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Lyndon Johnson

Persecution Or Precaution? More Cities Use Tactics To Ban Homeless From City Spaces

Joel John Roberts | Posted 08.13.2012 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

Cities nationwide are using tactics to battle the encroachment of homelessness on their streets and public spaces.

45 Years of Israeli Military Occupation and No End in Sight

Josh Ruebner | Posted 08.05.2012 | Politics
Josh Ruebner

President Johnson was right to be concerned that Israel's military conquests would threaten the prospects for Arab-Israeli peace and degrade the human and national rights of Arab populations falling under its rule.

Caro Is Right About LBJ: I Know, I Was There

Newton N. Minow | Posted 07.22.2012 | Politics
Newton N. Minow

Simply put, the LBJ I knew hungered for power, and knew he knew how to use it. The Kennedy I knew grudgingly but genuinely admired LBJ's ability. Robert Caro's book reminded me of a sad conversation I had with LBJ during the time he was languishing in the vice presidency.

The One Book Review Robert Caro Cares About

Al Eisele | Posted 07.18.2012 | Books
Al Eisele

Robert Caro says he doesn't pay much attention to what reviewers write about his books, but he paid plenty of attention to what one reviewer wrote about The Passage of Power, the fourth and latest volume of his monumental biography of Lyndon Johnson.

Carroll Shelby Dies at 89

Steve Parker | Posted 07.15.2012 | Business
Steve Parker

Carroll Shelby, who directed the effort in which Ford beat Ferrari at LeMans in 1965 and shocked the automotive world has died at 89. Shelby was one of the world's longest-living heart transplant patients and there's a transplant foundation for kids in hs name.

Obama: The Black LBJ

Jason Stanford | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics
Jason Stanford

Johnson rose through the legislative ranks as a segregationist Southerner, so when he ended a speech to a joint session of Congress with the phrase "We shall overcome," Johnson fundamentally changed the American political landscape.

Obama's and America's Remarkable Evolution on Gay Rights

Peter Dreier | Posted 07.11.2012 | Gay Voices
Peter Dreier

Historians will no doubt view President Obama's announcement favoring same-sex marriage as an historic statement, parallel to those of FDR on workers' rights and LBJ on civil rights. But like FDR and LBJ, Obama's endorsement was due to a combination of personal belief and political opportunity.

LBJ, Two Stories

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 07.08.2012 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

It would be a colossal bit of hubris to suggest that Robert Caro needs any help from me in researching Lyndon Johnson's presidency from 1964-68, but I have two good stories about that period, and I'd like to get them on Huffington before the book comes out.

Robert Caro: Lyndon B. Johnson's Climb To The Top

Posted 05.01.2012 | Books

From Zoë Triska, Huffington Post: The following is an excerpt from Chapter One of Robert Caro's fourth volume on Lyndon B. Johnson, "The Passage of P...

Robert Caro On His New Lyndon Johnson Volume

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 06.30.2012 | Books

NEW YORK — Robert Caro receives the most interesting mail. "I get letters, constantly, saying, `I see your book's coming. I hope you're going t...

The Greatest Biographer Who Has Ever Lived

Esquire | Posted 04.13.2012 | Books

Robert Caro has spent thirty-eight years writing the biography of one man. The fourth volume of that work, like its three predecessors a giant achieve...

A Transcendent Man

John Bridgeland | Posted 06.13.2012 | Impact
John Bridgeland

Bipartisan outpourings are rare in Washington these days. So when they happen, they should make news. The occasion was the birthday celebration of eight decades of service by Harris Wofford.

Romney Versus Romney

Peter J. Ognibene | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics
Peter J. Ognibene

George Romney stood up to the GOP's right-wing extremists, including his party's presidential candidate, while his son trembles before the loutish Limbaugh. Though Mitt Romney may carry his father's DNA, he failed to inherit his father's spine.

Poverty in America 50 Years After Michael Harrington's The Other America

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2012 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Today, Harrington is almost a forgotten figure. Contemporary historians and sociologists still cite Harrington in their studies of poverty, but few Americans under 50, including most activists with unions, community organizers and civil rights groups, have heard of him.

That's the Ticket: From Bush to Biden, Vice Presidents Are No Longer Figureheads

Stewart J. Lawrence | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics
Stewart J. Lawrence

With the assassination of JFK, the resignation of Nixon, the near-assassination of Reagan and the impeachment of Clinton, the question of presidential "succession" looms larger than ever. And as a result, voters and the national media are scrutinizing VP qualifications like never before.

Celebrating Learning, Teaching, and Parenting On Presidents' Day

Meryl Ain, Ed.D. | Posted 04.17.2012 | Education
Meryl Ain, Ed.D.

While the racial gap has been shrinking, there is a widening achievement gap between affluent and poor students that is threatening to weaken education's equalizing effects.

Many Are Like Romney -- 'Not Concerned' About Very Poor

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 04.08.2012 | Politics
Rev. Jesse Jackson

We need targeted intervention by our federal government to provide jobs for our people -- an FDR-like program that hires our youth, our returning soldiers, our chronically unemployed.

New Hampshire's Penchant for Surprises

Al Eisele | Posted 03.11.2012 | Politics
Al Eisele

Whatever the outcome, it won't come close to the historic impact of the 1968 New Hampshire Democratic primary, a catalytic event that changed the American political landscape and the way we elect our presidents.

Accomplishments of Recent Presidents Worth Remembering

Byron Williams | Posted 02.15.2012 | Politics
Byron Williams

From Lyndon Johnson to George W. Bush, each commander-in-chief has made lasting accomplishments that warrant our collective praise.

'Nut Country' 48 Years Later

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 01.22.2012 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

"We're heading into nut country today," President John F. Kennedy said to his wife as he showed her an ad, bordered in the black of a funeral announcement, that the John Birch Society had placed in the Dallas Morning News.

Bill Moyers Speaks at LBJ Library

Elana Estrin | Posted 01.18.2012 | Media
Elana Estrin

Two days after Gabrielle Giffords was severely injured in a Tucson shooting, renowned journalist Bill Moyers found himself sitting in a radiology lab awaiting an MRI for a torn muscle.

What's Happening to Poor Is Warning to Us All

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 01.15.2012 | Chicago
Rev. Jesse Jackson

In 2010, one out of every 15 Americans were living in extreme poverty, defined as those with incomes of 50 percent or less of the poverty level. Now, new poverty measures adopted by the Census Bureau indicate the numbers may be worse.

The Nihilist Party: Republicans Who Believe in Nothing

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Nothing in nihilism's long intellectual history has prepared the world for its latest incarnation as the 21st century Republican party, or in its ultimate flowering in the likes of Mitt Romney and Herman Cain.

Paul Blumenthal

You Won't Be Able To Escape Attack Ads In 2012

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If you turned on the radio in Missouri over the summer, you may have heard ads attacking Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) for her support o...

Poverty Is America's Taboo Word

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

News of rising poverty makes headlines one day. And the next it is forgotten. This year is no different.