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Theodore Roosevelt

Health Care Reforms Throughout History

Posted 06.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court's upcoming ruling on President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law comes after a century of debate over what role...

The 'Fair Shot' vs. the 'To Do List' -- A Big Revealing Blah in the Presidential Race

William Bradley | Posted 08.20.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

Naturally, what Romney is offering is not a Fair Deal, a New Deal, or even a TR-like Square Deal. It's not a deal at all, for there is a social compact inherent in such. It's a shot. Or a shake. Like one roll of the dice, or a turn at the roulette table of the Big Casino Economy.

Antiquities Act: A Great GOP Conservation Accomplishment

Jim DiPeso | Posted 08.08.2012 | Green
Jim DiPeso

Protecting our American heritage is an act of patriotism. Our heritage helps us appreciate our country's special place in history. The Republicans who passed the Antiquities Act and the presidents who used the law understood that.

New Presidential Restaurant Planned To Honor Teddy Roosevelt

Posted 08.06.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The nation's capital is getting a new presidential-themed restaurant. As The Washington Post's Tom Sietsema reported on Tuesday, Alan Po...

The Epidemic of Indecision

Mark R. Kennedy | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics
Mark R. Kennedy

For decades, governments in advanced economies have been reaching compromises between those on the right and those on the left by kicking the can and the bill to the next generation.

Theodore Roosevelt's Controversial Dinner With Booker T. Washington

Posted 05.24.2012 | Books

The following is an excerpt from "Guest of Honor: Booker T. Washington, Theodore Roosevelt, and the White House Dinner That Shocked a Nation" [Atria, ...

Is That All There Is? Rugged Indvidualism

Dimitri Hamlin | Posted 05.14.2012 | Religion
Dimitri Hamlin

It's a good thing that, when push comes to shove, we're really not rugged individualists. I'm thinking that it's almost time for us to accept who we are.

Teddy: The President and the Bear

Lauren Bush Lauren | Posted 04.19.2012 | Impact
Lauren Bush Lauren

This President's Day weekend, I would like to remember President 'Teddy' Roosevelt, and pay homage to his many legacies -- the teddy bear being one of them.

It's Rambo Time: Covert Ops Drives Pentagon Strategy

Danny Schechter | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics
Danny Schechter

These units like Special Forces, Delta Force, SEALs, and Rangers often operate outside the chain of command and, as they become institutionally stronger, tend to dominate military decision-making.

Constitution Check: Should the People Be Able to Veto Supreme Court Decisions?

Lyle Denniston | Posted 04.03.2012 | Politics
Lyle Denniston

There is an ongoing, civil discourse about various ways to ensure that the Supreme Court does not have the last word on the Constitution's meaning.

Obama Sics Media On Romney

Dan Kennedy | Posted 03.26.2012 | Media
Dan Kennedy

The media are having no problem decoding the not-so-secret message from last night. Obama wants us to know that Mitt Romney is what the president's new role model, Theodore Roosevelt, would have called a "malefactor of great wealth."

President Obama Following Roosevelt's Lead on Foreign Policy

Steve Westly | Posted 03.24.2012 | Politics
Steve Westly

Teddy Roosevelt once said: "Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft." President Obama has mastered that lesson and we are all safer for it.

A Pre-fab Candidate With Pre-fab Pronouncements for a Pre-fab Country

Charles Redfern | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics
Charles Redfern

Mitt Romney has it all twisted. Should I be pro-choice or pro-life? Consult the polls. Am I a moderate or conservative? Whet my finger to the wind. Winning is the cause; convictions are the means, so change the means by all means. He bows to the great God of this age, "Me."

Supporting Obama: The Constitutional Case for Recess Appointments

Victor Williams | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics
Victor Williams

As high level federal vacancies continue to damage our government and economy, Barack Obama considers how best to push back against Senate confirmati...

Obama's Mount Gushmore

Ken Blackwell | Posted 02.23.2012 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

Well, that didn't last. President Obama went out to Osawatomie, Kansas, to deliver what the White House told us in hushed tones was a major address. H...

What Was Missing in Kansas: the Greatest Generation's Political Power

Harvey J. Kaye | Posted 02.12.2012 | Fifty
Harvey J. Kaye

The men and women who saved the nation from economic destruction and political tyranny, and went on to create the middle class and turn the United States into the strongest and most prosperous nation on earth, didn't do so simply by having the right values and working hard to achieve them.

The Accidental Truth-Teller: Glenn Beck, the Tea Party and Race

Will Bunch | Posted 02.12.2012 | Media
Will Bunch

Whatever his reason, the idea that Beck re-injected into the national conversation -- that race and the Tea Party are linked -- is an important one.

30 Years Of White House Christmas Ornaments (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 12.13.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- If there's still a bare spot on your Christmas tree, you might want to check out the ornaments from the White House Historical Associati...

Obama Opts for the Clinton-TR Third Way

Lanny Davis | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics
Lanny Davis

President Obama's "Renewed Nationalism" speech sets important themes for his 2012 campaign. The irony is that those who praised Obama's speech among the base of the Democratic Party missed how Clintonian it was.

Two Speeches, Two Lefts: Barack Obama and Teddy Roosevelt

Jedediah Purdy | Posted 02.06.2012 | Politics
Jedediah Purdy

Yesterday, Barack Obama sounded a little like Theodore Roosevelt: scourge of wealthy special interests, champion of a middle class society, defender of government's necessary role in the economy. But there were big differences as well.

Celebrating a Virtually Forgotten Media Maestro

David Tereshchuk | Posted 02.02.2012 | Media
David Tereshchuk

December's days are to dwindle down to year's-end, and I'm already into holiday time's mental excursions. They're taking me off-road a bit, into the b...

Occupy Wall Street - A Message from Osawatomie

Terry Newell | Posted 01.14.2012 | Politics
Terry Newell

Angry with the power of special interests, Theodore Roosevelt would go on to form the Progressive Party. Though he would fail in his bid for the presidency in 1912, the party's platform sounds like a catalog of legislation we now take for granted.

3 Bully Lessons in Leadership for President Obama From Teddy Roosevelt

Kermit Roosevelt | Posted 11.18.2011 | Politics
Kermit Roosevelt

Barack Obama shares some characteristics with Roosevelt -- both wrote popular books and won the Nobel Peace Prize -- but they are also very different.

Next Generation Wealth -- Creating Pathways for Armies of Good

April Rudin | Posted 10.01.2011 | Impact
April Rudin

Attending the Nexus Summit were progeny of first generation entrepreneurs whose parents have created and sold firms to large conglomerates and their family has become instantly wealthy by a single event.

We Can Only Mar It

Carl Pope | Posted 08.27.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

It's remarkable how often crucial moments in America's quest to preserve its wild legacy are embodied on the rim of the Grand Canyon.