Our inability to express ourselves with clarity, simplicity and vigor is the death of effective human affairs. The light at the end of the tunnel is that we, if we care enough to speak and write properly, will shine.
Whatever love meant for them, Jack and Jacqueline Kennedy did love one another. In death, she gave him the greatest gift a widow can -- she created a legend, Camelot. We know better. And yet the legend endures.
The shunting aside of the Kennedy miniseries by the History Channel shows the supremacy of the Eastern establishment over the celebrity mosh pit that has become America.
Today, I see examples of our invasive society wherever I go. And I'm not only talking about camouflaged street cameras.
The most recent edition of Esquire Magazine has a remarkable story written by Ted Kennedy about a poignant family scene he witnessed.
After 35 years in the office of District Attorney, Robert Morgenthau has handed over the reigns of the busiest and most storied DA's office to Cy Vance Jr.
Welcome back to my annual outright theft of The McLaughlin Group's awards categories for the past year in politics.
Joe Bruno, Pedro Espada, Hiram Monserrate and the Caroline Kennedy for Senate debacle are among those who made the bottom 10.
The experience of running convinced me that women have a tremendous natural ability for politics. We just have to get over our fear of it and go for the brass ring.
The latest tempest involved New York's 23rd Congressional district, where the Republican candidate was forced out of the race because of her positions on gay and abortion rights.
The impact of Obama's election stretches far beyond even what Martin Luther King, Jr. called the "fierce urgency of now." It goes beyond race and beyond policy issues.
All along Sugar Hill Harlem, we think it began with Caroline. The slide, the trenchant derision, the Partied and, some hope, parting exile. "He shou...
Poetry played a special role in the Kennedy family's lives.
Though a most imperfect man, Ted Kennedy made his choice over a life of ease, and America is much the better for it.
For a moment there, Governor David Paterson parted the curtain and offered his theory on why state Democrats want him out: the color of his skin. So that's one person's opinion.
Kennedy is keeping in good fourth generation Kennedy tradition by flirting with the idea of running for office and then citing personal or family issues as reasons for not pulling the trigger.