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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.

It's Quick, It's Easy and It's Time to Get Rid of This Law

Steven Conn | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics
Steven Conn

If we aren't going to have a draft in any imaginable future, and if we aren't even going to enforce the Selective Service registration law -- the last prosecution took place in 1986 -- then it is time to get rid of draft registration.

What the Zapruder Film Has to Teach Us About Food and Finance

Woody Tasch | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Woody Tasch

Watching, once again, the chilling frames of the Zapruder film, I realize that ever since those fateful moments I've been on a long, slow journey away from what I don't believe and towards something -- anything -- in which I can deeply and wholeheartedly believe.

Things You May Not Know About the Kennedy Years

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 01.26.2014 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

A law school friend of mine joined the Kennedy Administration immediately and let me in on a few things that you probably never read about. On one of ...

The Day the Symphony Broke the News That Kennedy Is Dead

Phillip Martin | Posted 01.26.2014 | Politics
Phillip Martin

In Boston on November 22, 1963, hundreds of people learned about the tragedy -- not directly from media -- but from the conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

From Dallas to Sandy Hook: Lord Have Mercy

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

This week we mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy as we prepare to mark the one-year anniversary of the massacre of school children in Sandy Hook.

A Post-Mortem Messiah: The Confusing and Elusive JFK

Robert Whitcomb | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Robert Whitcomb

Because of the Kennedy promotion machine, because JFK was handsome, charming, witty and self-assured and because of how he exited life, he has received credit for more than he deserves.

The Kennedy Anniversary You Missed

Andy Kutler | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Andy Kutler

For a small group of World War II veterans, the man's political accomplishments are dwarfed by the lengths he went to, and the incredible courage he exhibited, in keeping them alive over the course of several white-knuckle days during the height of the war in the Pacific.

JFK Service Award Honors Female Combat Vet, Charity CEO

AP | Posted 11.25.2013 | Impact

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The 2013 John F. Kennedy New Frontier Awards will be presented to a leader on veterans' issues and the founder of an online ...

JFK, the Assassination, and the Avoidable Tragedy of Vietnam

Mark Santow | Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics
Mark Santow

Much like 9/11 for Americans of this century, Kennedy's seemingly inexplicable murder inspired an almost existential sense of national and individual vulnerability. One rarely finds anyone who lived through the events of November 1963 that does not think that something profoundly changed in their wake.

The Leadership Legacy of Kennedy and Lincoln

Seth Moulton | Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics
Seth Moulton

Presidents Lincoln and Kennedy shared more than just being leaders during critical times and the misfortune of lives cut short. They shared a power of will to drive the nation, sometimes single-handedly, toward a destination that few but they realized was attainable.

John F. Kennedy and Poetry

John Lundberg | Posted 01.24.2014 | Arts
John Lundberg

Kennedy thought highly of poetry's wisdom and of its ability to reset a perspective warped by power and politics.

Media Should Hold Politicians to JFK's 'Better to Light a Candle Than Curse the Darkness' Legacy

Paul Abrams | Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics
Paul Abrams

The media would truly honor JFK's legacy by not providing free publicity to those who only curse the darkness.