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Profiles in Courage

Kennedy Library Picks Obama For 'Profiles In Courage' Award

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 03.02.2017 | Politics

Former U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday was named this year’s winner of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library’s “Profile in Courage”...

Sally Yates Has Been Nominated For JFK Profile In Courage Award

The Huffington Post | Jenna Amatulli | Posted 01.31.2017 | Politics

Sally Yates took a stand for something she believed in, and one of her fellow Americans thanked her by nominating her for a prestigious award for publ...

What It's Really Like To Raise A Child With Diabetes

Lisa Gastaldo | Posted 08.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Lisa Gastaldo

When you are the parent of a diabetic, you're forced to cohabitate with a beast that threatens to devour your child at any moment.You can't kick it out. You can't kill it. You can only hope to appease it.

Driving Free Trade Out of the Ditch

Jason Grumet | Posted 05.13.2016 | Politics
Jason Grumet

Surprising things keep happening in this 114th Congress, and the 24-hour successful "do-over" on Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) is no exception.

A Warning to Hillary Clinton

Brent Budowsky | Posted 06.13.2015 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

I am a strong supporter of Hillary Clinton for president, but here is my warning to her: American voters don't want to be sold a "new Hillary," which is reminiscent of an earlier politician whose handlers invented the term "new Nixon."

The Sunday Series

Mark Brodinsky | Posted 08.23.2014 | Good News
Mark Brodinsky

The stories I am looking to share are those of tremendous courage, hope, inspiration, education and joy. In other words, those people who face great challenges yet find a way to overcome.

Bushes: Father and Son

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

That conciliatory atmosphere no longer exists in Washington. Perhaps the award to Bush will remind both parties that compromise works.

Profiles in Courage: JFK's Lasting Legacy

Meryl Ain, Ed.D. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Meryl Ain, Ed.D.

In becoming obsessed with the Kennedys, we not only followed their fashion and lifestyle, we learned about government and politics.

A Legacy of Courage

Ken Toltz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Ken Toltz

As we mark this 50th anniversary of JFK's presidency cut short, we might also pause and consider Caroline Kennedy as the six-year-old daughter and 11-year-old niece of gun violence victims.

What Awful Leaders Do

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 05.12.2013 | Business
Stacey Alcorn

Awful leaders make uninformed decisions, are as transparent as mud, are unrelatable, and they waver. As a leader, how do you explain to your people; your customers, employees, your tribe, that you have a view of something that they are not privy to?

The Global Search for Education: We Will Remember

C. M. Rubin | Posted 11.10.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

We will remember the 2,977 people from more than 90 nations who were killed as a result of the horrific terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. More than 400 of them were people who responded first to the attacks.

What This Country Needs Is to Work Together

Voto Latino | Posted 07.30.2012 | Latino Voices
Voto Latino

Let's be frank: our country is completely polarized and we have our federally elected officials to thank.

Jacqueline Kennedy's Memories of John F. Kennedy Are Riveting as History -- and as Therapy

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 11.18.2011 | Home
Jesse Kornbluth

Whatever love meant for them, Jack and Jacqueline Kennedy did love one another. In death, she gave him the greatest gift a widow can -- she created a legend, Camelot. We know better. And yet the legend endures.

Getting Osama Bin Laden: A 2011 Template for Presidential Leadership?

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 07.04.2011 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

Why can't the same thoughtful and courageous presidential leadership we witnessed on bin Laden be exercised in confronting our continued high rate of joblessness and the budget deficit?

Profile in Courage

Susan Deily-Swearingen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan Deily-Swearingen

I don't know if it is my own naiveté or a comment on the way this war is being prosecuted that a solider risking his life every day could want for such basic necessities.

Time to Give Thanks for Profiles in Political Courage

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

This Thanksgiving, I want to thank those Democrats from moderate districts who voted to do what they thought was right for the country, even though they knew there might be negative short-term political consequences.

Keeping Everybody Happy

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Fritz Hollings

We are not competing in the global economy because the Fortune 500 and the money crowd in New York, are getting rich investing, developing, and producing in China.

Profiles in Financial Courage

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Kuttner

The JFK Presidential Library gives a Profile in Courage Award to public officials who took a stand that took a lot of integrity and nerve.

Michael Steele: No Profile in Courage

Ira Forman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ira Forman

When Steele was faced with a choice between political expediency and denouncing bigotry, Steele chose expediency.