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Eric's Bogosian's Operation Nemesis: Can a Genocide Ever Truly be Avenged?

Christopher Atamian | Posted 06.02.2015 | Books
Christopher Atamian

If you had to write a really brief elevator pitch for Eric Bogosian's riveting new historical memoir Operation Nemesis: The Assassination Plot that Avenged the Armenian Genocide, it might go something like this: John Le Carré meets James Bond meets Murder on the Orient Express.

Newspaper: 'No Bells Went Off' In Letter Suggesting Obama Be Executed

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 05.29.2015 | Media

The Daily Item, a Pennsylvania newspaper, has apologized for an opinion letter it published Monday that grossly suggested President Barack Obama shoul...

Assassination, American-Style

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 06.28.2015 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

No one can claim that plotting assassination is new to Washington or that, in the past, American leaders and the CIA didn't aim high. The difference was that, in those days, the idea of assassinating a foreign leader, or anyone abroad, had a certain element of the taboo attached to it.

Honoring President Abraham Lincoln's Life in the Middle of the Deep South

John A. Tures | Posted 06.14.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

President Lincoln may have died before he could have brought the North and South together, but 150 years after his death, his spirit still lives on, even in places you once couldn't imagine it would.

See Ford's Theatre Then And Now

The Huffington Post | Chris McGonigal | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics

April 14, 2015, marks the 150th anniversary of the shooting of President Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. ...

Slain Ugandan Archbishop Gets The Honor He Deserved

Religion News Service | Fredrick Nzwili | Posted 02.17.2015 | Religion

(RNS) Armed with a Bible and a cross, a Ugandan Anglican archbishop took a bold step 38 years ago when he demanded that dictator Idi Amin put an end t...

Unauthorized Government Killing by Drones, Bombs, or Other Means Is Still Murder

Ivan Eland | Posted 04.04.2015 | Politics
Ivan Eland

Obama did not start the congressionally unauthorized drone wars in Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia -- which because of this lack of legitimate authority are essentially murdering people without due process -- George W. Bush did. But Obama has accelerated the illegitimate killing.

'Charlie Hebdo' and Our American Churches

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 04.02.2015 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

Let's not mix religion and politics. We need gifted leadership in both government and religion. I strongly recommend that the individual members of our Mainline Protestant churches dedicate themselves to becoming the talented and ethical political leaders our country and the world so badly need.

The Kim Comedy

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 02.25.2015 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

The possibilities for a comedy about the life of Kim without including a fictitious assassination are endless. The imaginations of Messrs. Rogen and Goldberg were not. A pity that.

Blue Bleeds Too, All Lives Matter

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 02.20.2015 | New York
Brian Levin, J.D.

What we need in the United States is not division; what we need is not hatred; what we need is not violence and lawlessness, but is love, and wisdom, and compassion toward one another, and a feeling of justice toward those who still suffer within our country.

Cuba Libre: Obama Frees a Monster in America's Head

Dan Siegel | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics
Dan Siegel

The Cold War against Cuba not only made life worse for ordinary Cubans. It also diminished America's own democracy and undermined its lofty spoken commitments to human rights and the rule of law.

The End of the Cold War

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.16.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

President Barack Obama just spoke on the telephone with the leader of Cuba to finalize the two countries' new relations -- an event that hadn't happened in over half a century. The Cold War is now almost completely a matter of interest only to historians, to put things into context.

Enhanced Interrogation Techniques--Cruel and Unusual Punishment By Any Standard

Dr. Harlan K. Ullman | Posted 02.14.2015 | Politics
Dr. Harlan K. Ullman

The issue is not whether torture works or does not. I believe it does not work. But any cruel and unusual punishment is destructive to the legitimacy and credibility of American values. The Bush 43 White House should have known better.

Robert F. Kennedy: Rare Photos of an Undaunted Man

Ben Cosgrove | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics
Ben Cosgrove

Of the three Kennedy brothers -- John, Robert and Edward -- who ascended to the national political stage in the 1950s and '60s, it was arguably the...

GOP Leader Questions Candidate About Hate Group That Advocates Death Squads

Jonathan Hutson | Posted 09.23.2014 | Politics
Jonathan Hutson

Michael Peroutka's neo-Confederate friend and supporter Michael Hill has advocated a program of assassination against journalists and elected officials. Voters have a right to know what Peroutka and other GOP leaders have to say about that.

Too Big to Jail? Why Kidnapping, Torture, Assassination, and Perjury Are No Longer Crimes in Washington

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Tthere is but one crime for which anyone in America's national security state can be held accountable in a court of law, and that's leaking information that might put those in it in a bad light or simply let the American public know something more about what its government is really doing.

JFK and the Unspeakable as a 'Comic' Book -- A Good Thing?

Jerry Ashton | Posted 01.26.2014 | Books
Jerry Ashton

One man in particular feels that what has been missing to this point has been a rendering of a major book in graphic novel. That person is Seth Reuben Jacobson, co-author along with the illustrator, Oliver Hine.

Ask What You Can Do For Your Country

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

I hope, as we remember a young President, that we will renew our commitment to building with urgency and persistence a just America where every child is valued and enabled to achieve their God given potential regardless of the lottery of birth.

The Day My Life Changed Forever

Janie Emaus | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
Janie Emaus

There is nothing like a presidential assassination to put your life into perspective. There I was sitting in my tenth grade French class, staring at the cute boy two seats to my left. Something I did everyday. Would he ever notice me? Would he ever ask me on a date? Would anyone ask me on a date?

Investigate the JFK Assassination on this Dark Tour of Dallas

Roadtrippers | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel
Roadtrippers

This week marks the 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination, an event that scarred the American psyche and still fuels the most pervasive conspiracy ...

Farah Mohamed

Former Presidential Candidate On JFK Assassination: 'American Journalism Never Followed Up On That Story'

HuffingtonPost.com | Farah Mohamed | Posted 11.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's death nears, former presidential candidate Gary Hart, a member of the Senate comm...

One November Nostalgia: Memories of JFK

Carol Smaldino | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Carol Smaldino

John Kennedy was not a simple man, nor was much about him simple. While he evoked hatred in some, he spelled promise for many, and hope that our democracy would include justice for the poor as well. And yes too, he had charisma, which is not all bad by any means.

Billy Graham's Warning to JFK

Robert C. Crosby, D.Min. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Robert C. Crosby, D.Min.

One week before President John F. Kennedy made the fateful trip to Dallas in 1963, Billy Graham "had an inner foreboding that something terrible was g...

Assassinations, Anniversaries, and the New America Now

Alton B. Pollard, III, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Alton B. Pollard, III, Ph.D.

Anniversaries are often that occasion when a spark of hope for the future is renewed in the hearts of individuals, a community, or a nation. People, whose lives have been touched near and far, pay their momentary tribute and respect.

The Day My American History Teacher Cried

Brent Green | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Brent Green

I cannot recall what he told us during those suspenseful minutes following breaking news, but even then I grasped the irony of an assassination attempt in Dallas while learning about the nation's Founding Fathers.