Tag: John F. Kennedy

A Lesson for Biden: How JFK Went Up in the Polls After the Bay of Pigs

Aides were impressed—and grateful. “The president’s assertion—no reference to Eisenhower’s ‘plan,’ no veiled hints of staff inadequacy or agency misrepresentation—was received with relief, thought courageous, began the restoration of confidence,” Richard Goodwin wrote in his memoirs. “It was a wise decision. And it was absolutely true. He had listened to the briefings, heard all the […]

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Journalist Tricks Republicans Into Tweeting Photo of JFK’s Killer on Memorial Day, and Candace Owens Proves She’s the ‘I’ in Idiot

Photo: Scott Olson (Getty Images) It must be fun to troll Republicans. I mean, they are ripe for it. They are at least a few crayons short of a 64 box of Crayolas. They are self-righteous and loud and shamelessly racist AF. Advertisement So leave it to journalist Ken Klippenstein, who has a history of […]

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Long, Strange TRIPS: The Grubby History of How Vaccines Became Intellectual Property

Washington’s punishment-reward approach to softening up the anti-TRIPS alliance made halting progress. In 1985, the U.S. rattled the anti-TRIPS coalition by brandishing the threat of Special 301 action against South Korea and Brazil. Clayton Yeutter, the U.S. trade representative at the time, informed both countries that Special 301 was the “H-bomb of trade policy.” (His successor […]

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