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Kennedy Assassination

Our Not-So-Secret Service

Arthur Hoyle | Posted 10.02.2014 | Politics
Arthur Hoyle

The recent bungling by our country's Secret Service of its mission to protect our president stirs up haunting memories for those of us still emotionally wounded by the assassination of John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963.

Tears for Horror, Tears for Joy: The Arts and Human Renewal

Joseph Urgo | Posted 03.30.2014 | Arts
Joseph Urgo

A pairing of photographs of emotionally captivated women charts a course of events 50 years ago which can tell us something, today, about the power of the arts and the humanities to affect the quality of human life, and more, to ensure the survival of its spirit.

Government Continuity: Accidents Waiting to Happen

Joel K. Goldstein | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics
Joel K. Goldstein

Just as November 22, 1963 was a wakeup call regarding presidential succession and inability, 9/11 should have been regarding remaining governmental continuity gaps.

Why We Should Miss John F. Kennedy 50 Years On

William Bradley | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

It's a complex and fascinating set of situations, one which would undoubtedly engage Kennedy greatly. It's too bad he's not around to counsel Obama.

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.

And The Earth Seemingly Stood Still

Lance Simmens | Posted 01.24.2014 | HuffPost Home
Lance Simmens

The events of November 22, 1963 are more than indelibly etched in my conscience; they remain a motivating factor in my personal and professional life....

What Dallas Pastors Preached After JFK Was Shot

Religion News Service | Kevin Eckstrom | Posted 11.24.2013 | Religion

(RNS) Facing crowded pews and heavy hearts, Dallas clergy took to the pulpits on Nov. 24, 1963 to try to make sense of the assassination of President ...

The Kennedy Assassination in the Mind of a Gay Boy

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

The wall-to-wall media coverage of the past few days has jarred my memory in interesting ways. I have no recollection of President Kennedy's assassination itself. I was only two and half years old. But the event is seared into my brain.

"Oswald Has Been Shot!"

Rick Horowitz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Ruby shoots Oswald -- but what was that third guy doing? I had always wondered. Then I got the chance to ask him. ...

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.

As a Sixth Grader, Lowering School Flag after President Kennedy Shot

Lonna Saunders | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Lonna Saunders

As a young girl living through it, I never thought the day, marking 50 years since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, would ever come. So much was sealed, so much kept from the public at the time with a promise that way into the future, all would be made known.

What Did Nikita Khrushchev Really Think Of JFK?

HuffPost Live | Basel Hamdan | Posted 11.22.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Nina Khrushcheva, the granddaughter of former Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, joined HuffPost Live on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of P...

Killing More Than Kennedy

Christopher Holshek | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Christopher Holshek

Kennedy's call to action, from his first to his last day as president, was a constant call to citizenship - local, national, and global. It was a call to embrace the promise of American reinvention and renewal.

Nation Pauses To Remember JFK

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 11.22.2013 | Politics

DALLAS (AP) — Fifty years after John F. Kennedy fell victim to an assassin's bullet while visiting Texas with his wife, people at home and abroad pa...

A Kid's Memory of November 22, 1963: The World That Was and Is No More

Howard Barbanel | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
Howard Barbanel

I was 5-years-old on Friday, November 22, 1963, the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. Even we kids could perceive the paradigm shift that took place as a result of that horrendous event and recall the somber and mournful tone of the next few days.

JFK vs. Reagan: The Battle to Be More Hero-y

H. Alan Scott | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
H. Alan Scott

Both presidents have a severe lack of accomplishments to show for their presidencies, a fierce opposition from the opposing party, and a myth machine that continues to heroize them.

JFK's Legacy Extends Far Beyond Conspiracy Theories (But Those Are Popular, Too)

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 11.22.2013 | Politics

President John F. Kennedy was generally well-liked by his constituents. Fifty years to the day after JFK's assassination, he is remembered as one of A...

JFK's Legacy After the 'Kennedy Half Century'

Joel K. Goldstein | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Joel K. Goldstein

We'll never know how Kennedy's presidency would have progressed had the events in Dallas not denied him further opportunity to deliver on his promise.

The Kennedy Assassination: More Important Than 9/11?

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

As I watch the footage of the grief-stricken people who lined the streets, I can't help but feel a nostalgia for that horrible time because it seems to me that it represents an America more unified than today.

Memorials Mark Anniversary Of John F. Kennedy's Death

AP | JAMIE STENGLE and NOMAAN MERCHANT | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

DALLAS (AP) — The nation solemnly marked the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination Friday with subdued remembrances at Kenne...

Dallas Marking Kennedy Assassination

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

By Jon Herskovitz and Marice Richter DALLAS, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Dallas will observe the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy'...

8 Reasons Why You Should Be GLAD It's Not 1963

Gene Marks | Posted 01.25.2014 | Small Business
Gene Marks

Unless you've been living under a rock the past few weeks you're probably aware that Friday is the 50th anniversary of the death of JFK. Documentaries...

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?

Where Were You When You Heard Kennedy Was Shot?

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 11.22.2013 | Fifty

On Nov. 22, 1963, I was sitting in my eighth-grade classroom at Maple Avenue Elementary school in Newark, N.J. My teacher, a man in his 30s whose name...

'Imagine If The Kennedy Shooting Happened Today'

Joan Gage | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
Joan Gage

Everyone who was older than, say, five, on November 22, 1963 has a story that begins, 'On the day that Kennedy was shot, I...' Those too young to remember it have filed away Kennedy's murder in their minds along with other national tragedies: the assassination of President Lincoln, the Hindenburg disaster, Pearl Harbor, the sinking of the Titanic, the San Francisco earthquake.