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LBJ and Veterans Day

Doug Bradley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Doug Bradley

It was a week before the November 3 presidential election but, quite honestly, since I couldn't even vote and, I could have cared less. My sights were set on attending college the following fall and eventually becoming a lawyer. The world was going to be my oyster. Or so I thought.

President Obama's Inauguration and the Legacy of Dr. King

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 03.17.2013 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

Slain by an assassin's rifle bullet, Martin Luther King, Jr., who would have been 84 today, is America's apostle of non-violence. Accordingly, the greatest tribute President Obama can give is to do whatever it takes to reduce the spread of the disease of gun violence in our country.

Ryan Grim

New Doc Shows Rumsfeld Challenged LBJ On Vietnam War | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Donald Rumsfeld will be remembered as the architect of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, but as a fledgling member of Congress, the future two-...

Obama-nation: From Hope to Cynicism

Denise Dennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Denise Dennis

Neither Lincoln nor FDR resolved the enormous challenges that faced the United States during their first months or even years of their administrations, yet they went on to become two of our greatest Presidents.

Mr. President, Review Bill Moyers' Show

Steve Cobble | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Cobble

Dear Mr. President--Since you were in Asia, you may have missed Bill Moyers' show last Friday night, about LBJ's radio clips as he reluctantly escalat...

Mr. President, Can the Ghosts of Vietnam Talk You Down?

Dan Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Siegel

Dear Mr. President: It is stunning to me that a humane and discerning mind like yours is being dragged further into an unnecessary and unwinnable war. Please listen to your inner compass.

Walter Cronkite, Anchorman: When Holdin' It Down Lifted U.S. Up

Barry Michael Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Barry Michael Cooper

When we lose public figures who become such an enduring part of our private lives, we lose a part of ourselves. We also realize, like Dylan Thomas, that we too, won't go gently into that good night.