Tag: John F. Kennedy

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk from Marine One to board Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport, in Morristown, N.J., Sunday, July 22, 2018, en route to Washington after staying at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J.

Prager: The Greatest Hysteria in American History

In an editorial for his eponymous The Dennis Prager Show, Prager calls the current political climate in which we live one of outright hysteria unlike any that has occurred in American history — including to so-called McCarthy era of anti-Communism.

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Mansour: If You Think U.S. Intelligence Is Never Wrong, I Have Some Yellowcake for You

The remonstrations of history are rarely heeded in moments of mass hysteria. But before the new Cold Warriors and their neocon fellow travelers lead us into a crusade based on an FBI report about a computer server the bureau never got to inspect, perhaps we should consider the track record of U.S. intelligence in times of war.

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Klukowski: Chappaquiddick Movie Spotlights Kennedy Scandal that Changed America

A new movie coming out in theatres on Friday, Chappaquiddick, is a tragic drama revealing the sordid details and political damage-control surrounding the night that Sen. Ted Kennedy’s (D-MA) car went off a bridge near Edgartown, Massachusetts, leading to the death of young Mary Jo Kopechne and devastating damage to Kennedy’s presidential ambitions.

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Pinkerton: The Final Frontiers: Cyber Space, Outer Space, and the Permanent Lure of Exploration

While profit and national security are key factors in our pursuit of outer space, there is also the innate human desire to strive, to seek, and to find. We are going to outer space because we are curious—and organized curiosity is about as powerful a force as there is in human nature. We are going for the reasons that inspired President Kennedy: because space is there, and because it’s cool. Indeed, those of us who will never go to space should count ourselves as lucky to be alive at a time of renewed exploratory curiosity. We are fortunate to be blessed with sturdy souls—in the public and private sectors—who are willing to take up the challenge of space-questing.

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What the Government is Still Hiding About the JFK Assassination

More than five decades after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, thousands of government files detailing the activities and testimony of shadowy spies, long-deceased witnesses and others with possible knowledge of the events remain shielded from public view.

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Bloomberg Business: ‘Gun Lobby’ Has Been Winning Since 1968

On December 23, Bloomberg Business responded to the post-San Bernardino rejection of gun control by suggesting gun control was beaten the same way it has been beaten since 1968; by a “gun lobby” led by an NRA that is a force to be reckoned with.

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Lee Harvey Oswald’s Gravestone Back in Texas

The once lost, now found, and much traveled gravestone of Lee Harvey Oswald has been returned to Texas. Oswald secured his place in history books on November 22, 1963 when he allegedly assassinated President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas. He was also charged with the murder of Dallas police officer J.D. Tippitt on that same day.

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Natalie Portman to Star as Jackie Kennedy in New Biopic

Natalie Portman has signed on to play Jackie Kennedy in a new biopic, called Jackie, which follows the former First Lady the first four days after the assassination of her husband, President John F. Kennedy in 1963, reports Variety.

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Presidents Day: Ranking the Presidents on Israel Policy

Presidents Day 2015 comes in the midst of an upheaval about the state of U.S. foreign policy, and particularly regarding the State of Israel, whose Prime Minister will arrive in two weeks to deliver what will amount to a rebuke of President Obama’s negotiating stance on Iran. As this particular holiday lends itself to ranking the presidents from best to worst, it is worth considering how they compare on relations with Israel, which has been–despite ups and downs–a staunch ally since 1948.

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Texas Judge Stops Profiteering Over Lee Harvey Oswald’s Casket

A Tarrant County District Court Judge put a stop to the attempted profiteering of a funeral home that sold the casket of murdered presidential assassin Lee Harvey Oswald in an auction in 2010. The outraged judge also ruled the Baumgardner Funeral Home acted maliciously by auctioning off the casket and ordered the funeral home to pay over $87,000 in damages along with other expenses to Oswald’s brother, Robert Oswald.