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  • Originally published 11/20/2017

    The JFK assassination files lead back to Seattle

    A University of Washington professor says that one of the doctors who worked on JFK’s body admitted that one shot was from the front not behind him. But that's not what the doctor told Gerald Posner.

  • Originally published 11/09/2017

    Latest Batch of J.F.K. Assassination Records Released

    The National Archives posted another huge trove of records related to the John F. Kennedy assassination Thursday, though nearly all of the 13,000 files are previously released documents that apparently contain fewer redactions.

  • Originally published 11/06/2017

    JFK files say rumors of CIA link to Oswald ‘unfounded’

    A 1975 CIA memo says a thorough search of agency records in and outside the United States was conducted to determine whether Oswald had been used by the agency or connected with it in "any conceivable way." The memo said the search came up empty.

  • Originally published 10/30/2017

    Scraping the bottom of the barrel

    Dale K. Myers

    The latest JFK assassination files leave the media scrambling for something - anything - newsworthy.

  • Originally published 10/30/2017

    The One Thing All Americans Agree On: JFK Conspiracy

    The latest numbers from Gallup, from a 2013 survey taken to mark the 50th anniversary of the event, showed 61% of Americans believed the assassination was a conspiracy, while 30% believed Oswald acted alone.

  • Originally published 10/26/2017

    How to Read the JFK Assassination Files

    The government is releasing thousands of long-secret files on Kennedy’s murder. Here are some tips for making sense of all the code names, redactions and confusing jargon.

  • Originally published 10/23/2017

    What’s inside the secret JFK assassination files?

    Secret government documents to be released this week likely contain new details about what the CIA knew about Lee Harvey Oswald before he murdered President John F. Kennedy, assassination experts say.

  • Originally published 11/25/2013

    ‘November 22, 1963’

    Errol Morris

    Josiah “Tink” Thompson returns to what has haunted him for 50 years: Frame #313 of the Zapruder film.

  • Originally published 11/22/2013

    Kennedy's Legacy of Inspiration

    Robert Dallek

    Fifty years after John F. Kennedy’s assassination, he remains an object of almost universal admiration.

  • Originally published 11/18/2013

    Why Lee Harvey Oswald Pulled the Trigger

    Steven M. Gillon

    The Warren Commission painted him as a disaffected sociopath. But Oswald actually had a political reason to kill JFK: to impress Castro.

  • Originally published 11/12/2013

    Lee Harvey Oswald Was My Friend

    Paul Gregory

    From nearly the moment I met Lee Harvey Oswald, it seemed that he felt the world had sized him up wrong.

  • Originally published 10/28/2013

    Rethinking the JFK Legacy

    Steven M. Gillon

    There is a wide gap between the way historians view JFK and how the public perceives him. Why?

  • Originally published 10/14/2013

    Echoes from Dealey Plaza

    Larry J. Sabato

    Why the Kennedy assassination continues to captivate America.

  • Originally published 05/31/2013

    Lee Harvey Oswald house in Dallas to go up for sale

    DALLAS -- A small nook off a dining room with just enough space for a twin bed has made a Dallas boarding house a point of fascination for the last 50 years, because of one man who occupied it for about six weeks in 1963: Lee Harvey Oswald.The house has been in Patricia Hall's family since about 1942, but she has decided that it's finally time to let it go – as long as a buyer wants to preserve it and offers the right price for the onetime home of the accused assassin of President John F. Kennedy."I understand the significance of the history of this house," said Hall, 61. "It doesn't matter if you believe in a conspiracy or the lone gunman. The fact is that Lee Harvey Oswald lived here."...

  • Originally published 11/23/2007

    1963: 11 Seconds in Dallas

    Max Holland and Johann Rush

    Within hours of John F. Kennedy’s assassination on November 22, 1963, the Kodak film exposed by Abraham Zapruder became the most important home movie ever made.

  • Originally published 12/12/2017

    Keeping the Blacks Far Away

    Steve Hochstadt

    American cities used zoning laws to direct new construction and to control where people lived. Black people were harmed in the process.

  • Originally published 11/22/2017

    Samuel Untermyer: The Superlawyer Who Took on Hitler

    Gil Troy

    The cut-throat qualities that made Untermyer the first American lawyer to nab a one-million-dollar fee morphed into aesthetic impulses that made his multi-million bulb garden grow.

  • Originally published 11/22/2017

    This Tax Cut Is Not For You

    Steve Hochstadt

    The Republican tax cut is not about economic policy and is certainly not for the middle class. It is political legislation about economic issues: cut corporate taxes to satisfy Republican donors and try again to kill Obamacare.

  • Originally published 10/25/2017

    The Man Who Created Yankees’ Murderers’ Row

    Gil Troy

    Edward Barrow changed the face of modern sports, ushering in megastars like Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, while also introducing the playing of the national anthem before games.

  • Originally published 09/26/2017

    Loose Talk of Nuclear War

    There's No There There

    We should remember there is no real defense against nuclear war.

  • Originally published 08/23/2017

    I Am An Antifa

    Steve Hochstadt

    It was dangerous when my father and father-in-law and their whole generation went off to fight fascism on opposite sides of the globe. It was dangerous when young Americans volunteered to fight Jim Crow in the South in the 1960s. The defenders of American fascism and their fellow travelers want to make that dangerous now.

  • Originally published 12/15/2016

    We Need Help Fighting the Banks

    Steve Hochstadt

    Dodd-Frank makes it less possible for the big banks to push us into tilted arbitration when the banks act like Wells Fargo. It’s an equalizer for the little consumer dealing with the big banks. Without it, we’re at their mercy.

  • Originally published 06/16/2015

    It's Ok to Celebrate Magna Carta

    Mark Byrnes's Facing Backwards

    It's still OK to celebrate Magna Carta. After all, we're all talking about a birthday here.