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John Kennedy

The Devil's Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America's Secret Government, David Talbot, (New York: HarperCollins, 2015)

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 01.11.2016 | Books
Joseph A. Palermo

If one reads carefully The Devil's Chessboard along with James Douglass's superb book, JFK and the Unspeakable, the reader will come away with a deeper understanding of the "crime of the century" that synthesizes the most relevant details that 50 years of scholarship and investigation have provided.

Richard, We Hardly Knew You

Tom Alderman | Posted 12.08.2015 | Books
Tom Alderman

It's Evan Thomas' observational grace notes that deliver the complete Nixon. You've got to empathize with a guy who was totally helpless with anything mechanical and was comically clumsy while wrestling a lobster that clawed onto his suit.

Holy Product Placement and Other Fripperies

Tom Alderman | Posted 10.13.2015 | Media
Tom Alderman

Holy product placement. Millions of us watched the monumentally popular Pope Francis drive off in his four-door Fiat 500S. Don't you assume this car w...

New CIA Information On JFK's Assassination

Keith Thomson | Posted 09.17.2015 | Politics
Keith Thomson

Former CIA Director George Tenet believed the President's Daily Briefs to be so sensitive that none could be released for publication "no matter how old or historically significant it may be." Yet, yesterday, the CIA declassified and released every PDB produced during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. So what's in the PDBs?

Sanding Down the Rough Edges of Capitalism Is Not Enough

David Morris | Posted 08.06.2015 | Politics
David Morris

I recommend we stop using the term "contributions" to describe the campaign spending of oligarchs and start using the term they themselves often use: "investments". The very rich invest to change the rules in their favor.

800 Years on, the Magna Carta for Our Time

Robin Koerner | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics
Robin Koerner

The Magna Carta is widely regarded as the document that marked the beginning of the Anglo tradition of constitutional liberty that would eventually lead to the writing of the U.S. Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.

Why Hillary Can Win Big

Brent Budowsky | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

This will be the heart of Hillary Clinton's conversation with America: equal wages for women, a higher minimum wage for workers, a higher standard of living for all, a better education for students who want to learn and affordable education for the moms and dads who must pay for it.

Baldev Duggal, Immigrant to Icon: An American Dream

Chaker Khazaal | Posted 05.03.2015 | Impact
Chaker Khazaal

Many immigrants don't just bring their luggage with them when they come to America's shores. They also bring their determination -- and, yes, their dreams. It is the power of these dreams that will help America grow and prosper in the face of the endless challenges and opportunities our future holds.

Cuba: A New Year's Present

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 03.02.2015 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

January 1 marks the fifty-sixth anniversary of Battista's overthrow and is a holiday that can now be celebrated by Cubans and Americans alike.

The 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 01.08.2015 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Many historians trace the seeds of the momentous events of November 9, 1989, when the Berlin Wall came down, as being planted back in August 1975 when 35 nations, including the United States, unanimously approved the Helsinki Accords.

A Grandmother on Moon Thoughts, 45 Years Later

Margaret Sullivan | Posted 09.20.2014 | Politics
Margaret Sullivan

Time and attention are quirky. We were in Washington when the Russians launched Sputnik in 1957 starting the Space race, aware but focused more on new baby, new job.

Why Jackie O Still Matters

Jennifer J. Raab | Posted 07.16.2014 | Women
Jennifer J. Raab

Growing up at a time when the place of women in American society was undergoing sweeping changes and doors were opening for us into an uncertain future, we could look to her as a role model.

Col. William P. Gale, a Scary Apparition From the Desert

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 06.29.2014 | Politics
Lionel Rolfe

This was Colonel William Gale, a former top aide of General Douglas McArthur. Gale later became better known as the Reverend William Gale of the Christian Identity faith, which later moved to Hayden Lake, Idaho, and was run by a Gale protege, The Reverend Butler.

The CIA Is Not a Fourth Branch of Government

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.12.2014 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The Senate must prevail in this Constitutional showdown between a secretive Executive Branch relic of the Cold War that has a long history of doing nasty things in our name.

LBJ, BBQ Diplomacy, And The Great BBQ That Never Happened

Meathead | Posted 04.26.2014 | Taste
Meathead

Barbecue has been used as a tool in American political campaigns for more than 150 years.

BOTH SIDES NOW: Reid Ends GOP Veto of POTUS Picks

HuffPost Radio | Posted 11.25.2013 | Media
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpg Ron Reagan and David Frum debate whether ending filibusters over presidential appointments was a "power grab" or a pro-democracy move to reduce dysfunction? And is the Obamacare fight about health care or "the promise of liberalism"? Then: the Kennedys, the Reagans & assassination.

"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. ...

WATCH: Priest Remembers Last Rites For President John F. Kennedy

The Huffington Post | Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 11.22.2013 | Religion

November 22nd, 1963 started off with the thrill of anticipation for Rev. Oscar L. Huber, a Catholic priest who served as Pastor at the Holy Trinity Ch...

A Muckraker and a President Go to the Dark Side

Robert Miraldi | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics
Robert Miraldi

The attempt to tackle the sexual legacy of John Kennedy was an unmitigated disaster for Sy Hersh, the low point of an otherwise illustrious career. Why would Hersh, the man obsessed with public policy, tackle this sordid tale in the way that he did?

BOTH SIDES NOW: FDR and Machiavelli on Obamacare's Stumbles

HuffPost Radio | Posted 11.18.2013 | Media
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpg Matalin, Reagan and Green debate Obamacare's failed rollout and the GOP's flawless inaction. The panel also discusses how CBS turned Benghazi from a tragedy into a hoax, as well as "Harvard on the Potomac."

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 Assassination Exhibit Shows Off Bloody Clothes

AP | MICHAEL GRACZYK | Posted 10.15.2013 | Weird News

AUSTIN, Texas -- AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Your eyes instinctively seek the holes in the vintage 1960s black wool men's business suit. The white cotton d...

Celebrating Forty Years for Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

On September 30th friends and supporters of the Children's Defense Fund (CDF) will gather at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. to celebrate CDF's 40th anniversary and honor our best known alum, Hillary Rodham Clinton.

The Man, the Myth, and the Legend: How Admirers (And Detractors) Remember JFK

Dean R. Owen | Posted 11.03.2013 | Books
Dean R. Owen

Nearly 50 years after his assassination, John Kennedy's impact lives on in the memories of those he inspired--and those he frustrated. Elements of that legacy emerge in people's stories and reflections, as well as the inflections of their voices when they speak of him.

More Than a Dream

Paula Gordon | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics
Paula Gordon

The future -- as well as the present -- is what we make of it. That's how dreams come true: "We ... will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like water."