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Lyndon B. Johnson

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  • 'Guns of August 2': What led to the Vietnam War

    In the book "The Guns of August," historian Barbara Tuchman describes the decisions that, 100 years ago, led to World War I. But this August brings us another momentous turning point: the 50th anniversary of the Gulf of Tonkin Incident of 1964. This...
  • 'The Great Society' a bustle of history lacking full LBJ picture

    'The Great Society' a bustle of history lacking full LBJ picture
    When last seen in Robert Schenkkan's "All the Way," Lyndon B. Johnson was being serenaded with "Happy Days Are Here Again." After brokering the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 with an iron fist and a good ol' boy smile, he managed to escape...
  • Hootenannies Follow Sunday 'Woody Sez' Performances

    Hootenannies Follow Sunday 'Woody Sez' Performances
    I haven't heard the word "hootenanny" used since Lyndon Johnson was President, but there's some free-wheeling '60s-style jamming going on after Sunday matinee performances of "Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie" at TheaterWorks, 233 Pearl St.,...
  • Tony Success Directs Attention 'All The Way' to Oregon Shakespeare Festival

    There's no direct flight from New York to Ashland, Ore. But more and more people in the entertainment industry have decided to make the trek all the way there -- thanks to "All the Way." The success of Robert Schenkkan's LBJ bio-play "All the Way," which...
  • A darker cloud falls over Nixon

    WASHINGTON--In the flurry of new books on the Nixon tapes, another allegation worse than Watergate against the late president has been revisited by a researcher at the Miller Center of the University of Virginia, reviving charges of a possible...
  • Did Nixon commit treason to win presidency?

    WASHINGTON -- In an exhaustive new book, journalist and researcher Ken Hughes makes the case not only that Richard Nixon, as a presidential candidate, committed treason by interfering in peace negotiations in Vietnam, but also that he sought to use the...
  • Ferguson and our stubborn racial divide

     Ferguson and our stubborn racial divide
    Fifty years ago this summer, President Lyndon Johnson signed the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964. Back then, it was reasonable to expect that by 2014, America would be a fully integrated nation in which equality prevailed. But as the events in Ferguson,...
  • The Nixon resignation at 40

    On the occasion of this week's 40th anniversary of Richard Nixon's resignation from the presidency, The Washington Post sponsored a reunion featuring Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, the Watergate reporters who "brought down" the 37th president. In fact,...
  • Rescuing the children who come after McKenzie [Letter]

    Rescuing the children who come after McKenzie [Letter]
    Thanks for Raymond Daniel Burke's poignant commentary on the drive-by shooting of 3-year-old McKenzie Elliott ("Apathetic no more," Aug. 5). In 1992 Dantrell Davis, a 7-year-old resident of Chicago's Cabrini-Green who was walking to school on the...
  • What's the secret of Nixon's unpopularity?

    Most American presidents' reputations improve after they leave office. In the warm light of history, once-derided chief executives seem to gain retroactive stature. The most vivid example is Harry Truman, who left the White House during the Korean War...
  • How will Washington respond to Paul Ryan's poverty plan?

    How will Washington respond to Paul Ryan's poverty plan?
    Yes, we Americans, our members of Congress and our presidents care intensely about the plight of our fellow citizens who live in poverty. Until a little time passes, at which point ... we all move on. All of us, that is, except the millions of people...