Topic: John F. Kennedy
In advance of President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night, Richard Greene, author of 'Words That Shook the World: The 1st Decade of the 21st Century,' has ranked the top five presidential orators since 1933. Mr. Greene analyzed not only the content of the speeches, but also how the presidents communicated that content. Body language, tone of voice, and vision all contribute to a president’s oratorical skills, says Greene.
01/25/2011 07:28 pm
Words can harm. Words can heal. The best speeches ever delivered asked not for anything but the better angels of our nature.
01/24/2011 01:06 pm
In Pictures Kennedy's speeches
The John F. Kennedy inaugural address was 50 years ago to the day and is the subject of Google’s Thursday home-page doodle.
01/20/2011 10:53 am
These history books remind us that the shooting in Tuscon is not the first time Americans have confronted violence directed at politicians.
01/11/2011 05:39 pm
Word that William Daley is Obama's top choice for chief of staff, to replace fellow Chicagoan Rahm Emanuel, have fed the line that the 'Chicago Machine' is taking over Washington.
01/05/2011 08:59 pm
The New York area's JFK airport, LaGuardia airport, and Liberty airport all shut down after Christmas. Despite a winter weather advisory, the airports hope to open Monday.
12/27/2010 12:45 pm
Accomplished diplomat and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Richard Holbrooke, passed away Monday, after a lifetime of service.
12/13/2010 11:36 pm
Did Americans really know Dwight David Eisenhower? Based on this memoir by Eisenhower's grandson, the answer is no.
12/07/2010 06:05 am
The Kennedy assassination, a pivotal moment in American life, has fascinated historians, conspiracy theorists, and filmmakers, among others. Some questions might never be answered.
11/22/2010 03:39 pm