David Scott Witwer / The ConversationDec 4, 2019
More than 40 years after his disappearance, the labor leader and former Teamsters president continues to capture the public imagination. Dig deeper ( 6 Min. Read )
Robert Scheer / The NationJun 5, 2018
Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer was the last journalist to interview Robert Kennedy moments before the candidate was fatally wounded on this date 50 years ago. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Kasia Anderson / TruthdigJul 28, 2015
The documentary spotlights the riveting 1968 exchanges between Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley that set the bar for political TV and helped frame America’s culture wars. Dig deeper ( 4 Min. Read )
E.J. Dionne Jr. / TruthdigSep 30, 2014
When he announced his leave-taking last week, Attorney General Eric Holder spoke of Robert F. Kennedy as his inspiration for believing that the Justice Department "can and must always be a force for that which is right." Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
By Jonathan TaplinAug 27, 2014
There is a sense in which art, politics and economics are all inextricably and symbiotically tied together, but history has proven to us that art serves as a powerful corrective against the dangers of the establishment. Dig deeper ( 10 Min. Read )
Juan Cole / TruthdigJan 20, 2014
Among the ironies of Barack Obama trying to sell us the gargantuan NSA domestic spying program is that such techniques of telephone surveillance were used against the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in an attempt to destroy him and stop the civil rights movement. Dig deeper ( 4 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigMay 27, 2010
Given the scuttlebutt about Marilyn Monroe and the Kennedy brothers (well, two of them, anyway), not to mention the murder and conspiracy theories still circulating about her untimely death, it makes some sense that there'd be few, if any, candid images of the screen siren (continued)
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Staff / TruthdigMar 20, 2010
In this interview with Truthdig's Associate Editor Kasia Anderson, "RFK: The Journey to Justice" playwrights Murray Horwitz and Jonathan Estrin talk about Robert F. Kennedy's evolution from political animal to true believer in his transformative relationship with the civil rights revolution.Playwrights Murray Horwitz and Jonathan Estrin talk about RFK's evolution from political animal to true believer in his transformative relationship with the civil rights revolution. Dig deeper ( 7 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigFeb 25, 2010
Matt Damon may get a chance to flex his acting chops in a challenging and meaty role -- as a Kennedy, no less -- if he ends up liking the screenplay for an upcoming biopic about the late Robert F. Kennedy, according to Deadline Hollywood's Nikki Finke. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigAug 30, 2009
Just over a year ago, Sen. Ted Kennedy took to the podium at the Democratic National Convention to give Barack Obama a major boost as he began his final push to become president. On Saturday, it was Obama's turn to pay tribute to his former fellow senator as the president delivered the eulogy at Kennedy's funeral in Boston. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
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