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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...

    Analysis: Americans ready for military action � for now

    WASHINGTON A nation furious about the beheading of two Americans is eager for military action. At least for the moment. And at least for the kind of low-risk military action now planned. But the moment could change. As history in Iraq and the Middle East...

    Wilderness and wildlife: Saving the last, best places

    Wilderness and wildlife: Saving the last, best places
    "If future generations are to remember us with gratitude rather than contempt, we must leave them a glimpse of the world as it was in the beginning, not just after we got through with it." — President Lyndon Baines Johnson, signing the...

    Is Obama Islamic State's worst nightmare?

    Is Obama Islamic State's worst nightmare?
    There's an air of tragedy about President Barack Obama. He wants to chart a new course — pivot to the Pacific, end the long decade of war, do nation-building at home — but the Old World's most derelict, dysfunctional quarters keep pulling...