RFK knew how to inspire people. It wasn't a cheap, button-pushing inspiration, but the kind that grew out of his direct awareness of what people had experienced and where they were coming from. As a prosecutor, I often look to his words for guidance.
What is needed is exactly what the Kerner Commission recommended to the country 46 years ago: a comprehensive shift in the priorities of our social spending away from the military-industrial-prison complex and toward widespread development of impoverished parts of America.
Port-au-Prince -- From here in the nation birthed by the world's only successful slave revolt, watching and reading about the events in Ferguson, Missouri, is far beyond bizarre.
Public grief is a powerful growth opportunity to enhance our own life. Grief is awful no matter what, but it's a part of life. Let's learn to do it better for ourselves and for the people we love. It's a little known key to peace and happiness.
I'm supposing that I'm very much not alone here. So for those of us who need to feel worthy of our sadness, I say let's try to own it. It's part of what makes us human, and without it, well, we are much much less so.
In every election cycle, voters witness the spectacle of an underdog candidate challenging an incumbent elected official to participate in a series of debates. This is usually a starting bid, with the underdog hoping the incumbent will engage in at least one debate.
In 2011, on the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy presidency, Caroline Kennedy permitted the interviews to be shared with the world in an exhibit called "In Her Voice: Jacqueline Kennedy, The White House Years" at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston.
There are so many stakeholders, not only in the Middle East but also in Europe and beyond, that would like to see an end to this madness in Gaza. The vital thing confronting us today is for the U.S. to put pressure on Israel to lift the siege of Gaza and seek a viable and realistic political solution.
Who's responsible for letting actor/author Chris Colfer voice his own audiobook, The Land of Stories, a Grimm Warning? Aside from garbled words, his fourth grade reading technique is a formidable obstacle to getting past the first chapter.
I wonder if, the older I get, life will seem simple again. In my 20s, I maintained a limited view of the world, not seeing more than I could handle perhaps. Will that be my final decades as well?
When the George W. Bush administration commenced its global sales pitch to invade Iraq in 2002, misplaced fear and overly rosy projections for its success helped make it happen. If only they had heeded the prescient warnings of these nine individuals.
Among the thousands, maybe millions, of people who will stop what they're doing later this month and reflect on the life of John F. Kennedy, Jr. are two who played vitally important roles in his life.
If a ticket of two women offers economic revival and transformational change based on financial justice championed by Pope Francis, the most popular figure on the world stage, support from women would be stratospheric and many men would join them.
These essays have come a long way since 1935, when John F. Kennedy's succinct, handwritten and utterly unoriginal paragraph was enough to get him into his father's alma mater, answering the question: "Why do you wish to go to Harvard?"
Here are 10 things we all wish we had known before getting ourselves into this crazy but wonderful adventure we call the Peace Corps.
At a time when we find ourselves in near-despair over a democratic process increasingly influenced by concentrated economic power, let us heed the visionaries in our midst who offer bold alternatives.