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Lyndon B. Johnson

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  • Congress' approval rating matters

    Congress' approval rating matters<!-- span class="opinionlabel">[OPINION]</span -->
    Much has been made of Congress' dismal approval ratings. A Rasmussen poll this summer found they had dipped below 10 percent. Sen. John McCain noted that Congress is less liked than a colonoscopy. While such ratings may be grist for late-night TV humor,...
  • August: The time when bored political journalists make mountains out of Washington molehills

    August: The time when bored political journalists make mountains out of Washington molehills
    With Congress in the doldrums of summer recess, our town has inevitably sunk to the game of making political mountains out of molehills. The latest example is disclosure that the campaign manager of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell confided to a...
  • Obama plays his high cards

    Obama plays his high cards
    As President Barack Obama nears the end of his first term, has he finally found an inner LBJ to channel? His recent words and actions suggest he has turned a corner from his earlier wishful thinking about playing nice with obstruction-minded Republicans...
  • Why I stopped trusting TV history - totally

    Why I stopped trusting TV history - totally
    Don’t trust TV history — ever. That’s the big conclusion I came to this week after starting out on the simple assignment of previewing a two-hour National Geographic special on the Iraq War. “America Vs. Iraq,” which...
  • National Hispanic Heritage Month

    The Harford County Human Relations Commission is recognizing National Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. The national observation celebrates the history, culture and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain,...
  • Bush's war, 10 years later

    Bush's war, 10 years later
    The 10th anniversary of the American invasion of Iraq seems an appropriate time to look back at how it all happened and what it has wrought, not so much for Iraq as for the United States, which poured its own troops, treasure and world reputation into...
  • Twelve steaks and an arugula salad: Obama takes the GOP to dinner

    Twelve steaks and an arugula salad: Obama takes the GOP to dinner
    President Barack Obama had a dinner date last week with a dozen of his worst enemies, thus proving that the governmental stalemate in Washington, D.C., is driving him to unusual acts of political creativity -- or desperation. The president personally...
  • The Leopold case: bad behavior, vague crimes

    The Leopold case: bad behavior, vague crimes
    Circuit Judge Dennis M. Sweeney today found Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold guilty on two counts of misconduct for using his executive security detail for personal and political gain. Reports of his sexual escapades and urinary malfunctions...
  • VP became bigger job after Kennedy

    Jules Witcover's commentary ("Don't count Biden out in 2016," Jan. 29) contrasts the vice president's potency with former vice presidents who had little influence or significance in American history. Indeed, when Lyndon Johnson was broached by John...
  • Kevin Spacey brings star power to 'House of Cards'

    Kevin Spacey brings star power to 'House of Cards'
    It was a steamy weeknight in July on Centre Street, and the extras in black tie were flagging. The $100 million series "House of Cards" was prepping a crowd scene outside the Peabody Institute, across from the Midtown BBQ & Brew. For more than two hours,...
  • Terps Trio: Dez Wells, Signing Day, football recruiting sleeper

    Terps Trio: Dez Wells, Signing Day, football recruiting sleeper
    Baltimore Sun reporters Jeff Barker and Don Markus and editor Matt Bracken weigh in on the three biggest topics of the past week in Maryland sports. Is Dez Wells Maryland's next great player? Don Markus: A generation of Maryland basketball has...
  • Filibuster reform can't wait

    Filibuster reform can't wait
    Two months after American voters made it clear they want effective government — and two years before the U.S. Senate's next opportunity to reform its broken rules — that "do nothing" chamber appears poised to fix its filibuster. In its present...