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Schoolyard Bullies

Chez Pazienza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chez Pazienza

That's really what it's all about -- Barack Obama's political enemies don't actually accept him as president. They consider his presidency some kind of sham, regardless of the overwhelming majority he won.

Playing Shortstop for the Boston "Ted" Sox

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Tonight Kennedy will be quietly remembered and honored in thousands of tents, huts and homes of refugees around the world who owe their lives and the lives of their children to his generous devotion to their safety and security.

Who Killed JFK's Dream?

Stephen Gyllenhaal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Gyllenhaal

I can go to any movie theater and see America deeply involved in a space program, but the real space program is nearly dead on the vine.

HBO Documentary Shows Ted Kennedy's Controversial Career in Soft Focus

Liza Weisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Liza Weisberg

A tender, nostalgic profile of the Camelot clan through the eyes of its youngest member, the documentary plays eerily like a premature eulogy.

Can Anyone Restrain Themselves?

Evan Handler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Evan Handler

Celine Dion said to Larry King about Michael Jackson's death, "It feels like when Kennedy died, when Elvis Presley died." How could this feel to her like something she never experienced?

Gloating Over Obama's Honeymoon End

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Just as President Obama's second quarter nears its end, the predictable happened: the gloat over his reported light dip in popularity has begun with a vengeance.

Mimi Beardsley Alford Writing Memoir About Affair With President Kennedy

New York Times | Motoko Rich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Mimi Beardsley Alford, a retired New York church administrator who had an affair with John F. Kennedy while she was an intern in the White House, is b...

The March of Folly, Continued

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Solomon

Obama can make many wise comments about past international affairs while proceeding with actual policies largely unfettered by the wisdom.

Cheney's Toys

Leslie Griffith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leslie Griffith

We all remember conniving against a democratically-elected president ended in 1963. And we hear comparisons between the young, vibrant JFK and Obama. May the parallels end there.

At Last

Betty Fussell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Betty Fussell

The Inauguration of our new Chief this January has miraculously, it would seem, inaugurated a shift in movie genre. Barack and Michelle looked like Fred and Ginger.

Michael Phelps In Good Company

Keith Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Keith Thomson

According to a 2002 Time/CNN poll, 47% of Americans have smoked marijuana. Here's a list of famous users and advocates of the plant.

November 22, 1963: Like a Rolling Bolt of Thunder

Don Steinberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Don Steinberg

It's hard for me to imagine the complete state of shock that gripped the nation -- really the whole world -- when President Kennedy was assassinated 4...

Does Obama Really Plan To Govern from the Center-Right?

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Should progressives beware? Has Barack Obama suckered them into supporting a President who will really govern from the "center-right?" The short answer is no.

Oliver Stone's "Obama"

Dave Winer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Winer

At the end of Oliver Stone's biopic, just before Nixon resigns in disgrace, he delivers a powerful line. Standing in front of the White House portrai...

McCain's Maverick Left Eye and a History of Presidential Infirmity

Peter J Burns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Peter J Burns

William H. Taft suffered from a condition probably most relevant to modern Americans - hyper-obesity. He weighed in at over 400 lbs. This condition caused hypersomnolence - he'd fall asleep mid-conversation, sometimes with foreign heads of state.

Obama and Democrats Fighting Hard on GOP Turf

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

All told, 20 states are currently at high risk of loss by the Republican party in either the presidential election, the Senate race, or both. How is that for expanding the playing field?

Who Knows What Presidents Will Do?

Stephen C. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen C. Rose

By Stephen C. Rose Presidents defy categorization by their decisions. Which renders exceedingly silly the idea that it makes a real difference whic...

Christian Author Warns of Palin's "Scary" Religion: "Answer Questions, as JFK Did 48 Years Ago Today"

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

For the sake of the country -- and for Gov. Palin's own sake -- the campaign's vow of silence on the subject of her religion must be broken -- completely, publicly, and personally by the candidate herself.

Why Are Senators Worried About Hurting John McCain's Feelings? To Heck With John McCain's Feelings

Jonathan Leigh Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Leigh Solomon

The worse scenario is McCain feels just fine and doesn't have to worry about walking into the Senate chamber ever again except to cheers and back-slaps -- when he gives the State of the Union.

What Issues? It's About Personality!

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Alderman

Whether we admit it, or not, presidential campaigns are more about personality than policies, temperament over brains, and has been since broadcasting began.

Obama's Call to Service Is the Key to Electing Him President

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Fundamentally, Democrats lost the last presidential election because while we talked about policies and programs, the Republicans talked about right and wrong. Never again.

Obama Mulling Major Speech In Berlin During Europe Trip

Chicago Sun-Times | Lynn Sweet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A German friend passed along the news Saturday that local sources in Berlin are confirming that the Obama campaign was in contact with city authoritie...

2008 Louisiana Senate General Election:
Kennedy (R) vs. Landrieu (D-i)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

LA-Sen: Kennedy vs Landrieu

Confident Optimism in Foreign Policy

Robert Schlesinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Schlesinger

There are two fundamental schools of thought on foreign policy: suppose the Israelis launch a preemptive attack against Iran -- what does the United States do?

Sam Stein

Obama Compares Himself To Reagan, JFK...But Not Bill Clinton | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an interview Monday with the Reno Gazette-Journal editorial board, Sen. Barack Obama riffed on a range of political topics ranging from Katrina, th...