CLBR #241: Michael Cohen on 1968 and the Birth of Disunion
2016 Election / Cyber Law and Business Report / Kennedy's

CLBR #241: Michael Cohen on 1968 and the Birth of Disunion

Originally posted on Cyber Law & Business Report:
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…

Obama, RFK and the Not So Secular Left
Catholic Church / Christian Nation / christian right / Golden Rule / Kennedy's / Obama Administration

Obama, RFK and the Not So Secular Left

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

Abortion / Catholic Church / Church/State / Kennedy's / Rhode Island Politics

Rumble in Little Rhody: Patrick Kennedy Takes On The Bishop And The Church’s Moral Myopia

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

2006 Election / 2008 Election / Democratic Party / Kennedy's / Poverty

What Would Bobby Do?

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.
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What Would Bobby Do?
Democratic Party / Kennedy's

What Would Bobby Do?

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