John F. Kennedy http://ripr.org en Patrick Kennedy And Wife Amy Welcome New Daughter http://ripr.org/post/patrick-kennedy-and-wife-amy-welcome-new-daughter <p>Patrick Kennedy and his wife Amy have announced the arrival of their new daughter, Nora Kara Kennedy. She was born today at 3:11 p.m. and weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces. Harper and Owen were reported to be thrilled to meet their new baby sister. Amy and the baby are both doing well, according to Kennedy family sources. In a week of the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's death, this is joyous news for the Kennedys.</p><p></p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 21:09:52 +0000 Scott MacKay 25076 at http://ripr.org Scott MacKay Commentary: JFK's Rhode Island http://ripr.org/post/scott-mackay-commentary-jfks-rhode-island <p>It’s been a half-century&nbsp; years since the assassination of John F. Kennedy.&nbsp; RIPR Political analyst Scott MacKay explores why Kennedy loved Rhode Island and why the Ocean State loved JFK.</p><p></p><p>Our state is America’s smallest but it loomed large in the life of John F. Kennedy.</p><p></p><p>From the time Kennedy was a young man, he and his family were shaped by experiences in Rhode Island.&nbsp; If any event forged the career of John Kennedy it was his World War II heroics as patrol torpedo lieutenant in the U.S. Navy.</p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 13:18:43 +0000 Scott MacKay 24987 at http://ripr.org Scott MacKay Commentary: JFK's Rhode Island JFK Loved Rhode Island and Rhode Island loved JFK http://ripr.org/post/jfk-loved-rhode-island-and-rhode-island-loved-jfk <p>It’s been a half-century&nbsp; years since the assassination of John F. Kennedy.&nbsp; RIPR Political analyst Scott MacKay explores why Kennedy loved Rhode Island and why the Ocean State loved JFK.</p><p>Our state is America’s smallest yet&nbsp; it loomed large in the life of John F. Kennedy.</p><p>From the time Kennedy was a young man, he and his family were shaped by experiences in Rhode Island.&nbsp; If any event forged the career of John Kennedy it was his World War II heroics as a patrol torpedo lieutenant in the U.S. Navy.</p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 22:19:58 +0000 Scott MacKay 24916 at http://ripr.org Passing the torch to a new generation of RI pols http://ripr.org/post/passing-torch-new-generation-ri-pols <p>Out with old and in with the new. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay explains why that may be the theme of Rhode Island’s 2014 election cycle.</p><p>John F. Kennedy put it eloquently in his 1961 inaugural address: ``Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans.’’</p><p>The Ocean State elections promise to turn friend into foe, but that happens every two years in our insular political culture. What is becoming notable as the parade forms for the 2014 is the changing of the generational guard.</p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 19:24:19 +0000 Scott MacKay 23793 at http://ripr.org