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The Ad Hoc Autocracy of Trump's National Insecurity Council

William Bradley | Posted 02.02.2017 | Politics
William Bradley

"There is a Chinese curse which says, 'May you live in interesting times.'" Robert F. Kennedy (No...

Sixty Years in Journalism: Covering JFK

Irv Chapman | Posted 05.26.2016 | Media
Irv Chapman

Any American who is old enough can remember where he or she was when President John F. Kennedy was murdered. I was in a downtown Washington deli, where I stopped enroute from Capitol Hill to the ABC News bureau to get a carry-out sandwich.

JFK Tried to Craft a Creative Course in Another Era of American Insecurity and Fear

William Bradley | Posted 11.24.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Just over a half-century ago, during another time of American insecurity and fear, of things both real and imagined, John F. Kennedy used his legendary but abbreviated presidency to try to chart a course to a more assured future.

The Kennedy Assassination and Pursuing 'What It Stopped'

Bob Cesca | Posted 08.01.2014 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Since that day in New York City, I really haven't cared about who killed President Kennedy. Instead, I tend to think about what the Kennedy administration might've achieved had it been able to fully pursue its agenda.

A President's Right to Choose

Michael Shtender-Auerbach | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics
Michael Shtender-Auerbach

When President Obama addresses the nation on Syria, he must make it clear that he is the one who is in command, driving events, and making the tough decisions. And he must reinforce this impression with his decisions and actions in the pivotal weeks to come.

Wendy Davis for Texas

Brent Budowsky | Posted 08.17.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

The future of Texas will not be found in voices who prefer a Texas in which Hispanics are second-class citizens when they seek to vote and women are second class citizens when they seek to live their lives as they choose and seek a good job and a fair wage.

Obama Is America's Third Greatest Presidential Orator in Modern Era

Richard Greene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Greene

Just six and one half years ago, a young state senator spoke for 16 minutes and 11 seconds (just 4 seconds longer than the real "King's Speech," Marti...

Obama and the Significance of the JFK Inaugural 50 Years On

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

Why, 50 years after the fact, did official Washington celebrate the inauguration of a most imperfect man who served less than one term as president, a...

Remembering Ted Sorensen: A Dedicated Advocate for Social Insurance

Merton and Joan Bernstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Merton and Joan Bernstein

Last Tuesday Ted Sorensen's family held a memorial for him at Lincoln Center. In the wake of his recent death, much of his stirring writing is being recalled. It seems worthwhile to mention one book that is less well known, Why I Am a Democrat.

When Seduction Fails: Time for Obama to Make His Own Weather

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Steve Clemons

The White House missed a bullet by the latest Israeli settlement talks collapsing. This now gives the President significantly more latitude in going back to a broad stakeholder approach to a deal.

Ted Sorensen, Presidential Speechwriting, and Global Nuclear War

Tad Daley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Tad Daley

So I cannot remember exactly where I heard this story, otherwise I'd provide a cite, but the story goes that toward the end of his life, Arthur Schles...

Dead Men Talking: Online Video Obits Getting Traction at The New York Times

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.05.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

With the death this of longtime John F. Kennedy adviser Theordore C. Sorensen, the New York Times published a long obituary accompanies by a 27-minute...

Ted Sorensen, Behind the Scenes

Bill Barol | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Barol

Sorensen was the kind of discreet, all-but-unseen professional political operative who doesn't exist much any more, or who has been so thoroughly eclipsed by the talking heads that he seems invisible.

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 ye...

Ted Sorensen, JFK's Speechwriter: A Tribute

Nancy Snow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy Snow

Just yesterday I was reading about Ted Sorensen and his involvement with choosing the head of America's propaganda agency, USIA, after Kennedy's elect...

Robert Greenwald On Why TV Series Smearing Kennedys Should Be Stopped (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

On Sunday, filmmaker Robert Greenwald appeared on CNN's "Reliable Sources" to discuss his campaign against a proposed TV miniseries about the Kennedys...

Sam Stein

Kennedy TV Series Causing Intense Debate A Year Before Broadcast | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

A television series on the Kennedys that is nearly a year away from official release has already spurred heated debate and aggressive pushback over it...

Mr. President, Can the Ghosts of Vietnam Talk You Down?

Dan Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Siegel

Dear Mr. President: It is stunning to me that a humane and discerning mind like yours is being dragged further into an unnecessary and unwinnable war. Please listen to your inner compass.

Remembering Ted Kennedy, My Friend of 56 Years

Ted Sorensen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ted Sorensen

Ted Kennedy's legacy will live on through the millions of friends he made and nurtured over the years, both in and out of politics, both in and out of the United States, and among all races, religions and nationalities.

Not That Kind of Inaugural Speech

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Barack Obama knows how to get wild, rapturous feedback from crowds. He knows how to set it up -- how to kick up the rhetoric a notch, and the volume a notch -- and how to get a big response.

CIA: Parsing The Panetta Pick

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

To say Panetta is a Clinton retread is to ignore his actual background. He comes out of a tradition which is almost forgotten today, that of the liberal Republican.

Wrong...Wrong...Wrong: Obama Lets Muslim Advisor Resign

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Obama should convince the American public that he's not setting up a zero sum game between Muslims on one side and Christians and Jews on the other.

Ted Sorensen: Bill Clinton Wasted His Skills In Office

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ted Sorensen, former chief speechwriter and special counsel to President John F. Kennedy, has not hesitated to approve the comparisons that have been ...