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Lyndon Baines Johnson

Through A Lens, Darkly

George Heymont | Posted 08.10.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Have you ever sat through a full-length feature that could have ended several times? Or been trimmed by at least 20 minutes? If so, you might find a treasure trove of cinema in the recent crop of short films, including some that were chosen for the 2014 San Francisco International Film Festival.

Show Them Your Assets

George Heymont | Posted 06.22.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

The film also gives the strange impression that its creators are flaunting what they can do with new technology. Although this full-length feature took eight years to complete, it was hand-drawn using Flash animation.

Friday Talking Points -- Happy 50th, Civil Rights Act Of 1964!

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This week was a big week for women's rights, as the Senate pushed for an Equal Pay Act to celebrate Equal Pay Day. It was filibustered, which just goes to show that one party cares about women's rights and one party clearly does not.

50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Bill

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

In the 50th anniversary coverage of the Civil Rights Bill, what appears to have been omitted was the role of major religious organizations and Republican members of Congress in enabling President Johnson to develop a national coalition to support the bill.

Take Me to Your Leader: All the Way on Broadway

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.26.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

"Are you ready for your history lesson," asked the usher at a recent performance of All the Way at the Neil Simon Theater. Please! All the Way is way ...

50 Years of American Heart Month: Fight Continues vs. Our No. 1 Killer

Nancy Brown | Posted 03.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

The number of people living with cardiovascular diseases has surged since LBJ's day, from around 10 million to nearly 84 million. This shows what a great job we are doing in treating these problems, and illustrates how much more work is needed to prevent them.

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....

Memoir of a Liberal Southern Journalist

Glen Browder | Posted 04.07.2013 | Books
Glen Browder

Others can and will profile Ayers' impressive public career as presented in his autobiography. What I want to do here is profile "Brandy" as a person, using excerpts from the book to more fully portray this complex man and his progressive mission.

What Would Dr. King Say?

Todd Brewster | Posted 03.18.2012 | Politics
Todd Brewster

Of course, the question that many Texas legislators have is, why can't the federal government just let Texas be Texas? Why must it "parent" their state on decisions like these when it doesn't do the same to Vermont or New Jersey?

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Delivers Voting Rights Speech at LBJ Library & Museum

Elana Estrin | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics
Elana Estrin

Nearly five decades after President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder spoke at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library & Museum on Tuesday, warning that Texas may be undermining that law.

New Book Reveals Another Side Of Jacqueline Kennedy

AP | Posted 11.12.2011 | Politics

By Associated Press NEW YORK -- It's a side of Jacqueline Kennedy only friends and family knew. Funny and inquisitive, canny and cutting. In "Ja...

JFK Scorned Notion Of LBJ As President, According To New Book

AP | BETH FOUHY | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK — President John F. Kennedy openly scorned the notion of Vice President Lyndon Baines Johnson succeeding him in office, according to a ...

Obama Poll Watch -- February, 2010

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The president's approval and disapproval numbers are within kissing distance. When will Obama turn this around? Will he turn this around?

Jack Valenti: FBI Investigated Top LBJ Aide's Sexuality

Washington Post | Joe Stephens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When Beltway insider Jack Valenti died two years ago at age 85, he was playing the role of intermediary between Washington and Hollywood as the theatr...