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Robert F Kennedy

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...

Are We Now a One-Party System?

Pearl Korn | Posted 09.08.2012 | Politics
Pearl Korn

The Progressive Republican Party of Teddy Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln is long dead and buried. For the past 40 years, their crude replacements have conducted an unrelenting assault on our nation's democracy, values, humanity and rights.

Wife Of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Found Dead In Bedford Home

Posted 05.17.2012 | New York

Mary Kennedy, the estranged wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr, has been found dead in her home in Bedford, New York, TMZ reports. Officials told TMZ th...

RFK Assassination Witness Makes Bombshell Claim

Posted 04.30.2012 | Politics

Nina Rhodes-Hughes, a key witness to the Robert F. Kennedy assassination at the Ambassador Hotel in 1968, is making bombshell claims in a CNN intervie...

Kennedy Invokes Slain Father During Court Date

AP | JIM FITZGERALD | Posted 04.13.2012 | Politics

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- The son of Sen. Robert Kennedy invoked his father's assassination Thursday in a case stemming from his attempt to take his newbor...

Trayvon Martin: What RFK Said

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

It calls to mind the sentiments in the speech that Robert F. Kennedy gave from his heart on April 4, 1968, in Indianapolis, after Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed. This is what Robert F. Kennedy said.

Lawyers For Convicted RFK Assassin Argue Client Is Innocent

AP | By LINDA DEUTSCH | Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Lawyers representing convicted assassin Sirhan Sirhan argue in newly filed court documents that a bullet was switched in evidence ...

Dolores Huerta, The Icon And The Person

Monique Frausto | Posted 01.22.2012 | Latino Voices
Monique Frausto

I know she's an amazingly brave, strong, and intelligent woman. I know she's unstoppable. I can only imagine what she's seen in her lifetime.

It's Time for All Americans to Occupy Washington, D.C.

John W. Whitehead | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

Wall Street may embody corrupt business practices, but Washington, D.C., is where the collusion between government and business occurs, and that is ultimately what the Occupiers should be targeting.

Movie Review: J. Edgar

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.07.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Let's see: Clint Eastwood's J. Edgar," which opens in limited release Wednesday (11/9/11) before going wider on Friday, features a fully committed per...

The "Jobs Creators" Brand Gets a Little Tarnished

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Corporate and financial elites have largely succeeded in seizing the current economic crisis of their own making to ram through attacks on social programs they've always despised. With Washington in their pockets they apparently believe that now is their time to contort the institutions of American society into a consortium servicing their narrow class interests. But the protests in Europe and on Wall Street are evidence that a growing number of people are on to them. The primordial moment for the pursuit of justice has begun.

JFK Scorned Notion Of LBJ As President, According To New Book

AP | BETH FOUHY | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK — President John F. Kennedy openly scorned the notion of Vice President Lyndon Baines Johnson succeeding him in office, according to a ...

The Perils for Obama of Not Talking About Poverty in America

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 10.10.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

It's strange that President Obama doesn't show any indignation about our long slide into economic oblivion. He's certainly not "fighting mad" about it. He draws a line in the sand, the Republicans cross it, then he steps back and draws another line in the sand.

Paige Lavender

Blair Mountain: Protesters March to Save Historic Battlefield | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.10.2011 | Green

A week long protest calling for the preservation of West Virginia's Blair Mountain has rehashed conflicts within a coal mining community torn between ...

Seeking Justice in Mexico, and the Legacy of Robert Kennedy

Kerry Kennedy | Posted 08.06.2011 | Impact
Kerry Kennedy

On this day, 43 years ago, in the midst of a national struggle to make real the promises of justice and equality, we lost Robert F. Kennedy. We honor his legacy when we stand with heroes who are devoted to the pursuit of justice and put their lives on the line for others.

Remembering RFK On The Anniversary Of His Death

AP | LINDA DEUTSCH | Posted 08.04.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Paul Schrade easily recites the details of the last day of his life before he was shot in the head alongside his friend, Sen. Robe...

From Depression to Public Inspiration

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Did you ever wonder why some of America's greatest public works projects were accomplished during its worst depression? President Obama has the right idea when he calls for major investment in 21st Century infrastructure.

"Ripples of Hope" in Egypt

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joseph A. Palermo

Democracy is breaking out in Tunisia and Egypt not because of U.S. actions in the Middle East, but despite them.

Shoot First, Ask Questions Never

Cliff Schecter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

There is simply no understanding the prevalence of gun violence in America without discussing the nefarious role played by the NRA. Any public conversation regarding restricting access to guns has been considered verboten.

Obama's Opportunity

Joseph A. Califano Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Califano Jr.

LBJ pressed Congress to enact his gun control proposals as a legacy for Robert Kennedy in the wake of that assassination.

Happy Thanksgiving: All I Can Handle in this Age of Autism

Chantal Sicile-Kira | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Chantal Sicile-Kira

We each have our own truths. Our beliefs may be different, but our goals are the same: a happy, healthy, love-filled and productive life -- as independent and self-determined as possible.

Bill Ayers Denies Dedicating Book To RFK's Killer

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In September, 1960s radical and retired professor William Ayers was denied emeritus faculty status by the University of Illinois at Chicago for an all...

Gratitude for the Life of Ted Sorensen

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Sachs

Ted Sorensen, counselor to John F. Kennedy, has died at the age of 82. His genius as the greatest modern speechwriter is legendary. His role as a man of peace is less widely known but even greater.

TED SORENSEN: Wisdom, Wit, and Warmth

William J. Arnone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William J. Arnone

The news of the death of Theodore C. Sorensen brought back vivid memories of the Kennedy era, in which he played so crucial a role. In the last few ...

Searching for Bobby Kennedy: Health Care and the Moral Imperative

Zac Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Zac Hill

What Robert understood is that despite being more media-saturated than at any other time in history, our dialogue remains silent with regard to the moral imperatives those policies entail.