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Mad Men To the Moon: Classic Series Returned To Form in 2014

William Bradley | Posted 07.27.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Why is an episode about victory named after one of the most famous defeats in world history? Is it because the crushing blow to Napoleon proved to be a smashing victory for the British Empire and its allies?

Remembering Our Fallen Heroes in the Rise of Our Future Heroes This Memorial Day

Harry Croft, M.D | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics
Harry Croft, M.D

Let us never forget those who paid the ultimate price, while showing our appreciation, support and respect to those who continue to serve. Perhaps the best way to honor the fallen and injured is to continue their legacy in our future heroes.

The Commencement Speech All English Majors Need to Read

Steven L. Isenberg | Posted 07.22.2014 | College
Steven L. Isenberg

Commencement is the Thanksgiving Day of academic life. And it is especially right as English majors that we are grateful for the literary treasure which we read and the vitality of the language we inherit, and for all who have taught and encouraged us.

The Lincoln Myth: A Talk With Steve Berry

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 07.21.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Steve Berry is the international bestselling author of nine Cotton Malone historical thrillers and four stand-alone thriller novels. His books have been translated into forty languages. History--Steve's passion--lies at the heart of each one.

Foggy Bottom Ballet

Elizabeth Kiem | Posted 07.20.2014 | Arts
Elizabeth Kiem

As pundits proclaim relations between Washington and Moscow at a historic low, it's worth remembering that they have, in fact, been lower. And that when they were, the U.S. was having a lovefest with Russian ballet.

Jackie Kennedy Struggled With Faith After JFK's Assassination, Letters Reveal

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.18.2014 | Religion

Jackie Kennedy lived through her husband's gruesome assassination before her eyes -- a horrifying experience that later caused her to question her fai...

Shelly Sterling's Possible Takeover Bid: Is She Channeling Lurleen Wallace?

Michael Russnow | Posted 07.09.2014 | Los Angeles
Michael Russnow

Well, who would'a thunk? No one anticipated that he'd enlist his wife Shelly to essentially take the role of Lurleen Wallace in order to keep the team in the family.

George H.W. Bush Honored For Reversal On 'No New Taxes' Promise

Reuters | Elizabeth Barber | Posted 07.04.2014 | Politics

BOSTON, May 4 (Reuters) - Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush showed courage in breaking his "read my lips: no new taxes" campaign pledge to brok...

Mary McGrory: Of Cherry Blossoms and Pulitzers

Brian F. Keane | Posted 06.15.2014 | DC
Brian F. Keane

Which would she have loved more -- the recent Pulitzer Prize announcements or the cherry blossoms in springtime? There's no doubt that Mary McGrory...

Albert Maysles: Gimme Some Truth

Alex Simon | Posted 06.10.2014 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

Albert and David Maysles are generally regarded as the fathers of the modern American documentary film. Beginning in the early 1960s, their pioneering work with contemporaries helped launch the 'Direct Cinema' movement.

The Untold Story of Civil-Rights Progress in the U.S.: An Interview With Author Clay Risen

Steve Kettmann | Posted 06.09.2014 | Books
Steve Kettmann

In many ways, the bizarre state of affairs in which our nation's capital now finds itself mired is not so new. Author Clay Risen explores a key juncture in our history when archaic procedures threatened to change the course of history.

My Conversation With Clay Risen

Tavis Smiley | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics
Tavis Smiley

Risen discusses his new text, The Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the Civil Rights Act, in which he unfolds the historic battle, waged from the streets of the deep South to the halls of Congress, to bring the revolutionary Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law.

These Photos Show Us A Softer Side Of World Leaders

Posted 04.01.2014 | Weddings

It's easy to forget that the powerful men and women who run the world are also human. They're usually photographed meeting with other world leader...

World History Shows U.S.- Russia Relations Must Move Beyond Fear and Conflict

David Miles | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics
David Miles

Tensions between the West and Russia will only be diffused when both sides begin displaying the same level of sensitivity to the concerns of the other that Kennedy's team brought to bear in resolving the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Superman Artwork Featuring JFK Finally Finds Home In His Boston Museum

AP | PAIGE SUTHERLAND | Posted 03.21.2014 | Arts

BOSTON (AP) — Superman has finally soared into the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston. Legendary comic book artist Al Plasti...

JFK's Vision of Enduring World Peace -- That 50 Years Later Almost Everyone Missed

Harris Wofford | Posted 05.15.2014 | Politics
Harris Wofford

In the wake of the extraordinary media focus on the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy's assassination, and on the search to define his legacy, a significant element was overlooked: the story of a young congressman joining in a legislative initiative to advance no less than the solution to the problem of war.

Feinstein vs. CIA Fight Points Up Need for A New 'Church Committee'

William Bradley | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

If the CIA becomes regarded as monstrous and out of control by not just the usual critics but also by much of the mainstream in the U.S. and around the world -- and they are on that cusp right now -- some of the most important tools in protecting the United States and its interests short of war become, at best, decidedly double-edged swords.

More Clinton Records Will Be Released From National Archives

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Archives plans to make public another 4,000 pages of documents from the Clinton White House on Friday, including prev...

Obama Borrows From the JFK Playbook on Ukraine

Stephen Schlesinger | Posted 05.05.2014 | Politics
Stephen Schlesinger

In both cases, the two leaders were dealing with secret, unexpected, armed missions launched by aggressive Russian leaders against Western interests, with little precedent in both cases on how to handle the crises.

How Judge Lance Ito and OJ Simpson Ruined the Legal System

Don McNay | Posted 05.04.2014 | Business
Don McNay

One of the worst moves in American judicial history was Judge Lance Ito's decision to allow the OJ Simpson murder trial in 1995 to be televised. Making a bad idea worse, Ito went on entertainment programs like a small-time comic trying to work his way to Vegas. The OJ Simpson trial was the precursor of the modern reality television series.

Tracing the Irish Influence in Boston

WHERE | Posted 04.21.2014 | Travel
WHERE

Welcome to Boston, or as the Irish say, "Céad míle fáilte." On a trip here, we encourage you to track down all things Irish. The fun of it can be discovering how this country's early history is intertwined with Irish culture.

Movie Review: Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.20.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Elaine Stritch is one of those pop-culture figures who you either know too much about or have never heard of. A star of the Broadway stage for 70 years, she landed in New York at 18, took the town by storm and never looked back.

The 10 Richest U.S. Presidents

24/7 Wall St. | Ashley C. Allen | Posted 02.18.2014 | Business

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is the front-runner for the 2016 Democratic presidential ticket, according to most political pundits. The pr...

No, JFK's Grandson Did NOT Come Out As Gay

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.13.2014 | Gay Voices

John F. Kennedy's grandson, Jack Schlossberg, did not come out as gay, despite what the Internet might think. Queerty was the first to report that...

The Beatles in America: The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Darin Murphy | Posted 04.09.2014 | Entertainment
Darin Murphy

It's easy to do today with computer software, but back then it was impossible. There were four guys walking around that seemed like colored images surrounded by black-and-white.