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GOP Leader Questions Candidate About Hate Group That Advocates Death Squads

Jonathan Hutson | Posted 09.23.2014 | Politics
Jonathan Hutson

Michael Peroutka's neo-Confederate friend and supporter Michael Hill has advocated a program of assassination against journalists and elected officials. Voters have a right to know what Peroutka and other GOP leaders have to say about that.

Too Big to Jail? Why Kidnapping, Torture, Assassination, and Perjury Are No Longer Crimes in Washington

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Tthere is but one crime for which anyone in America's national security state can be held accountable in a court of law, and that's leaking information that might put those in it in a bad light or simply let the American public know something more about what its government is really doing.

JFK and the Unspeakable as a 'Comic' Book -- A Good Thing?

Jerry Ashton | Posted 01.26.2014 | Books
Jerry Ashton

One man in particular feels that what has been missing to this point has been a rendering of a major book in graphic novel. That person is Seth Reuben Jacobson, co-author along with the illustrator, Oliver Hine.

Ask What You Can Do For Your Country

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

I hope, as we remember a young President, that we will renew our commitment to building with urgency and persistence a just America where every child is valued and enabled to achieve their God given potential regardless of the lottery of birth.

The Day My Life Changed Forever

Janie Emaus | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
Janie Emaus

There is nothing like a presidential assassination to put your life into perspective. There I was sitting in my tenth grade French class, staring at the cute boy two seats to my left. Something I did everyday. Would he ever notice me? Would he ever ask me on a date? Would anyone ask me on a date?

Investigate the JFK Assassination on this Dark Tour of Dallas

Roadtrippers | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel
Roadtrippers

This week marks the 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination, an event that scarred the American psyche and still fuels the most pervasive conspiracy ...

Farah Mohamed

Former Presidential Candidate On JFK Assassination: 'American Journalism Never Followed Up On That Story'

HuffingtonPost.com | Farah Mohamed | Posted 11.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's death nears, former presidential candidate Gary Hart, a member of the Senate comm...

One November Nostalgia: Memories of JFK

Carol Smaldino | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Carol Smaldino

John Kennedy was not a simple man, nor was much about him simple. While he evoked hatred in some, he spelled promise for many, and hope that our democracy would include justice for the poor as well. And yes too, he had charisma, which is not all bad by any means.

Billy Graham's Warning to JFK

Robert C. Crosby, D.Min. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Robert C. Crosby, D.Min.

One week before President John F. Kennedy made the fateful trip to Dallas in 1963, Billy Graham "had an inner foreboding that something terrible was g...

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 Day My American History Teacher Cried

Brent Green | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Brent Green

I cannot recall what he told us during those suspenseful minutes following breaking news, but even then I grasped the irony of an assassination attempt in Dallas while learning about the nation's Founding Fathers.

Why This Person Continues to Doubt The Warren Commission

Curtis Gans | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Curtis Gans

The midday November 22, 1963, ringing phone awakened me from my post-night shift sleep. The voice on the other end of the line was Jack Fallon, Dal...

A Pre-November Nostalgia

Carol Smaldino | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Carol Smaldino

People in the States are living longer and I am not alone, either in my memories or my nostalgia. And so the conversations will no doubt be coming or ...

Rethinking the JFK Legacy

Steven M. Gillon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Steven M. Gillon

As we approach the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination we are reminded of his enduring hold on the popular imagination. Polls show that Kennedy is America's favorite president, ranking above Washington, Lincoln, and Roosevelt.

Someone Is Telling Iranian Scientists: Don't Buy Green Bananas!

Haggai Carmon | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Haggai Carmon

Someone has been sending a message to Iranian nuclear scientists, and now to Iranian Cyberwar experts: don't bother buying green bananas; before they ripen, you could be dead.

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 ...

"Democracy Is The Best Revenge," President Zardari's Legacy

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari | Posted 11.09.2013 | World
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari

I can say with some confidence that President Zardari's legacy will be written in golden words. I don't say this as his son, or patron-and-chief of the Pakistan People's Party - but as a student of history.

Why the Rodeo Clown Incident Matters

Terry Connelly | Posted 10.21.2013 | Media
Terry Connelly

The rodeo clown matters precisely because his actions give us the opportunity to at least hit the pause button to stop and think about the low level to which our political discourse has sunk.

Waiting 90 Days for Imminent Death

Geri Spieler | Posted 08.18.2013 | Books
Geri Spieler

humanitarian worker Jessica Buchanan endured this reality of imminent death during her three-month kidnapping by Somali pirates. Her book describes in amazing detail, day by day, minute by minute, her horrific ordeal.

A Mother's Day of Action to Protect Children From Gun Violence

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The "Faces of Courage" campaign is focused on honoring gun violence victims and their families -- and taking action so fewer mothers who are celebrating Mother's Day this weekend will be mourning their own children next year and in years to come.

An Historic Tragedy Shakes Things Up On 'Mad Men'

Maureen Ryan | Posted 04.29.2013 | TV
Maureen Ryan

Tragedy forces people to take a hard look at what they value and why; it stops everything and compels people to think about what rules matter, what they want and where they're going. You know it's a world gone terribly awry when Pete Campbell seems like a good guy.

April 4, 1968: Honoring the Death of Martin Luther King, Jr., 45 Years Later

Binta Niambi Brown | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics
Binta Niambi Brown

To ensure the vitality of our nation, it's continued progress, to more fundamentally remember who we are and honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, and all those who died fighting for us, we must remember....we all have a role to play.

Sheriff Defends Shocking Obama Assassination Joke

AP | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics

PLYMOUTH, Mass. — A Republican sheriff in Massachusetts is defending a joke he told at a St. Patrick's Day breakfast in which Abraham Lincoln vi...

For All Practical Porpoises

Floyd Elliot | Posted 05.15.2013 | Comedy
Floyd Elliot

Even cooler than a porpoise-drawn chariot, though, are porpoise assassins, an opinion that the Ukrainian navy apparently shares with me, because they have trained dolphins to "attack enemy combat swimmers using special knives or pistols fixed to their heads."

What Killed President Kennedy and Trayvon Martin?

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.25.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

While there are troubling undertones of racial suspicion and fear in Trayvon Martin's killing which must be addressed as justice is sought, the fact is that most Black young people murdered by guns are killed by Black shooters -- just as most White children and teens murdered by guns are killed by White shooters. Sadly the tragedies of Tucson, Aurora, Newtown and elsewhere made clear that none of us are safe anywhere or immune to the pervasive threat of gun violence. We are all in the same boat and must act together to stop the plague of violence. Gun safety laws that only apply in one city or state can't fully stop our national epidemic of gun proliferation and violence any better than we can stop a flu epidemic by vaccinating one family.