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Thursday, August 17, 2017
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It’s Beyond Parody How Beyond Parody Trump Is

As his campaign floundered last October, Trump went to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania to lay out his “100-day action plan to Make America Great Again.” Now he says that expecting him to accomplish anything within his first 100 days is a “ridiculous” standard. He’s welshing again, as he always does.

April 24, 2017

Weekend Reader: ‘Bill Of The Century: The Epic Battle For The Civil Rights Act’

Today the Weekend Reader brings you Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the Civil Rights Act by Clay Risen, editor of The New York Times op-ed section. Bill of the Century details the arduous mission of civil rights leaders to pass a bill that granted equal rights to millions of Americans regardless of race, sex, or religion. […]

April 19, 2014

LBJ’s Civil Rights Act Irrevocably Changed U.S. Landscape

Last week, President Obama and civil rights luminaries went to the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. That legislation, signed in July 1964, was a stunning achievement, a herald of a dramatic transformation in the nation’s social and cultural landscape. Yet the anniversary comes at a […]

April 12, 2014

Ex-President George W. Bush Calls For Equal Education In Speech At LBJ Library

By Patrick Beach, Austin American-Statesman AUSTIN, Texas—Former Texas governor and President George W. Bush wrapped up the three-day Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library on Thursday with brief remarks arguing that equal education for all is a civil right and that progress toward that goal is an advancement of Lyndon B. Johnson’s agenda. Speaking […]

April 11, 2014

Obama Seeks Common Cause With LBJ At Civil Rights Event

Austin (AFP) – Barack Obama made a defiant case Thursday for wielding the presidency’s power to forge change and equality, harnessing the “giant” legacy of Lyndon Johnson to justify his own political creed. Obama said his mere presence, as the first black president, at an event honoring Johnson’s role in passing civil rights legislation outlawing […]

April 10, 2014

LBJ’s Way

WASHINGTON — History offers a rough kind of justice. As the nation’s current president and three of his predecessors gathered this week at the University of Texas for an LBJ Library conference celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, they confirmed what has been building for many years now: a thoroughly justified […]

April 10, 2014