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Lyndon B. Johnson

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  • Tales of lingering spirits

    It's Halloween and time once again to gather family and friends around the fireplace in a darkened room and listen to the retelling of ghost stories while sipping chilled cider. Experts in the field of spectral phenomenon claim that Maryland and...
  • Jerry Haar: Income inequality a distraction in curbing poverty

      It has been 50 years since President Lyndon Johnson launched his “War on Poverty,” and although the billions spent produced meager results at best, the focus — poverty — was correct. Those deprived of basic social services,...
  • On upcoming trip, Obama will try to pivot to Asia � again

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama will leave Tuesday for a four-nation trip to Asia, looking to recharge a focus on the region, an ambitious initiative that's been sidetracked by domestic politics and international conflicts elsewhere. Yet even as...
  • Telling tales of presidents Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft

    Telling tales of presidents Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft
    Teddy Roosevelt died in 1919. Doris Kearns Goodwin was not born until 1943, but to hear her tell it, she spent the better part of seven years living with the legendary U.S. president. That's how visceral the experience was for Goodwin as she wrote her...
  • A span of 50 years

    In a region defined by how we go over, under and around waterways, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel represents a triumph of ambition, innovation and engineering. Connecting Route 13 between Virginia Beach and the Eastern Shore, it showed the possibility...
  • Carl Leubsdorf: LBJ Library event echoes voting rights concerns

    The LBJ Presidential Library's recent civil rights summit seems to have achieved its two related goals, informing a new generation about Lyndon Johnson's historic presidential achievements and demonstrating their continuing relevance to today's issues....
  • Bryan Cranston treads lightly, helps teen score a prom date

    Bryan Cranston treads lightly, helps teen score a prom date
    If you never ask the question, you'll never know the answer.  That truism worked two times over for "Breaking Bad" fan Stefan Montana, who last week asked Bryan Cranston — a.k.a. Walter White — to help him ask his friend Maddie to the junior...
  • Inside the minds of America's presidential assassins

     Inside the minds of America's presidential assassins
    On the evening of April 14, 1865, by some accounts, John Wilkes Booth stopped in at a tavern on his way to Ford's Theatre in Washington. A man at the bar, recognizing the actor, noted that Booth wasn't as fine a thespian as his father had been. "When I...
  • Chan Lowe: The Kansas Jewish Center shootings

    Chan Lowe: The Kansas Jewish Center shootings
    In its prime, the Roman Empire spanned most of the known western world. Its perimeter encompassed countless races and ethnicities. Rome’s strength and solidity derived partly from her ability to assimilate these polyglot peoples, while impressing...
  • Bobby Shriver's ties that bind

    Bobby Shriver's ties that bind
    Kennedy memorabilia is scattered around Bobby Shriver's campaign headquarters. On one wall hangs a photo of a giant Robert F. Kennedy mural, on another the signed text of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's 1980 speech to the Democratic National Convention: "To...
  • LBJ's Civil Rights Act saved America

    LBJ's Civil Rights Act saved America
    Fifty years later, it's hard to imagine the enactment of the Civil Rights Act by today's polarized Congress. Maybe, as the old saying goes, today's fighting is so vicious because the stakes are so small. We Americans appear to fight less among ourselves...
  • Keli Goff: Obama could stand to be a little more like LBJ

    On Thursday, President Barack Obama joined other dignitaries at a civil rights summit to commemorate the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson's signature accomplishment as president passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. And in a nod to the...