Tag Archives: Lyndon Johnson

Do You Believe In Magic?

Yes, I stole the title of today’s article from the 1965 Lovin’ Spoonful’s hit of the same name.  That is also where the resemblance ceases.  John Sebastian wrote the song about young love; I’m talking about willfully ignoring past performance.  … Continue reading

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Finally Something

Almost 37 months ago 20 babies were murdered in what should have been the safety of their elementary school.  Finally this week a small step was taken to make the loss of those precious little lives something that was not … Continue reading

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LBJ Or W?

I tried to look on the bright side when it became conventional wisdom that Kevin McCarthy would become the next Speaker of the House.  The public doesn’t know much about him and neither do political junkies including me.  With good … Continue reading

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The Velocity Of Change

I like to think that most Americans are inherently good.  I also like to think they are at least somewhat intelligent.  That is what makes it so perplexing that a sizable percentage of Americans can embrace the hatred that is … Continue reading

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The Return Of The Rockefeller Republicans?

One of the advantages of getting old and having been a political junkie at a very young age is that you get to see history repeat itself.  I remember the 1964 Republican convention very well even though I was a … Continue reading

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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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