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Allen Young : Ralph Dungan, the ‘Good Liberal’

Ralph Dungan in Chile, 1966. Photo from The Washington Post. Discretion, valor, and the ‘good liberal’ In the most patronizing tone, Mr. Dungan said if we opposed U.S. policy, we should ‘return to the U.S. and run for Congress.’ By … finish reading Allen Young : Ralph Dungan, the ‘Good Liberal’

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Michael James : Fading Away: JFK in Mexico City, July 1962

JFK with Mexican President Lopez Mateos in Mexico City, July 29, 1962. Photo by Michael James from his forthcoming book, Michael Gaylord James’ Pictures from the Long Haul. Pictures from the Long Haul:Fading away: JFK in Mexico City, July 1962 At … finish reading Michael James : Fading Away: JFK in Mexico City, July 1962

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Tom Hayden : Can Obama ‘Rein In’ His Presidency?

Obama: Who’s making the call? Image from TomHayden.com. Competing forces at play:Can Obama ‘rein in’ his presidency? Obama often follows a confusing pattern of leaning toward the military’s preference while planning in his private chambers to later change course. By … finish reading Tom Hayden : Can Obama ‘Rein In’ His Presidency?

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Harry Targ : From the Bay of Pigs to the Missile Crisis / 3

Front page of New York Daily News, October 23, 1962. From the Mitchell Archives.The Cuba story, Part 3:The Bay of Pigs to the missile crisis The Cuban missile crisis suggests that the United States would go to any extreme, even … finish reading Harry Targ : From the Bay of Pigs to the Missile Crisis / 3

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Harry Targ : From the Bay of Pigs to the Missile Crisis / 2

John F. Kennedy and Rómulo Betancourt at Alliance for Progress meeting in La Morita, Venezuela, Dec. 16, 1961. Image from Wikimedia Commons. The Cuba story, Part 2:The Bay of Pigs to the missile crisis The Castros of this world, the … finish reading Harry Targ : From the Bay of Pigs to the Missile Crisis / 2

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Harry Targ : From the Bay of Pigs to the Missile Crisis / 1

Fidel and comrades during Bay of Pigs invasion, 1961. Photo by Raul Corrales / AP.The Cuba story, Part 1:The Bay of Pigs to the missile crisis As U.S.-Cuban economic and diplomatic tensions were escalating, President Eisenhower made a decision that … finish reading Harry Targ : From the Bay of Pigs to the Missile Crisis / 1

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Lamar W. Hankins : Religion and Secularism in the Public Square

Sen. John F. Kennedy speaks attempts to allay fears about his Caltholicism before the Greater Houston Ministerial Association on Sept. 12, 1960. Photo from Houston Chronicle / AP.Religion and secularism in the public square Opposing the promotion of religion and … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Religion and Secularism in the Public Square

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Harry Tarq : JFK and Obama Inspired Something Bigger Than Themselves

Jack Kennedy inspired idealism in youth of the 60s. Photo from Dysonology.JFK and Obama:Leaders who knew not what they were creating By Harry Targ / The Rag Blog / January 23, 2011 A young college kid I walked to campus … finish reading Harry Tarq : JFK and Obama Inspired Something Bigger Than Themselves

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Jim Simons : Sargent Shriver and the Forgotten War Against Poverty

Sargent Shriver. Photo from Time/Life. Sargent Shriver, warrior against poverty (1915-2011) R. Sargent Shriver, the exuberant public servant and Kennedy in-law whose career included directing the Peace Corps, fighting the War on Poverty, ambassador to France and, less successfully, running … finish reading Jim Simons : Sargent Shriver and the Forgotten War Against Poverty

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Jonah Raskin : Chickens Come Home to Roost in Arizona

Malcolm X at Harlem rally, December 31, 1969. Photo from New York World-Telegram & Sun Collection.On chickens coming home to roost:Armageddon in Arizona By Jonah Raskin / The Rag Blog / January 11, 2011 Shortly after JFK was shot and … finish reading Jonah Raskin : Chickens Come Home to Roost in Arizona

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James Noland : Sarah Palin and JFK’s Houston Speech

John F. Kennedy, then a candidate for president of the United States, speaks before a group of Protestant ministers at Houston’s Rice Hotel, September 12, 1960. Photo from AP.Palin wrong about JFK:Kennedy’s famous speech on church and state As the … finish reading James Noland : Sarah Palin and JFK’s Houston Speech

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Bay of Pigs Invasion : Blows up in Kennedy’s Face

Cuban cigar: Bay of Pigs invasion blows up in JFK’s face. Cartoon by Leslie Gilbert Illingworth (1902-1979) / Illingworth Collection / National Library of Wales.Decades of foreign policy folly:Cuba and the Bay of Pigs invasion The Bay of Pigs fiasco … finish reading Bay of Pigs Invasion : Blows up in Kennedy’s Face

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