Tag Archives: Lyndon Johnson

Hanging In There

It hasn’t started yet, but it will: Is Jeb Bush in trouble?  The answer is no.  He is doing fine at this point in the contest.

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SPECIAL NOTICE – New Book Reviews

I have just added four books by Robert A. Caro on the life of Lyndon Johnson to the Book Review section.  They are listed in the order they were written: The Path to Power, Means of Ascent, Master of the … Continue reading

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The Enshrinement Of Lyndon Johnson

If perfection were a requirement for induction the Progressive Hall of Fame would likely be empty – so would Heaven.  The concept is modeled after the Baseball Hall of Fame.  Just to pick two denizens off the top of my … Continue reading

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Something To Watch

Normally on Sunday I base my column on the big political story of the week that just ended.  Today’s topic has huge potential, may not amount to a hill of beans and flew almost entirely under the radar last week.  … Continue reading

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An Incomplete Thought

Today I want to ponder a “What if” question.  What if the President was elected to a single eight year term versus a four year term with the possibility of winning a second four year term?  If you make my … Continue reading

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The Enshrinement Of Thurgood Marshall

It has been over a year since I inducted someone into the Progressive Hall of Fame.  It is not something that is done lightly or under the pressure of time constraint.  The theme of this man’s life could have been: … Continue reading

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Bad News Sells

Twice in as many weeks Paul Krugman proved his brilliance in the New York Times.  Friday’s online edition featured his op-ed entitled, Secret Deficit Lovers.  The opening line, “What if they balanced the budget and nobody knew or cared?” provoked … Continue reading

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50 Years Ago Today

It was the afternoon of November 22nd, 1963.  I had just taken my seat in Mrs. Lewandowski’s sixth grade class at Pine Hill Elementary School in Cheektowaga, New York.  The well behaved class was settling down, having just returned from … Continue reading

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Validated

The dominant story in the news this week is the Supreme Court hearing oral arguments in the health care matter.   I will not get into the legal matters in depth here because that cannot be handled well in a brief … Continue reading

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1000 Words

There is an old adage that says, “A picture is worth a thousand words.”  It seems to have originated in a December 1921 article by Frank R. Barnard in the trade publication Printer’s Ink, which was advocating the use of … Continue reading

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