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Why Jimmy Carter Was (and Is) a Rare Breed

Randall Balmer's new biography says the former president’s political and religious activism made everyone uncomfortable. I n 2006, my wife and I drove to Plains, Georgia, to hear Jimmy Carter teach Sunday school. "Do we have any visitors today?" asked the former president, delivering his standard opening joke. Show More Summary

Jimmy Carter and the Evangelical Divide

Jimmy Carter's improbable ascent to the presidency was abetted by his probity--"I will never knowingly lie to the American people"--and by a brief resurgence of progressive evangelicalism in the early 1970s. His shattering defeat four...Show More Summary

Carter’s Role in Grandson’s Campaign Limited to Fundraising

That’s according to the AP, which ran a lengthy profile on Sunday on Jimmy Carter’s role in Jason Carter’s gubernatorial campaign. The article says the former president hasn’t made any campaign appearances but has been hosting private fundraisers, which have helped $1.8 million in contributions through March. The article says Carter faces an uphill battle […]

Book Review Podcast: ‘The Invention of News’

3 months agoArts : ArtsBeat

David Carr talks about Andrew Pettegree's "The Invention of News," and Molly Worthen discusses new books by and about Jimmy Carter.

America Remains Exceptional Because of Reagan’s ‘Informed’ Patriots

Ronald Reagan ended the Cold War without firing a shot. He willed himself to victory over the Republican establishment during an era when Rockefeller Republicans had more firewalls, and brought America out of Jimmy Carter's malaise.Show More Summary

Go See 'Go-Go Boy Interrupted' Sketch Show Created By Jimmy Fowlie (VIDEO)

Whats happens next after a go-go boy ages out of his profession? That is the premise of a new sketch show called "Go-Go Boy Interrupted," which follows 30-year-old Danny Carter, played by Jim Fowlie, who has spent the past decade dancing and entertaining at Los Angeles' hottest club. Show More Summary

MG Motor Considering Roadster, US Market In Long-Term Plans

The last time MG sold roadsters in the United States, Jimmy Carter was President, ABSCAM (minus the efforts of Jennifer Lawrence, Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper) entered its final phase, and CNN had newsreaders instead of “news VJs.” Should the Cino-British brand be able to assemble a roadster worthy of those 1960s and 1970s classics, […]

Oldest-ever congressman facing tough primary test

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A 91-year-old Texas congressman who first won his seat when Jimmy Carter was president faced the toughest test of his political career Tuesday from a Republican primary challenger barely half his age.

Jimmy Carter’s evangelical downfall: Reagan, religion and the 1980 presidential election

Jimmy Carter ushered in an era of progressive evangelicalism. But the religious right made sure it was short-lived

Meet Rising Politico Jason Carter?And a Lot of Other Carters

An undeniably useful guide to a famous last name, featuring Shawn, Jimmy, and Tha.

Georgia Democrats' runoff problem

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Daily Kos political director David Nir greets Jason—and JimmyCarter In a year with few opportunities for Democrats to play offense, especially on the Senate front, Michelle Nunn and Jason Carter have emerged as strong contenders for the party to pick up Georgia's open Senate seat and reclaim its governor's mansion. Show More Summary

This week I learned Sen. Orrin Hatch is a prolific songwriter, and more

3 months agoOdd : The Week: Lifestyle

Read more about the facts mentioned: Orrin Hatch, lyricist (The New York Times) Sen. Hatch writes 'extremely catchy' Hanukkah song (NPR) 10 quirky thinks politicians do (Mental Floss) Wine talk: Jimmy Carter (Wine Spectator) Goldwater Kachinas a public treasure (The Phoenix Gazette) (Heard Museum) Sen. Show More Summary

White House Finally Gets Its Solar Panels… Again (VIDEO)

The White House video above doesn’t note that President Jimmy Carter put solar panels on the White House decades ago that were later removed by the Reagan administration, but I guess they didn’t want to get too political with that. It...Show More Summary

White House Reinstalls Solar Panels For First Time in Nearly 30 Years

The Obama Administration has installed solar panels on the White House for the first time in nearly 30 years. Of course, they could eventually be taken down again, as President Jimmy Carter’s were in 1986 by President Ronald Reagan. For the meantime, however, they serve as a a symbol of the clean energy revolution. “Solar…

Crimes Against Women: Jimmy Carter's Call to Action

Over two weeks ago, hundreds of girls and young women were kidnapped from a girls' secondary school in Nigeria. The Associated Press reports that about 220 remain missing. Rumors are rampant that the girls were sold as child brides. This...Show More Summary

Crimes Against Women: Jimmy Carter's Call to Action

Over two weeks ago, hundreds of girls and young women were kidnapped from a girls' secondary school in Nigeria. The Associated Press reports that about 220 remain missing. Rumors are rampant that the girls were sold as child brides. This...Show More Summary

A Critic's Notebook: May's Top Five Arts Events

A monthly listing of critic Andrew Alexander's picks for the top five arts events in Atlanta: 1. Kongo Across the Waters, a major traveling exhibition of objects from the Royal Museum for Central Africa at the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum, May 15 - September 21. … [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Carter 2014

Former President Jimmy Carter has sounded the alarm on violence against women, but is the rest of the world ready to listen? In recent years, former President Jimmy Carter has turned his attention to the most enduring and pervasive human...Show More Summary

Presidential decree

4 months agoArts : Prospero

JIMMY CARTER, the 39th president of the United States, is known for staunch opinions on matters ranging from peace in Palestine to poetry and peanuts. He is a prolific author with more than two-dozen books to his name since he left Washington in 1981. Show More Summary

President Jimmy Carter to Address Renewable Energy Solutions for the “Great Transition” at 2014 AREDAY Summit

4 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

The American Renewable Energy Institute (AREI) announces its 11th annual American Renewable Energy Day (AREDAY) Summit, to be held August 10 to 13, 2014 at the Hotel Jerome in Aspen, Colo. With a theme of “Accelerating Solutions for the Great Transition,” the 2014 AREDAY Summit will, among other notable presenters, welcome 39th U.S. President Jimmy Continue reading ?

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