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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.

Is a Non-Competitive Primary Really What the Democrats Need?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

As the 2016 election approaches, it is likely that we will also be told that having a clear nominee early in the process, rather than a hard-fought, and potentially nasty, campaign for the nomination will be good for the party. This idea is intuitive and attractive, but it should be noted that it also completely false.

Jerry Brown for President: The Way We Were

William Bradley | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

At the least, Brown clearly wants to influence the politics of 2016, which prompts this discussion of his first three presidential campaigns, each of which was telling and intriguing in its own ways.

Looking Back on the Year of JFK and MLK, and On to Another Year of Exhaustive Storytelling

Chris Benson | Posted 03.10.2014 | Media
Chris Benson

Media leadership is vital, too, in breaking out of the echo chamber of the 24-7 news cycle. Enterprise, curiosity, critical assessment form the path to the enriching untold story.

The War On Poverty Is Our Moral Challenge Now

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 01.07.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Even as we've made progress against poverty, we've fallen back on other fronts. Employment, especially long-term unemployment, is at record highs for the modern era. Higher education is increasingly expensive. We are living in an increasingly inequitable economy.

Momentum And Inertia: Twin Threats To The Separation Of Church And State

Rev. Barry Lynn | Posted 02.17.2014 | Religion
Rev. Barry Lynn

Today, we have two main problems related to separation of church and state. To borrow from physics, one relates to momentum, the other to inertia.

The Liberating Power of the Positive

Christopher Holshek | Posted 02.11.2014 | Impact
Christopher Holshek

When we erode the liberties and compromise the values that underwrite our national strength through overprotection, then the terrorists have won. And we helped them.

8 Funerals That Showed Us The True Emotion Of A Nation In Mourning

Posted 01.25.2014 | World

Tens of thousands of mourners gathered in South Africa on Tuesday, braving the cold and the rain to bid farewell to the unforgettable Nelson Mandela. ...

50 Years of Hysteria: Heathen Communist Presidents, Then and Now, in the Minds of the Far Right

Kevin Goodman | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics
Kevin Goodman

It's obvious that socialism, Marxism, and communism are words with derogatory connotations in the collective mind of the United States; the evil United Socialist Soviet Republic did, after all, influence the bulk of 20th century U.S. rhetoric.

Mandela: Remembering It Took a Very Long Time to Do the Obvious

William Bradley | Posted 02.09.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Mandela is nothing short of a consensus world icon, celebrated from the most insurgent to the most establishmentarian precincts, as he should be. But why, then, was his cause so difficult for so many to support when action was needed?

What If

Lisa Longo | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics
Lisa Longo

1982, I was graduating high school. Like millions of other students all over America, I was hoping for a spot in one of our prestigious colleges for P...

Growing Up With Nelson Mandela

John K. Herr | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics
John K. Herr

Nelson Mandela deserves a place of honor with the dissidents and dreamers who knocked down the Berlin Wall and defeated the Soviet Union. And I am honored to have grown up watching it happen.

Why We Should Miss John F. Kennedy 50 Years On

William Bradley | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

It's a complex and fascinating set of situations, one which would undoubtedly engage Kennedy greatly. It's too bad he's not around to counsel Obama.

JFK, UN World Food Day and Confronting the Single Greatest Challenge in Human History

Kenneth M. Quinn | Posted 02.02.2014 | Impact
Kenneth M. Quinn

In 1961, President John F. Kennedy gave his speech about going to the moon and less than a decade later, America had fulfilled that goal. Two years later, he gave a similar address about ending world hunger, but 50 years later our planet is still struggling with this objective.

Last Surviving Member Of Crew That Rescued John F. Kennedy Dies

AP | Posted 11.28.2013 | Politics

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — The last surviving member of the crew that rescued John F. Kennedy from an island in the Pacific Ocean during World War II h...

President Kennedy's False Legacy

Randy Shaw | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics
Randy Shaw

John Kennedy's role in building his brothers' political careers was his greatest contribution to social change. Robert and Ted's political development after JFK's death offers a great model for politician-activist relationships, and the credit is all theirs.