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Honoring the Fallen on Memorial Day

Edward Headington | Posted 07.26.2014 | Los Angeles
Edward Headington

We often associate this national holiday with the start of summer and a three-day weekend filled with beaches and barbeques. But let us not forget the true meaning of this day or the price of freedom.

Brothers On The Line: New Documentary Explores Dramatic Fight for Worker's Rights

Kristin McCracken | Posted 07.09.2014 | Entertainment
Kristin McCracken

After watching Sasha Reuther's riveting documentary Brothers on the Line, I realize that every education has a significant gap or two, and one of mine involved the fascinating and rich history of labor in America.

Democrats Should Widen Focus on Voter Suppression

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.14.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Republicans want to make it harder to vote, Democrats want to make it easier. It's a simple concept, and it's one that strikes at a foundational belief most Americans share: Things always get better throughout American history, never worse.

FDR, LBJ and BHO

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

The Democratic Party must embrace, fight for and enact economically-progressive policies. It must be the party of Main Street, not Wall Street, of the 99 percent, not the one percent. In particular, it must fight for a strong safety net to protect those of us who fall on hard times.

The Jury's in: Texas Wants MAS, Mexican American Studies is Act II of the Civil Rights Act

Tony_Diaz | Posted 06.04.2014 | Latino Voices
Tony_Diaz

Only institutionalized racism can explain how 50 years after The Civil Rights act was signed, Texas Hispanic youth do not have equal access to culturally relevant courses.

Stage Door: Rocky, All The Way

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.23.2014 | Arts
Fern Siegel

The politics of the acts passage are fascinating, underscoring just how amoral the process can be. Morality and right may be LBJ's battle cry, but it's not shared by Southern Democrats, whose playbook of obstructionism and charges of socialism, sound like today's Tea Party.

All the Way on Broadway

Rob Taub | Posted 05.04.2014 | Arts
Rob Taub

My father told me many stories about LBJ, and I've read even more, so I can't imagine anyone better than Bryan Cranston playing him.

LBJ, BBQ Diplomacy, And The Great BBQ That Never Happened

Meathead | Posted 04.26.2014 | Taste
Meathead

Barbecue has been used as a tool in American political campaigns for more than 150 years.

The National Debt

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 04.24.2014 | Politics
William B. Bradshaw

Democrats and Republicans are blitzing us with propaganda about the national debt. My purpose here is not to side with either political party, but to add understating to the subject.

WATCH: Film Captures The 7 Days That Changed American History

Posted 02.07.2014 | Black Voices

In April 1968, the world changed forever when Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tenn. But in the seven days that followed, ...

The Teachings of Texas on Political Payback

James Moore | Posted 03.22.2014 | Politics
James Moore

Chris Christie would never make it as a pol in Texas. He leaves too many fingerprints. Victims are not supposed to know who stuck the knife in them. T...

Fight Over Monumental Air Force One Unfolds

Reuters | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics

By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas, Jan 15 (Reuters) - The foundation that backs the library for President Lyndon Baines Johnson is locki...

Poverty Is Not the Enemy

Carole Ganim | Posted 03.17.2014 | Religion
Carole Ganim

"Poverty" is not all that bad; in fact, I took a vow of poverty when I was 20-years-old and became a nun. We were to be free of attachments in order to be free to serve the people of God, especially the poor.

50 Years Later: The War on Poverty Needs an Update

Michael Green | Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics
Michael Green

Fifty years ago the President of the United States, Lyndon B. Johnson, delivered the State of the Union address that would put poverty reduction at the center of federal policy-making for a generation, declaring the beginning of a "War on Poverty" still being fought to this day.

50 Years and Counting: Continuing Our War Against Poverty

Noah Fitzgerel | Posted 03.10.2014 | College
Noah Fitzgerel

Our current perception of poverty is just as problematic as our lackluster means for addressing it.

War on Poverty: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Office of Economic Opportunity

Pablo Eisenberg | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics
Pablo Eisenberg

When President Lyndon Baines Johnson declared an "unconditional war on poverty" fifty years ago, it marked the first time the federal government had ever launched an aggressive program to eliminate poverty. Sadly, it was the last time an American President turned out to be a strong advocate for poor people.

WATCH: Take A Peek At Bryan Cranston's Broadway Debut

Posted 01.23.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Bryan Cranston is moving from the small screen to the big stage. The 57-year-old "Breaking Bad" star is set to make his Broadway debut later this w...

50 Years Since LBJ's War on Poverty: A New Battle Cry

Rep. Gwen Moore | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics
Rep. Gwen Moore

I hope we all take a moment, on this 50th anniversary, to recall that once upon a time, our political leaders proudly worked to end poverty -- instead of proudly campaigning on promises to erode anti-poverty programs. We must reawaken our desire to help those in need and open our eyes to the reality of life for the poor.

50 Years From the War on Poverty -- Win or Lose?

Martha Burk | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

The truth is that as a country, we're getting stingier, not more generous with the poor. And the difference between the very rich and the rest of us has grown astronomically since President Johnson declared his war.

George H.W. Bush Given LBJ Foundation Award

AP | Posted 02.02.2014 | Politics

HOUSTON (AP) — The Lyndon B. Johnson Foundation has given former President George H.W. Bush an award for his public service and government career. ...

November Days of Drums

Michael Winship | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Michael Winship

While many will recall the sound of muffled drums as Kennedy's horse-drawn funeral caisson was moved through the streets of Washington, I'll remember Friday, 2 p.m., and the echo of drums in a dark and empty school auditorium.

Profiles in Courage: JFK's Lasting Legacy

Meryl Ain, Ed.D. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Meryl Ain, Ed.D.

In becoming obsessed with the Kennedys, we not only followed their fashion and lifestyle, we learned about government and politics.

Historic JFK Assassination Items On Display

AP | DAN SEWELL | Posted 11.08.2013 | Politics

CINCINNATI -- CINCINNATI (AP) — Many items that make up the searing images from the assassination of President John F. Kennedy — from the ill-fate...

What Obama Has Done About Inequality

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Tax rates fell on the wealthy after 1980, while their incomes skyrocketed. But how strong is the correlation between falling tax rates on the wealthiest among us and economic inequality?

Quirky, Lovable Austin, Texas

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 12.30.2013 | Travel
Barbara Falconer Newhall

As I got off the plane in Austin, the first thing I noticed was an airport gift shop displaying T-shirts that read "Keep Austin Weird." Weird? Austin is definitely quirky -- in a good way. At every bridge, park and intersection, Austin made me smile.