The Legacy of John F. Kennedy

Historians tend to rate JFK as a good president, not a great one. But Americans consistently give him the highest approval rating of any president since Franklin D. Roosevelt. Why? AMONG THE MANY MON...

The World According to Henry: From Metternich to Me

Henry Kissinger has never written anything less than magna opera, but this 1,000-page blockbuster must certainly qualify as his maximum opus. Its title is modestly deceptive. The term “diplomac...

Finest Hours

Seventy years ago this summer, in June of 1940, an aging British politician, who for the previous twenty years had seemed to his countrymen to be one of those entertaining, eccentric, essentially lit...

Reid Linchpin of Democratic Big Dollar Fundraising

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid‘s announcement he won’t run for reelection in 2016 lights up unexpected races for his leadership post and his Nevada seat, but its biggest impact might be the loss o...

Malcolm X: A Look Back at the Charismatic Leader

(CBS News)- Malcolm X was a minister, an orator and a revolutionary, but for Attallah Shabazz, he was simply her father. She is the eldest of his six daughters, and was a child when he was assassinat...

Ask not what your country can do for you

This speech was delivered by John F Kennedy at his inauguration in Washington on January 20 1961. Vice-president Johnson, Mr Speaker, Mr Chief Justice, President Eisenhower, Vice-president Nixon, Pre...

8 U.S. Presidents Who Started as Entrepreneurs

U.S. presidents sure like talking about the importance of small business to the country’s overall health. For instance, Barack Obama said, “I think Ronald Reagan tapped into [the fact that peop...