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Lyndon B. Johnson

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  • Losing faith in Obama

    Losing faith in Obama
    When presidents become unpopular, they are no longer welcome on the campaign trail. They're trapped in Washington, watching their party abandon them. It happened to Lyndon B. Johnson, whose presidency collapsed amid protests over Vietnam. He left...
  • Fred Branfman dies at 72; exposed U.S. bombing of Laos

    In 1969, Fred Branfman, a young American aid worker, wandered into an ancient pagoda in the Laotian capital of Vientiane. Instead of a tranquil sacred site, however, he found it packed with refugees whose stories horrified him. They told Branfman that...
  • Obama Directing Bombing?

    Press reports have revealed that President Obama will retain control over where and when the U.S. will bomb Islamic State terrorists as the attacks go forward in the latest war in the Middle East. During the Vietnam War, the-President Lyndon Johnson...
  • The 2016 Republican presidential nomination: Whose turn? [Commentary]

    The 2016 Republican presidential nomination: Whose turn? [Commentary]
     For more than 60 years with hardly a break, the Republican Partyhas chosen as its standard-bearer someone who has been able to claim it's his turn. Not since military hero Dwight D. Eisenhower defeated Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio, whose supporters so...
  • You want a war? Pay for it

     You want a war? Pay for it
    Young people may find it hard to believe, but going to war used to be a big deal. When the United States started bombing Iraq in January 1991, Americans somberly watched President George H.W. Bush address the nation and saw live video of Baghdad being...
  • 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 –...
  • Secret Service gaffes may stem from fatigue [Letter]

    Secret Service gaffes may stem from fatigue [Letter]
    The recent problems of the Secret Service and the questions raised do indeed underscore the importance of choosing qualified vice presidential candidates, and Jules Witcover is correct that the choice has often been made to "balance the ticket." His...
  • Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Carolyn Kizer is dead at 89

    Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Carolyn Kizer is dead at 89
    Carolyn Kizer, who won the Pulitzer Prize in poetry for her 1985 collection "Yin" and served as the first literature director of the National Endowment for the Arts as well as founding editor of Poetry Northwest, died Thursday in Sonoma, Calif., at 89...
  • Tom Wilkinson Joins Nicholas Sparks' 'The Choice'

    Tom Wilkinson has joined Benjamin Walker and Teresa Palmer in Lionsgate's adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks novel "The Choice." Ross Katz is directing the pic with Bryan Sipe penning the script. Sparks and Theresa Park are partnering with Peter Safran to...
  • 'All the Truth Is Out' probes the repercussions of Gary Hart's affair

    'All the Truth Is Out' probes the repercussions of Gary Hart's affair
    Like many aspirants to the presidency, former Sen. Gary Hart saw himself in epic terms — as a "transformational figure" in American politics, Matt Bai reports in his book recounting the collapse of Hart's 1988 bid for the presidency. Bai appears...
  • Dan Tana's 50th Anniversary Party Brings Out Old Regulars and New Hollywood

    Turning 50 in Hollywood is a dangerous proposition in a town where 20 is the new 30, but West Hollywood landmark restaurant Dan Tana's hit that golden milestone with the energy of Justin Bieber and the old school moves of many patrons in attendance who...