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When a Woman Dared to Run for the U.S. Senate -- and Richard Nixon Destroyed Her

Greg Mitchell | Posted 10.20.2014 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

It was the campaign that would earn him a nickname that stuck: Tricky Dick.

Is the October Surprise That Democrats Could Ace November Midterms?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

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R. Christie and Lamarche focus on Congress -- why it voted 3:1 for Obama's Syria-ISIS plan and who'll make the grade in the upcoming midterm exam? And they split on the greater 'existential threat' to U.S.: Ron says ISIS, Gara says climate. Three beheadings vs. "There's no Planet B"?

Edge of Eternity: A Talk With Ken Follett

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 11.17.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

"It struck me that the period beginning with the First World War and ending with the fall of the Berlin wall was the period to write about. I realized it needed to be three books, each one based on a different war."

Honor the Fallen President

Nigel Hamilton | Posted 07.27.2014 | Books
Nigel Hamilton

The story of FDR as U.S. Commander in Chief is a heroic war story of a president who had already overcome great adversity in facing polio, but who went on to take the reins of our armed forces in the greatest conflagration in human history -- on our behalf.

The Anniversary of the Brown Decision

Daan Braveman | Posted 07.26.2014 | College
Daan Braveman

With respect to equal educational opportunities, colleges and universities must play a vital role in ensuring that a college education is accessible and that students understand the strength that lies in settings rich in diversity.

Santa for Colored Girls

Diedre A. Ware | Posted 02.19.2014 | Fifty
Diedre A. Ware

This man we idolized should have looked more like me. Or, rather, like my father. Because that's who he had been all along.

Thanksgivukkah -- the Thanksgiving Miracle of American Diversity at Work

Dana Beyer | Posted 01.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

I found myself walking around, greeting old and new friends, as so many were doing, and when I returned to my table it hit me. I wasn't just an observer of this diversity; I was a part of it myself.

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. ...

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 Is The 'Magic Bullet' Theory?

LiveScience | Marc Lallanilla | Posted 11.24.2013 | Science

Among the melee of conspiracy theories that have risen and fallen in the years since the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy, one theory...

How the Secret Service Can Restore Its Tarnished Image

Al Eisele | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Al Eisele

The Secret Service is trying to regain its elite reputation after it was rocked by a scandal that surfaced in April, 2012, when male agents brought prostitutes to their hotel rooms in Cartagena, Columbia, while advancing Obama's trip to a summit meeting.

JFK and the Millennial Generation

Scott D. Reich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Scott D. Reich

Instead of debating who fired gunshots, or merely looking back at history, we ought to be looking forward and using this history to connect the ideals Kennedy emphasized with a new generation.

Peace Signs Created Including Nuclear Stainless Core Metal From Decommissioned Nuclear Missiles

Lin Evola | Posted 12.21.2013 | Arts
Lin Evola

Artist: Lin Evola Managing Principal, Rêverie Arts Gallery: Derek Cabaniss Photo credit: Reagan D. Pufall ""1962 No. 2" | 30" x 22" | wat...

WATCH: 'The Will to Do It'

Brad Yates | Posted 10.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

When President Kennedy asked Dr. Wernher Von Braun what it would take to build a rocket that could carry a man to the moon and bring him back safely t...

Live at Lincoln: RFK, JFK, MLK's Nonviolent Message at 50th MoW

Michael Shank | Posted 10.24.2013 | DC
Michael Shank

"That is a dangerous, defeatist belief," said the President. Dr. King called America the "greatest purveyor of violence in the world today." He was right. And it is still today.

March on Washington: Greatest Purveyor of Violence Is Still America

Michael Shank | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics
Michael Shank

While Dr. King's progressive dreaming of a world where racial and economic equality is commonplace may have been radical then, his most radical thinking -- and what would still get him in trouble with federal authorities to this day -- is his messaging on nonviolence.

The Girl Who Transformed the Paper Crane Into the Symbol for Peace and Hope

Michael Rose | Posted 10.20.2013 | World
Michael Rose

She knew the prognosis wasn't good and she didn't want to die. Her father told her a Japanese legend that said if you folded one thousand paper cranes you would be granted a wish. She began furiously folding cranes.

Words That Live: President Kennedy and a Speech From Fifty Summers Ago

Kevin Belmonte | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics
Kevin Belmonte

President Kennedy wasn't able to give the full measure of all he might have given to meeting that challenge in his time. But fifty years on, as Guinness reminds us, we can aspire to the ideals held out in a fallen president's words. They are ageless words, and words worth remembering.

Mr. President, You're No Jack Kennedy -- Are You a Patriot?

Alison Winfield Burns | Posted 10.13.2013 | Politics
Alison Winfield Burns

The American public now knows, courtesy of Edward Snowden, the meaning of "consistent with U.S. laws and the protection of privacy and civil liberties," as defined by the NSA and President Barack Obama.

The Challenge for Caroline Kennedy

J. Robert Moskin | Posted 08.02.2013 | Politics
J. Robert Moskin

She is regarded as very bright and has long been interested in high-level politics. She is a lawyer and author. And she matches the Japanese appreciation of respected dignitaries. Which leaves the question: What is an ambassador supposed to do anyway?

Mrs. Rosa Parks -- Before and After the Bus

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Today, too many would-be movement leaders simply want to be Dr. King or Mrs. Rosa Parks: they want the glory and privilege of leadership without the burdens or sacrifice and sustained hard work. Movements are not built from the top down by powerful leaders but percolate from the bottom up from people who share common grievances.

Think Beyond Plastic: Where Do We Go From Here?

Matthew Spiegl | Posted 05.01.2013 | Green
Matthew Spiegl

We have become a society of convenience and exploited plastic without regard for the impact on our environment. We take for granted the fragile balance of earth, air and ocean that serves as our life support system. But what do we do to support it in return?

A Second Emancipation

Taylor Branch | Posted 04.30.2013 | Black Voices
Taylor Branch

In 1961, Martin Luther King Jr. and President Kennedy took a stroll through the White House. When they passed the Lincoln Bedroom, King noticed the Emancipation Proclamation wall, and took the opportunity to raise the issue of civil rights. He suggested something radical: a second Emancipation Proclamation.

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.