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."
With the sequester now beginning, I find myself thinking about Robert F. Kennedy -- and 46 years ago when I was an intern in his Senate office. 1967 was a difficult time for the nation. America was deeply split over civil rights and the Vietnam War. Many of our cities were burning. The war was escalating.
Mary Richardson Kennedy, the estranged wife of prominent environmental lawyer Robert F. Kennedy Jr., became the Kennedy clan’s latest tragedy when she was found dead Wednesday in a barn behind their home in Bedford, N.Y. A medical examiner confirmed that the 52-year-old died from asphyxiation by hanging.
A week ago, the publisher of Harper's Magazine wrote that President Barack Obama, through expedient political compromises, has lost the moral authority that an American president must command, and therefore has lost his right to a second presidential term.
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) .
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.
In this podcast, Truthdig's Associate Editor Kasia Anderson talks with Murray Horwitz and Jonathan Estrin, the playwrights of "RFK: The Journey to Justice," about Bobby Kennedy's evolution from political animal to true believer in his transformative relationship with the civil rights revolution.
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.
If things had worked out a little differently, the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, where Robert Kennedy was gunned down in 1968, might have become a Wal-Mart or one of Donald Trump's gaudy creations. Instead, it is now a center of education, home to two elementary schools and, next year, the new Robert F. Kennedy High School.
Not known for being a shrinking violet, Keith Olbermann left no uncertainty about what he thinks of Sen. Hillary Clinton's explanation for why she invoked the specter of Robert Kennedy's 1968 assassination when discussing her decision to keep campaigning to the end. He's not buyin' it, folks.