Tag: Lyndon B. Johnson

‘Promoting The General Welfare’
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‘Promoting The General Welfare’

BY BOB BEARDEN Social Security and Medicare are socialistic programs that benefit our citizens as they were intended. President Trump has released his 2020 proposed budget and it is in the trillions. It includes drastic cuts to Medicaid and Medicare [over a 10-year period], which would directly affect most of the people who voted him…

Nine Presidents
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Nine Presidents

BY LEE H. HAMILTON One reason I consider myself fortunate to have led a life in politics is that, over time, I’ve had a chance to work with nine presidents. From Lyndon Johnson through Barack Obama, I’ve talked policy, politics and, sometimes, the trivial details of daily life with them. I met JFK twice for…

‘Jackie,’ Manners And Power
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‘Jackie,’ Manners And Power

BY FROMA HARROP Those expecting to feast on the splendor of a fashion icon in the movie Jackie may feel misled. The promotion shows actress Natalie Portman in a copy of the Dior-inspired red dress Jackie Kennedy wore on her fabulous White House tour. But the outfit at the center of this story is the…

Casting Ballots In A Free Election
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Casting Ballots In A Free Election

BY DAVID PERRYMAN When my cousin and his classmates went to Vietnam in the 1960s, the government felt like he was old enough to fight, but not to weigh in on matters like whether the country should go to war. The right to vote is historically a tricky subject. From an equitable perspective [the way…

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