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JFK's Real Legacy: Unintended Consequences of Needless Foreign Meddling

Ivan Eland | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Ivan Eland

JFK's orchestration of the attempted overthrow of a foreign regime -- Fidel Castro's in Cuba -- is usually treated in American history as a one-off disaster from which JFK's presidency later recovered.

Jackie Kennedy's Five Pregnancies -- the Tragic and the Successful

Steven Levingston | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Steven Levingston

Jackie became pregnant for the first time in 1955 but after three months "suffered a miscarriage and learned that carrying and delivering a child would always be difficult for her," recalled JFK's friend and adviser Ken O'Donnell.

Billy Graham's Warning to JFK

Robert C. Crosby, D.Min. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Robert C. Crosby, D.Min.

One week before President John F. Kennedy made the fateful trip to Dallas in 1963, Billy Graham "had an inner foreboding that something terrible was g...

Ask Not! JFK's Legacy Denied. Ask Why Not! JFK'S Legacy Defended.

Frank Islam | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Frank Islam

Yes, as we come to the end of this "Kennedy Half Century," let us make the commitment to carry on his legacy, to assume our own responsibility for the future, and to ask why not. Why not keep America the land of dreamers and doers rather than deniers and defilers?

JFK: A Death in the Family

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

In my 11-year-old mind, it seemed the absolute end of not just my dream, but everyone's. The black community mourned in a way I had never seen before. The light went out of our eyes.

American Promise

Michael A. Hardy | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Michael A. Hardy

As President Kennedy suggested 50 years ago, we know that this will not be easy, but will be hard. America can and will win on this issue of providing its citizens quality and affordable health care.

21 November 1963

John Guare | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
John Guare

We watched Air Force One land on a strip far away from us. Thousands of us soldiers marched in formation near it. We saw figures who must've been Jack and Jackie step out of the plane.

JFK's Niece Questions If Lee Harvey Oswald Acted Alone

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics

Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, former Maryland Lieutenant Governor and niece of the late President John F. Kennedy, admitted she doesn't know if Kennedy a...

Honor His Life, Not Just His Death

Kerry Kennedy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Kerry Kennedy

I've been asked again and again how I will be marking this anniversary. When it comes to my Uncle Jack, my father, or any other loved ones we've lost, I believe in honoring lives, not deaths.

People Asked To Share Stories Of John F. Kennedy's Legacy

AP | CARA RUBINSKY | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics

BOSTON (AP) — There's no shortage of places for people to share memories of where they were 50 years ago when they found out John F. Kennedy had bee...

Dallas: At the Scene of the Crime

Rick Horowitz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

"In Dallas, in November of a year that ends in '3'..." I wrote this one for the 40th anniversary. A decade's passage hasn't changed a thing. Six f...

JFK's Civil Rights Legacy: 50 Years of Myth and Fact

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

If Kennedy had lived would he have fought hard for passage of the 1964 landmark civil rights bill, or been stonewalled by his party's racists, and forced to accept a watered down bill?

One JFK Conspiracy Theory That Could Be True

www.cnn.com | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

(CNN) -- During the half century since President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, you may have heard about a few conspiracy theories. ...

Every Country Should Have a Newseum

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.25.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

The "new" (to me) Newseum offers an amazing array of displays and information in its airy galleries packed with information on America's history, geography, politics, international relations, and media-related technological advances.

Conspiracy Theorist Proves John F. Kennedy Never Existed

Spencer Green | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Spencer Green

The Kennedy Family itself was invented in the 1840s by The Finger, a consortium that included oil speculators, the Illuminati, the Catholic Church, Freemasons, Whigs, and extraterrestrials from the Phoenix Dwarf and Triangulum Galaxies.

Assassinations, Anniversaries, and the New America Now

Alton B. Pollard, III, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Alton B. Pollard, III, Ph.D.

Anniversaries are often that occasion when a spark of hope for the future is renewed in the hearts of individuals, a community, or a nation. People, whose lives have been touched near and far, pay their momentary tribute and respect.

If Kennedy Lost...

Ross M. Wallenstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Ross M. Wallenstein

The "what ifs" surrounding President John F. Kennedy's death have fascinated historians and history buffs like me for half a century. Yet they almost always presume reelection.

On the 50th Anniversary of His Assassination, JFK's Message Is More Important Now Than Ever

Michael Shammas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Michael Shammas

We were once a country that wasn't scared to do the big things, weren't we?

Remembering President Kennedy Then and Now

Mark R. Kennedy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Mark R. Kennedy

John Kennedy called upon all to hold high ideals and to "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country." That commitment to selflessness and service is as old as the Republic.

The Day My American History Teacher Cried

Brent Green | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Brent Green

I cannot recall what he told us during those suspenseful minutes following breaking news, but even then I grasped the irony of an assassination attempt in Dallas while learning about the nation's Founding Fathers.

JFK and the Millennial Generation

Scott D. Reich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Scott D. Reich

Instead of debating who fired gunshots, or merely looking back at history, we ought to be looking forward and using this history to connect the ideals Kennedy emphasized with a new generation.

JFK Remembered In Film And Television

AP | JESSICA HERNDON | Posted 11.14.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A wide range of actors have played President John F. Kennedy in the movies and on TV, starting even before his assassination 50 y...

JFK Assassination Anniversary To Be Marked In Dallas

AP | JAMIE STENGLE | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics

DALLAS (AP) — Church bells will toll throughout Dallas on Nov. 22 to honor President John F. Kennedy, and a moment of silence at 12:30 p.m. will mar...

Caroline Kennedy Sworn In As U.S. Ambassador To Japan

AP | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of slain President John F. Kennedy, has been sworn in as U.S. ambassador to Japan. Secretary of St...

How a U.S. Senator Can Avoid "The Senate Curse" and Get Elected to the Presidency

Rich Rubino | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Rich Rubino

Between 1960 and 2008, 50 U.S. Senators sought the Presidency and lost. U.S. Senator Barack Obama broke the nearly half-century "Senate Curse" in 2008 by wining the Presidency.