Among the more important “discovered footage” out there — capable of profoundly changing the ways we understand history — is this little gem. It shows a Secret Service agent being ordered off JFK’s motorcade car and objecting, as the president made his way to his demise. What do you suppose that was about?
It may not be high on the Congressional agenda, but Rep. Earl Blumenauer wants to change the law that prohibits veterans from getting medical marijuana to treat post-traumatic stress disorder. Joseph L. Flatley looks at one attempt to hack away at the federal government’s Reefer Madness bureaucracy.
Committing an assassination? Carrying out a terrorist attack? Tradecraft usually dictates leaving your ID back at the hideout. So how come so many suspects keep dropping them at the scene of the crime?
If you are repelled by the aggressive commercialism of the season, and bored with the ritual giving of the usual mass-produced items from predatory corporations—then keep reading! We have some ideas for unusual gifts that could not only give enormous pleasure but could, in some instances, change lives.
Red-light cameras are the American manifestation of Big Brother’s unblinking eye. In China, the surveillance state takes no chances with its vision.
Some things you just can’t make up. The Carlyle Group is funding a facelift for the John F. Kennedy museum and archives. It’s just the kind of huge global company Kennedy did battle with before his assassination. Sadly, the irony has been lost on a lot of people.
Those Texans got some straaaange sense of humor—and aren’t always too good at math. Here are a couple of alcoholic drinks served during the JFK assassination anniversaries that could go to your head.
Forget what the pundits say—we’re the place for accurate prognostications on what the new year (and further) holds in store for us.
What kinds of gifts can you get from one of America’s most sanitized history museums? We try to imagine.
Whatever works for you…have a good one!