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Lyndon B. Johnson

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  • Yates Field is pushed as a fitting tribute

    When the Parkville High School football team plays its first home game this season, will the players be performing on a turf called Yates Field? They will if Robert Gartside has his way. Gartside is a proud alumnus of Parkville, Class of 1969. His last...
  • Fred Kaplan: Variables could alter war strategy

    There's an air of tragedy about President Barack Obama. He wants to chart a new course — pivot to the Pacific, end the long decade of war, do nation-building at home — but the old world's most derelict, dysfunctional quarters keep pulling...
  • Is Obama Islamic State's worst nightmare?

    Is Obama Islamic State's worst nightmare?
    There's an air of tragedy about President Barack Obama. He wants to chart a new course — pivot to the Pacific, end the long decade of war, do nation-building at home — but the Old World's most derelict, dysfunctional quarters keep pulling...
  • 'Hateful Things' exhibit marks 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act

    'Hateful Things' exhibit marks 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act
    The imagery shocks: a noose dangling between photos of two hanged men, drawings of children labeled "Alligator Bait," a gun-range target shaped like a human. The examples of bigotry and cruelty are on display at the Holocaust Center in Maitland. But the...
  • Wilderness and wildlife: Saving the last, best places

    Wilderness and wildlife: Saving the last, best places
    "If future generations are to remember us with gratitude rather than contempt, we must leave them a glimpse of the world as it was in the beginning, not just after we got through with it." — President Lyndon Baines Johnson, signing the...
  • Analysis: Americans ready for military action � for now

    WASHINGTON A nation furious about the beheading of two Americans is eager for military action. At least for the moment. And at least for the kind of low-risk military action now planned. But the moment could change. As history in Iraq and the Middle East...
  • Politics moved Nixon, but Fla. reaped environmental benefits

    Politics moved Nixon, but Fla. reaped environmental benefits
    Yes, yes, there were the high crimes and misdemeanors, the rampant paranoia, the bigotry, the dirty tricks, the questionable mental balance, and of course that break-in. And just in case anyone is inclined to forget any of these things, there are...
  • Bruce Morton dies at 83; veteran newscaster for CBS, CNN

    Bruce Morton dies at 83; veteran newscaster for CBS, CNN
    Television newscaster Bruce Morton, who came into the nation's living rooms for more than four decades with reports on the Vietnam War, space missions, Watergate, civil rights and political races, died Friday at his home in Washington. He was 83. The...
  • Quitting is hard, but worth it

    August 27 is the anniversary of some important events. On this day in history, battles were won and lost. Kings were crowned. Actors, actresses and athletes were born and died. Space probes left earth for places unknown, and some returned from visits to...
  • What the Wilderness Act has taught us

    Fifty years ago Wednesday, Lyndon Johnson strolled out to the Rose Garden, pressed a fountain pen between the fingers of his hefty right hand and signed into law the highest level of protection ever afforded the American landscape. "If future...
  • 'Breaking Bad,' 'Modern Family' Earn Top Emmy Awards in Night of Repeats and Upsets

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - In a night marked by a few upsets and a host of repeat winners, "Breaking Bad" grabbed its second consecutive Emmy for best drama series while "Modern Family" made it a record-tying fifth consecutive win for comedy series. The...
  • On immigration, will Obama shape his legacy or the next election?

    On immigration, will Obama shape his legacy or the next election?
    President Obama and his team spent hours last week deliberating over how and when to fulfill his promise to use his executive power to change the immigration system. They pored over legal precedent and policy data and debated political fallout. But none...