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President Lyndon Johnson

On the 50th Anniversary of Voting Rights Act, Congress Must Legislate

Jonathan Greenblatt | Posted 08.06.2015 | Politics
Jonathan Greenblatt

As we gear up for the 2016 election -- the first presidential election since the Supreme Court crippled the VRA's protections -- we need, as President Johnson said, a new triumph for freedom to match any won on a battlefield. On the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, it is time to legislate, not just commemorate.

Celebrating Our Great Society

Harlan Green | Posted 05.22.2015 | Business
Harlan Green

We are now celebrating the 50th anniversary of President Johnson's Great Society, enacted for the most part from 1964-66, perhaps the greatest legislative achievement of any president since FDR and the New Deal.

Hillary and Her Emails: Another View

Joel Cohen | Posted 05.10.2015 | Politics
Joel Cohen

If we have a high ranking public official concerned that her emails are up for grabs because the opposition party seeks to undermine her and the president she works for, she will (perhaps should) do what is necessary to protect her immaterial, unfiltered thoughts that made their way into emails.

The 50th Anniversary of U.S. Marines Landing in Vietnam

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.08.2015 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

These days, it has become far more difficult to teach the history of America's war in Vietnam because one of the chief lessons of that war we thought we had learned ("No More Vietnams") has been soundly disproven in recent years.

Ladies, 10 Tips for Discrimination at Work

Miri Ben-Ari | Posted 03.16.2015 | Business
Miri Ben-Ari

Here is a list of 10 tips that I found to be effective and I hope that could be useful if you ever find yourself in a situation like that, you should always refer to an attorney for legal advice.

Selma

Dwight Brown | Posted 02.27.2015 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

R.I.P. Martin Luther King. Your story has been told. Your legacy passed on. Your strategies for non-violent demonstrations shared. Your ability for changing hearts, minds and laws well-documented.

Johnson, Reagan and the Great American Paradox

Bennet Kelley | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

Name the hawkish former president that liberals love to hate who cut taxes shortly after taking office, presided over a booming economy with low unemployment, reduced the national debt and whose legacy shapes much of today's debate.

Punching Holes in the Darkness

Rabbi Will Berkovitz | Posted 03.15.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Will Berkovitz

We all have torches we carry -- some to help us see and others to help us be seen. Despite the fact that our cities produce so much light that the heavens are obscured nightly, far too many of us suffer alone in darkness.

Reluctant Activist Gloria Steinem Returns to Her Roots: Mr. President Appoint Her!

Lonna Saunders | Posted 05.05.2013 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

As I watch the new PBS series, "Makers: The Women Who Make America," which kicked off Feb. 26th, I am reminded of my encounter with one of those makers, Gloria Steinem, in the election battleground state of Ohio last fall.

Trove Of Former President's Love Letters Released

AP | MICHAEL GRACZYK | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas -- Days after the congressional aide met the University of Texas history and journalism graduate in Austin, he boldly proposed marriage....

Why Liberal Hearts Bleed and Conservatives Don't

Nigel Barber | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Nigel Barber

Conservatives see the world as a challenging place in which there is always someone else who is ready to steal your lunch.

The American Promise: The Right to Vote

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Right now many states are attempting to put new voting restrictions in place that parallel all the old tricks and turn back the clock on civil rights to the days when voting was used as a tool for political control and exclusion.

Soda, Surplus, and Food Stamps: A Short History

Daniel Bowman Simon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Bowman Simon

Lately there has been a lot of hoopla in the Big Apple about the federal food stamp program, now officially known by the snappy acronym SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). Everybody, it seems, has an opinion.

WWJD: What Would Johnson Do?

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Zelinsky

Lyndon Johnson understood that legislative majorities are fundamentally impermanent, and that political capital should be spent rather than dissipated. Obama should take a page from his book.

Lyndon Johnson's Thoughts on Obama's Nobel Peace Prize

Jonathan Leigh Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Leigh Solomon

And so I had to ask myself, if Lyndon were alive today, what he would make of Obama's receiving the Nobel Peace Prize? Knowing Lyndon it would probably be unprintable.

Barack Obama and the American Dream

Lauri Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lauri Lyons

The past four decades have been a mixture of social growing pains and progress. Even with that said, most people never believed that a Black man would become the President.

Afghanistan: Presidential Double Standards and Military Power

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

If any president is going to "cut and run" from an American military engagement he or she better be a Republican. This narrative runs deep in American political discourse.