The Kennedy-LBJ Speechwriter Who Changed the ’60s
WWII Vets JFK and J.D. Salinger Schooled Us in Dignity
These very different men both came home from the war convinced that true courage had nothing to do with battle histrionics or bellicose military parades.
How Kennedy and King Pushed Each Other to Greatness
JFK and MLK challenged each other to evolve as leaders, and their relationship stands as a reminder to those in power today.
What JFK Would Tell Trump’s GOP Enablers: Grow a Spine
In ‘Profiles in Courage,’ John Kennedy wrote about eight senators’ ‘grace under pressure,’ borrowing Hemingway’s famous phrase. Kernnedy himself would get a shout-out from Papa.
Sputnik Ignited Fears That the US Would Be Zapped From Space
When the Soviet Union launched its first satellite in 1957, a wave of fear swept across the US, where the public became convinced it was powerless against annihilation from space.
Chris Matthews on RFK’s Run for Redemption
Chris Matthews’ new biography of RFK is a needed reminder that politics can be a noble profession where flawed heroes can improve and strive for the greater good.
CIA Spyhunters Knew Lee Harvey Oswald Was in Dallas
On Nov. 15, 1963, the staff of legendary CIA counterintelligence master James Angleton learned that Oswald ensconced in Dallas. President Kennedy had seven days to live.
When Journalists Decried JFK’s ‘Lies’ and Fake News Cries
‘The president has been listening to a few advisers who have the scornful idea that it’s proper the press speak only when spoken to, or reports the news with “one-sided fairness.”’