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Lyndon Johnson

  1. george floyd protests
    The Origins of the ‘Police Riot’Chicago cops went violently rogue at the 1968 Democratic Convention, and the whole world was watching.
  2. insurrection act
    Tom Cotton Is Wrong About the Insurrection ActThere’s really no recent precedent for presidents’ sending in the troops without the consent of governors who aren’t in open rebellion.
  3. george floyd protests
    Trump Mulls Declaring an Insurrection and Sending Military Into CitiesIf deployed widely without requests from state officials, such use of the military would be unprecedented.
  4. kennedy assassination
    JFK’s Complicated Legacy on the Anniversary of His AssassinationHis tragically shortened presidency was shrouded by myth and distorted by the family dynasty.
  5. vision 2020
    For Presidents and Candidates, Heart Disease Is Not So UncommonBernie Sanders’s mild heart trouble is of concern, but it’s not like candidates and presidents with worse tickers and lifestyles haven’t preceded him.
  6. vision 2020
    McGovern Didn’t Lose in 1972 by Going Too Far Left. Neither Will 2020 Democrats.The popular narrative of McGovern’s 1972 run is riddled with misconceptions. The risks Democrats run in 2020 have nothing to do with “McGovernism.”
  7. vision 2020
    Buttigieg Wants to Bring Back One of Bill Clinton’s Signature ProposalsExpanding national service was Clinton’s most reliable 1992 applause line, and it could help candidates like Mayor Pete strike a communitarian tone.
  8. voting rights
    Democrats’ Voting-Rights Push Could Begin a Third ReconstructionPartisan polarization over voting rights shows how much political power, now as in the 1860s and 1960s, depends on who participates in democracy.
  9. donald trump
    Trump Reaches for Gravitas in His First Prime-Time Oval Office SpeechPerhaps the venue, which Americans associate with big, consequential issues, can help convince a skeptical public that Trump needs his border wall.
  10. what's past is prologue
    The Ghosts of the ’68 Election Still Haunt Our PoliticsThe “backlash” politics of crime and race, an unpopular war, a divided Democratic Party — they are all still with us.
  11. The Powerful Myth of the Would-Be President RFK, 50 Years LaterRobert F. Kennedy promised a kind of mind-bending coalition of minorities and white working-class voters that progressives still crave.
  12. Trump Can Win in 2020. But History Tells Us It Won’t Be Easy.Yes, incumbents usually have an advantage. They usually are more popular than Donald J. Trump though.
  13. Trump Now Trails Only Reagan Among Recent Presidents in GOP EsteemIt’s Trump’s party now for sure.
  14. A Century After JFK’s Birth, White Catholics and Black Voters Have Drifted ApartIn 1960, overwhelming percentages of those demographics lifted him to the presidency. That coalition is broken today.
  15. makeup
    Dang, Woody Harrelson Looks Pretty Great As LBJ, TooPresidential makeup artists are on point this year.
  16. video
    See How the Film Selma Portrays Lyndon B. JohnsonIn this exclusive scene from the movie.
  17. stage dive
    Theater Review: Cranston (and Lyndon) in the Middle, in All the WayFrom Austin to Broadway.
  18. history
    The Night After JFK Was Killed, a Secret Service Agent Nearly Killed LBJ by AccidentBut he didn’t — phew.
  19. ted kennedy
    Ted Kennedy’s Book Tells of Secret RFK-LBJ MeetingRobert Kennedy wanted to go to Vietnam to broker peace in 1967, but for personal reasons LBJ said no.