On the eve of the fiftieth anniversary of the Kennedy assassination, with bookstore shelves overflowing with reexaminations and conspiracy theories, John T. Shaw takes a look at an important but under-reported period of President Kennedy's life in JFK in the Senate: Pathway to the Presidency.
As we approach the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination we are reminded of his enduring hold on the popular imagination. Polls show that Kennedy is America's favorite president, ranking above Washington, Lincoln, and Roosevelt.
A cover-up to avoid culpability for missing signs of an impending assassination, or having worked with the assassin in some undercover capacity prior to November 22, is very different from the institutional orchestration of the murder of a U.S. president.
Generations after generation have been awestruck by her, her beauty, and her immortal public persona. Behind the glitz, glamour and glimmer, there was one woman to whom Marilyn Monroe owed it all: Lois Weber Smith.
People's image of marijuana legalization, however, is not consistent with this new corporate reality. Folks are still stuck in the 1970s -- they think of peace loving, drum playing, harmless pot smokers who just want to light up without the hassle of the law.
The inaugural Kennedy Forum will bring together mental health advocates to expand the national conversation around this last frontier of civil rights.
I believed in America, and now I felt let down. What went wrong?
I'm reading too many obituaries these days, but was struck by three that appeared in The Washington Post on Oct. 10 - which soon will publish its own obituary following its sale to Jeff Bezos.
Why does Kennedy still capture the imagination? Why do programs like CBS This Morning continue to run Kennedy memorobilia shows, dragging out the last surviving remnants of anyone who can even remember even meeting JFK?
Kennedy's final days paint a picture of a man who craved excitement. Perhaps because two of his siblings, Joe and Kathleen, had died young and the president himself had repeatedly faced death, JFK seemed unusually conscious that his time on earth was fleeting.
Pierpoint was one of the last of the generation called "Murrow's Boys." These were the first generation of print journalists, most from the wire services like AP and UPI, who were recruited into the then-new medium of television.
While Kennedy never confronted a government shutdown, he did have a particular style for dealing with national crises that is suggestive of how he might seek to end the current obstructionism.
The project demanded his time and energy during a busy season in Kennedy's political career, but he relished the opportunity to immerse himself in one of his great loves: the study of history.
Fifty years after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Parkland still has the power to hit you like a fast-moving bus.
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The Kennedy family is still a strong presence in the American psyche. In the last decade, Ted Kennedy (1932-2009) was a commanding presence in both th...