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  • Selma
    Selma (2014) David Oyelowo, Tom Wilkinson
    The civil rights movement is well documented, well recorded history, but for all the recordkeeping, there has not been a more detailed narrative feature film dedicated to the heroes of the movement, than Ava Duvernay's stirring and soulful...
  • The White House in Washington, D.C., where LBJ created the Warren Commission in 1963.
    On this day in history, LBJ formed the Warren Commission
    On this day in history, November 29, 1963, one week after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, President Lyndon Johnson established the Warren Commission to investigate the assassination. The Warren Commission was headed by Supreme...
  • 1964 Civil Rights Act, whose 50th anniversary is today, is honored in Washington
    Civil Rights Act of 1964, enacted 50 years ago July 2, is honored in Washington
    The 1964 Civil Rights Act, hailed as the most important legislation in the 20th century, was enacted 50 years ago July 2, when President Lyndon B. Johnson signed it during a nationally televised ceremony and said, "Let us close the springs of...
  • FBI poster broadcasting the disappearance of three civil rights workers.
    1964: the world changes
    The JFK assassination ended the seemingly placid fifties era. Although the Civil Rights Movement battled southerners in the streets with nonviolent protest, Elvis Presley changed the culture, and Cold War pressures frightened Americans, there was...
  • President Lyndon B. Johnson delivering his 1964 State of the Union Address
    50 years later Obama wages own War on Poverty with the Promise Zones Initiative
    In honor of the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson declaring a war on Poverty during his 1964 State of the Union address, President Barack Obama introduced his own initiative to tackle the problem, called Promise Zones in an event in...
  • Barack Obama
    The Terrible Fifth
    What is it about a president’s fifth year?Chris Cillizza, who each week in The Washington Post picks the winners of the Worst Week in Washington, nominated President Obama, now in the fifth year of his presidency, for the worst year in...
  • President Lyndon Johnson and Lady Bird November 22, 1963 after the assassination.
    LBJ entertained dinner guests the night after JFK's assassination
    According to CBS News, November 23, 2013, President Lyndon Johnson and his wife Lady Bird entertained dinner guests on the evening of Johnson's first full day in office, one day after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The article...
  • Remembering John F. Kennedy
    Remembering John F. Kennedy
    Today marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Although many Americans today, many of whom were not yet born or were too young at the time, do not remember Kennedy, many of us remember him very well.And the...
  • Nixon aide says Lyndon Johnson had John F. Kennedy assassinated
    Nixon aide says Lyndon Johnson had John F. Kennedy assassinated
    A former aide to Richard Nixon says Lyndon Johnson was the mastermind behind the assassination of President John F. Kennedy 50 years ago this Friday. Roger Stone made the allegation that then Vice-President Johnson managed the murder of President...
  • President John F Kennedy thinking.
    Eleven ways America would have been different if JFK had lived
    Amidst all of the speculation over the assassination of President Kennedy and conspiracy theories, it is rather interesting and compelling to step aside from the conspiracy theories and instead speculate on how America, and for that matter the...
  • 'The Son' great historical novel of Texas and American West
    'The Son' great historical novel of Texas and American West
    "The Son" is a riveting novel which begins with the first male child born in Texas who is captured by Comanches and weaves its way through references to the Lyndon Johnson election and the John F. Kennedy Assassination in Dallas all the...
  • LBJ Promised American Aid to Vietnam as Vice-President
    LBJ Promised American Aid to Vietnam as Vice-President
    On May 12, 1962, then Vice-President Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ) visited South Vietnam and met with South Vietnam President Ngo Dinh Diem and promised him additional American troops and support in his fight against the Communist North Vietnamese who...
  • Mitch McConnell
    His side gets to decide what the rules are, says McConnell
    Senator Mitch McConnell was granted permission to address the U.S. Senate on November 26, 2012. During which he complained on Senator Harry Reid.“What the majority leader is saying is he will break the rules of the Senate in order to change...
  • Bill Clinton
    Controversial presidents
    Some presidents achieve extraordinary feats, yet blunder themselves into infamy. At times, positive policy initiatives are outweighed by negatives or events. Six presidents fit this description. These men were both loved and reviled by their...
  • Buzz Aldrin on the moon
    How the liberal critics of the Apollo program were proven wrong
    A recent story in The Atlantic, written for the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of President Kennedy’s “We Choose to Go to the Moon” speech, reminds us that the Apollo program, that launched expeditions to the lunar surface,...