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Michael Cohen on 1968 and the Birth of Disunion Today we feature one of our pre-recorded interviews with authors from the Miami Book Fair – Boston Globe columnist Michael A. Cohen author of American Maelstrom: The 1968 Election and the Politics of Division. Website Twitter Purchase In American…
A few months ago, President Obama’s address at the National Prayer Breakfast caused conservatives to question whether the President was even Christian. Yet his eloquent eulogy of Charleston’s Reverend Clement Pinckney, was an illustration of how his faith has informed his politics. Remember, this is the same man who burst on the scene at the 2004 … Continue reading
51 YEARS AGO TODAY, ICH BIN EIN BERLINER Kennedy spoke on the 15th anniversary of the beginning of the Berlin Airlift. BUT THERE WOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN A FREE BERLIN FOR JFK TO VISIT . . . WITHOUT HARRY TRUMAN AND THE BERLIN AIRLIFT The Generals told Harry Truman that an airlift would be … Continue reading
Forty-six years ago today, I remember running home from Little League to watch the funeral of Bobby Kennedy. I would later attend the 20th and 25th anniversary memorial masses at his grave at RFK, both of which were two of most moving masses I ever attended. Amazingly, people lined the train tracks as his body … Continue reading
Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans–born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage–and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those … Continue reading
It is fitting that the current battle between the Catholic Church and pro-choice lawmakers involves the nephew of the only Catholic president and takes place in Rhode Island, which not only was the first colony founded on the principles of religious liberty and the separation of church and state but was the strongest state for John Kennedy in 1960.
Providence Bishop Tobin’s barring Patrick Kennedy from receiving communion because of his pro-choice views is an assault on both Roger William’s vision of the separation of church and state now enshrined in the First Amendment and the Kennedy legacy itself (which the Church once embraced). Continue reading
In concluding his brother’s eulogy, Senator Kennedy said simply what many of us would say of him today: “[t]hose of us who loved him and who take him to his rest today, pray that what he was to us and what he wished for others will someday come to pass for all the world.” Continue reading
Although much has changed over the past 42 years, as today only one-third of voters identify themselves as Democrats, Kennedy’s passion and idealism continue to inspire his party at the same time as the release of the movie “Bobby” revives his message of hope. As the Democrats prepare to take control of Congress for the first time in 12 years, we can only wonder what Bobby would say to today’s Democrats.
Standing before the 1964 Democratic Convention and waiting as delegates cheered for 22 minutes before he could speak a word, Bobby Kennedy clearly had a hold on the Democratic Party at a time when the party had a hold on the nation . . . . Although much has changed over the past 42 years . . . Kennedy’s passion and idealism continue to inspire his party at the same time as the release of the movie “Bobby” revives his message of hope Continue reading