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Truman's Assassination Attempt Is Reminder Of U.S.-Puerto Rico Relations

VOXXI | W. Alejandro Sanchez | Posted 07.28.2014 | Latino Voices

This Friday, November 1, marks the 63rd anniversary of the 1950 assassination attempt on President Harry Truman by two Puerto Rican nationalists: Osca...

A More Mature Approach to Syria

Terry Mollner | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics
Terry Mollner

Let's reach an agreement, more universally embraced and with a deeper commitment than before, with clear consequences if breached, of how we want to live together with the existence of chemical weapons and other weapons of mass destruction.

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.

The Buck Stops Here -- Really?

Joel Cohen | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics
Joel Cohen

We should commend leaders -- President Truman was the icon -- who boldly acknowledge that the buck stops at their desk. Nonetheless, it would be counterproductive in the extreme to insist on "I Am Always Responsible" as the standard by which leaders should be held to account or forced to confront.

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.

PHOTOS: A Rare Look Inside The White House

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 03.01.2013 | HuffPost Home

Even Presidents need to do a remodeling job now and then.

The Appointment of Our Next Energy Secretary

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics
Raymond J. Learsy

The Obama administration now has an opportunity to reposition the Energy Department as a force for national energy independence, an economic force for national security, and as a monitor and sponsor of rational energy pricing thereby husbanding a mighty engine of economic growth.

Obama's Immigration Directive: What Republicans Would Do Next If the Situation Were Reversed

Paul Abrams | Posted 08.20.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Now that everyone either favors the Dream Act, or critiques the president for not pushing it when it would have been demagogued to smithereens as it had been before, perhaps we can test whether the grand "Kumbaya" moment has arrived. Bring the Dream Act to a vote.

Six Surprising Facts About St. Patrick's Day

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kate Kelly

St. Patrick's Day is an American holiday -- the first St. Patrick's Day parade took place in the United States on March 17, 1762.

President Obama, Please Stop Trying to Be My Buddy

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Raymond J. Learsy

By taking decisive action where it needs be taken and where he has the clear authority to act and hold appointees accountable, Obama can do much to bring back to the presidency the respect it once held.

It's Chow Time at the White House, Brother

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

What gays and lesbians are looking for -- and will be marching for on Sunday -- is nothing special, and that's exactly the point. It's what every other American already has: equal treatment under the law

The Annan Plan

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

A Marshall Plan for Africa would fight and stop the expansion of heartless capitalism in Subsaharan Africa and increase agricultural output beyond pre-independence levels.

Hiroshima Day: America Has Been Asleep at the Wheel for 64 Years

Daniel Ellsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Ellsberg

I was one of many in the late '50s misled and recruited into the nuclear arms race by exaggerated and deliberately manipulated, fears of Soviet intentions and crash efforts.

Might the Obamas Restore Lost White House Glory?

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Michael Henry Adams

To date the Obamas' most noticeable change to their new home outside has been to install a de-luxe swing-set near the President's office. How have past administrations redecorated?

Man the Barricades, Men! The Gays Are at the Gates!

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

Their warning of the "grave harm" that will ensue if gays and lesbians are allowed to serve openly in our all-volunteer military was essentially that volunteers will leave in droves.