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Wait – Barack Obama IS Like LBJ After All!

As America celebrates the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act, the hot parlor game is to compare ‘n’ contrast Lyndon Baines Johnson’s style of presidenting with Barack Obama’s, largely to the latter’s detriment. As Obama journeyed to … Continue reading

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NYT Needs a Subscription to TNR

Yesterday’s New York Times featured Sam Tanenhaus’ fulsome preview of the new Broadway production of “All the Way,” Robert Schenkkan’s play about Lyndon Johnson’s push for the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The Times piece calls it “[t]he story of a ruthless … Continue reading

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