Tag: John F. Kennedy

We’re Heard This Bigotry Before
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We’re Heard This Bigotry Before

BY GARY EDMONDSON Glen Huber got me good. It was 1960. Our fifth grade class was going to have a mock presidential election – Kennedy/Nixon. Glen’s family was one of the few Catholic families in our small Indiana town. Our teacher asked for any endorsing speeches. Glen stood up and opened by saying, “I’m not going…

Does Diversity Really Make Us Stronger?
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Does Diversity Really Make Us Stronger?

BY DAVID PERRYMAN We are often told that diversity makes us stronger. Tom Perez, former U.S. Secretary of Labor, said, “Our workforce and our entire economy are strongest when we embrace diversity to its fullest, and that means opening doors of opportunity to everyone and recognizing that the American Dream excludes no one.” But are…

Nine Presidents
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Nine Presidents

BY LEE H. HAMILTON One reason I consider myself fortunate to have led a life in politics is that, over time, I’ve had a chance to work with nine presidents. From Lyndon Johnson through Barack Obama, I’ve talked policy, politics and, sometimes, the trivial details of daily life with them. I met JFK twice for…

Migratory Patterns, Then And Now
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Migratory Patterns, Then And Now

BY DAVID PERRYMAN In a hollow, deep in the heart of the Ouachita Mountains on an October Sunday afternoon 56 years ago, more than 25,000 Oklahomans patiently gathered at a remote junction for the formal opening of a road. The striking size of the crowd was because it was not just anyone who would be…

The President And The Attorney General
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The President And The Attorney General

BY SUSAN ESTRICH “It’s Bobby,” President-elect John F. Kennedy supposedly whispered, announcing that he had chosen his brother as his attorney general. A brother or sister is what every president wants. The attorney general is the only Cabinet member who can effectively take the president’s job away. So of course the president is upset with…

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