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  • The War on Poverty: 50 years of failure

    This year marks the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson's launch of the War on Poverty. In January 1964, Johnson declared "unconditional war on poverty in America." Since then, the taxpayers have spent $22 trillion on Johnson's war. Adjusted for inflation, that's three times the cost of all military wars since the American Revolution.
  • 'Hateful Things' exhibit marks 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act

    'Hateful Things' exhibit marks 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act
    The imagery shocks: a noose dangling between photos of two hanged men, drawings of children labeled "Alligator Bait," a gun-range target shaped like a human. The examples of bigotry and cruelty are on display at the Holocaust Center in Maitland. But the...

    Professor's quest reveals LBJ vendetta against George Hamilton

    PHILADELPHIA For a few months in 1966, the budding romance between film star George Hamilton and Lynda Bird Johnson, daughter of the 36th president, was the talk of Washington. Gossip columnists followed their every move as Hamilton squired her around...

    Job Corps fights poverty with skills and confidence

    Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson made good on his promise of waging a "War on Poverty" with the Economic Opportunity Act. As he signed the new law, he declared that it "will strike at poverty's roots" in a way that "is prudent and practical .....

    50 years later, Walter Mondale stands by his deal

    MINNEAPOLIS Walter Mondale feels as convinced today that he was right as he did 50 years ago when he brokered a deal to resolve one of the most explosive issues in the history of the national Democratic Party. It allowed for the seating of an all-white,...