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Lyndon B. Johnson

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  • 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...
  • Bryan Cranston to Star in HBO Films' 'All the Way' Adaptation

    Bryan Cranston is going "All the Way" with HBO Films. The studio has acquired the rights to the Tony Award-winning play starring Cranston as President Lyndon Johnson, which also won him a Tony Award as Best Actor. Robert Schenkkan will adapt his play...
  • Bryan Cranston to reprise role as LBJ in 'All the Way' for HBO

    It's back to the small screen for Bryan Cranston. The Tony-winning actor will reprise his role as President Lyndon Baines Johnson in an adaptation of the Broadway play "All the Way" for HBO, the network announced Wednesday.  Playwright Robert...
  • Bryan Cranston returning to LBJ role in 'All the Way' for HBO

    Unlike Zoe Caldwell, Ron Leibman and Kathleen Chalfant, actor Bryan Cranston will return to a role he played on the New York stage for a small-screen adaptation by HBO.   Cranston will step back into his Tony Award-winning role as President Lyndon B....
  • Humor column: Looking at terms for the Oval Office

    Humor column: Looking at terms for the Oval Office
    Once again, my neighbor Babble was puzzled. "What's this I hear," he asked me, "about some Republicans wanting to sue the president, or impeach the president, or put the president in time-out, or something like that?" That's what they're saying,...
  • Obama signs order barring federal discrimination against gay workers

    Obama signs order barring federal discrimination against gay workers
    President Barack Obama signed an executive order on Monday barring federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The order did not include new exemptions for religious organizations, a move that was...