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Robert F Kennedy

JFK Scorned Notion Of LBJ As President, According To New Book

AP | BETH FOUHY | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK — President John F. Kennedy openly scorned the notion of Vice President Lyndon Baines Johnson succeeding him in office, according to a ...

The Perils for Obama of Not Talking About Poverty in America

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 10.10.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

It's strange that President Obama doesn't show any indignation about our long slide into economic oblivion. He's certainly not "fighting mad" about it. He draws a line in the sand, the Republicans cross it, then he steps back and draws another line in the sand.

Paige Lavender

Blair Mountain: Protesters March to Save Historic Battlefield

HuffingtonPost.com | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.10.2011 | Green

A week long protest calling for the preservation of West Virginia's Blair Mountain has rehashed conflicts within a coal mining community torn between ...

Seeking Justice in Mexico, and the Legacy of Robert Kennedy

Kerry Kennedy | Posted 08.06.2011 | Impact
Kerry Kennedy

On this day, 43 years ago, in the midst of a national struggle to make real the promises of justice and equality, we lost Robert F. Kennedy. We honor his legacy when we stand with heroes who are devoted to the pursuit of justice and put their lives on the line for others.

Remembering RFK On The Anniversary Of His Death

AP | LINDA DEUTSCH | Posted 08.04.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Paul Schrade easily recites the details of the last day of his life before he was shot in the head alongside his friend, Sen. Robe...

From Depression to Public Inspiration

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Did you ever wonder why some of America's greatest public works projects were accomplished during its worst depression? President Obama has the right idea when he calls for major investment in 21st Century infrastructure.

"Ripples of Hope" in Egypt

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joseph A. Palermo

Democracy is breaking out in Tunisia and Egypt not because of U.S. actions in the Middle East, but despite them.

Shoot First, Ask Questions Never

Cliff Schecter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

There is simply no understanding the prevalence of gun violence in America without discussing the nefarious role played by the NRA. Any public conversation regarding restricting access to guns has been considered verboten.

Obama's Opportunity

Joseph A. Califano Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Califano Jr.

LBJ pressed Congress to enact his gun control proposals as a legacy for Robert Kennedy in the wake of that assassination.

Happy Thanksgiving: All I Can Handle in this Age of Autism

Chantal Sicile-Kira | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Chantal Sicile-Kira

We each have our own truths. Our beliefs may be different, but our goals are the same: a happy, healthy, love-filled and productive life -- as independent and self-determined as possible.

Bill Ayers Denies Dedicating Book To RFK's Killer

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In September, 1960s radical and retired professor William Ayers was denied emeritus faculty status by the University of Illinois at Chicago for an all...

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 ...

Searching for Bobby Kennedy: Health Care and the Moral Imperative

Zac Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Zac Hill

What Robert understood is that despite being more media-saturated than at any other time in history, our dialogue remains silent with regard to the moral imperatives those policies entail.

UK Labour Leadership Elections: The Brothers Miliband

Larry Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Larry Abrams

For a politician who will need to confront both the hegemony and destructive immorality of the world political-economic order as well the furious, defeated neo-liberal wing of his own Party, this is clever.

Urban Storytelling in New Orleans

J. Michael Welton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Rob Walker's newest project for New Orleans proves him to be no less than a bonafide optimist. He's proposing that we use art and design to alter our perceptions of a downtrodden environment.

Gary Hart's New Memoir Shows the Continuity in Contemporary History

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
William Bradley

Reading the book I'm struck by the threads of continuity running from 1970 to 2010. America was in a state of imperial overstretch, riven by a foolish war and roiled by divisive politics. And Hart has had a unique vantage point throughout.

Mary Richardson Kennedy, RFK Jr.'s Wife, Faces Second DUI Charge

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

PLEASANT VALLEY, N.Y. — The wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has been charged with driving under the influence of drugs one month after her license...

Sex, Lies and Oil Spills

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

A common spin in the right wing coverage of BP's oil spill is that the gulf blowout is Obama's Katrina. In truth, culpability for this disaster can be laid at the Bush administration's doorstep.

RFK's Voice

William J. Arnone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William J. Arnone

Robert Kennedy based his political positions on a simple, fundamental, and passionate appeal to what was the right thing to do. When was the last time an American political leader framed a policy issue in terms of our social conscience?

America's Mayor in the New York City Sleeper Hold: John Lindsay, In Retrospect

John R. Bohrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John R. Bohrer

Of course America should love John Lindsay now... again. In an age where Mad Men gets four seasons, he's the Don Draper of New York City mayors.

Cheney's Chernobyl

Shan Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Shan Wells

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Is Obama's AfPak Strategy Actually Working?

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
William Bradley

While there are many things that would be good to do in Afghanistan, there is only one thing that we have to do: Deny it as an operational base for Al Qaeda or other transnational jihadists.

Son Of RFK Slams LAPD Over Exhibit

latimes.com | Maxwell Taylor Kennedy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

I am the son of Robert F. Kennedy, who was murdered in Los Angeles more than 40 years ago. As the child of a crime victim, I am guaranteed by the stat...

Son Of RFK Slams LAPD Over Exhibit

AP | LINDA DEUTSCH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — A dispute over an exhibition of gruesome evidence from famous crimes escalated Thursday, showing that time does not heal the scars...