Sierra Pettengill’s disquieting documentary uses only archival footage shot by the military and clips from period news coverage to explore this uncanny episode in the country’s history.
Newly discovered notes from an aide to Richard Nixon prove the former president connived with South Vietnam to win the 1968 presidential election.
The HBO movie about a narcissist-in-chief reveals a lot about our potential new narcissist-in-chief.
“We’ve got to find a way to let Negroes get what most white folks already have,” Lyndon Johnson told his speechwriter in 1965.
Here’s some more stuff you didn’t know about Dr. Seuss.
Most painful photo caption of the week: It’s on page 46 of Monday’s Sun-Times, under a picture illustrating the obituary of a Secret Service agent who’d been in Lyndon Johnson’s detail the day LBJ became president: “Thomas ‘Lem’ Johns (background right) stands behind President Lyndon B. Johnson and Johnson’s wife, Lady Bird, wearing a necklace, […]
It’s in America’s nature to be at war because freedom always needs defending.
South-side GOP committeeman Darnell Macklin makes his case.
Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty was more than a play for votes.
To better help the urban poor, government must address not just their deprivation but also their segregation.
The deficit is in remission. That’s the good news.
The richest nation on earth could afford to win a war on poverty, Lyndon Johnson asserted nearly 50 years ago.
Is there something deeper than gun violence that we need to focus on?
The roots of our racially separate schools are deep
The president knows how to avoid a subject