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  • 'Selma' and why, half a century later, we're still struggling with the 1960s

    'Selma' and why, half a century later, we're still struggling with the 1960s
    The powerful film “Selma” is stirring audiences across the country with its compelling portrayal of Martin Luther King Jr. and the heroism of ordinary African Americans as they demanded the right to vote a half century ago. But the movie...
  • Cruz is the Republican who needs a history lesson

    WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, in again throwing previous Republican presidential nominees Bob Dole, John McCain and Mitt Romney under the bus of his own White House ambitions, needs to brush up on his political history. The freshman senator...
  • 'Selma': As relevant today as in 1965

    'Selma': As relevant today as in 1965
    It is no crushing insult to Ava DuVernay's "Selma" that experts dispute its accuracy. In today's movie culture, accuracy only matters when the movie is worth arguing about. Guardians of President Lyndon B. Johnson's memory are upset that he is portrayed...
  • Want to go to war? Consider Vietnam first

    To the editor: I served in Vietnam starting when I was 18; at 19 I was one of the war's youngest veterans. Your article cites all the social programs Lyndon Johnson championed along with his decision to send American boys to fight a war that he had...
  • May Self-Restraint Be Our Gift To Nature

    May Self-Restraint Be Our Gift To Nature
    This year I've been pleasantly haunted by a gift I received 50 years ago: a new moral vision for nature, courtesy of the Wilderness Act of 1964. For most Americans, this law faded into history, quickly overshadowed by the higher moralities associated...
  • Bethlehem's Mark Will-Weber pours details on presidential drinking in new book

    Lyndon B. Johnson loved to drink and drive (and at a high rate of speed) in his Lincoln Continental. Richard Nixon was known to drunk-dial major political figures late at night from the White House. And Franklin D. Roosevelt, while president, once hid...
  • California's presidential primary wasn't always anticlimactic

     California's presidential primary wasn't always anticlimactic
    California's presidential primary has historically generated little excitement. But there have been a few exceptions: Clinton vs. Obama Year: 2008 Scenario: California moved its primary up to February from June, when Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama...
  • Fred Kaplan: George W. Bush knew

    Fred Kaplan: George W. Bush knew
    Of all the shocks and revelations in the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on CIA torture, one seems very strange and unlikely: that the agency misinformed the White House and didn't even brief President George W. Bush about its controversial program...
  • With coarsening of politics, can seven dirty words be far?

    With coarsening of politics, can seven dirty words be far?
    WASHINGTON — "The report is full of crap." Thus spake Dick Cheney, on Fox News last week, when talking about the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on torture that occurred during his vice presidency. The line might have been funny, if...
  • George H. Beatty, security officer

    George H. Beatty, security officer
    George H. Beatty, a retired Sheppard Pratt Health System security officer who enjoyed performing in musicals, died Thursday at his Timonium home of complications from diabetes and kidney failure. He was 65. The son of Felix "Snooks" Beatty, a...
  • The era known as 'the Sixties' really began in 1965

    The era known as 'the Sixties' really began in 1965
    Fifty years ago Thursday, President Lyndon B. Johnson turned on the lights of the National Christmas Tree and proclaimed, “These are the most hopeful times in all the years since Christ was born in Bethlehem.” He continued, “Today...