Tag Archives: LBJ

Murray Polner :
The Vietnam War: An American crime

Vietnam was ‘the wrong war in the wrong place at the wrong time.’ By Murray Polner | The Rag Blog | October 12, 2017 Our government has no right to send American boys to their death in any battlefield in … finish reading Murray Polner :
The Vietnam War: An American crime

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Ivan Koop Kuper :
METRO | Operation Texas: LBJ’s secret rescue mission on the eve of the Holocaust

One Texas scholar insisted that Johnson’s strong spiritual conviction and moral obligation fueled this alleged clandestine undertaking. By Ivan Koop Kuper | The Rag Blog | February 24, 2016 HOUSTON — On the evening of December 30, 1963, a little … finish reading Ivan Koop Kuper :
METRO | Operation Texas: LBJ’s secret rescue mission on the eve of the Holocaust

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Lamar W. Hankins :
Both Democrats and Republicans have it wrong

Once the Republicans tried to wrest back welfare reform as a political issue from Clinton, it was a race to see who could pander most successfully to the electorate. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | March 19, … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins :
Both Democrats and Republicans have it wrong

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Lamar W. Hankins : Lyndon Baines Johnson As Tragic Hero

Former President Lyndon Baines Johnson, August 1972. Image from the LBJ Library / PBS Newshour. Lyndon Baines Johnson:  My tragic hero LBJ was doomed from the start, trapped by earlier mistakes that he could not avoid without being vilified by … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Lyndon Baines Johnson As Tragic Hero

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Bob Feldman : The Rise of the Texas ‘Big Rich,’ 1930-1940

Charles Marsh, owner of the Austin American and Austin Statesman (later merged as the Austin American-Statesman), also made big money in the oil business. Image from the Public Welfare Foundation.The hidden history of Texas Part 11: 1930-1940/2 — The rise … finish reading Bob Feldman : The Rise of the Texas ‘Big Rich,’ 1930-1940

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Lamar W. Hankins : Paul Ryan Makes War Against People, Not Poverty

President Lyndon Johnson marked the start of the War on Poverty with a visit to Tom Fletcher’s front porch in Martin County, Kentucky, in April 1964. Photo by Walter Bennett / Time magazine. Image from Daily Yonder.Paul Ryan’s war:Not against … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Paul Ryan Makes War Against People, Not Poverty

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RAG RADIO / Thorne Webb Dreyer : Texas Observer Founding Editor Ronnie Dugger

Pioneering Texas journalist Ronnie Dugger in the KOOP studios in Austin, Texas, Friday, June 8, 2012, during broadcast of Rag Radio. Photo by Alan Pogue / The Rag Blog.Rag Radio:Crusading journalist Ronnie Dugger,founding editor of The Texas Observer By Thorne … finish reading RAG RADIO / Thorne Webb Dreyer : Texas Observer Founding Editor Ronnie Dugger

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Ronnie Dugger : LBJ, The Texas Observer & Me

Former Texas Observer editor Ronnie Dugger with President Lyndon Johnson. Photo by Yoichi Yokamoto / Courtesy LBJ Library / Texas Observer.LBJ, The Texas Observer & Me None of us knew it yet, but we Americans were about to be trapped … finish reading Ronnie Dugger : LBJ, The Texas Observer & Me

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BOOKS / Tom Hayden : Was LBJ More Lear Than Machiavelli?

Was LBJ more Lear than Machiavelli? Reflection on Robert Caro’s The Passage of Power By Tom Hayden | The Rag Blog | May 8, 2012 [The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson by Robert A. Caro (2012: Knopf); … finish reading BOOKS / Tom Hayden : Was LBJ More Lear Than Machiavelli?

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Harry Targ : Remembering the Great Society

President Lyndon B. Johnson meets with Martin Luther King, Jr. in the White House Cabinet Room. Photo from Wikimedia Commons.Remembering the Great Society:Addressing poverty and hunger in AmericaBy Harry Targ / The Rag Blog / September 28, 2011 On Monday, … finish reading Harry Targ : Remembering the Great Society

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Jim Simons : Sargent Shriver and the Forgotten War Against Poverty

Sargent Shriver. Photo from Time/Life. Sargent Shriver, warrior against poverty (1915-2011) R. Sargent Shriver, the exuberant public servant and Kennedy in-law whose career included directing the Peace Corps, fighting the War on Poverty, ambassador to France and, less successfully, running … finish reading Jim Simons : Sargent Shriver and the Forgotten War Against Poverty

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Ray Reece : The Hard Landing of a Radical in Austin, 1967

Image from McMaster University Digital Collection.Desecration of the Violet Crown:The hard landing of a radical in Austin, 1967 By Ray Reece / The Rag Blog / January 4, 2011 A few months ago, editor Thorne Dreyer invited us Rag Blogsters … finish reading Ray Reece : The Hard Landing of a Radical in Austin, 1967

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