Lyndon B. Johnson
SOURCE: Wall Street Journal
History Suggests Biden Should Ditch His Yes-Men
"Part of the problem with the Afghanistan decision-making process was that the president didn’t appear to be hearing dissent from his political aides."
SOURCE: Washington Post
Three civil rights workers were missing. Sen. Eastland said it was fake news.
"I don’t believe there’s three missing,” Eastland said. “I believe it’s a publicity stunt.”
SOURCE: Washington Post
The government effort to make FOIA “as bad as possible”
by Nate Jones
The Department of Justice's historical effort to weaken the Freedom Of Information Act and why Congress must strengthen the law.
SOURCE: New Yorker
The Secrets of Lyndon Johnson's Archives
by Robert A. Caro
A historian reflects on chasing a Presidential paper trail.
“You could blackmail LBJ”: The other Nixon scandal behind the Watergate scandal
by Ken Hughes
In 1971, Richard Nixon ordered another politically motivated burglary in hopes of saving his reelection.
SOURCE: The Morning News
The Bill of the Century: The birth of the Civil Rights Act (1964)
by Clay Risen
“The Senate now stands at the crossroads of history, and the time for decision is at hand.”
America’s next great president: Why Obama’s departure paves the way for the next FDR
by Michael Lind
History explains the real differences between Obama and our liberal icons.
SOURCE: The Washington Post
Obama and LBJ: Measuring the current president against the past one’s legacy
by Dan Balz
“What the hell’s the presidency for?”
For Obama Presidency, Lyndon Johnson Looms Large
The 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act is a painful reminder to President Obama that Lyndon B. Johnson might have been the last president able to push through such sweeping legislation.
LBJ Was a Great President
by Vaughn Davis Bornet
LBJ in 1969. Credit: Wiki Commons.This quoting of the opinions of some famous people on the presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson contains evaluations after his death in 1973 and my attempts at a scholarly evaluation twenty years later. Its purpose is to try to dilute the casual and even thoughtless remarks about this period of leadership that appear routinely (“Vietnam!”), and not too thoughtfully, in today’s lesser publications.
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