| Jul 31, 2014
| 9:00 PM
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.
| Aug 2, 2014
| 11:00 AM
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...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 5:29 AM
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.,...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 4:30 PM
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...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 2:30 AM
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...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 2:30 AM
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...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 6:30 AM
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,...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 2:30 AM
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.
| Aug 10, 2014
| 9:30 AM
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...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 4:00 AM
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...
| Aug 11, 2014
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...