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Case Study in Leadership

Ken Adelman | Posted 03.14.2014 | Politics
Ken Adelman

Ronald Reagan was no grand strategic theorist. But somehow the key elements of his approach -- a big military buildup, a campaign to delegitimize the Soviet Union, and especially the creation of SDI ("Star Wars") -- fit together to form a coherent strategic approach.

I Knew the Cold War, It was No Friend of Mine, and This is No Cold War

Ken Adelman | Posted 03.06.2014 | World
Ken Adelman

The pundits are abuzz about the dangers Putin provoked in the Ukraine constituting a return of the Cold War. They don't.

Leadership by Grit

Ken Adelman | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics
Ken Adelman

Thirty-three years ago this week, Ronald Reagan showed how he made a great president and leader, culminating in his epic performance at the Reykjavik summit which proved pivotal in ending the Cold War.

Celebrate President's Day With Rare Photos Of Presidents With Celebrities Of Their Time

The Huffington Post | Hilary Miller | Posted 02.17.2014 | Celebrity

What better way to celebrate President's Day 2014 than with a look back at our last 14 men in office and their famous friends? Let's be honest (for ol...

Obama Poll Watch -- January 2014

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.05.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As I accurately predicted last month, Obama was set to have a pretty good January -- and he did. To be fair, in absolute terms, this still is pretty dismal territory for Obama's polling. If you don't count the previous two months, Obama's January numbers would be the worst of his entire presidency.

Revisiting America's Disgraceful Treatment of Mandela

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 02.08.2014 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Contrary to belief, the malignant treatment by the U.S. of Mandela didn't end with his release from prison in 1990, the official unbanning of his African National Congress, or even his becoming the first democratically elected President of South Africa in 1993.

St. Madiba and the Curse of Canonization

Ian Williams | Posted 02.07.2014 | World
Ian Williams

Mandela was a giant of a statesman, whose passing leaves us with pigmies at the helm of most countries. But when someone dies after giving a lifetime to humanity, we should at least pay them the respect of addressing what they said, even if we disagree with them.

Imagine Democracy

Dave Johnson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Dave Johnson

"We the People." How many of us have really thought through the implications of these three words? Can people today even imagine a government that is on the side of We the People, instead of being rigged to benefit the already-wealthy and crush the hopes and efforts of the rest of us?

Tea Party: They Don't Believe in Science, They Don't Know History, They Don't Do Math -- But They Are Obsessed With Extremism

Leslie K. Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Leslie K. Stein

This conservative, austere budget has been rejected for months. Their goal is not really about defunding ObamaCare. Their goal was to force their extreme agenda onto the American people.

Obamacare Is Making Republicans Sick

Dale Hansen | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics
Dale Hansen

The most ironic argument against the ACA is that it kills jobs. While most Republicans would argue that the government can't create jobs, apparently government can destroy them.

Labor Day, 2013: Obama Should Simplify Economic Message

Paul Abrams | Posted 11.02.2013 | Politics
Paul Abrams

President Obama should simplify his economic message. He should talk about what America needs, and that we must pay to do it or Republicans will sit idly by and allow the country to crumble.

Syria: What Would Reagan Do?

Jason Saltoun-Ebin | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics
Jason Saltoun-Ebin

Going through my "to do" box of files from the Reagan library today I came across a July 7, 1987 letter from President Reagan to Prime Minister Thatcher that discusses Syria.

Radley Balko

Great Moments In Drug War Propaganda

HuffingtonPost.com | Radley Balko | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics

Yes, so America and its allies may have failed in the 100-year war on (some) drugs. We may have spent well over a trillion dollars, imprisoned tens of...

When the U.S. Turned Its Back on Chemical Attacks

Barry Lando | Posted 10.23.2013 | World
Barry Lando

Republican Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham have long been outraged by charges that the Assad government was using chemical weapons. Their feelings are understandable -- right? How could any U.S. administration stand by as an Arab dictator gassed his own people?

We All Burn Because the GOP Wasted 30 Years

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 10.08.2013 | Green
Jeff Schweitzer

If you voted for Reagan, Bush senior, or George Bush Jr. or any senator or congressman who denies the reality of climate change, you must take responsibility for all of its terrible consequences.

An Economy Working Only for a Few

Mike Lux | Posted 09.21.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

Detroit's bondholder-friendly, worker/retiree-unfriendly bankruptcy tells the story of an economy -- and a society -- where the priorities are completely screwed up. This is not how you build a healthy sustainable economy.

America's Shameful Treatment of Mandela Still Lingers

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 09.01.2013 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The embrace of Mandela and the reality of black majority rule in South Africa have come at a steep price. The price was the U.S. government's decades old assault on Mandela's character and leadership.

Congressional Approval Trending to Zero

Fred Lundgren | Posted 07.13.2013 | Politics
Fred Lundgren

Since 2001, Congressional approval has declined by an average of 4.17 percent each year. This trend line reaches zero by 2016.

How One Group Misread Reagan And Sidelined The GOP

The Daily Beast | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics
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When reminiscing about the “good-old days,” Republicans often recall the 1980s, when the Reagan coalition won three presidential landslides. But t...

'A Nation at Risk': Its Legacy and Lessons Learned

Sue Hildick | Posted 06.23.2013 | Impact
Sue Hildick

On state report cards, we get an A for being bike friendly and an A+ for hazelnut production. But Education Week gives us a C on its report card and ranks us 43rd in the nation for education based on numerous factors including how we treat teachers.

The First Ladies' First Lady: Creating an Undefined Role in the White House

Nicole Glass | Posted 05.04.2013 | Politics
Nicole Glass

When their husbands win the presidency, American first ladies are thrust into the spotlight, forced to take a position with no job description and no pay. And it's not an easy task.

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...

Second Inauguration: Third Growth Model?

David Coates | Posted 03.23.2013 | Politics
David Coates

We need coherent policy platforms that are anchored in the proper periodization of time. For as a country and as an economy we are not just at any random moment in history.

What Happened To Rick Scott's Dog?

Tampa Bay Times | Lucy Morgan | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics

Shortly after winning the GOP nomination in 2010, Rick Scott announced to the world through Facebook that his family had rescued a Labrador Retriever....

Papers Reveal Secrets Of Historic Reagan Visit

AP | GREGORY KATZ | Posted 02.27.2013 | World

LONDON — Few people keep Queen Elizabeth II waiting, especially when she has issued a personal invitation, but President Ronald Reagan managed t...