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William Howard Taft

Where William Howard Taft's Steam-Powered Car Calls Home

Cape Cod Times, Hyannis, Mass. | Eric Williams and Jason Kolnos | Posted 04.19.2014 | Politics

SANDWICH -- It was Presidents Day in 1909 and William Howard Taft was watching television at the White House. Another car commercial came on. "Come ...

A Big Year for 'Big Bill'

John G. Taft | Posted 03.01.2014 | Politics
John G. Taft

In case you hadn't noticed, there was a resurgence of interest this past year in my great-grandfather, William Howard Taft, 27th President of the United States and the only President also to serve as Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Political Family Feuds: The Good, the Bad, and the Really Ugly

Rich Rubino | Posted 11.16.2013 | Politics
Rich Rubino

Throughout American history, political family dynasties have not been uncommon. However, these families have not always acted in unison. In fact, in some cases American political families have been split asunder by divergent political loyalties.

Yale's Secret Society Sheds Its Elitist Image

The Atlantic | Buster Brown | Posted 02.26.2013 | College

Yesterday, John Kerry embarked on his first trip abroad as secretary of state. The foreign dignitaries he meets will be aware of many of his accomplis...

Are We Stuck on Weight?

John G. Taft | Posted 04.24.2013 | Business
John G. Taft

The continued fascination with my great-grandfather's weight points to the fact that tolerance and acceptance of obesity remain a diversity issue in our society, particularly in workplaces (including, apparently, the White House).

Making Lollipops With Mom: A Holiday Tradition

Anne Maxfield | Posted 02.17.2013 | Taste
Anne Maxfield

For as long as the Accidental Locavore can remember, lollipops have been a Christmas tradition in my family. It's a tradition that has gone on in my family for decades, with friends and family coming over to help on the first Sunday in December.

5 Modern Presidents Over 200 Pounds

Posted 12.12.2012 | Healthy Living

When Barbara Walters asked New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie whether he is too fat to become president, Christie dismissed the question as "ridiculous," ...

The Siren Song of American Imperialism

William Astore | Posted 11.20.2012 | World
William Astore

It's tragically hard to win hearts and minds overseas when we don't even recognize what's in our own hearts and minds. We think we're pure of heart, but "civilizing" missions based on military occupation inevitably contain a heart of darkness.

Happy 151st Birthday, Federal Income Tax!

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 10.05.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Thanks, Federal government, for the funny circular scar on my arm from my childhood vaccination. It means that I, and a lot of other kids, didn't get polio and wind up severely disabled or dead. Don't think I don't appreciate it. And thanks for the Internet I'm using right now.

The Supreme Court and the "Broken Middle"

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 08.26.2012 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

We could learn a lot from the election of 1912 where a third and fourth party shook up the foundations of corporate control. It's a disgrace that 100 years ago the United States could run an election with far greater choices than it is capable of running today.

Justice on the Rocks: The Demise of the People's Court

John W. Whitehead | Posted 08.11.2012 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

In the end, the law means nothing if it isn't applied to human beings compassionately. The reason judges sit on courts is to do justice.

Syrian Diplomat Forced To Leave William Howard Taft House

The Huffington Post | Michael Grass | Posted 05.29.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- While the intricacies of international diplomacy might be slow and boring, Tuesday's coordinated action by the State Department to expel...

WATCH: You'll Never Guess Who Is Standing For President

Posted 12.08.2011 | Books

The race for the White House is hotting up. The Republicans start their primaries next month. President Obama is giving speeches intended to stir his ...

Hail to the Chef: The Hamburger of Michelle Obama and the Politics and Pop Culture of Presidential Food

Carl Sferrazza Anthony | Posted 09.28.2011 | Politics
Carl Sferrazza Anthony

Since the dawn of the television age, what a president put in his mouth is seasoned more by politics than what comes out of it.

Michelle Obama Makes First Lady History... and What Was She Wearing?

Carl Sferrazza Anthony | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carl Sferrazza Anthony

It was a gray dress. Enough said. Credit/Getty Images More vital to the long-term interests of the nation than the clothes she wore one particular...

Home In One Of Denver's Premier Historical Districts Listed For $995K (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A 6-bedroom home in Denver's historical Humboldt Island subdivision is listed on the market for $995,000. The subdivision was only Denver's second to ...

Sports Analogies for Tax Legislation

Dr. Philip Neches | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Philip Neches

Progressives want Obama to be their quarterback, pitcher, goalie, and head coach -- all at once. Maybe Obama, like President Taft, feels himself better suited to be the referee.

I May Run for President and I Am Available for a Lucrative TV Deal

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lee Stranahan

The 2012 elections are just around the corner so it's obviously time for me to start hinting that I may run for president. Because, who knows? Don't count me out. I might!

Presidential Narratives

Jilly Gagnon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jilly Gagnon

Pundits have attacked Obama for losing track of his "presidential narrative,", but no one attacked Franklin Pierce for veering from his sodoku theme. The times have changed, haven't they?

The Mustache Movement

Jerry Zezima | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jerry Zezima

I may not be British, but for the past three decades, I have kept a stiff upper lip. Now, after all these years of hair-raising adventure, I am celebrating the 30th anniversary of my mustache.

Presidential Facial Hair: The Good, The Bad And The Grizzly (SLIDESHOW, POLL)

Huffington Post | Hilary Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

The President of the United States has to put his best face forward...and sometimes it's covered in hair. President Obama claims he can't grow a beard...

The Audacity of Souter's Successor

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dave Astor

There are many American women qualified to succeed Souter on the way-too-male court, but Barack Obama has his eye on a guy -- namely, Barack Obama!