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Kennedy Was Right: We Are the Heirs of the First Revolution

John W. Whitehead | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

The only real hope in any significant change for the better rests in the American people. But first we have to regain a sense of America's history and reclaim our inheritance.

JFK's Legacy After the 'Kennedy Half Century'

Joel K. Goldstein | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Joel K. Goldstein

We'll never know how Kennedy's presidency would have progressed had the events in Dallas not denied him further opportunity to deliver on his promise.

Public Service: The Legacy of Kennedy

Janet Riggs | Posted 01.25.2014 | College
Janet Riggs

Today's colleges must put the question posed by JFK in front of their students every day: What can you do for your country, for your community, for the world?

Journalists Remember Where They Were The Day JFK Was Shot

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 11.22.2013 | Media

Everyone who lived through the assassination of John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963 can remember where they were the moment they heard the news. For ...

JFK's Five Favorite Songs & What They Tell Us About Him

Timothy English | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
Timothy English

It's worth remembering that musical associations are bound to be some of the first things we think about when JFK comes to mind: Camelot, his friendship with Frank Sinatra, Marilyn's rendition of "Happy Birthday," and the like.

What if JFK Lived? Vietnam, President Cheney and a 21st Century War with the USSR?

Anthony Lappé | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Anthony Lappé

JFK WTF? you say. Well, it's not as crazy as it sounds. Join me in the way-back machine for a thought experiment in JFK alternate history.

Birth and Death: 11/22/1963

Jamie Lee Curtis | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Jamie Lee Curtis

That is the Kennedy I like to think of when everyone asks, "Where were you when you heard JFK was shot." I was at my own birthday party with balloons and a Barbie cake with five glowing candles and presents and games and an understanding that something enormous had shifted in the universe and my happy birthday would never be truly happy again.

Who Was Lee Harvey Oswald?

Edward Jay Epstein | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Edward Jay Epstein

The possibility that Lee Harvey Oswald had assistance can never be precluded. But the real question is not how but why Oswald assassinated the president. His death ended the hope of unraveling his motive.

JFK's Assassination Video Was Kept From The Public For 12 Years. Here's What We Saw When It Aired.

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.22.2013 | Politics


An Idealist Without Illusions

Gary Hart | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Gary Hart

For those of us powerfully motivated toward public service by the Kennedy challenge to our idealism, one not heard since then, we choose to believe that he had the potential to become that rare political leader beyond politics, certainly beyond partisanship.

JFK In Pop Culture Through The Years

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 11.22.2013 | Entertainment

It took all of one night for American popular culture to begin responding to the news of President John F. Kennedy's assassination. On the evening of ...

What Newspapers Looked Like The Day Kennedy Was Shot

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 11.22.2013 | Media

Some may argue that newspapers are on their way out, but there is no question about the power they hold in allowing us to remember and relive a day in...

JFK'S Contribution to Women's Rights -- and What He Might Want Us to Do Next

Terry O'Neill | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

The cause of equality for women is an important part of John F. Kennedy's legacy, and I hope that women everywhere join me today in thinking about how President Kennedy would want us to continue the work he began fifty years ago.

50 Years Ago in Texas - Through the Eyes of a Ten Year Old

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Robert L. Cavnar

I was sitting in Miss Chambliss' 5 grade classroom at Oakhurst Elementary School in Fort Worth.  It was a beautiful, crisp late autumn day, one of th...

November 22, 1963: Memories of a Negro Child from Oakland

Linnie Frank Bailey | Posted 01.25.2014 | San Francisco
Linnie Frank Bailey

We were Negro back then. It took me awhile to realize when the TV newsmen spoke of the Negro race, they meant me, my family, and most of the people in...

The "Real JFK" - Not Conservative, and Not Forgotten

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Listen to the breath, the unbroken message that creates itself from the silence, it rushes towards you now, from those youthfully dead. - Rainer Maria...

JFK Offered a Generation a Chance to Fly

Keith Runyon | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Keith Runyon

President Kennedy, frozen in time at the age of 46, with much promise on the horizon and smiling into the Dallas sunshine, is with us still. Like Peter Pan, he never ages, while all of the rest of us, like Wendy, grow old.

Investigate the JFK Assassination on this Dark Tour of Dallas

Roadtrippers | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel

This week marks the 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination, an event that scarred the American psyche and still fuels the most pervasive conspiracy t...

Honor JFK With American Leadership in Space

Brent Budowsky | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Let's look beyond the repellant spectacle of politics in Washington to reflect on a president who rallied America to greatness and consider how we can bring his legacy alive in our generation.

JFK and the Story Behind "The Warmth of the Sun"

Mike Love | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Love

After completing this song, it must have been 2 a.m. in the morning when we finally called it a night. We were awakened to the news that President Kennedy had been taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. For a bunch of carefree guys in our early twenties, our innocence was lost.

President Kennedy's Shooting -- As Seen From London

Michael B. Kraft | Posted 01.25.2014 | Media
Michael B. Kraft

On that fateful day, I was a young editor in the London bureau of United Press International, then a major world-wide news agency, and standing over the teletype feeding news from the United States.

What Is The 'Magic Bullet' Theory?

LiveScience | Marc Lallanilla | Posted 11.24.2013 | Science

Among the melee of conspiracy theories that have risen and fallen in the years since the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy, one theory h...

How JFK Assassination Changed Media Forever

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2014 | Media

By Jon Herskovitz DALLAS, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Six seconds in Dallas 50 years ago changed the way media worked for decades to come. ...

November Days of Drums

Michael Winship | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Michael Winship

While many will recall the sound of muffled drums as Kennedy's horse-drawn funeral caisson was moved through the streets of Washington, I'll remember Friday, 2 p.m., and the echo of drums in a dark and empty school auditorium.

This Video From Harvard Students Reminds Us How Inspirational JFK Was

Posted 11.20.2013 | College

A collection of students at Harvard University are reminding us just how inspiring John F. Kennedy's speeches remain today a half century after his as...