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Lyndon Johnson at a Democratic rally in New York
July 18, 2014 | Perspectives

The author of Dog Whistle Politics argues that naturalistic assumptions about race mislead liberals in their effort to fathom race’s astringent power, shifting the focus from social dynamics to inherited essences.
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Vice President Dick Cheney speaks to veterans during a national convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Nashville, Tenn., Aug. 26, 2002. Cheney spelled out to veterans the administration's justification for a pre-emptive attack against Iraq, calling Saddam Hussein "as dangerous as we say he is." (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
June 27, 2014

From the health effects of smoking to weapons of mass destruction, the powers that be have told us some real whoppers over the years. Continue reading

Voting Rights -- Shelby County, Ala., v. Holder
June 25, 2014 | Perspectives

Voting restrictions motivated by partisanship and race continue to be in place half a century after the Freedom Summer and one year after the Shelby decision. Continue reading

Lyndon Johnson in his State of the Union message on Jan. 8, 1964.
May 23, 2014 | Perspectives

Like the New Deal before it, the Great Society changed the way Americans thought about the relationship of the government to the economy. Continue reading

Photo credit: Lauren Feeney
May 22, 2014 | Smart Charts

We haven’t come very far at all since the Civil Rights victories of the 1960s. Continue reading

Bill Moyers at Public Affairs Television
May 8, 2014 | Q&A

Bill Moyers speaks about his life, his career, LBJ and his views about contemporary journalism and politics. Continue reading

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April 15, 2014 | Activism

The legendary activist had ideas we should remember today. Continue reading

Mitch McConnell, John Cornyn
April 15, 2014 | Blog

Democrats are making voting rights a key issue. Republicans used to do the same. Continue reading

Martin Luther King Jr. and President Lyndon Baines Johnson
April 10, 2014 | Blog

As a young special assistant to Lyndon Johnson, Bill was a witness to the cooperation between Martin Luther King Jr. and the president that led to the Act’s passage. Continue reading

VIETNAM WAR U.S. HELICOPTERS GAS
February 18, 2014 | Blog

A DoD initiative to educate the public on the history of the Vietnam War is misleading. Continue reading

Pete Seeger in 1955 (Photo: Frank Palumbo/Library of Congress)
January 28, 2014 | Blog

Our senior writer remembers what the folksinger’s music meant to him. Continue reading

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January 14, 2014 | Blog

Bill discusses our country’s most successful effort to cut poverty with another veteran of that fight, Peter Edelman, who is today one of the leading experts on poverty. Continue reading

President Lyndon B. Johnson speaks at a news conference at the White House in Washington, Feb. 1, 1964.  (AP Photo/John Rous)
January 8, 2014 | Blog

The war on poverty helped raise millions above the poverty line, but where do we stand today? Continue reading

Lyndon Johnson. (Photo: Arnold Newman/White House Press Office (WHPO))
January 8, 2014 | Blog

A new study says yes and Americans want more anti-poverty initiatives. Continue reading

President Lyndon Johnson and his wife, Lady Bird, visit the Appalachian area in Eastern Kentucky to see conditions firsthand and announce his War on Poverty.
January 7, 2014 | Blog

How we can make the next significant strides in the fight against poverty. Continue reading

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