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Sgt. Chuck Hagel Still: Talking with the Defense Secretary

Steve Clemons | Posted 12.12.2013 | Politics
Steve Clemons

While Hagel clearly has his views of the world informed in part by a lifetime as a card-carrying Republican, he has shown himself to be the 'quiet do-er,' just getting things done.

Great Nations Pay Their Bills

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

Today's debate may be polarized, but no one seriously expects half the nation to secede because of it. And yet, in the early days of the American experiment, that's how controversial the national debt was.

Why an Independent Presidential Candidate Can Succeed in 2012

Andrew S. Doctoroff | Posted 04.01.2012 | Politics
Andrew S. Doctoroff

Our two-party system is buckling under the weight of its dysfunction. Exhausted by partisan gridlock, Americans are finally ready to embrace a centrist, pragmatic, independent candidate free from the demands of special interests and ideologues.

From the Father of Our Country to the Brat Pack in Three Easy Biographies

Tom Alderman | Posted 09.13.2011 | Books
Tom Alderman

If your summer reading includes Ron Chernow's MASSIVE George Washington: A Life, you're going to need some relief, aren't you? Here are a few biographies that are sometimes edifying and a bit more, uhhh, recreational.

Pulitzer Prize 2011 Winners In Books: Did The Right Authors Win?

Posted 06.18.2011 | Books

So will this be your next reading list? The Pulitzer Prizes for 2011 were announced today and the results for books are in the slideshow below. If you...

Saki Knafo

Pulitzer Prize Winners For 2011: See The Full List

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 06.18.2011 | Media

The 2011 Pulitzer Prizes were announced on Monday, and many of the journalism awards went to venerable, well-decorated publications. The New York T...

You Are What You Know

Henry J. Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Henry J. Stern

In law, people may be found competent or incompetent to be accountable for criminal their behavior. With public officials, we are writing about crime in an attenuated sense.

Alexander Hamilton's Religion: A Temperate Example For Today's Fractured World

Matt J. Rossano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Matt J. Rossano

Which Hamilton -- the pious Christian, the deist, the skeptic, the religious free-marketeer -- would pass judgment on the secular/religious debates of contemporary America?

Thinking on George Washington and Barack Obama at Thankgiving

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Barack Obama could become the George Washington of a next era for the country -- but he's going to have to learn how to be less acquiescent to the political weather.

A President in Pain

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Kate Kelly

But it becomes very clear that toothaches and mouth pain were a bothersome daily issue for George Washington. What's more, he was very self-conscious as to how the substitute teeth made him look.

My Conversation with Ron Chernow

Tavis Smiley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tavis Smiley

2010-10-12-smiley.jpgI asked George Washington biographer Ron Chernow a question about his recent op-ed regarding the Tea Party movement and the Founding Fathers.

Washington Biography

New Yorker | Jill Lepore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Washington's contemporaries saw in him what they wanted to see. So have his biographers, of whom there have been many, including a delegate to the Con...

President Washington Would Have Squashed Rick Barber Like a Grape

Doug Kendall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Doug Kendall

As every fifth-grader knows, our Founding Fathers rebelled against the British tea taxes primarily because the taxes were imposed upon the colonies without any representation in the British Parliament.

Alexander Hamilton's Scorn: Reflecting on AIG, Goldman, Hank Paulson and Bob Rubin

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

While many are criticizing the gross AIG taxpayer-funded bonuses of senior executives, the truth is that this kind of corruption is relatively small time -- even at $165 million -- and was predictable.