concerned the S&P analysts.

How Obama Can Be a Non-Partisan President

Jacqueline Salit | Posted 09.17.2011 | Politics
Jacqueline Salit

Independents have made it plain enough that they don't like partisanship, they don't like ideological dogmatism and they don't like.... well, parties. Even if they vote for them.

Party First: GOP Leadership and Our Real Deficit Problem

Daniel Cluchey | Posted 09.14.2011 | Politics
Daniel Cluchey

Though the debt ceiling may ultimately be lifted in time, the GOP leadership's crippling deficit of service will be felt as long as those we elect to represent the public interest continue to treat our most dire threats as just another partisan game.

What if We Don't Raise the Debt Ceiling?

David Colarusso | Posted 09.12.2011 | Comedy
David Colarusso

2011-07-13-Screenshot20110713at10.36.33AM.jpg This was sparked by the talks surrounding the debt ceiling, but I am afraid it could work for just about anything these days.

Harry Reid Fights for Jobs and Debt Ceiling Sanity

Brent Budowsky | Posted 09.06.2011 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

The lesson for Democrats in 2012 was taught by Harry Reid in 2010, who fought back ferociously and obliterated Sharron Angle to be reelected.

Health Care Reform: Preserving Judicial Independence in a Partisan Age

Doug Kendall | Posted 08.03.2011 | Politics
Doug Kendall

Judicial independence depends upon the public's confidence that the federal judiciary is something more than a third political branch. Correspondingly, judicial independence has never been more imperiled than it is today.

Republican Claims Democrat Punched Him On Illinois Senate Floor During Debate

Posted 08.01.2011 | Chicago

Illinois lawmakers argued late into the night Tuesday as they tried passing (or blocking) many big pieces of legislation before the midnight session d...

What is America's Story for the 21st Century?

John Milewski | Posted 06.21.2011 | Politics
John Milewski

When we ask ourselves why we are committing military might in Libya (or Afghanistan, or Iraq), we're really asking bigger questions. What is our purpose in the world? What is the story that defines our friends and our foes?

The New Yorker: Has Obama Given Up On Inequality?

New Yorker | George Packer | Posted 06.18.2011 | Business

All this suggests, not for the first time, that the President might be a better tactician than his critics. But outmaneuvering his political opponents...

Friday Talking Points [163] -- The Ads Just Write Themselves

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.15.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Something the media largely missed in the midst of multiple budgetary battles this week was the fact that this is what bipartisanship looks like.

Can We Still See and Serve Our True National Self-Interest?

James Bacchus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Bacchus

The biggest threat to America's future is not foreign competition. It is the political paralysis that keeps us from rising to the challenge of foreign competition.

Winning the Present

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

How lunatic-fringe do the House Republicans have to be before President Obama starts calling them out? These cuts have nothing to do with reasonable fiscal policy -- they are pure ideological retribution against government.

Browsing Is Dead

Claire Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Claire Gordon

If I want to watch a movie now, I just search and download or stream on Netflix. My browsing is limited to the genres "end-of-the-world" and "suburban dysfunction," which Netflix says are my favorites.

America's Funniest Home Videos Meets C-SPAN

Tom Bergeron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Bergeron

Having spent a decade hosting America's Funniest Home Videos, I think I've come to a deeper understanding of the budget stalemate in Washington. Bear with me.

Partisan Bickering Results In Legislature Breaking State Law

The Durango Herald | Joe Hanel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- House Republicans abandoned efforts to compromise on an early fight about the state budget Thursday, a move that leaves the Legislature in v...

What Will Obama Say? Play Our State Of The Union Bingo Game!

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Looking for a last minute State of the Union watch party? Why not meet up with other HuffPost readers! To participate, find a HuffPost Meetup near y...