Remembering Dick Goodwin, Gone Today at 86
Every 80 years or so, there’s a new generation that defines the best of what America can be. The first came with the American Revolution and the Founding Fathers; the second with the former slaves and anti-slavery activists who fought the Civil War; and the third came with “the ...read more
Trump Gravesite Will Feature ‘Eternal Dumpster Fire’
Plans for President Trump’s gravesite at his Mar-a-Lago estate will involve an “eternal dumpster fire” designed to burn constantly in a manner similar to the John F. Kennedy Eternal Flame at Arlington National Cemetery. According to architect and longtime Trump associate Frank E. ...read more
Is Perez Setting Bernie Up to Fail?
by Jeremy Fassler Within the last week, DNC chair Tom Perez has embarked on a Unity Tour with runner-up for the Democratic nomination and independent Senator from Vermont Bernie Sanders. The tour, to put it mildly, has been a disaster: from Sanders’ refusal to call himself a ...read more
Not Satire: Oliver Stone To Direct Movie Based on 'The Snowden Files'
In the interest of full disclosure, I honestly believe Oliver Stone's JFK is one of the greatest movies of our generation. That said, and factually speaking, there's a lot of hooey in there, too. But that's what filmmaking is ultimately about: making the unbelievable believable, ...read more
Bill O'Reilly's 'Killing Kennedy' Movie is the Simplistic, Cartoonish Version of the JFK Presidency
One of the tent-pole events during the somewhat ghoulish television blitz of President Kennedy specials capitalizing on the 50th anniversary of his assassination was, of course, the dramatic adaptation of Bill O'Reilly's Killing Kennedy, which premiered on the NatGeo network ...read more
How the World Was Saved
By Jim DiEugenio: What is one of the first things Hamas does when it is fresh off standing up In 2009, Professors James Blight and Janet Yang were part of the team that gave us the documentary film and book Virtual JFK. Both the film and book explored the issue of whether or ...read more
The JFK Era: When Democrats were Democrats
Politicians today could learn a thing or two from JFK. In this excellent speech, the 35th President of the United States lays out a forceful defense of government and its positive role in society: This is what we need to hear from Obama in the next debate. The poll numbers are ...read more