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The Cuban Missile Crisis: What We Must Never Lose Sight Of 50 Years Later

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 12.30.2012 | Fifty
Hoyt Hilsman

Fifty years ago this week, much changed for me, my family and the rest of America. As a nation and a world, we had stared down the barrel of nuclear destruction. However, it seems clear that 50 years after the Cuban Missile Crisis we are not much closer to banishing the threat of nuclear war.

Kennedy Family's Cousin Convicted Of Killing Neighbor With Golf Club Could Be Freed

AP | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN | Posted 12.24.2012 | Crime

SUFFIELD, Conn. — Imprisoned Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel lost a bid for freedom on Wednesday, turned down at his first parole hearing since he...

Amanda Terkel

Biden To Ryan: 'Oh, Now You're Jack Kennedy' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics

Perhaps the most famous vice presidential debate moment in history is from 1988, when Democrat Lloyd Bentsen mocked the young Republican Dan Quayle fo...

Kennedy Cousin Who Killed Neighbor Could Be Released

AP | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN | Posted 09.25.2012 | Crime

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- A hearing will be held next month on whether Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel, who was convicted of killing a neighbor in 1975, shoul...

Echos of Leadership

Jeffrey Abelson | Posted 11.16.2012 | Politics
Jeffrey Abelson

Aside from the undeniable merit of his views, consider the actual language used. Serious. Intelligent. Thought-provoking. Wouldn't it be something if a sizable number of our politicians would actually talk like that today? Imagine how different the national debate might be.

Kennedy Wins

AP | BOB SALSBERG | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

BOSTON — Joseph Kennedy III, the first of his famous political family's generation to seek elective office, defeated two little-known Democrats ...

Luke Johnson

Caroline Kennedy Delivers Speech At 2012 Democratic Convention | Luke Johnson | Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

Caroline Kennedy, the only living heir to former President John F. Kennedy, endorsed President Barack Obama's re-election Thursday at the Democratic N...

Taylor Swift Gets Real (Estate) For Conor Kennedy

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 08.13.2012 | Celebrity

Taylor Swift has bought a Cape Cod house across the street from Ethel Kennedy, possibly to be near new love Conor Kennedy, People magazine confirmed o...

Final Doubts: Did Mary Kennedy Try To Stop Her Own Suicide?

Posted 07.11.2012 | Politics

No one will ever know if Mary Kennedy had second thoughts about committing suicide but graphic details from a newly released autopsy report suggest sh...


John O'Toole | Posted 06.25.2012 | Home
John O'Toole

My favorite quote remains Deep Throat's "follow the money" because it not only explains Watergate. It explains everything. Except possibly love and sex, and they really shouldn't be explained. Or studied. Or worse yet, turned into a how-to book or a documentary.

Brown's Kennedy Claim Undermined By Evidence

The Boston Globe | Noah Bierman | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics

The late Senator Edward M. Kennedy sponsored bills in the 1990s and 2000s that would have required all employers who offer prescription drug coverage ...

Kennedy Launches Campaign

AP | BOB SALSBERG | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics

NEWTON, Mass. — The family name may help generate a steady flow of campaign cash and assure key endorsements for Joseph Kennedy III's bid for th...

Kennedy Making Big Political Announcement

AP | STEVE LeBLANC | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics

BOSTON — Joseph Kennedy III said Wednesday he's formally jumping into the race for the congressional seat now held by retiring U.S. Rep. Barney ...

Kennedy Makes Play Toward Potential Congressional Bid

AP | Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics

BROOKLINE, Mass. — Joseph Kennedy III has moved to a different Boston suburb ahead of an expected congressional bid to replace retiring U.S. Rep...

Iran: Only Half the Story

Barry Lando | Posted 04.03.2012 | World
Barry Lando

Yesterday upon the stair I met a man who wasn't there He wasn't there again today Oh, how I wish he'd go away William Hughe...

Kennedys Make Big Donation

AP | Posted 03.31.2012 | Politics

BOSTON — The main house on the Kennedys' oceanfront compound, the scene of many of the famed political family's gatherings in times of joy and s...

Meet The Kennedy Who Could Swipe Barney Frank's Seat

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 01.06.2012 | Politics

Joseph P. Kennedy III, the grandson of Robert F. Kennedy and the son of former Representative Joseph P. Kennedy II, announced Thursday that he will fo...

My Hour With Tom Wicker

Don McNay | Posted 01.25.2012 | Media
Don McNay

I was sent by Al Gore's 1988 presidential campaign to coordinate an event in Ohio towards the end of Gore's candidacy. After it ended, I gave T...

A Perfect Jackie Kennedy Calls Martin Luther King a Phony

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 11.14.2011 | Home
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

The irony of Jackie Kennedy, whose husband won few awards for marital fidelity, calling Martin Luther King, Jr. a phony because of FBI wiretaps showing that the preacher cavorted with other women, is rich.

A Wisconsin Centennial Worth Celebrating

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Since the news yesterday was a bit depressing for progressives, I thought it was time to mark an important upcoming centennial: on the first of September in 1911, the first constitutional workers' compensation law took full effect in Wisconsin.

Obama Staff Profiles: Stephanie Cutter

The Relentless Conservative | Posted 10.03.2011 | Politics
The Relentless Conservative

Besides the above very superficial info which might be found her resume, I could find nothing else out about this operative, Stephanie Cutter. Her Wikipedia entry is amazingly indistinct; as hazy as any I've seen for much less accomplished people.

Friday Talking Points -- What Would Ronald Reagan Do?

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.21.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Since the Republican Party now worships at the altar of "Saint Ronald of Reagan," it's always fun to point out the hard, cold fact that Reagan would simply not be acceptable to the Republican Party as it stands today.

Robert Kennedy, Jr. Climbs The Last Mountain

Alex Simon | Posted 08.06.2011 | Green
Alex Simon

Robert Kennedy, Jr. has carved out a legacy of his own as one of the nation's, and the world's, leading environmental activists and advocates.

Saki Knafo

Arnold Schwarzenegger's Love Child Puts Him In Good Company | Saki Knafo | Posted 07.17.2011 | Divorce

When Arnold Schwarzenegger assumed the governorship of California in 2003, he joined a short list of Hollywood actors who have gone from the screen to...

7 Kennedy Family Splits

Huffington Post | Ashley Reich | Posted 07.10.2011 | Divorce

Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger's split shocked many, but Shriver isn't the first Kennedy to untie the knot. America's royal family has a hist...