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Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer and the music industry veteran discuss the political impact of psychedelic music in the ’60s.
Two professors paint a chilling scenario of what might have occurred in the wake of a real-life 1961 hydrogen bomb accident in North Carolina.By James G. Blight and janet M. Lang
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.
Having beaten his doctors' previous prognosis and living to help usher in a new American administration, Sen. Ted Kennedy succumbed to brain cancer late Tuesday night at his home in Hyannis Port, Mass., at age 77.Having beaten his doctors' previous prognosis, Sen. Ted Kennedy succumbed to brain cancer late Tuesday night.
It seems inevitable that Caroline Kennedy would eventually follow the siren call of politics to the point of making her own bid for a Senate seat. It's even more fitting that, if she is selected by New York Gov. David A. Paterson, Kennedy will inherit the post from Sen. Hillary Clinton, a member of another Democratic dynasty.