Tag Archives: Lyndon Johnson

When Common Decency Isn’t Good Politics

Sometimes you just feel old, and sooner or later you figure out that this is because you really are old. Milestones sneak up on you, and it hardly seems possible that it was fifty years ago that Lyndon Johnson signed … Continue reading

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For Fifty Years Now

Fifty years is a long time ago, and no one remembers what happened then, whatever it was, as if it was yesterday. Wednesday, January 8, 1964 – that would have been the next to last year of high school, in … Continue reading

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