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Robert F Kennedy

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.

Assassinations, Anniversaries, and the New America Now

Alton B. Pollard, III, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Alton B. Pollard, III, Ph.D.

Anniversaries are often that occasion when a spark of hope for the future is renewed in the hearts of individuals, a community, or a nation. People, whose lives have been touched near and far, pay their momentary tribute and respect.

The 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of John F. Kennedy (Part Two): Jack Ruby and Lee Harvey Oswald

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

On November 24, 1963, when Jack Ruby gunned down Lee Harvey Oswald in the basement of the Dallas police station he lit the fuse of what became fifty years of controversy.

A Look Back at Three Heroes From the 1960s: JFK, MLK and RFK

Bryan Cain-Jackson | Posted 11.26.2013 | Politics
Bryan Cain-Jackson

It's 2013; we should definitely live for today and look ahead to what we hope will be a prosperous future. However, it should never be forgotten why ...

March on Washington: Greatest Purveyor of Violence Is Still America

Michael Shank | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics
Michael Shank

While Dr. King's progressive dreaming of a world where racial and economic equality is commonplace may have been radical then, his most radical thinking -- and what would still get him in trouble with federal authorities to this day -- is his messaging on nonviolence.

Voting Rights Act Signed Into Law 48 Years Ago Today

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics

President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the historic Voting Rights Act into law 48 years ago today. Widely views as the most successful civil rights leg...

Gathering Gadflies

Tamsin Smith | Posted 09.28.2013 | Impact
Tamsin Smith

There are no bystanders at the Aspen Leaders Action Forum. The small group, text-based seminars are designed specifically to draw personal, real-life responses from the global leaders who attend.

Kennedy Documents Shed Light On Secretive Negotiations

AP | JAY LINDSAY | Posted 09.23.2013 | Politics

BOSTON — Newly released papers from Robert F. Kennedy's tenure as U.S. attorney general offer a window into the Cold War's early years, when Ken...

Ex-NBC Reporter Who Covered RFK's Death Dies

AP | Posted 09.08.2013 | Media

NEW YORK (AP) — A former NBC News reporter who covered the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy for the network in 1968 has died in Maryland. Charles ...

Considering Perception: Robert Irwin and James Turrell

Gabrielle Selz | Posted 09.02.2013 | Arts
Gabrielle Selz

Many years ago, in a land far, far away, two young men set off on a journey to portray the experience of perception.

Is It Hip to Be an Intellectual Again? Hell Yeah!

Caroline Presno | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics
Caroline Presno

The postmodern intellectual is also more closely associated with business and sales than in the past. Today, everyone markets themselves and everything is a business. Even academic institutions resemble business institutions.

Remembering The Death Of A Civil RIghts Legend 45 Years Later

Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

On April 4, 1968, then-New York Senator Robert F. Kennedy gave a speech in Indianapolis, Ind., just hours after the death of civil rights leader Marti...

When Robert Kennedy Stirred the Nation

Keith Runyon | Posted 08.03.2013 | Politics
Keith Runyon

For the youth of 1968, the very real peril of war was not in the hills of northern Virginia, but far away in the rice paddies of Vietnam, where America's involvement in a civil war was costly, in terms of lives as well as national confidence.

Mad Men's Transitional "Plan," Ironic or Not

William Bradley | Posted 07.14.2013 | TV
William Bradley

Another entertaining Mad Men episode brought the immediate aftermath of the precipitous merger between Don Draper's and Ted Chaough's rival agencies. This was a transitional episode, which nonetheless ended in tears, with the sudden assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy.

Mad Men Gets a Bounce After Shaking Things Up

William Bradley | Posted 07.08.2013 | TV
William Bradley

After a long span of increasingly airless personal drama, followed by last week's intrusion of a major historical tragedy, the show got back to its advertising roots with a vengeance. In fact, the show may have re-booted itself, as it did at the end of Season 3. For once again, the old Sterling Cooper etc. is no more.

Mad Men Meets the Assassination of Martin Luther King

William Bradley | Posted 06.29.2013 | TV
William Bradley

The Flood is a good episode of Mad Men, especially in a Season 6 off to an uneven start. It came at a good time, too, reassuring that our characters are not all irretrievably stuck in tedious personal melodramas. That, actually, they can be very appealing people.

Mad Men: Are You Not Entertained?

William Bradley | Posted 06.23.2013 | TV
William Bradley

Will Mad Men regain the acclaim that made it the best drama on television? Based on the response to To Have and To Hold, so far the answer would have to be no.

Judge And Ex-Deputy To Robert F. Kennedy Dies

AP | JESSICA GRESKO | Posted 02.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Louis F. Oberdorfer, a former deputy to Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy in the 1960s who later heard hundreds of cases as a federal j...

Walk 50 Miles In Robert F. Kennedy's Shoes (Actually, You Might Want Hiking Boots)

Posted 02.02.2013 | DC

For those who think that walking 31-some miles in one day is for wimps -- or isn't historic enough -- we've got the event for you. On Feb. 9, a gro...

JFK's Nephew: Fidel Castro Was 'An Amazing Guy'

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Wilkes-Edrington | Posted 01.23.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Christopher Kennedy Lawford, the nephew of the late former President John F. Kennedy, on Thursday described an encounter he had with Cuban dictator Fi...

Nurses Sue Kennedy For $200,000

AP | Posted 11.28.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- Two nurses have filed a $200,000 civil lawsuit against the son of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, accusing him of negligence, assault and...

Our Work Begins on November 7th

Ivanley Noisette | Posted 01.04.2013 | Politics
Ivanley Noisette

Although it does mark the end of long and grueling campaigns, the day after Election Day should not be perceived as the end, but rather, the beginning.

Elizabeth Warren Would Be the Conscience of the United States Senate

Brent Budowsky | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

I have seen many Senators come and go and I have no doubt that if elected Elizabeth Warren would be the conscience of the Senate. Because she speaks for the best in you -- and me -- and Massachusetts -- and America.

George McGovern 1922-2012

Alex Simon | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics
Alex Simon

In 2005, I had the good fortune to interview former Democratic presidential nominee George McGovern for Venice Magazine. McGovern was thoughtful, direct, and kind-hearted; a gentleman and a gentle man.

Where Are the Heroes?

Bruce Kluger | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics
Bruce Kluger

When I recall the things I admired most about Robert F. Kennedy -- his fire, his faith, his Quixote-like tilt against racial injustice -- I'm reminded that it's hard to find heroes like that anymore, especially during an election season.