The current campaign system puts the interests of the American people in the hands of wealthy special interests. Both parties should rally behind the Fair Elections Now Act, returning public elections to public ownership.
Forbes magazine ranked Michelle Obama ahead of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and GOP figure Sarah Palin.
President Barack Obama's campaign of images, emotions, and themes won him tremendous popularity – and the presidency. Now, his poll numbers are dragging, his followers disillusioned. To understand the 'ruler cult' cycle, we must look to ancient Roman emperors like Augustus.
The laughter rippled across Ford's Theatre as a character on stage let loose with a zinger: "You sockdologizing old man-trap!" John Wilkes Booth knew the audience would guffaw in delight, so that's when he fired his gun at the president of the United States. But people heard the noise anyway: "Pop!" Then there was chaos. An assassination, one of several planned that night in the nation's capital, had succeeded. What happened and why? Six captivating books from the last decade – including the newly released "Bloody Crimes" by the bestselling author of "Manhunt" – fill in the gaps and track Abraham Lincoln's legacy.
Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis: Two journeys, two martyrs in the aftermath of the Civil War.
On same-sex marriage and "don't ask, don't tell," Republicans and other conservatives increasingly are at odds with public opinion. Will the tea party movement help gay rights?
At Monday's town hall meeting, President Obama could have laid out what the rich are doing to fight his efforts to help the economy. He didn't.
What are the responsibilities of a ‘chosen’ people?
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