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The Middle East and How We Got There, Part One

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

President Jimmy Carter soothed some of the Egyptian concerns by arranging the Sadat-Begin Treaty, which restored the Sinai to Egyptian control. But then he failed to interfere with the return of the Ayatollah to Iran, an error by which we are still victimized.

The Anniversary of the Brown Decision

Daan Braveman | Posted 07.26.2014 | College
Daan Braveman

With respect to equal educational opportunities, colleges and universities must play a vital role in ensuring that a college education is accessible and that students understand the strength that lies in settings rich in diversity.

What This Former President Can Teach Us About Productivity

James Clear | Posted 07.26.2014 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Eisenhower had an incredible ability to sustain his productivity not just for weeks or months, but for decades. And for that reason, it is no surprise that his methods for time management, task management, and productivity have been studied by many people.

Debating 'The Obama Doctrine' and BokoBrainghazi-Gate

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.18.2014 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

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Reagan and Christie clash over whether Obama's cautious "do-no-more-harm" foreign policy fits the times and world after Bush's blunders. And does Fox have a new 2016 anti-Hillary mashup?

How Did We Reduce World War II Debt?

Harlan Green | Posted 03.18.2014 | Business
Harlan Green

There is a productive way to pay down the federal and consumer debt loads, instead of the austerity policies currently in vogue both here and in Europ...

President Dwight D. Eisenhower's Son Dies At 91

AP | DOUGLASS K. DANIEL | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — John S.D. Eisenhower, the son of a five-star general turned president who forged his own career in the U.S. Army and then chronicl...

Ukraine Is Hungary All Over Again

Allan Topol | Posted 02.18.2014 | World
Allan Topol

The Hungarian freedom fighters' only hope in 1956 was help and support from Washington. Like the Ukrainians, they expected that help. However, President Eisenhower and John Foster Dulles had no intention of confronting Russia.

Political Plate Tectonics in the Civil Rights Era

Jarryd Willis | Posted 10.26.2013 | Politics
Jarryd Willis

A Morning Joe discussion with Kevin Williamson about his recent National Review piece on President Eisenhower and his moderate temperament (relative to today's GOP) ended with a disagreement he had with MSNBC's Steve Kornacki over when the South turned Red.

It's the Biggest Scandal Since...

Tom Alderman | Posted 07.23.2013 | Politics
Tom Alderman

... fill in the blanks: Teapot Dome, Watergate, Iran Contra, Lewinsky... Benghazi? You may have noticed that every time one erupts, it's compared in heinousness to the last really big one.

First Message From Space Added To National Registry

Posted 03.22.2013 | Science

By: Robert Z. Pearlman Published: 03/22/2013 07:25 AM EDT on SPACE.com The first audio message to be relayed from outer space will be preserved ...

Reluctant Activist Gloria Steinem Returns to Her Roots: Mr. President Appoint Her!

Lonna Saunders | Posted 05.05.2013 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

As I watch the new PBS series, "Makers: The Women Who Make America," which kicked off Feb. 26th, I am reminded of my encounter with one of those makers, Gloria Steinem, in the election battleground state of Ohio last fall.

To Bomb Iran, or Not: What Would Ike Do?

Tom Alderman | Posted 12.03.2012 | Books
Tom Alderman

If Iran is developing a nuclear weapon, should they be stopped before or after they may or may not have one? This is the scary, geo-political issue of the day involving the Middle East and therefore the world.

Ike and Tail Gunner Joe

Tom Alderman | Posted 06.13.2012 | Books
Tom Alderman

Several people report they cannot forgive Eisenhower's moral and political failure to speak out and repudiate McCarthy. That is not how it went down with Ike, according to Jim Newton's excellent new biography, Eisenhower: The White House Years.

Do You Really Think Your Vote Counts?

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 06.02.2012 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

Today, it doesn't really matter who the President is or who is in Congress because big corporations run our government.

It Is What They Do With It

Shai Baitel | Posted 04.30.2012 | Business
Shai Baitel

Movements like 'Occupy Wall Street' show how much distrust there is, particularly in these times of continuing economic crisis. But is this vitriol justified? Are all companies anti-social, selfish, and greedy?

Pacific Standard Time At LACMA: The Untold Story

Harris Silver | Posted 01.22.2012 | Home
Harris Silver

Pacific Standard Time is a sprawling cultural initiative with 68 major museum shows and 125 gallery exhibitions including California Design 1930-1965: 'Living in a Modern Way.'

President Eisenhower's Vegetable Soup Recipe

The National Archives | Posted 11.01.2011 | Home

The only five-star general ever to be elected President of the United States, Dwight Eisenhower was a man of many accomplishments. That is why it shou...

Ike's Most Prescient Insight 50 Years Ago Went Unspoken

Stanley Weiss | Posted 07.10.2011 | Politics
Stanley Weiss

The military-industrial complex phrase is nearly always quoted out of the context of the speech. Eisenhower was neither condemning nor praising the military-industrial complex. He was making a much deeper point.

Too Cheap to Meter: The Top 10 Myths of Nuclear Power

Michael Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Rose

Wrapping nukes in a green cloak and declaring their oneness with those concerned with climate change has helped to sway public opinion. But nuclear power is really too expensive and dangerous to use.

Fifty Years Ago...

Jim Lichtman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Lichtman

Kennedy's words may be fifty years old, but they remain just as urgent to all of us today as they were then.

As the Dust Settles

Nigel Hamilton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nigel Hamilton

So it's over. No good crying over spilt milk. Except that we never seem to learn. It happened in 1994, and although President Clinton pulled himself ...

Google Is Doing What the Government Can't

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

While federal and state governments are somewhat incapacitated, Google is proposing a $5 billion "transmission backbone" for offshore wind farms along the East Coast.

Educating for Democracy: What's Your IQ (Ignorance Quotient) America?

Joel Shatzky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Joel Shatzky

I believe that we as a nation must seriously examine what is causing this "IQ Ignorance Quotient" which makes us the laughing stock of many other countries and will eventually lead to our decline as a significant nation.

The Serious Problem With the Tea Party "Philosophy"

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

We know where the hub of protests against a climate will be coming from: the Tea Party. So it's worth looking at who these folks are, and the NY Times yesterday did us all a big favor by reporting on poll results of these citizens.

"Bomb Power," or How the Atomic Bomb Ended a War, Increased Presidential Power and Eroded the Constitution

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Tom Alderman

While the bomb ended World War II, it also started a chain reaction that exploded into America's permanent secret security state -- with emphasis on the word 'permanent.'