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Lyndon B. Johnson

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  • 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 .....
  • The Civil Rights Act at 50 [Commentary]

    The Civil Rights Act at 50 [Commentary]
    Fifty years ago this summer, the Civil Rights Act was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson, marking a watershed moment in our nation's history and in the ongoing struggle of African-Americans for fair and equal treatment. The passage of the law,...
  • What the Wilderness Act has taught us

    Fifty years ago Wednesday, Lyndon Johnson strolled out to the Rose Garden, pressed a fountain pen between the fingers of his hefty right hand and signed into law the highest level of protection ever afforded the American landscape. "If future...
  • On immigration, will Obama shape his legacy or the next election?

    On immigration, will Obama shape his legacy or the next election?
    President Obama and his team spent hours last week deliberating over how and when to fulfill his promise to use his executive power to change the immigration system. They pored over legal precedent and policy data and debated political fallout. But none...
  • Conservatives must better understand recent history of Latin-Americans to win their support

    Half a century ago we saw the spark of powerful ideas that changed the face of America. Some became legislation, such as the War on Poverty. Others became potent cultural trends, like the sexual revolution. Less noticed but no less impactful was the onset...
  • Tony Success Directs Attention 'All the Way' to Oregon Shakespeare Festival

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - 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...
  • 'Breaking Bad,' 'Modern Family' Earn Top Emmy Awards in Night of Repeats and Upsets

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - In a night marked by a few upsets and a host of repeat winners, "Breaking Bad" grabbed its second consecutive Emmy for best drama series while "Modern Family" made it a record-tying fifth consecutive win for comedy series. The...
  • Emmys 2014: Bryan Cranston wins for lead actor in a drama series

    Bryan Cranston won an Emmy for lead actor in a drama series Monday for his role as crystal meth kingpin Walter White in "Breaking Bad." He triumphed in a field of top contenders that also included newly minted Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey and his...
  • 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...
  • Looking at three non-starters who could play big roles for Terps football

    Looking at three non-starters who could play big roles for Terps football
    A glance at three Maryland football players who aren't expected to begin the season in the starting lineup but could still produce for the Terps:   Sophomore running back Wes Brown Brandon Ross is Maryland's starter at running back, and Albert...
  • Aug. 25 Letters: Same-sex marriage, Islamic State

    Equal treatment I was proud to see the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals overturn Virginia's ban on same-sex marriages. Contrary to the motto, Virginia has not always been "for lovers." In the case of Loving v. Virginia, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned...