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Memories of JFK, Ed Murrow, and a Film for the Ages

George Stevens, Jr. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
George Stevens, Jr.

We made Years of Lightning, Day of Drums so the world might see and remember what we knew in those days. And now the larger reward is that the film survives so this and future generations may hear the soaring voice and view the vibrant likeness of the man who offered such singular inspiration half a century ago.

Obama Gives Speech At Historic Landmark

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics

By JULIE PACE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BERLIN -- President Barack Obama will renew his call Wednesday to reduce the world's nuclear stockpiles, includ...

A Partnership for a New Latin America

Luis Alberto Moreno | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Luis Alberto Moreno

Despite headlines of drug violence and political polarization in some countries, these trend lines underscore a positive new narrative quietly taking shape across the hemisphere.

How Do We Get to 80 Percent Clean Energy?

Brian F. Keane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brian F. Keane

President Obama used his State of the Union address to ask Congress to help America achieve 80 percent cleanly-sourced electricity by 2035. So how do we begin this work?

Obama Versus JFK on Corporate Greed: A Telling Comparison

Sheldon Filger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sheldon Filger

In the past six months, President Obama has revealed his towering intellect, basic decency and sophisticated world view. However, we have yet to observe the toughness and passion required to take on the forces that drove the U.S. and global economy into a ditch.

Memories, Parallels of JFK's and BHO's Inauguration

Lea Lane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lea Lane

Forty-eight years before Barack Obama's inauguration, I was a teenager, sitting in front of a 12-inch Motorola console, watching 43 year-old John F. Kennedy of inaugurated as our 35th President.

A Dream Obtained: The Future of Black Politics

Timothy Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Timothy Cooper

With the election of 2008 demonstrating how far this country has progressed with issues such as sexism and racism, it should be interesting to see if America will respond any differently to a Commander-in-chief of color.

Obama and Kennedy -- The Men and The Myths

Sherman Yellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sherman Yellen

Given a long life and a little luck Barack Obama promises to be a much better president than the Jack Kennedy I can recall.

Un-Conventional Behavior

Darryle Pollack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Darryle Pollack

Call me corny -- but tonight as I watched Michelle Obama and her daughters, I couldn't help flashing back to the beautiful young family who personified elegance and hope in 1960.

Ich Bin Ein Whatever

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Earlier today I wrote a post about all the "Ich Bin Ein" headlines that were springing up around Barack Obama's visit to Berlin, in a callback to the ...

Obama Berlin Speech: Reagan, Kennedy Comparisons; More Media Reactions

The Huffington Post | Dan Duray/Katharine Zaleski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Major news organizations are drawing comparisons between Barack Obama's speech in Berlin today and those of John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan. (They w...

Obama: Weak Like JFK

Robert Silvers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robert Silvers

If JFK's multi-act dance with Krushchev taught us anything, it's that negotiation isn't weakness. As to the historical analogies, bring 'em on. There's worse than being compared to a Kennedy.

Horton Hears a Racist

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

I don't think the filmmakers for Dr. Seuss's Horton Hears a Who are evil or that they deliberately set out to send an awful message. But somehow it seems worse that they didn't notice.

JFK's Daughter Endorses Obama

New York Times | Caroline Kennedy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

OVER the years, I've been deeply moved by the people who've told me they wished they could feel inspired and hopeful about America the way people did ...

Obama Campaign Rakes In the Dough After Iowa

The Hill | Klaus Marre | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Barack Obama's (D-Ill.) presidential campaign is raising contributions at the rate of $1 million a day so far this year, campaign manager David P...

Woman Who Made Clinton Cry Voted For Obama

Political Radar | Kate Snow and Jennifer Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The woman whose empathetic question -- "how do you do it?" -- sparked uncharacteristic emotion Monday from Sen. Hillary Clinton ended up voting for Se...

The Weekly Standard's Latest Dewey Moment

Salon | Glenn Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Here's the cover for this week's issue of The Weekly Standard, excitingly available on newsstands now. Here, once again, we encounter the renowned ju...

Did Edwards Slip Help Clinton In New Hampshire?

Political Wire | Stuart Rothenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

While some will suggest that Sen. Hillary Clinton's New Hampshire victory can be traced to her emotional comments shortly before the primary, and othe...

Obama Campaign Co-Chair Questions Hillary's Tears

Election Central | Greg Sargent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Tears are now officially an issue in Campaign 2008. Obama's national campaign co-chair, Jesse Jackson, Jr., just went on MSNBC and appeared to qu...

Hillary Rips Barack: You're No MLK

NYT's The Caucus | Sara Wheaton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As they barnstorm through New Hampshire, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton and her husband are often introduced by supporters who once backed another can...

Could Obama Win New York's Democratic Primary?

New York Sun | PETER KIEFER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It seemed next to impossible just a few days ago: the idea of Senator Obama competing against -- much less beating -- Senator Clinton on her home turf...

Obama's Grandmother On Hillary's Chances For Beating Barack

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At the end of a dusty, dirt road lined with mango and mimosa trees, Barack Obama's Kenyan relatives sat outside on plastic chairs surrounded by chicke...