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Jimmy Carter Fires Off His First Text Message

Posted 03.28.2014 | Fifty

Though he's skeptical about the privacy of using technology, it looks like Jimmy Carter has finally caved and joined the 21st century. The former p...

Disidencia Herejía

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

There is a Spanish word for dissent, disidencia, but Wheelock did not recognize it. In 1979, neither did Ortega, and the word seems entirely missing from the Nicaraguan vocabulary.

Government Is Missing in Job Creation

Harlan Green | Posted 03.14.2014 | Politics
Harlan Green

We know now why job creation has been so weak in the recovery from the Great Recession, or Lesser Depression, as some have called it. Governments have lost too many jobs, and that mostly includes public safety and healthcare workers, as well as some 300,000 teaching jobs lost due to the Great Recession.

WATCH: Jimmy Carter Announces Major Disease On The Brink Of Eradication

HuffPost Live | Basel Hamdan and Alexandra Schuster | Posted 01.25.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

A painful and debilitating disease which dates back to ancient times is on the brink of eradication, former President Jimmy Carter announced on HuffPo...

EXCLUSIVE: President Carter Joins HuffPost Live At 10:15AM

HuffPost Live | Posted 01.25.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter joins HuffPost Live from The Carter Center in Atlanta to make a major announcement in the field of public health an...

The Great Divergence

Harlan Green | Posted 02.15.2014 | Business
Harlan Green

The so-called "minimalist" budget deal just reached by Congress is another illustration of the great divergence in wealth distribution of recent year...

30 Years Strong: Building New Homes (And Lives) With The Carters

Jonathan T.M. Reckford | Posted 12.07.2013 | Impact
Jonathan T.M. Reckford

Each year, Habitat for Humanity engages more than a million volunteers during special events like the Carter Project, on Global Village trips to another part of the world, and in local communities. It has been gratifying to see over the last several years how this community of volunteers is moving online to connect with one another and to share their personal Habitat stories with their families and friends.

Rooftop Revolution: Danny Kennedy's Epic Odyssey From Carbon-rich Jungles to Sun-drenched California

Stacy Clark | Posted 10.12.2013 | Green
Stacy Clark

If you've ever imagined a global trek around the world, you will love Danny Kennedy's book, Rooftop Revolution: How Solar Power Can Save Our Economy -...

Oscar-Winning Argo: Americans Make the Best Out of Rewriting Facts

Brian C. Stiller | Posted 05.06.2013 | Entertainment
Brian C. Stiller

Along comes Hollywood and casts its film-making aurora, shadowing the facts, insuring the CIA gets the credit. So instead of Ken Taylor and his staff being in the script as those who protected the hostages, the CIA ends up as hero.

Let's Move, Let's Run

David Willey | Posted 03.12.2013 | Healthy Living
David Willey

There are so many physical, mental, and emotional benefits to even a simple running "routine." No fancy equipment needed, no teams to make -- just a pair of shoes and some guidance and encouragement.

NY Times Ad: Prohibition Is Finally Coming to an End

Ethan Nadelmann | Posted 02.18.2013 | Politics
Ethan Nadelmann

This past year was the best ever for our growing movement to end the war on drugs. Marijuana legalization and broader drug policy reform have moved from the fringes to the mainstream of U.S. and international politics.

What Makes a President a Great Leader

Tom Fox | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics
Tom Fox

Michael Siegel is the author of The President as Leader, an analysis of the leadership skills of five recent American presidents.

Are You Better Off Now Than You Were Four Ago When Bin Laden Was Still Alive?

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

President Obama came into office in the worst American crisis in our history. He was stuck with two wars, and the worst economy in eighty years. We're not out of that crisis yet, and the President still has a long way to go, but at least he's put an end to Bin Laden.

Former President Carter To Address Democratic National Convention By Video

The Huffington Post | Ethan Klapper | Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics

Former President Jimmy Carter will address the Democratic National Convention by video on the evening of Tuesday, Sept. 4, according to a press releas...

Obama's August Surprise for Coal Country: Mountaintop Removal Moratorium and New Green Jobs Plan

Jeff Biggers | Posted 09.16.2012 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Obama should keep his 2008 campaign promise, travel to Appalachia and publicly announce a timeline to enact a mountaintop removal moratorium and launch a green jobs coalfield regeneration fund.

Both Sides: Has Obama Grown in Office? OK to Tout OBL Death?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgWhat matters more with Bin Laden - the raid or an ad? Dizzy Dean: "It ain't bragging if you done it."

Governor Romney's Job Growth Record -- Worse than Obama and Carter's

Paul Abrams | Posted 07.05.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Mitt Romney is now comparing himself to President Jimmy Carter. But his job growth during his tenure as governor is less than 25 percent of President Carter's record. Still want to compare your jobs record to President Carter, Mitt?

Get Cuba off the List of State Sponsors of Terror

Sarah Stephens | Posted 10.24.2011 | World
Sarah Stephens

It is both untrue and a travesty to paint Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism as the United States government did in its annual report on the subject last week.

If the Sun Shines on the White House, Will it Make a Difference?

Jonathan A. Schein | Posted 09.06.2011 | Green
Jonathan A. Schein

Last October, Secretary of Energy Dr. Steven Chu promised that by the end of this spring, the White House would have solar panels on its rooftop as well as a solar water heater installed. Would it surprise you to learn that this has not happened yet?

Did We Save Bin Laden From a "Fate Worse Than Death"?

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 08.24.2011 | Politics
Blake Fleetwood

It would have been better and wiser for us and the world -- and worse for al Qaeda -- if we hadn't summarily assassinated Osama bin Laden.

Freedom of the Press vs. State Secrets

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 08.15.2011 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

Does the press have the right to disclose some secrets? I believe that too many documents are designated "top-secret" when they really should be designated "embarrassing."

On This Weird Day In History: Tax-cheat Chuck Berry and President Carter Made Strange Bedfellows

Posted 08.25.2011 | Weird News

With the federal government on his tail for tax evasion already in 1979, rock and roll legend Chuck Berry might have been a surprise pick for then-Pre...

Jimmy Carter To Visit Jewish Community In Cuba, Connection To Alan Gross Hinted

AP | By ANDREA RODRIGUEZ | Posted 05.26.2011 | World

HAVANA -- Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is scheduled to meet with Jewish leaders shortly after arriving in Cuba Monday, hinting that his visit wi...

Guarding Jimmy Carter's Tongue

Ken Blackwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

Jimmy Carter is taking to the airwaves to advise President Obama. President Obama, you might consider Jimmy Carter's free advice. He ought to know about the right moves in the Oval Office.

Jimmy Carter: Have You No Shame?

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Abraham H. Foxman

By any objective measurement, Mr. Carter has gone back on his public word to the Jewish community not to stigmatize the Jewish state. It is sad.