Lyndon B. Johnson

Can We Save Democracy?

For all its prestige, the U.S. Supreme Court has issued some highly questionable rulings in recent years. Its 2010 decision that corporations are people still leaves many citizens scratching their heads. Comedian Jon Stewart made more sense when he noted wryly that corporations can’t be people …

Democracy

JFK assassination photos from the day he was killed and the nation mourned

Fifty-four years ago to this day, the nation and the world were forever changed as President John F. Kennedy rode through the streets of Dallas.<p>The …

Lincoln Continental

Where Is Jacqueline Kennedy's Blood-Stained Pink Dress Now?

“Let them see what they’ve done,” were the words Jacqueline Kennedy spoke 54 years ago, refusing to take off her suit covered in her husband’s …

News (U.S.)

Conyers Must Resign, Top Detroit Newspaper Says

‘A tragic end to Conyers’ public career, but a needed warning that this can never be tolerated’<p>The most widely read print and digital media outlet in …

Politics

Jackie Kennedy Stands Silently By

After President Kennedy is pronounced dead, a devastated Jackie Kennedy stands silently by as Lyndon B. Johnson is sworn in as the 36th President. …

Essays

How the tax package could blur the separation of church and politics

The tax package pending in Congress includes a provision that would leave churches and other nonprofits, which by law must be nonpartisan, suddenly …

Economy

Legends Of Tomorrow Season 3, Episode 7 Recap: Welcome To The Jungle

This article contains <b>spoilers</b> for the <i>DC’s Legends of Tomorrow</i> season three episode ‘Welcome to the Jungle’.‘Welcome to the Jungle’ was a very …

TV

Hawaiian notes

Under Hawaiian eyes<p>The Pearl Harbour memorial to the 1,177 American sailors and marines (1,102 still entombed) who lost their lives on the <i>USS Arizona</i> on the morning of December 7, 1941 and the <i>USS Missouri</i> battleship memorial, are the bookends of US history in the Pacific War (1941-45).<p>With the …

Matched

Blowing Up Democracy and Charities in One Fell Swoop

(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)<p>House Speaker Paul Ryan, joined by House Republicans, speaks to the media following a vote on tax reform, on November 16, …

Liberal View

JFK in the ‘City of Hate’: How Dallas earned its ugly label before the assassination

At 12:21 p.m. on Nov. 22, 1963, John F. Kennedy’s presidential limousine turned onto Main Street in downtown Dallas. More than 150,000 people turned out along the motorcade’s 10-mile route, including one man, rifle in hand, perched beside a sixth-floor window overlooking Dealey Plaza.<p>The shots rang …

John F. Kennedy

Stop Hiring Your Relatives, Everyone

Last fall, everyone knew who the next president of France would be. The office would be held by François Fillon, conservative candidate, with his …

Culture

AP Was There: The Assassination of President Kennedy

EDITOR’S NOTE — On Nov. 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated while visiting Texas with his wife.<p>AP photographer James “Ike” Altgens …

John F. Kennedy

Rob Reiner explains how he brought Lyndon Johnson to the big screen

When director Rob Reiner struggles to find the right word to describe what drew him to his latest project, the feature film <i>LBJ</i>, a nuanced, and surprisingly sympathetic portrait of Lyndon Johnson, the 36th US president, his star, Woody Harrelson chuckles. Both had long viewed Johnson, whom they …

Big Ideas

Axios AM

<b>Good Wednesday morning,</b> and happy getaway day. An encouragement for a head start on resolutions, which flashed above Roy and me as we dogged the run …

Gayle King

Lyndon B. Johnson: Remarks Upon Signing the Air Quality Act of 1967.

I DEEPLY APPRECIATE your patience and I plead for your understanding. But this is the last day that I will have an opportunity to visit with General …

Clean Air Act

FOX NEWS FIRST: Aircraft carrying 11 crashes in Pacific Ocean, search for survivors

Welcome to Fox News First. Not signed up yet? Click here.<p>Developing now, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017:<p><b>A US Navy aircraft with 11 aboard crashes into the Pacific Ocean</b>• <b><br>The FCC takes a first step toward dismantling Obama-era net neutrality regulations</b>• <b><br>Uber reveals it paid $100,000 to hackers and kept mum</b> …

News (U.S.)

Mayor Mitch Landrieu to tackle race, Confederate monuments in forthcoming book

Mitch Landrieu is not waiting until LaToya Cantrell takes the reins at City Hall next year to start reflecting on his time in office and trying to …

Baton Rouge

Today in History for November 22nd

News (U.S.)

Second former Conyers staffer filed a lawsuit accusing him of persistent harassment

I honestly cannot keep up. We’re going to wake up tomorrow morning to 20 new allegations of misconduct against members of Congress, entertainment …

Conservative View

Legends of Tomorrow season 3, episode 7 recap: Unfortunate son

Photo Credit: Legends of Tomorrow/The CW, Michael Courtney Image Acquired from CWTVPR<p>Photo Credit: Legends of Tomorrow/The CW, Michael Courtney Image …

Entertainment

Maryland testing a central piece of Trump's opioid response

Bernard Gyebi-Foster had a problem this year that underscored, on a small scale, the challenge facing public health officials battling the opioid …

Health Care

Review: ‘Darkest Hour,’ or the Great Man Theory of History (and Acting)

In the late spring of 1940, German forces invaded Belgium and France and pushed most of the British army onto a beach in the French coastal town of Dunkirk. Neville Chamberlain, the British prime minister best known (then and still) for his policy of appeasing Hitler, was replaced by Winston …

Franklin D. Roosevelt

How a missing 'the' enabled Israeli occupation

The wording of UN Resolution 242 helped Israel justify its occupation of Palestinian land.<p>When the United Nations Security Council passed Resolution 2334 in December 2016, Israeli leaders seethed. Their fury was duly understood to stem from what they perceived as an unprecedented betrayal by the …

Israel

Hell, No, Bill Clinton Shouldn’t Have Resigned

Nothing in the historical record supports the idea Clinton should have resigned over his affair. Saying so plays into the right’s efforts to smear …

U.S. Politics

Did you work your way through college? Here’s why your kids can’t - MarketWatch

Ramy Odeh and his late father Steve both attended the same college, but they had very different experiences.<p>The elder Odeh started school at the …

Business

Nick Nolte Reflects on What Acting’s Meant for Him Ahead of Walk of Fame Honor

Nick Nolte lives in a treehouse in Malibu. It’s an actual house. In a tree. A tree runs through the bedroom. He built it on the property he owns, a …

Barbra Streisand

A 'triple threat' multimedia experience, Tavis Smiley's 'Death Of A King' chronicles MLK's prophetic life

Adhering to Gandhi's philosophy of nonviolence, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is universally regarded as a fervent fighter for peace, equality and justice. Believing Americans of all backgrounds should be judged for the content of their character, and not by the color of their skin, the Atlanta-born …

Black History

Is USA Inc. A 'SELL'?

Health Care spending a thorn in America's side.<p>Social Security problem has easier solutions.<p>Politicans not willing to committ political suicide to …

Business

Lyndon Johnson’s War Propaganda

In 1967, the expensive and bloody war in Vietnam was not obviously producing an American victory. Journalists and politicians began to speak of a stalemate. President Lyndon Johnson, and the men leading the American effort in Vietnam, found this intolerable. They felt that maintaining public …

Opinion

More than just a giveaway to the rich: GOP tax plan also endangers church-state separation, access to health care for millions

With Republicans on Capitol Hill and in the White House desperate to post a big legislative win, their push for so-called tax reform – the label …

North Carolina