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Matalin-Reagan Debate Obama's Rope-a-Dope Strategy in ISIS Crisis

HuffPost Radio | Posted 09.07.2014 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

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"Is 'dither' the Republican word for 'think'?", asks Lawrence O'Donnell. So our duo discuss both sides: the-tan-man-has-no-plan-"yet" vs. he's a deliberate president trying to get the substance and coalition right. In his Wednesday address to the Nation, will he say -- their boots, our bombs? Then: Putin in Ukraine, Rick Perry in court, the ALS in America.

My Morning With Nixon

Jerelle Kraus | Posted 09.15.2014 | Arts
Jerelle Kraus

In 1983, I entered my New York Times office to a ringing telephone. "This is Ray Price, President Nixon's press secretary. He wants to speak to you." Then came the unmistakable voice

Shrum-Frum Debate Clinton/Obama and Cops/Minorities

HuffPost Radio | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

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Maliki out-Abadi in; Gregory out-Todd in; Sterling out-Ballmer in. In a week of strife, Shrum and Frum debate two other enduring clashes: was Hillary's comment on Obama's "not doing stupid 'stuff'" nasty or innocent (she thinks the latter); how should cops patrol communities after Brown/Garner?

The Truth About the Video and Benghazi

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 06.27.2014 | Politics
Joan E. Dowlin

Many seem to have forgotten the volatile time we faced as a nation leading up to the strike on the consulate in Libya.

Rand Paul Hits Ted Cruz Over Foreign Policy, Ronald Reagan Comparison

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) penned an editorial for Breitbart News on Monday, in which he implicitly critiqued Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) for attempting to ta...

Was Reagan's Decision to Cut-and-Run Really so Courageous?

Jason Saltoun-Ebin | Posted 04.13.2014 | Politics
Jason Saltoun-Ebin

I recently read a piece on Foreign Policy arguing that President Reagan showed courage for his decision to cut-and-run in Beirut, which he made about 30 years ago this month. I have spent way too much time on this subject not to respond.

Ariel Sharon: Stopping at Red Lights

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

On January 14th, Tom Friedman, while commemorating the death of Ariel Sharon, cited "a Hebrew biography of him [Sharon] entitled "He Doesn't Stop at Red Lights."" I beg to differ

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...

11/22/63: Gun Control, Anyone?

Denise Bostrom | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
Denise Bostrom

I believe the time has come to reconsider how we wish to leave our country for our children and theirs. As the anniversary of the school shooting in Newton, Connecticut (12/13/13), approaches, I believe that together, we have the ability to spare our children and country.

How the Secret Service Can Restore Its Tarnished Image

Al Eisele | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Al Eisele

The Secret Service is trying to regain its elite reputation after it was rocked by a scandal that surfaced in April, 2012, when male agents brought prostitutes to their hotel rooms in Cartagena, Columbia, while advancing Obama's trip to a summit meeting.

Thanks For Nothing, Washington!

Harlan Green | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Harlan Green

Democrats have bought the Republican lie that Democrats were the big spenders, it seems, with the draconian federal budget cuts enacted over the past ...

Perpetual Halloween in Washington and the Ghost of Relationships Past

Robert Hall | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Robert Hall

The broken relationships of our country's leaders now place us in a perpetual season of Halloween.

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 -...

BOTH SIDES NOW: Did Obama's Talks Move Opinion on Race and Growth?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpg One week, two big talks from our Educator-in-Chief: "I'm Trayvon" and "Middle-Out vs. Trickle-Down" economics. Despite Carlos Danger and Baby George, can Obama's reframing change minds long-term?

9 Facts About Ronald Reagan On His 102nd Birthday

Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics

Wednesday would have been the 102nd birthday of former President Ronald Reagan. The Gipper, as he was known, was a conservative icon who served as the...

Reagan Official: Obama Is Not The New Reagan

The Huffington Post | Samreen Hooda | Posted 01.24.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Barely into his second term, President Obama is already being hailed by some as the Liberal Reagan. But not everyone buys into the idea that the P...

PHOTOS: Which President Called This House A Home?

The Huffington Post | Amy Marturana | Posted 01.03.2013 | HuffPost Home

We wish we could!

BOTH SIDES NOW: Will a Grand New Party evolve on Guns and Immigration?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgSpitzer and Matalin debate whether the GOP can shift on Immigration to avoid political suicide and on guns to reduce homocides. That's up to the Norquist of Guns -- Wayne LaPierre -- to allow NRA-owned electeds to stop the slaughter.

BOTH SIDES NOW: If 2012 Signals a 'Rolling Realignment,' What's the GOP 3.0?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgObama won gays, latinos, 18-29s, and women by, respectively, 50/35/25/11 points -- and ran 40 points better than Romney on who favored middle class over big business. Ron Reagan and Mary Matalin debate whether a Republican Reset means 'evolving' on tax rates and "social issues."

Impeach the President Over the Recent U.S. Deaths in Middle-East!

Martin Lewis | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics
Martin Lewis

This is a monstrous scandal. The biggest since Watergate. Brave Americans murdered this fall in the Middle-East and our so-called president has no answers about why it happened!

Big Bird in Romney's Sights and the National Endowment for the Arts Is Next

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 12.07.2012 | Arts
Raymond J. Learsy

Governor Romney may call himself a Republican, but he is not a Republican of the iconic stature of President Reagan. President Reagan fully understood the importance of the arts to the formation of the nation's character.

Romney's 47 Percent Solution

Harlan Green | Posted 11.20.2012 | Money
Harlan Green

Neither trickle-down economics, nor the wealth redistribution upward that accompanies it have been good for the country -- certainly not Romney's 47 percent solution.

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.

Republican Platform: Reversing Robin Hood

Harlan Green | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
Harlan Green

It is unbelievable, but true: the Republican platform no longer even tries to hide what they want to do -- make the poor and middle classes even poorer by shrinking the social safety net.

It's Ryancare vs. Obamacare

Harlan Green | Posted 10.14.2012 | Business
Harlan Green

Ryancare could become the campaign buzzword, but history says it won't work. It is a battle between almost polar opposites -- government austerity vs. government stimulus -- when the two must work together to bring back prosperity.