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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, 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.

My JFK Obsession Becomes a Living Nightmare at Dealey Plaza

Binky Philips | Posted 01.24.2014 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

I was seven. Sometime during the Summer of 1960, my parents put a large Kennedy For President poster, featuring his big toothy-smiling black & white ...

What Dallas Pastors Preached After JFK Was Shot

Religion News Service | Kevin Eckstrom | Posted 11.24.2013 | Religion

(RNS) Facing crowded pews and heavy hearts, Dallas clergy took to the pulpits on Nov. 24, 1963 to try to make sense of the assassination of President ...

Bill Maher Puts The Kennedy vs. Reagan Debate To Rest

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 11.23.2013 | Comedy

Bill Maher delivered an impressive comparison of John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan on Friday Night's "Real Time," concluding of course that JFK wins t...

"Oswald Has Been Shot!"

Rick Horowitz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Ruby shoots Oswald -- but what was that third guy doing? I had always wondered. Then I got the chance to ask him....

The Day President Kennedy Died

Diane Ravitch | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Diane Ravitch

I met John Kennedy twice. He came to meet with the political science majors in 1958, and we spent an hour or so talking about the issues facing the nation. He was charming, handsome, funny, well-informed.

I Don't Care Who Killed JFK

Peter Dreier | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

I refuse to waste my time wading into the muck of the JFK assassination controversies. It is not that I lack curiosity about American history. But nothing that I uncover would surprise me or alter my view of my country.

The Kennedy Assassination and Pursuing 'What It Stopped'

Bob Cesca | Posted 08.01.2014 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Since that day in New York City, I really haven't cared about who killed President Kennedy. Instead, I tend to think about what the Kennedy administration might've achieved had it been able to fully pursue its agenda.

Ask What You Can Do For Your Country

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

I hope, as we remember a young President, that we will renew our commitment to building with urgency and persistence a just America where every child is valued and enabled to achieve their God given potential regardless of the lottery of birth.

Caroline Grows Up

Michael Hodin | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

Our children have given up on landlines, the postal service, and books made of paper. And, fatherless, Caroline has grown up.

Inside The Night JFK Decided To Create The Peace Corps

HuffPost Live | Basel Hamdan | Posted 11.22.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

It's not everyday that a group of student activists are able to influence the policies of the President of the United States. But without a meeting be...

Time to Revive JFK's 'Ask Not' Call

Mark R. Kennedy | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Mark R. Kennedy

Central to the Kennedy ideal is the idea of self-sacrifice for the greater good. In this day of political intransigence and not only inter-party, but also intra-party strife, blame seems to supplant earnest dialogue, and Kennedy's call appears long forgotten.

Shadow of a Gunman

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

As I write this, it is 50 years and two hours since I heard five bells ring on the UPI wire, turned around and discovered that John F. Kennedy had been shot.

Belafonte: JFK 'Knew So Little About The Black Community'

Posted 11.22.2013 | Black Voices

As the nation commemorates the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, much has been said about the former president's relationship ...

Killing More Than Kennedy

Christopher Holshek | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Christopher Holshek

Kennedy's call to action, from his first to his last day as president, was a constant call to citizenship - local, national, and global. It was a call to embrace the promise of American reinvention and renewal.

The Bible Passages Of John F. Kennedy

Posted 11.22.2013 | Religion

Three days after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, on November 25th, 1963, the official funeral service for the slain President was held at St. Ma...

JFK vs. Reagan: The Battle to Be More Hero-y

H. Alan Scott | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
H. Alan Scott

Both presidents have a severe lack of accomplishments to show for their presidencies, a fierce opposition from the opposing party, and a myth machine that continues to heroize them.

JFK's Effects On African Americans & The Youth Vote

NewsOne | Posted 11.22.2013 | Black Voices

I grew up in a family of storytellers. Around our dinner table, stories of 1950′s era Harlem flow freely, as my grandparents talk about coffee dates...

An Eerie Silence

Dr. Kevin Simmons | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Dr. Kevin Simmons

Without a doubt, November 22 was a historical inflection point that happened in my back yard but I never asked so much as one question when the opportunity to do so was at hand with people very near to the actual event.

JFK's Legacy Extends Far Beyond Conspiracy Theories (But Those Are Popular, Too)

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 11.22.2013 | Politics

President John F. Kennedy was generally well-liked by his constituents. Fifty years to the day after JFK's assassination, he is remembered as one of A...

WATCH LIVE: How Would The World Be Different If JFK Lived?

HuffPost Live | Posted 01.28.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

What would have happened had President John F. Kennedy not been assassinated? From the Cold War to the Civil Rights Movement and from Vietnam to the U...