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Jack Kennedy

Laurie Anderson: Letter Exchange with JFK

Louisiana Channel | Posted 05.30.2016 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

"Dear Senator Kennedy. I really admire the way you're running your campaign. I'm running for president of my student council, can you send me some tips?" Find out what the soon-to-be president John F. Kennedy replied to a young Laurie Anderson's letter.

Mr. President, You're No Jack Kennedy -- Are You a Patriot?

Alison Winfield Burns | Posted 10.13.2013 | Politics
Alison Winfield Burns

The American public now knows, courtesy of Edward Snowden, the meaning of "consistent with U.S. laws and the protection of privacy and civil liberties," as defined by the NSA and President Barack Obama.

"The '80s Are Calling... "

Andy Ostroy | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

It was interesting that virtually the entire foreign policy discussion focused on the Middle East, as if nothing else around the world matters. Not a peep about the European financial meltdown, for example, and how they'd help fix the collapsing economies of Spain, Greece and Italy. So who "won?"

Friday Talking Points: Biden's Big Night

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The lights are being removed, the podiums are gone, and the cleanup crew is sweeping up the tiny, tiny pieces of Paul Ryan that were left all over the stage last night. Heh. Well, maybe not really, but it certainly seems that way, doesn't it?

Grandma, Tell Me About the Time You Slept With the President

Nancy Wurtzel | Posted 04.15.2012 | Media
Nancy Wurtzel

As I watched Mimi Alford make the media rounds, I couldn't help think about another women who was infatuated with our 35th president. She told me abo...

South Carolina Primary Humor, Intentional and Unintentional

Herb Silverman | Posted 03.23.2012 | Politics
Herb Silverman

Newt Gingrich, the other Catholic, won the South Carolina primary with strong evangelical support. All he seems to have in common with JFK is well-publicized, adulterous relationships. To JFK's credit, he never focused on family values.

Lucas Kavner

Chris Matthews Plays Loveball With His Presidential Obsession | Lucas Kavner | Posted 12.26.2011 | Books

Chris Matthews -- current host of MSNBC's "Hardball" -- was a 15-year-old working as a paperboy for the Philadelphia Bulletin when he found his politi...

Reality Check: Who Are the Factual Journalists?

Ali Safavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ali Safavi

In "Who are the Terrorists," Kenneth Timmerman rehashes absurd tabloid allegations against the main Iranian opposition group, the Mujahedin-e Khalq.

Why New York and Massachusetts Say No to Obama

Barbara Probst Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barbara Probst Solomon

The lesson Obama should have learned from the Kennedys is that you need to know how and when to be tough and how to use your power well.

Sen. Phil A. Buster Goes to Washington!

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

His real name may be Scott Brown, the right-wing truck-drivin' former Cosmo centerfold and Massachusetts state senator. But from now on, his name might as well be Phil A. Buster.

Mr. President, 'Change' Is Your 'New Frontier'

John R. Bohrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John R. Bohrer

The Republicans' strategy of slowing down change couldn't be more evident than in the perpetually extending health care debate. But they have been successful at promulgating the idea that they, too, are touting change.

Astoria Characters: The Cryptic Undertaker

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Undertaking is a mysterious profession, and Astoria character John Hoey spends a lot of time answering curious queries about what it's like to work with the dead.

Cheney's Toys

Leslie Griffith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leslie Griffith

We all remember conniving against a democratically-elected president ended in 1963. And we hear comparisons between the young, vibrant JFK and Obama. May the parallels end there.

The Answer To, "Where Were You?" Is Still Crystal Clear

R.T. Eby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
R.T. Eby

We had a hard time believing that what we were seeing was real. Yet there it was. The crown prince of Camelot was dead.