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CBS News
Why is Sanders suddenly talking more about poverty?he's talking more and more about poverty, a once-animating issue for liberal ch
Why is Sanders suddenly talking more about poverty?
CBS News / Posted 12 hours ago
he's talking more and more about poverty, a once-animating issue for liberal champions like Lyndon Johnson and his Great Society programs, but one that has lately taken a backseat to discussions of income inequality and stagnant wages for... Read more
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Salon.com
We must shame dumb Trump fans: The white working class are not victimsJohnson’s War on Poverty, and not because of bromides about “big government.” W
We must shame dumb Trump fans: The white working class are not victims
Salon.com / Posted 3 days ago
Johnson’s War on Poverty, and not because of bromides about “big government.” White voters in the decades leading up to the Great Society initiative had no objection to generous social programs of assistance for the poor, disabled and illiterate.... Read more
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NJ.com
Hudson Theatre Works spring schedule features "A Steady Rain"production are Charles F. Wagner and Greg Erbach. Wagner was most recently see
Hudson Theatre Works spring schedule features "A Steady Rain"
NJ.com / Posted 6 days ago
production are Charles F. Wagner and Greg Erbach. Wagner was most recently seen in the sold-out off-Broadway run of "The Great Society." Erbach starred as Lenny Smalls in the Hudson Theatre Works production of "Of Mice and Men." He is a... Read more
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KESQ Palm Springs
Zelizer: How Sanders changed Clinton and the Democratsfor Democrats to survive in an increasingly conservative era they would need to
Zelizer: How Sanders changed Clinton and the Democrats
KESQ Palm Springs / Posted 7 days ago
for Democrats to survive in an increasingly conservative era they would need to shed their attachment to the New Deal and Great Society traditions. They backed a more muscular approach to using military force as a way to push back against... Read more
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ABC 7 El Paso
Zelizer: How Sanders changed Clinton and the Democratsfor Democrats to survive in an increasingly conservative era they would need to
Zelizer: How Sanders changed Clinton and the Democrats
ABC 7 El Paso / Posted 7 days ago
for Democrats to survive in an increasingly conservative era they would need to shed their attachment to the New Deal and Great Society traditions. They backed a more muscular approach to using military force as a way to push back against... Read more
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Salon.com
12 ways the Sanders revolution has transformed American politicsscript, railing against American oligarchs and resurrecting the New Deal econom
12 ways the Sanders revolution has transformed American politics
Salon.com / Posted 7 days ago
script, railing against American oligarchs and resurrecting the New Deal economic agenda of Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Great Society safety net priorities of Lyndon Johnson. He’s sparked a wholesale revival of the Democratic Party’s progressive... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Income redistribution leading to economic disastersoon. Also, the citizens of France are taking their millions elsewhere, but I d
Income redistribution leading to economic disaster
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 8 days ago
soon. Also, the citizens of France are taking their millions elsewhere, but I digress. Many are calling the expanding of Great Society programs an economic enslavement of all those beholden to them, and I am fortunate to have only qualified for... Read more
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Jacksonville Daily Record
50 years ago: March of Dimes donates latest advance in X-raysAppropriations Committee and chair of its Foreign Operations Subcommittee, Pass
50 years ago: March of Dimes donates latest advance in X-rays
Jacksonville Daily Record / Posted 8 days ago
Appropriations Committee and chair of its Foreign Operations Subcommittee, Passman criticized President Lyndon Johnson�s Great Society program. �If all the plans for the Great Society are put into effect, the people�s reward for their reluctance... Read more
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The Inter-Mountain
Clinton faces big issues in electionPropelled by Democrats who came of age post-Watergate, it took a dim view of th
Clinton faces big issues in election
The Inter-Mountain / Posted 10 days ago
Propelled by Democrats who came of age post-Watergate, it took a dim view of the welfare safety nets of the New Deal and Great Society. The liberal stances that were pushed were women's rights, LGBT issues and civil rights. Economic justice was... Read more
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BC Local News
RV show rolls in to Pentictonthe $20,000 charity mark. Clarke said they’ve established a good working relat
RV show rolls in to Penticton
BC Local News / Posted 12 days ago
the $20,000 charity mark. Clarke said they’ve established a good working relationship with the RV Society. “They are a great society and they do a great job and the event is first class,” he said. The RV Show runs from noon to 9 p.m. on... Read more
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Penticton Western News
RV show rolls in to Pentictonthe $20,000 charity mark. Clarke said they’ve established a good working relat
RV show rolls in to Penticton
Penticton Western News / Posted 12 days ago
the $20,000 charity mark. Clarke said they’ve established a good working relationship with the RV Society. “They are a great society and they do a great job and the event is first class,” he said. The RV Show runs from noon to 9 p.m. on... Read more
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The Hill
Of the remaining contenders, a presidential candidate for everyonepolicies depend on the level of opposition (Johnson had an overwhelming Democra
Of the remaining contenders, a presidential candidate for everyone
The Hill / Posted 12 days ago
policies depend on the level of opposition (Johnson had an overwhelming Democratic majority in Congress and gave us the Great Society, President Clinton did not and gave us the Children's Health Insurance Program). Internationally, these... Read more
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The Huffington Post
Populism Was The Real Winner On Tuesday Nighthas enabled Democrats to survive as a party even as the party has steadily shed
Populism Was The Real Winner On Tuesday Night
The Huffington Post / Posted 13 days ago
has enabled Democrats to survive as a party even as the party has steadily shed the populist tenets of Lyndon Johnson's Great Society agenda. The Sanders campaign is demonstrating that Democratic Party voters are heading back toward Johnson's... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime review – disturbing historyor the communities they lived in, any physically or economically safer. It was
From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime review – disturbing history
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 14 days ago
or the communities they lived in, any physically or economically safer. It was really his successor, Lyndon Johnson, whose Great Society cleared the path for mass incarceration. In March 1965, Johnson sent “three bills to Congress that epitomized... Read more
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Raw Story
Where did Trump come from? Tracing the political lineage of the orange-haired monsterto bring back little hot squat. “What has happened is the complete breakdown of
Where did Trump come from? Tracing the political lineage of the orange-haired monster
Raw Story / Posted 14 days ago
to bring back little hot squat. “What has happened is the complete breakdown of life as we know it. . . . How can our great society tolerate the continued brutalization of its citizens by crazed misfits? Criminals must be told that their CIVIL... Read more
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Salon.com
Donald Trump’s avenging angels: How the orange-haired monster has rewritten the history of American conservatismto bring back little hot squat. “What has happened is the complete breakdown of
Donald Trump’s avenging angels: How the orange-haired monster has rewritten the history of American conservatism
Salon.com / Posted 14 days ago
to bring back little hot squat. “What has happened is the complete breakdown of life as we know it. . . . How can our great society tolerate the continued brutalization of its citizens by crazed misfits? Criminals must be told that their CIVIL... Read more
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Orange County Register
In O.C., different campaign strategies: Sanders' backers roar while Clinton's planfor these Orange County Sanders supporters. In those respects, the Sanders camp
In O.C., different campaign strategies: Sanders' backers roar while Clinton's plan
Orange County Register / Posted 14 days ago
for these Orange County Sanders supporters. In those respects, the Sanders campaign is as old-school as Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society. “People work their entire lives to retire comfortably,” Warfield said, “and they don’t get it.” Debbi... Read more
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The Washington Times
ARMSTRONG WILLIAMS: Black voters’ blind loyalty to Democrats must gothe great migration of blacks to the Democratic Party was the passage of the 19
ARMSTRONG WILLIAMS: Black voters’ blind loyalty to Democrats must go
The Washington Times / Posted 16 days ago
the great migration of blacks to the Democratic Party was the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and Lyndon B. Johnson’s Great Society programs, which many blacks at the time believed were necessary to address racial and economic inequality. But... Read more
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Zero Hedge
Jim Grant: "Make America Solvent Again"that traces its intellectual roots to John Maynard Keynes and has its dollars-a
Jim Grant: "Make America Solvent Again"
Zero Hedge / Posted 16 days ago
that traces its intellectual roots to John Maynard Keynes and has its dollars-and-cents origins with Lyndon Johnson and his Great Society. What awaits us and our children and their children is the unpaid tab of the future. “Nobody knows anything,”... Read more
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Zero Hedge
The Difference Between Bernie's & Hillary's Tax Plan Explained In 1 Simple Cartoonengineers to introduce a new era of welfare initiatives enacted in the name of
The Difference Between Bernie's & Hillary's Tax Plan Explained In 1 Simple Cartoon
Zero Hedge / Posted 18 days ago
engineers to introduce a new era of welfare initiatives enacted in the name of “defending the poor”, also known as the “Great Society Programs”. These initiatives, however, were driven by far more subversive and extreme motivations, and have... Read more
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Salon.com
Hey, Democrats, stop gloating — your party is imploding right before your eyes, tooto the White House. And that, frankly, is what the Democratic Party used to do
Hey, Democrats, stop gloating — your party is imploding right before your eyes, too
Salon.com / Posted 19 days ago
to the White House. And that, frankly, is what the Democratic Party used to do, back in the era of the New Deal and the Great Society. It offered as its essential pitch to voters a compassionate and responsive government that sought to combat —... Read more
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CNN
Bernie and Hillary, stop the nastinessFoundation. Race matters Fifty years since the Civil Rights movement rocked A
Bernie and Hillary, stop the nastiness
CNN / Posted 19 days ago
Foundation. Race matters Fifty years since the Civil Rights movement rocked American politics and Congress passed the Great Society, racial tensions remain front and center on the national agenda. For several years, Americans have been... Read more
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KESQ Palm Springs
Bernie and Hillary, stop the nastinessand the Clinton Foundation. Fifty years since the Civil Rights movement rocked
Bernie and Hillary, stop the nastiness
KESQ Palm Springs / Posted 20 days ago
and the Clinton Foundation. Fifty years since the Civil Rights movement rocked American politics and Congress passed the Great Society, racial tensions remain front and center on the national agenda. For several years, Americans have been... Read more
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ABC 7 El Paso
Bernie and Hillary, stop the nastinessand the Clinton Foundation. Fifty years since the Civil Rights movement rocked
Bernie and Hillary, stop the nastiness
ABC 7 El Paso / Posted 20 days ago
and the Clinton Foundation. Fifty years since the Civil Rights movement rocked American politics and Congress passed the Great Society, racial tensions remain front and center on the national agenda. For several years, Americans have been... Read more
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Zero Hedge
This Is What Happens Behind Closed Doors When U.S. Presidents Meet With Fed Chairssetting." ... in 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson, who wanted cheap credit to
This Is What Happens Behind Closed Doors When U.S. Presidents Meet With Fed Chairs
Zero Hedge / Posted 22 days ago
setting." ... in 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson, who wanted cheap credit to finance the Vietnam War and his Great Society, summoned Fed chairman William McChesney Martin to his Texas ranch. There, after asking other officials to... Read more
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Zero Hedge
1956: "America Peaked Back Then And We've Been In Decline Ever Since"I'll allow you to push our decline start-date back to 1968, when LBJ and Democr
1956: "America Peaked Back Then And We've Been In Decline Ever Since"
Zero Hedge / Posted 25 days ago
I'll allow you to push our decline start-date back to 1968, when LBJ and Democrats gave us those sheep-herd-creating "Great Society" programs. That's also the year RFK was assassinated by Sirhan Sirhan, our first taste of Islamic terrorism up... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
Robert Schenkkan on LBJ: 'People loved or hated him, often in the same moment'Americans the right to vote, and appointed Thurgood Marshall as the first Afric
Robert Schenkkan on LBJ: 'People loved or hated him, often in the same moment'
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 25 days ago
Americans the right to vote, and appointed Thurgood Marshall as the first African American supreme court justice. His “great society” agenda included strides in education and the introduction of Medicare. But for decades all these achievements... Read more
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Boston Globe
D.C. Metro’s leader warns lines may have to be shut down for monthspoor African-American neighborhoods, said Zachary M. Schrag, a George Mason Uni
D.C. Metro’s leader warns lines may have to be shut down for months
Boston Globe / Posted 29 days ago
poor African-American neighborhoods, said Zachary M. Schrag, a George Mason University professor and the author of “The Great Society Subway,” a 2006 history of Metro. Metro, he said, offered an alternative, a way to connect the capital to its... Read more
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The Atlantic
'Everybody Wants Some!!': The Bros Are All Righta punk show, and a musical, equally excited by everything. Linklater has remark
'Everybody Wants Some!!': The Bros Are All Right
The Atlantic / Posted 1 months ago
a punk show, and a musical, equally excited by everything. Linklater has remarked on the relative innocence of America post-Great Society and pre-Reagan, and the ease with which the group’s lone black member Dale (J. Quinton Johnson) interacts with... Read more
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