What does the National Archives have on JFK?

For anyone interested in doing research on the JFK story, C-SPAN‘s useful introduction to the JFK Assassination Records Collection in College Park, Maryland, is worth a watch.

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Former JFK investigator: Don’t hold your breath for 2017

As general counsel for the Assassination Records Review Board (ARRB) in the mid-1990s, Jeremy Gunn had unparalleled access to the government’s records on the JFK assassination. Last year he gave an interesting talk about “Seeking the Truth in the Kennedy Assassination” at the Center for Global Humanities at the University of New England in Portland, Maine.

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What the Warren Commission couldn’t comprehend

Professor David Kaiser is the latest to respond to our 140-word Warren Commission Challenge as follows:

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Ed Sherry aka ‘Tree Frog’ passes

From a friend comes the sad news that Ed Sherry has passed away.

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New JFK documentary narrated by Peter Coyote

Slick production values and knowledgeable commentary from Dick Russell, Doug Horne, Vince Palamara, Sherry Feister, as narrated by the actor/author Peter Coyote, whose accomplishments amaze.

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CIA as ‘the perfect Watergate enabler’

In Max Holland’s fine piece about Watergate reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein there appears this passage about the sausage factory of Washington journalism.

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The still-secret CIA torture report

The Senate’s report on the CIA torture program remains off-limits to the public, as Politico reports that diverse Washington factions are negotiating what can–and cannot–be shared with the American people about the agency’s actions.  What does one call this?  ”Contempt for democracy“ says Sullivan.

One man’s encounter with Oswald

From a faithful reader in Dallas:

“On Saturday October 4, the Sixth Floor Museum’s 2014 Living History Series, presented a talk by Pierce Allman, who was the program director at WFAA Radio in Dallas on November 22, 1963. Allman was in Dealey Plaza at the time of JFK’s assassination, and was one of the first media representatives inside the Texas School Book Depository (TSBD) after the shooting.

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What is JFK 3.0?

“In JFK 3.0 the assassination narrative will not be controlled by Washington insiders or Hollywood myth makers. Rather it is curated the wisdom of crowds (such as it is) as well as the wisdom of experts, scholars, and traditional journalists.”

via JFK 3.0: — Medium.

Judge Leon’s blind justice

Mother Jones has an interesting piece on the jurisprudential wisdom of Judge Richard J. Leon, the legal arbiter who sat in judgment of my FOIA lawsuit for JFK assassination records, Morley v. CIA.

They say justice should be blind, and in my case Judge Leon truly was.

What you need to know about the Warren Commission is …

via Arnaldo

“… since the very first staff meeting, Earl Warren set the standard:

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A libertarian’s take on the JFK medical evidence

“I have over sixty books on the assassination and the Kennedys but this video series nevertheless blew me away and caused me to marvel at the in-depth meticulous research of [Doug] Horne and the mind-boggling audacity of the conspirators behind the cover-up,” writes Charles Burris on LewRockwell.com.

What you need to know about the Warren Commission is…

Via George in the UK:

“… the Warren Commission did not know that the DRE were CIA assets….

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About that film from Dallas

Thanks to the miracle of crowdsourcing, we have a definitive answer to Vanessa’s question about a film taken in the presidential motorcade on November 22, 1963. It was taken by JFK’s aide David Powers.

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Radio reporter to talk about his Oswald encounter

“Former WFAA-Radio Program Director Pierce Allman had no assignment to cover President John F. Kennedy’s visit to Dallas on November 22, 1963. At the last minute, Allman decided to walk to nearby Dealey Plaza to see the presidential motorcade. Read more