Kennedy reacted strongly to reports of the great cruelties that accompanied the coup in which General Augusto Pinochet took power in Chile.
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Ted Kennedy was undoubtedly the lion of the Senate who lived a long and consistent life as a public servant. Not even political foes can argue that hi...
When I read the Obama quote about fathers, it made me wonder what side of the equation I fell on. Was I living up to my father's expectations or making up for his mistakes?
Two women, two potential presidential assassins, are free today, 34 years after they attempted to assassinate Pres. Gerald Ford.
It seems it is the season for paroling women who attempt to assassinate our presidents and those who commit heinous crimes.
Obama's election was not only a door opener for people of color. It also showed that people with absent dads, or no dad at all, can grow up and live in the White House.
This month, Fromme is scheduled to be released from prison after serving 34 years for the attempted assassination of President Ford in 1975. We took LSD together four years earlier.
If journalism is a front row seat to history, photographer David Hume Kennerly has been sitting in the VIP section.
Just as President Obama's second quarter nears its end, the predictable happened: the gloat over his reported light dip in popularity has begun with a vengeance.
Americans and their media treat ex-presidents like kids treat difficult parents once they either die or stop parenting and start doing something useful, like helping them to pay off a mortgage.
Is an extremist tall, short, young, old, thin, fat? Would you know if the person standing next to you was about to pull out a gun and shoot?
Would-be presidential assassin Sara Jane Moore--who on Sept. 22, 1975 fired a .38-caliber bullet at President Gerald R. Ford--sat down for a convivial...
If you were standing on that sidewalk next to Moore when she was 45 years old, would you have expected her to pull a gun from her purse, aim and pull the trigger at the head of the U.S. President?
Sara Jane Moore missed Gerald Ford's head with a bullet by a mere six inches. Someone like her didn't raise any alarms on a street corner in 1975, and wouldn't today.
To look at this 80-year-old grandmotherly woman, it is difficult to imagine that she spent 32 years in prison for attempting to assassinate President ...
I say that Cheney and Gingrich don't love America because they don't seem to care about American values as they have traditionally been viewed.
The first time Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld pressured the CIA to mislead Congress was in 1975 and 1976, when Cheney was chief of staff to President...
With all the presidential advice Lucky received this past weekend from the above-mentioned, she is well on her way to being appointed White House Pet Correspondent to Bo Obama.
The best comedy will shine a light on politics while holding up a magnifying glass until politics tries to run away or catches on fire. Metaphorically speaking.
Swine flu politics is back. It helped claim the career of a president more than 30 years ago.
What is striking is how often the media gets it wrong when measuring up new presidents. Journalists should approach judging a president's first 100 days with some humility.
What should be done about the despicable and unjustified actions of people who, in the name of National Security and following directions from higher authorities, committed these acts?
Happy 91st birthday, Betty Ford!
Known for her ardent work in drug addiction and eponymous rehab facility, Ford's tenure as first lady lasted from 1...
We have yet to hear a single realistic scenario from a top Republican that would outline how and when the country could move forward from its current meltdown.
Let's strip Bush and Cheney of our hard-earned tax dollars, without gloat or bloodlust, then quickly move on. It's the least we can do. They've more than earned it.
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