Lee Harvey Oswald

I Was With Fidel Castro When JFK Was Assassinated
December 02, 2014

"He came back, sat down, and repeated three times the words: “Es una mala noticia.” (“This is bad news.”)"

A Young Lee Harvey Oswald's Brief, Troubled Life in New York City
November 10, 2013

It was a happy moment when twelve-year-old Lee Harvey Oswald and his half-brother, John Edward Pic, met up in the streets of New York in 1952.

Inside Lee Harvey Oswald's Lost Soviet Days
October 14, 2013

Although Lee Harvey Oswald’s assassination of President Kennedy in 1963 is one of the most infamous events in American history, Oswald’s brief defection to the Soviet Union remains a relatively understudied chapter in the assassin’s life.

Yasser Arafat to Join a Long, Strange List of Famous Exhumations
November 26, 2012

Yasser Arafat is being exhumed Tuesday. Join the club.

Is Mitt Romney Good At Politics?
September 01, 2011

Jonathan Last argues no. He tallies up Romney's mixed record of winning elections in Massachusetts with his poor record during the 2008 primaries, and concludes: I’d argue that his electoral prospects are even worse than they look from his won-loss record. Here’s why: (1) Romney made his political career out of his “close” 17-point loss to Ted Kennedy. But keep in mind that to only lose by 17, he spent $7M of his own money.

Attack Of The Pod People
March 08, 2011

My Don Rumsfeld joke has John Podhoretz spitting mad: Victor Davis Hanson catches the New Republic’s Jonathan Chait making an analogy so disgusting that I almost have to believe Chait is simply too stupid to understand the implications of what he wrote — because the only other conclusion is that he has absolutely no sense of where the boundaries of even minimally civil public discourse are.

The Nowhere Bomb
August 18, 2010

Should Jerusalem bring its bomb out of the basement? Israel, for at least the moment, is the sole possessor of atomic weapons in the Middle East, with an arsenal that now includes approximately 200 warheads. But it is also the only nuclear-armed nation to hide its cache behind a façade of official silence–neither confirming nor denying its existence. Iran’s mounting nuclear capability arguably demands a reconsideration of this stance. Explicitly announcing its nuclear status would have its advantages. It would upgrade Israel’s deterrent.

Assassins, Not A Musical
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May 14, 2007

Almost 44 years after President Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald, Vincent Bugliosi, the prosecutor of Chales Manson and author of Helter Skelter, has written another book proving that President Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald. And that Oswald acted alone. The book is called Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy and is published by Norton. All of this is reported in today's Arts section of the Times. I wonder why this book is attracting so much attention.

The Warren Commission In Its Own Words
September 27, 1975

Exactly 11 years ago—on September 27, 1964—the President’s Commission on the Assassination ofPresident John F. Kennedy issued its final report, concluding that Lee Harvey Oswald was the assassin, thathe acted alone rather than as part of a conspiracy, andthat there never had been any link between him and hiskiller. Jack Ruby. After nearly 10 months of intenselabor, however, the Commission, presided over by theChief Justice of the United States, Earl Warren, wasunable to come up with a motive for the Dallasassassination.

Bang, Bang
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September 20, 1975

TRB: Presidential security and the Second Amendment.