In May 1964, top CIA officials stonewalled the official investigation of the murder of President John F. Kennedy by concealing or downplaying evidence about the Cuban contacts of the accused assassin, according to newly declassified documents.
Kennedy’s America estimated that the country derived more benefit domestically and internationally by keeping faithful to its long-held promises of liberty and prosperity rather than give into isolationist forces of exclusion. In many respects, yesterday’s communism is today’s terrorism with respect to the fear each has bred in the American psyche.
The new memoir about the Kennedys, “The Nine of Us,” is a lyrical looking glass into a time that feels forever lost — when the richest class felt a deep obligation to give back to the people, to serve in the military and politics.
[jwplayer player=”1″ mediaid=”66358″] Losing to John F. Kennedy in 1960 wasn’t the only grudge that Richard M. Nixon held against the late Democratic president. For years after JFK’s assassination, Nixon was still looking for answers to one troubling question: Why was he never invited to the White House!? He laments and ruminates hilariously as a sycophantic Henry Kissinger […]
As a new school year begins for students across the country, we remember the struggle for equality in public education that culminated in President Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society. In The Teacher Wars: A History of America’s Most Embattled Profession, journalist Dana Goldstein outlines the complicated history of public education and the teaching profession. Goldstein praises teachers for the impact they have […]
Honiara (AFP) — A Solomon Islander who helped save John F. Kennedy when a Japanese destroyer sank the future U.S. president’s patrol boat during World War II has died aged 93, his family said Monday. Eroni Kumana and his fellow islander Buiku Gasa were out in a canoe in 1943 when they came across the […]
Today the Weekend Reader brings you Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the Civil Rights Act by Clay Risen, editor of The New York Times op-ed section. Bill of the Century details the arduous mission of civil rights leaders to pass a bill that granted equal rights to millions of Americans regardless of race, sex, or religion. […]