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Why We Are So Easily Manipulated by the Politics of Fear

David Ropeik | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics
David Ropeik

Be afraid. Be VERY afraid! Of Ebola. Of ISIS. Of immigrants threatening to bring both threats across a porous border that can't be protected by a president who can't even protect his own house. Be afraid! Vote Republican.

Reagan Set Up the Death of the Middle Class, But China Was the Clincher

Dave Johnson | Posted 10.01.2014 | Business
Dave Johnson

Reagan shifted the power to the wealthy, and the wealthy used that power to escape the borders of democracy by moving production to China. And that, my friends, was that.

E.O. 12333: End-Running the Fourth Amendment

Peter Van Buren | Posted 11.23.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

In Post-Constitutional America (2001-Present), the government has taken a bloody box cutter to the original copy of the Constitution and thrown the Fourth Amendment in the garbage.

Movie Review: Pride Proudly Crosses Lines

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Pride is the kind of movie that is best seen without knowing its storyline going in. Because it delivers something quite different than you expect, based on the kind of movie it seems to be.

My Morning With Nixon

Jerelle Kraus | Posted 10.25.2014 | 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

Obama Can Win a Huge Victory in the Fight on His Immigration Executive Orders... But Only If He Does It Right

Paul Abrams | Posted 10.17.2014 | Politics
Paul Abrams

President Obama is soon to issue executive orders on immigration. To score a huge victory in the inevitable political battle, however, he has to orchestrate it for maximum impact.

Republicans Again Violate Their Own Principles

David Morris | Posted 09.25.2014 | Politics
David Morris

By the time you read this, Congressional Republicans will have overwhelmingly voted to violate one of their most cherished guiding principles: A service should be paid for by those who use the service.

Class of 2014: Consider the Unexpected!

Tom Cosgrove | Posted 07.13.2014 | College
Tom Cosgrove

Will you be a real friend to the people in your network? Will you share what you've learned on that third road? Will you do the unexpected and make a difference in their lives?

Case Study in Leadership

Ken Adelman | Posted 05.14.2014 | 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 05.06.2014 | 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 04.30.2014 | 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.