Lyndon Johnson

Jamil Smith: Racism Isn’t Just When You Say N*gger

Americans are plagued by the belief that racism is best proven through speech. If there is no recording of a store clerk or police officer (or …

Donald Trump

Quentin Tarantino finally gets to just straight-up stick Bruce Lee in one of his movies

<b>Welcome to Development Hell, the fiery pit into which we fling recent developments in casting, distribution, and everything else that’s new and</b> …

Bruce Lee

NFL video on helmet penalties fails to clear anything up

AP<p>The NFL is still working on trying to get everyone on the same page about what is and is not a penalty under the new helmet rules. And the league …

NFL

Bending or Loving the World

August 15, 2018 by Mark Nepo<p><i>A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.</i> <i><br>—William James</i><p>I was at the …

Native Americans

New Trump Podcast Imagines Being a Fly-on-the-Wall in the West Wing (EXCLUSIVE)

Like many Americans, R.J. Cutler has been glued to the news ever since Donald Trump defied the pundits and captured the presidency. On a nightly …

Donald Trump

Brett Kavanaugh, Robert Bork, and the Haynsworth Precedent

It’s been a little over a month since Judge Brett Kavanaugh was nominated to succeed Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court, but somehow it …

U.S. Politics

Jaguars Practice

<b>EAGAN, Minn. —</b> This was no ordinary practice.<p>There was an electricity in the air Wednesday afternoon at Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center as …

Football (U.S.)

Updated Riveron helmet rule video adds animation, but not narration

Getty Images<p>There’s good news as it comes to that largely useless video posted by NFL senior V.P. of officiating Al Riveron regarding the new rule …

NFL

Tinder Lawsuit, Omarosa Manigault Newman, Primary Results: Broadsheet Aug. 15th

By<p><i>Good morning, Broadsheet readers! An sexual misconduct allegation surfaces in a lawsuit by Tinder’s founders, Malaysia is a hotspot for women in</i> …

Donald Trump

Doris Kearns Goodwin knows what presidential leadership looks like

The presidential historian talks about her new book, Leadership: In Turbulent Times, and finding inspiration from previous Oval Office occupants.<p><i>Historian and political scientist Doris Kearns Goodwin won the Pulitzer Prize for</i> No Ordinary Time<i>, a biography of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. She</i> …

Lyndon B. Johnson

Pension Crisis On The Horizon

By FS Staff<p><i>Listen to this podcast on our site by</i> <i>clicking here</i> <i>or subscribe on iTunes</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>We've often discussed problems facing state pension systems, …

Business

From JFK to Omarosa: The White House Situation Room’s history-making moments

In the spring of 1961, John Kennedy's White House had a situation, but no Situation Room. Kennedy had just endured the attempted Bay of Pigs invasion …

The White House

Giving Trump the law and order issue

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>Liberals could force Democrats to cede the law and order issue to President Trump. This would give him a devastating additional …

Sanctuary Cities

Central Bank Independence

After inflation ran amok in the 1960s and 1970s, many central bankers fought for, and won, more freedom to set interest rates and make other monetary policy decisions without political interference. Their shields began to crack after the 2008 financial crisis. In the years since the bankers …

Central Banks

How The Great Society Made a Mess of Higher Education

This fall, more than 20 million college students will begin a new academic year. To help cover rising tuition rates that continue to outpace …

Higher Education

The most important difference in polling about Trump and Nixon

It would be fascinating to dive into why comparisons between the administration of President Trump and that of Richard Nixon are so numerous. There are the obvious reasons: a president under investigation by a special counsel; questions about how a campaign might have been manipulated illegally. …

Politics

How to stop President Trump’s latest attack on immigrants

The Trump administration is currently finalizing a plan to prevent documented, “legal” immigrants who have received any public assistance from attaining citizenship.<p>This policy change would affect millions of people who are already in the country and have legally benefitted from programs including …

Immigration

History Blurbs

JavaScript is disabled<p>You need to enable JavaScript to use SoundCloud<p>History Blurbs’s tracks<p>3: Richard III by History Blurbs<p>published on 2018/08/12 …

Richard III

Turkey may find other allies, but shunning US should be last resort

Yasar Yakis<p>August 12, 2018 16:33<p>A high-level delegation headed by the Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister Sedat Onal returned home after a one-hour …

South Asia

Life Is Worth Living In Three Dimensions

Writers are encouraged to avoid creating flat or two-dimensional characters. The three dimensions in the real world are height, width and depth. Two-dimensional literary characters lack depth. They are purely evil or purely good. They are uncomplicated and uninteresting. They are not real people, …

Bill Clinton

BOOK REVIEW: 'Kennedy and King' By Steven Levingston

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>KENNEDY AND KING: THE PRESIDENT, THE PASTOR, AND THE BATTLE OVER CIVIL RIGHTS<p>By Steven Levingston<p>Hachette, $28, 528 pages<p>There are …

Civil Rights

Dinesh D’Souza and the Decline of Conservatism

Under President Trump, the most outrageous and aggrieved polemicists are thriving.<p>Few have enjoyed quite so spectacular a comeback under President Trump as the conservative polemicist and filmmaker, Dinesh D’Souza. In 2012, D’Souza resigned as president of a Christian college amid charges of …

Society

Legendary JoCo golf property could be redeveloped. Neighbors aren’t happy

Tucked amid upscale neighborhoods near 71st Street and Quivira Road in Shawnee is an oasis of rolling hills that was legendary in golf circles for …

Urban Design

That one about the Mexican comedian courted by a US president

The Mexican performer known simply as Cantinflas is said to have been rated “the greatest comedian alive” by Charlie Chaplin, the Hollywood icon once accused of being just that himself.<p>The Google Doodle honors Cantinflas today (Aug. 12) on the 107th anniversary of his birth as Mario Moreno in a …

San Antonio

Avenatti is right: Democrats need to fight fire with fire

<b>(CNN) —</b> In a speech at a Democratic fundraiser in Iowa, attorney Michael Avenatti, who is toying with a potential presidential run in 2020, made a provocative statement. He rejected the famous advice of former first lady Michelle Obama who said, "When they go low, we go high."<p>Avenatti, who entered …

Politics

Omarosa Says the Trump N-Word Tape is Real, But We Already Have Enough Proof of His Racism

By making a few slurs the only undeniable evidence of racism, we let bigots like Trump off the hook.<p>Trump aide Omarosa Manigault Newman, ever the opportunist, is using the sluggish late-summer news cycle to drum up attention for her book, <i>Unhinged: An Insider Account of the Trump White House</i>. Among …

Donald Trump

We ask too much of the Supreme Court and too little of ourselves

Remember the latest scandal at the Supreme Court?<p>It's understandable if you don't. It occurred back in the 1960s when Justice Abe Fortas resigned …

Aspen

What we can learn from the turbulent but inspiring 1960s

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>Of all the extraordinary years that make up the 1960s, I’ve long believed that 1968 was …

Vietnam War

The Strange Role of Chemtrails in the Debate About Fixing Climate Change

Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley say global-scale geoengineering would likely harm agricultural crops and lower yields.<p>After …

Innovation

Trump’s Nemesis in the Age of Pinocchio

WASHINGTON — Samuel Johnson has James Boswell. Lyndon Johnson has Robert Caro. Donald Trump has Glenn Kessler of The Washington Post, but Kessler’s more nemesis than amanuensis.<p>Every untruth Trump utters, Kessler chronicles. At the beginning of this month, the running total was 4,229 false or …

Donald Trump