In this excerpt from his new book, A Cruel and Shocking Act: The Secret History of the Kennedy Assassination, a veteran investigative journalist Phillip Shenon reveals what happened to the original autopsy notes in the Kennedy assassination case, and why they ended up in a fireplace.
Today marks the 236th anniversary of America’s “other” constitution. But how many of us know when it was created and how and why it was adopted?
On November 14, 1959, TV Guide published a brief essay about politics and television by Senator John F. Kennedy that contained some prophetic words about the influence of money and public relations on presidential campaigns that still seem true today.
Lyle Denniston looks at the legal reasoning behind the FDA’s decision to ban foods with trans fats, which dates back to a 1911 Supreme Court decision about the fate of 130 cans of preserved eggs.
Amid weeks of reports about slumping polling data, the last major polling group that didn’t say Congress was at an all-time low in popularity confirms what we all know: Congress is in a slump.
Bob Bauer, distinguished scholar in residence and senior lecturer at the New York University School of Law, looks at the distinctions between hard money and soft money campaign contributions that are central to the case of McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission before the Supreme Court this term.
Lyle Denniston looks at a claim that interpreting an old document, like the U.S. Constitution, is a doomed attempt to apply outdated legal principles.
Author William Murchison evaluates what he calls the need for promoting John Dickinson to the very first rank of the nation’s Founding Fathers.
This Monday, millions of Americans will take time out to honor our military on the traditional time of 11:11 a.m. on November 11. But there was a time when Congress tried to move the holiday, only to face several years of strong public resistance.
Fifty years after President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, distinguished presidential historian and bestselling author Robert Dallek provides a striking portrait of the iconic president and his inner circle of advisers—their rivalries, personality clashes, and political battles.