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The Media Obsession With Hillary and Bill Clinton Continues

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

Hillary and Bill Clinton have been in the public eye since Hillary Rodham was the first student commencement speaker at Wellesley College in 1969 and when Bill ran for Congress in Arkansas in 1974. There isn't much new the press can find that we already don't know.

Saving the Life of JFK, Jr.: A Pediatrician's Place in History

Dean R. Owen | Posted 07.02.2014 | Books
Dean R. Owen

Among the thousands, maybe millions, of people who will stop what they're doing later this month and reflect on the life of John F. Kennedy, Jr. are two who played vitally important roles in his life.

The Civil Rights Act of 1964: Unfinished Business

Andrea L. Zopp | Posted 06.25.2014 | Chicago
Andrea L. Zopp

Let us use the same spirit that powered the Civil Rights Act to re-energize our commitment to continue to push for positive change and equal access to opportunity for all our community. We can and must not only honor, but learn from our historic accomplishments.

Global Pioneers Are Inventing a Better Future

Molly Alexander Darden | Posted 06.11.2014 | Business
Molly Alexander Darden

Beginning with the Revolutionary War, America's capacity to care for our multitude of physically and mentally wounded warriors has proven woefully inadequate.

Obama Doctrine: 'Just Because We Have the Best Hammer Does Not Mean That Every Problem Is a Nail'

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Barack Obama should continue to ignore Maureen Dowd and Dick Cheney, and follow the careful, measured principles he laid at West Point.

Expanded Clemency Program Deserves Bipartisan Support

Inimai Chettiar | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics
Inimai Chettiar

Until Congress passes bills like Rob Portman's Second Chance Reauthorization Act, or the bipartisan Smarter Sentencing Act, we'll remain a long way off from a fair, effective criminal justice system.

The Role Moderate Republicans Played in Passing the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Keith Runyon | Posted 05.30.2014 | Books
Keith Runyon

The fire that swept America in early 1964 was a derivation of the one that incinerated the nation in 1861: the scourge of slavery and the curse of segregation that followed the Civil War.

Panties Are Stuffed in the Bicycle Helmet, Ouagadougou, Here She Comes!

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 05.30.2014 | Impact
Sidonie Sawyer

The excitement is reaching a fever pick. Tuesday is the day I say goodbye, knowing my youngest will be gone for years makes me feel like she is getting deployed -- only I am lucky she goes to a country at peace.

Mad Men To the Moon: Classic Series Returned To Form in 2014

William Bradley | Posted 05.27.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Why is an episode about victory named after one of the most famous defeats in world history? Is it because the crushing blow to Napoleon proved to be a smashing victory for the British Empire and its allies?

Remembering Our Fallen Heroes in the Rise of Our Future Heroes This Memorial Day

Harry Croft, M.D | Posted 05.23.2014 | Politics
Harry Croft, M.D

Let us never forget those who paid the ultimate price, while showing our appreciation, support and respect to those who continue to serve. Perhaps the best way to honor the fallen and injured is to continue their legacy in our future heroes.

The Commencement Speech All English Majors Need to Read

Steven L. Isenberg | Posted 05.22.2014 | College
Steven L. Isenberg

Commencement is the Thanksgiving Day of academic life. And it is especially right as English majors that we are grateful for the literary treasure which we read and the vitality of the language we inherit, and for all who have taught and encouraged us.

The Lincoln Myth: A Talk With Steve Berry

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 07.21.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Steve Berry is the international bestselling author of nine Cotton Malone historical thrillers and four stand-alone thriller novels. His books have been translated into forty languages. History--Steve's passion--lies at the heart of each one.

Foggy Bottom Ballet

Elizabeth Kiem | Posted 07.20.2014 | Arts
Elizabeth Kiem

As pundits proclaim relations between Washington and Moscow at a historic low, it's worth remembering that they have, in fact, been lower. And that when they were, the U.S. was having a lovefest with Russian ballet.

Jackie Kennedy Struggled With Faith After JFK's Assassination, Letters Reveal

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.18.2014 | Religion

Jackie Kennedy lived through her husband's gruesome assassination before her eyes -- a horrifying experience that later caused her to question her fai...

Shelly Sterling's Possible Takeover Bid: Is She Channeling Lurleen Wallace?

Michael Russnow | Posted 07.09.2014 | Los Angeles
Michael Russnow

Well, who would'a thunk? No one anticipated that he'd enlist his wife Shelly to essentially take the role of Lurleen Wallace in order to keep the team in the family.

George H.W. Bush Honored For Reversal On 'No New Taxes' Promise

Reuters | Elizabeth Barber | Posted 07.04.2014 | Politics

BOSTON, May 4 (Reuters) - Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush showed courage in breaking his "read my lips: no new taxes" campaign pledge to brok...

Mary McGrory: Of Cherry Blossoms and Pulitzers

Brian F. Keane | Posted 06.15.2014 | DC
Brian F. Keane

Which would she have loved more -- the recent Pulitzer Prize announcements or the cherry blossoms in springtime? There's no doubt that Mary McGrory...

Albert Maysles: Gimme Some Truth

Alex Simon | Posted 06.10.2014 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

Albert and David Maysles are generally regarded as the fathers of the modern American documentary film. Beginning in the early 1960s, their pioneering work with contemporaries helped launch the 'Direct Cinema' movement.

The Untold Story of Civil-Rights Progress in the U.S.: An Interview With Author Clay Risen

Steve Kettmann | Posted 06.09.2014 | Books
Steve Kettmann

In many ways, the bizarre state of affairs in which our nation's capital now finds itself mired is not so new. Author Clay Risen explores a key juncture in our history when archaic procedures threatened to change the course of history.

My Conversation With Clay Risen

Tavis Smiley | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics
Tavis Smiley

Risen discusses his new text, The Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the Civil Rights Act, in which he unfolds the historic battle, waged from the streets of the deep South to the halls of Congress, to bring the revolutionary Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law.

These Photos Show Us A Softer Side Of World Leaders

Posted 04.01.2014 | Weddings

It's easy to forget that the powerful men and women who run the world are also human. They're usually photographed meeting with other world leader...

World History Shows U.S.- Russia Relations Must Move Beyond Fear and Conflict

David Miles | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics
David Miles

Tensions between the West and Russia will only be diffused when both sides begin displaying the same level of sensitivity to the concerns of the other that Kennedy's team brought to bear in resolving the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Superman Artwork Featuring JFK Finally Finds Home In His Boston Museum

AP | PAIGE SUTHERLAND | Posted 03.21.2014 | Arts

BOSTON (AP) — Superman has finally soared into the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston. Legendary comic book artist Al Plasti...

JFK's Vision of Enduring World Peace -- That 50 Years Later Almost Everyone Missed

Harris Wofford | Posted 05.15.2014 | Politics
Harris Wofford

In the wake of the extraordinary media focus on the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy's assassination, and on the search to define his legacy, a significant element was overlooked: the story of a young congressman joining in a legislative initiative to advance no less than the solution to the problem of war.

Feinstein vs. CIA Fight Points Up Need for A New 'Church Committee'

William Bradley | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

If the CIA becomes regarded as monstrous and out of control by not just the usual critics but also by much of the mainstream in the U.S. and around the world -- and they are on that cusp right now -- some of the most important tools in protecting the United States and its interests short of war become, at best, decidedly double-edged swords.