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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Sweet Imaginary Reason

It has come up before. It’s Isaiah 1:18 – “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall … Continue reading

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When Reason Has No Meaning

It’s Isaiah 1:18 – “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.” And nearby, … Continue reading

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