John Kasich

Witcover: 50 years ago and now

Witcover: 50 years ago and now

If you think this country is in impossible turmoil today with a president at war with his own Justice Department and FBI over Russian meddling in our affairs, just look back to where we were a half-century ago.

Then, another president, Lyndon Johnson, had already been driven to the political sidelines in his own party by a crippling war in Vietnam. There were street protests across the land because of it. The Democrats were torn apart by a struggle for new leadership among Vice President Hubert Humphrey and Senators Eugene McCarthy and Robert F. Kennedy. And the country was still reeling from the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

There was more...