28 Black People You Don’t Know About (But You Should)— Diane Nash

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“Who the hell is Diane Nash?”

Sometimes, Not Crying Is A Strength All Its Own

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John Hearn has noticed men weeping openly. He advises us not to dismiss the stoic men of the past.

Daddy’s Gunslinging Daughter

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In 1962, when Marilyn Monroe was queen, Ina Chadwick could never keep her union-leader father’s attention—until she picked up a .22-caliber rifle.

The Problem With Heroes

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Eric Shapiro wonders if looking up to somebody, by its nature, pushes your own identity down.

Infidelity and Powerful Men

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What the Anthony Weiner scandal teaches us about cheating and power dynamics between the sexes in America.

The Sea Is So Great, And My Boat Is So Small

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Jonathan Footerman is skippering a 21-foot mini-yacht solo around the UK. And it’s the most dangerous, exhausting and near-disastrous thing he has ever done.

Richard Blanco: First Hispanic Openly Gay Poet Reads at a Presidential Inauguration

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President Obama said, Blanco’s work represents “the great strength and diversity of the American people.”

On Turning 40

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Have the Baby Boomers ruined aging for the rest of us?

Petraeus, MLK and JFK: Why I Don’t Demand Fidelity From My Political Leaders

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Emily Heist Moss asks a lot of her leaders, but one thing she doesn’t demand is fidelity.

Conventionally Speaking

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Mark Ellis looks back on elections of the past, taking note of the convention that changed him from a Democrat to a Republican.

CNN asks, “Are Men Stupid?” … Actually, No.

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Why focus on the perceived stupidity of the few rather than the brilliance or courage or big-heartedness of the many?

It’s Complicated: On JFK, Mimi Alford, and Regret

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Joanna Schroeder responds to Tom Matlack about Mimi Alford’s confession of an affair with JFK.

Do We Care About A JFK Intern Going Public 50 Years Later?

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My first response was “give me a break.” And then I sat down and thought about it some more.

JFK on Revolutions

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“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.”

Tiger, Weiner, and JFK: A Conversation on Promiscuity

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Tom Matlack and Slade Sohmer discuss sex addiction and the should-be ramifications for in-office philanderers.

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