Lyndon B. Johnson
Originally published 07/28/2014
In 1971, Richard Nixon ordered another politically motivated burglary in hopes of saving his reelection.
Originally published 06/02/2014
“The Senate now stands at the crossroads of history, and the time for decision is at hand.”
Originally published 04/16/2014
History explains the real differences between Obama and our liberal icons.
Originally published 04/14/2014
“What the hell’s the presidency for?”
Originally published 04/09/2014
The 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act is a painful reminder to President Obama that Lyndon B. Johnson might have been the last president able to push through such sweeping legislation.
Originally published 06/21/2013
Vaughn Davis Bornet
LBJ in 1969. Credit: Wiki Commons.This quoting of the opinions of some famous people on the presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson contains evaluations after his death in 1973 and my attempts at a scholarly evaluation twenty years later. Its purpose is to try to dilute the casual and even thoughtless remarks about this period of leadership that appear routinely (“Vietnam!”), and not too thoughtfully, in today’s lesser publications.
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