The overarching issue at stake in Brennan's confirmation is official secrecy in the name of national security. Do the White House and national security agencies acknowledge limits on their powers of official secrecy? The JFK assassination story provides a useful benchmark in this debate.
A diamond definitely isn't your only option.
Democrats opposing Bork's nomination would have seen their votes as not just a stand against a particular judicial nominee but as a vote against the social agenda of an administration they felt was attempting to turn the page on the progress of previous decades.
It is tradition that when Jan. 20 falls on a Sunday, the official inaugural ceremony is held on the following day. However, despite this apparent quirkiness, the oath of office will be administered to the president on Sunday, Jan. 20, the day prior to the Inauguration.
The Patriarch is the perfect title for the life story of Joseph Patrick Kennedy. It resounds with the drama of rolling drums to introduce a paterfamilias who created one of America's most powerful political dynasties
In 1961, Jacqueline Kennedy began the tradition of selecting a theme for the official White House Christmas tree. John F. Kennedy, meanwhile, started something else during that holiday season: On Dec. 14, he established the President's Commission on the Status of Women.
Thursday night was a busy one in the city, and I used it as an opportunity to check out some of the holiday windows on Madison Avenue before heading to a much anticipated spa opening downtown.
Every time we plant a seed we plant a seed of hope. Every time we plant a tree here, we plant a tree saying goodbye to fear and saying we welcome hope. We are willing to take yes for an answer. We are willing to take life for an answer.
Besides being the month of Thanksgiving, November is the month of the Dead Kennedy. It's a time of remembering a day of blood and brains on a pink dre...
One of the common misconceptions of the Kennedy assassination is that we would, by now, have heard the true story. The fact is many witnesses have gone on record, and continue to do so.
For those alive in 1963 this month casts a shadow of sadness as we recall where we were on November 22 when we heard about the president's assassination.
All is far from lost but we approach a junction. The fiscal cliff offers a transition point. Will America confront the challenges facing her and the need for change?
In many ways, the video prefigured all sorts of American pastimes, from widespread paranoia about government to a loss of faith in photographic truth and the news media, from the acceptance of graphic violence to newer concerns about copyright.
The Web has made the government's troubling records about JFK's death available for the first time to millions people outside of Washington and the federal government. I believe this diffusion of knowledge is slowly clarifying the JFK story for everybody.
A Brief History on These United States of DisUnion It was designed to unify. A star for each colony, showing our freedom from Great Britain. The A...
Night after night, the television screen would show horrible skirmishes, bombings, killings and mayhem. I would never know if my husband was safe until the next day passed and I had heard nothing.