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Lyndon B. Johnson

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  • A darker cloud falls over Nixon [Commentary]

    A darker cloud falls over Nixon [Commentary]
    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 treasonous act by ...
  • Unlikely civil rights hero

    Unlikely civil rights hero
    All of his senatorial colleagues were present and the galleries were packed on June 10, 1964, when Everett Dirksen rose to speak to the most far-reaching legislative proposal since the New Deal. The senior senator from Illinois was a celebrated orator,...
  • Clarence Page: Police misjudge anger in Ferguson's black community

    Televised scenes of fires and looters ravaging storefront buildings in Ferguson, Mo., brought flashbacks in my memory to other urban riots a half-century ago — and to lessons that Ferguson officials failed to learn. Among them: Never underestimate...
  • Bruce Morton dies at 83; veteran newscaster for CBS, CNN

    Television newscaster Bruce Morton, who came into the nation's living rooms for more than four decades with reports on the Vietnam War, space missions, Watergate, civil rights and political races, died Friday at his home in Washington. He was 83. The...
  • Politics moved Nixon, but Fla. reaped environmental benefits

    Yes, yes, there were the high crimes and misdemeanors, the rampant paranoia, the bigotry, the dirty tricks, the questionable mental balance, and of course that break-in. And just in case anyone is inclined to forget any of these things, there are...
  • Martin Dyckman: Times change, and politicians can also

    Our texts today are not Biblical, but they are definitely topical. A wise man changes his mind often, a fool never -Spanish proverb. A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines –...
  • Marking Medicare's Birthday

    Medicare's 49 birthday was Wednesday, July 30. Signed into law in 1964 by President Lyndon Johnson, with Harry Truman receiving the first Medicare card, this successful government program has provided affordable health services to millions of seniors. The...
  • Review: 'The Greatest Comeback' by Patrick J. Buchanan

    Review: 'The Greatest Comeback' by Patrick J. Buchanan
    In 1965, a young Patrick Buchanan corralled a washed-up Richard Nixon at a Republican gathering just outside St. Louis to say he wanted to work on what he felt certain would be Nixon's 1968 presidential campaign. Buchanan was a conservative editorial...
  • John W. Dorsey, UMBC chancellor

    John W. Dorsey, UMBC chancellor
    John W. Dorsey, former chancellor of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County who later returned to the classroom where he taught economics, died Monday of respiratory failure at his Laurel home. He was 78. "Many believe that he saved UMBC from...
  • '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...