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  • The American way of war: It may surprise you

    "We must resist our dreams of managing history." —Reinhold Niebuhr, "The Irony of American History" (1952) When you study how the U.S. goes to war, there is a prevalent though not perfect pattern. The triggering event is often a sudden crisis...
  • We've come a long way since the Civil Rights Act, but not nearly far enough

    We've come a long way since the Civil Rights Act, but not nearly far enough
    "But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep." -- Robert Frost Sen. Richard Russell called it a work of "manifold evils." Sen. Barry Goldwater called it a "threat to the very essence" of America. Rep. Howard Smith called it a...
  • Dan K. Thomasson: Shortage of functioning brain cells in Washington

    WASHINGTON Here's the situation as it now stands in this capital of the Western world, if it still is. The president has had his knuckles rapped by the Supreme Court, which unanimously ruled that he couldn't get away with making recess appointments...
  • 1964: A violent, historic year in Florida

    1964: A violent, historic year in Florida
    March 6, 1964: Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. makes his only visit to Orlando. Civil-rights leaders from St. Augustine come to Orlando seeking help from King and his Southern Christian Leadership Conference in the "St. Augustine Movement" underway to...
  • Racial violence in Florida, elsewhere preceded Civil Rights Act in 1964

    Racial violence in Florida, elsewhere preceded Civil Rights Act in 1964
    In the weeks leading up to the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 on July 2, the focus for many Central Florida residents was on the race riots in St. Augustine and the brutal murders of three civil-rights workers in Mississippi. Beginning in May,...
  • As Civil Rights Act turns 50, a look back

    As Civil Rights Act turns 50, a look back
    Bob Strong spent more than 30 years in the U.S. diplomatic corps. But it was his stint in 1954 as Fort Lauderdale's only black lifeguard in which he first brought real change. His presence as a lifeguard — and the training he gave to others...
  • Bryan Cranston reveals his vocabulary gap on 'The Tonight Show'

    Bryan Cranston reveals his vocabulary gap on 'The Tonight Show'
    Bryan Cranston can act up a storm, including his current run on Broadway as Lyndon B. Johnson in the play "All the Way" and in the upcoming summer blockbuster film "Godzilla." But even the man who was once Walter White has a few gaps in his education,...
  • Bryan Cranston: All the World's His Stage

    Spend enough time with Bryan Cranston and he'll show you the imaginary dial he uses to visualize how someone -- anyone, including you -- lives life. "I came up with this gauge 15, 20 years ago," he says, launching into a monologue with the easy...
  • View From History: Johnson Torn On Vietnam

    View From History: Johnson Torn On Vietnam
    As part of our 250th celebration, I'll be posting selected historical cartoons from The Courant's files every Thursday. Today's is a cartoon by Hugh Haynie of the Louisville Courier-Journal.  Henry McNulty, who is our informal historic authority on all...
  • Commentary: How the red states turned blue

    There was a time when progressive people who wanted vast social change were unhappy with the two major political parties of the day, the Democrats and the Whigs. Neither party would take a firm stand against slavery, an institution which an ever growing...
  • Thomas 'Lem' Johns dies at 88; Secret Service agent for LBJ

    Thomas "Lem" Johns, a Secret Service agent who protected Lyndon B. Johnson as he was sworn in as president on Air Force One in the chaotic aftermath of President Kennedy's assassination, has died. He was 88. Grandson Michael Johns said the former...