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examiner.com
HBO’s ‘All the Way’ starring Bryan Cranston as LBJVice-President Humphrey and Anthony Mackie was Dr. Martin Luther King. During t
HBO’s ‘All the Way’ starring Bryan Cranston as LBJ
examiner.com / Posted 3 hours ago
Vice-President Humphrey and Anthony Mackie was Dr. Martin Luther King. During the epilogue it stated Johnson enacted his Great Society programs that included what we still know today as Medicare and Medicaid during his Presidency. Suggest... Read more
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Zero Hedge
The Task Confronting Libertariansbureaus, departments, and divisions. I do not know what the exact count would b
The Task Confronting Libertarians
Zero Hedge / Posted 10 hours ago
bureaus, departments, and divisions. I do not know what the exact count would be today, but the known multiplicity of Great Society agencies would justify our rounding out that figure at least to 2,200. We do know [in 1968] that the full-time... Read more
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Breitbart
Trump’s Mission: Make America Great Again; The Vision of Widespread Prosperity—The American Dream for All 50 Statesseems to be that the government is more effective at “hard” Hamiltonian project
Trump’s Mission: Make America Great Again; The Vision of Widespread Prosperity—The American Dream for All 50 States
Breitbart / Posted yesterday
seems to be that the government is more effective at “hard” Hamiltonian projects that create work, as opposed to “soft” Great Society-type programs that create welfare. And while there’s never a guarantee that the promises of tough-minded... Read more
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The Washington Times
Ben Sasse: Conservatives overrating importance of immigration, free trade on economic disruptionis going to become 1950 again,” Mr. Sasse said. He added that Democrats believ
Ben Sasse: Conservatives overrating importance of immigration, free trade on economic disruption
The Washington Times / Posted 2 days ago
is going to become 1950 again,” Mr. Sasse said. He added that Democrats believe they’re “three magical tweaks” from making Great Society “entitlement programs the solution to all the disruption our people are feeling in their local... Read more
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The Atlantic
The Overwhelming Barriers to Successful Immigration Reformof the crowning—and most controversial—achievements of the Johnson years. Even
The Overwhelming Barriers to Successful Immigration Reform
The Atlantic / Posted 3 days ago
of the crowning—and most controversial—achievements of the Johnson years. Even by the standards of Lyndon Johnson and his Great Society juggernaut, the legislation that eventually passed—the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, known as... Read more
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Op-Ed News
Where's Our Damned Bailout?especially Democrats did not deliver to us 165 million suffering Americans a ne
Where's Our Damned Bailout?
Op-Ed News / Posted 4 days ago
especially Democrats did not deliver to us 165 million suffering Americans a new Roosevelt-like New Deal, nor even a L.B.J. Great Society. We are like a large, weakened family forced onto an extreme diet, looking in on a feast of bankers and other... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
Unlocking Lyndon B. Johnsonhow big a heart Johnson truly had for Kennedy, his loyal posse and the civil ri
Unlocking Lyndon B. Johnson
Otago Daily Times / Posted 5 days ago
how big a heart Johnson truly had for Kennedy, his loyal posse and the civil rights movement. Did he truly believe in a Great Society or did he just want to win, win, win? After watching Cranston's performance, you'll swear the answer is... Read more
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PhysOrg
Family size and education levels: the right support could reverse long-held theoryattainment was cut in half between the beginning and middle of the 20th century
Family size and education levels: the right support could reverse long-held theory
PhysOrg / Posted 5 days ago
attainment was cut in half between the beginning and middle of the 20th century. "The 50s and 60s was the time of the Great Society, when we invested a lot in making higher education more expansive, accessible and affordable," Gibbs said.... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
When a 'City of Conversation' becomes a union divided: Political factions propel drama at the Wallisreceives some behind-the-scenes nudging. As suavely played by Christine Lahti,
When a 'City of Conversation' becomes a union divided: Political factions propel drama at the Wallis
Los Angeles Times / Posted 6 days ago
receives some behind-the-scenes nudging. As suavely played by Christine Lahti, Hester is a soft-spoken, iron-willed Great Society liberal on a mission. Elegantly attired to show off a frame that is as slender as it is statuesque, she is... Read more
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The Inyo Register
May 22)– Greek left-wing politician Grigoris Lambrakis, is shot and dies five days lat
May 22)
The Inyo Register / Posted 6 days ago
– Greek left-wing politician Grigoris Lambrakis, is shot and dies five days later. 1964 – Lyndon B. Johnson presents Great Society. 1967 – Egyptian president Nassar closes Straits of Tiran to Israel. 1967 – The L'Innovation department store... Read more
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Salon.com
Donald Trump, human dog-whistle: The 2016 election, the left and the place where language endson the toilet, and taped himself talking to his tailor about his “bunghole.” He
Donald Trump, human dog-whistle: The 2016 election, the left and the place where language ends
Salon.com / Posted 7 days ago
on the toilet, and taped himself talking to his tailor about his “bunghole.” He also gave us the Civil Rights Act, the Great Society, and the War On Poverty. By all means, President Trump, act like that. Frankly, I don’t care about dignity.... Read more
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Raw Story
Here’s what ‘social liberal but fiscal conservative’ millennials just don’t comprehenda state school was $206 per quarter, and comparable rates applied across state
Here’s what ‘social liberal but fiscal conservative’ millennials just don’t comprehend
Raw Story / Posted 8 days ago
a state school was $206 per quarter, and comparable rates applied across state boundaries. Big government investment in a “Great Society” where anyone who was smart enough to go to school could enroll and not accrue enormous debt. There were ways... Read more
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KESQ Palm Springs
Zelizer: Why Clinton and Sanders should watch 'All the Way'essence of the film effectively captures the kind of deal-making that was essen
Zelizer: Why Clinton and Sanders should watch 'All the Way'
KESQ Palm Springs / Posted 8 days ago
essence of the film effectively captures the kind of deal-making that was essential to pass the legislation known as the Great Society. While we think of this decade as the heyday of liberalism, the truth is that the forces of conservatism were... Read more
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Roll Call
Five Notes for Watching 'All the Way'– including, of course, the Gulf of Tonkin resolution that gave de facto congre
Five Notes for Watching 'All the Way'
Roll Call / Posted 8 days ago
– including, of course, the Gulf of Tonkin resolution that gave de facto congressional permission for the Vietnam War. The Great Society got off the ground with laws enacted in 1964 including an $11.5 billion cut in personal and corporate taxes; a... Read more
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Zero Hedge
Unintended Consequences Of Monetary Policy 101: Easy Money = Over-Capacity = Deflationdisposable income from a job, too drive prices and wages higher in the future.
Unintended Consequences Of Monetary Policy 101: Easy Money = Over-Capacity = Deflation
Zero Hedge / Posted 8 days ago
disposable income from a job, too drive prices and wages higher in the future. They can't afford too. Vietnam.........Great Society......1971 was the End of Phase I David Stockman's book is a doorstopper for sure, but it couldn't have taken... Read more
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OregonLive.com
Q&A: What U.S. Department of Labor's overtime-pay rule means for youyour take on the new rule? A. "I think in general, we all do well if people's
Q&A: What U.S. Department of Labor's overtime-pay rule means for you
OregonLive.com / Posted 9 days ago
your take on the new rule? A. "I think in general, we all do well if people's incomes rise. That's an old Lyndon Johnson 'Great Society' idea. Absolutely it's a better thing for our lowest-paid workers to earn more. But I worry that the solution... Read more
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Salon.com
Noam Chomsky predicted the rise of Donald Trump six years agoof the Republican platform and abandoned the form of liberalism that gave us th
Noam Chomsky predicted the rise of Donald Trump six years ago
Salon.com / Posted 9 days ago
of the Republican platform and abandoned the form of liberalism that gave us the New Deal and, later, Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society. “Trump has been viewed with bewilderment by politicians who have divorced themselves from the needs of the... Read more
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Variety
Bryan Cranston Takes LBJ ‘All the Way’: His Journey From Stage to HBOHe was still in grade school when Johnson’s greatest achievements — the Civil R
Bryan Cranston Takes LBJ ‘All the Way’: His Journey From Stage to HBO
Variety / Posted 10 days ago
He was still in grade school when Johnson’s greatest achievements — the Civil Rights Act, the Voting Rights Act and the Great Society legislation — became reality. Cranston was not yet a teenager when Johnson exited office through the fog of the... Read more
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Acton Commentary
Constitutional Conservatism: Its Meaning and Its Futurethe establishment of, say, a guaranteed minimal income. All of this stands in
Constitutional Conservatism: Its Meaning and Its Future
Acton Commentary / Posted 10 days ago
the establishment of, say, a guaranteed minimal income. All of this stands in stark contrast to Progressive, New Deal, and Great Society visions of the federal government’s role, most of which are underpinned by a certain confidence that humans can... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
The Case for Gold Part 1in size. In the mid-1960s the cost of the Vietnam War and President Johnson’s
The Case for Gold Part 1
News 24 South Africa / Posted 11 days ago
in size. In the mid-1960s the cost of the Vietnam War and President Johnson’s effort to eliminate poverty in the US, his ‘Great Society’ plan, caused the money presses to work over-time. The dollar that was pegged to a fixed price of gold at... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Letters to the Editor, May 18MLK and RFK; Woodstock; Watergate; the pill and the sexual revolution; glass ce
Letters to the Editor, May 18
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 11 days ago
MLK and RFK; Woodstock; Watergate; the pill and the sexual revolution; glass ceilings; Vietnam the antiwar movement; LBJ's Great Society; the decline of the rust belt; sit-ins at lunch counters; the murder of three young boys in Mississippi whose... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
LBJ docudrama 'All the Way' inspires even as real campaign does notjustice reform since Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The Civil Rights Act of 1964, t
LBJ docudrama 'All the Way' inspires even as real campaign does not
Baltimore Sun / Posted 15 days ago
justice reform since Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and such "Great Society" initiatives as Medicare, Medicaid and Head Start are all products of his administration. There's none of that... Read more
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The Hill
Income sharing agreements: a dangerous distractionWe awarded our returning veterans after WWII with college degrees, helping crea
Income sharing agreements: a dangerous distraction
The Hill / Posted 16 days ago
We awarded our returning veterans after WWII with college degrees, helping create the modern middle class. Johnson’s Great Society made sure anyone could afford a higher education regardless of their economic background. In the 1980s, we led... Read more
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Newsmax
Trump Is Now Running to the Left of Sanders on Federal Debtsenator hired at the Senate Budget Committee, and James K. Galbraith, whose fat
Trump Is Now Running to the Left of Sanders on Federal Debt
Newsmax / Posted 17 days ago
senator hired at the Senate Budget Committee, and James K. Galbraith, whose father helped shape President Lyndon Johnson’s “Great Society” programs. But the candidate himself has disavowed MMT, adhering closely to a dollar-for-dollar budget... Read more
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Desert Dispatch
Steps toward ‘hard’ despotism in the United Statesor political tyranny. Certainly, the federal government has betrayed tendencies
Steps toward ‘hard’ despotism in the United States
Desert Dispatch / Posted 18 days ago
or political tyranny. Certainly, the federal government has betrayed tendencies of the first with the New Deal, the Great Society and, currently, “hope and change.” But the evidence is growing that the second tendency is manifesting... Read more
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The St. Augustine Record
Charles Krauthammer: The earthquake and the aftermathparty in our lifetime. The Democrats continue their trajectory of ever-expansiv
Charles Krauthammer: The earthquake and the aftermath
The St. Augustine Record / Posted 19 days ago
party in our lifetime. The Democrats continue their trajectory of ever-expansive liberalism from the New Deal through the Great Society through Obama and Clinton today. While the GOP, the nation’s conservative party, its ideology refined and... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
The aftermathparty in our lifetime. The Democrats continue their trajectory of ever-expansiv
The aftermath
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 19 days ago
party in our lifetime. The Democrats continue their trajectory of ever-expansive liberalism from the New Deal through the Great Society through Obama and Clinton today. While the GOP, the nation's conservative party, its ideology refined and... Read more
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Dundas Star News
A conversation with Barack Obama and Bryan CranstonAnd for the next hour, the pair spoke not only of how politics (and the country
A conversation with Barack Obama and Bryan Cranston
Dundas Star News / Posted 20 days ago
And for the next hour, the pair spoke not only of how politics (and the country) have changed since the days of Johnson's Great Society, but also about the tonic of solid family lives after turbulent youths, the generational shift ushered in by... Read more
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WLTX-TV Columbia
"My Monsters Can Come In Any Shape Or Sizes"confidence for intellectual curiosity. The confidence to question. The confiden
"My Monsters Can Come In Any Shape Or Sizes"
WLTX-TV Columbia / Posted 21 days ago
confidence for intellectual curiosity. The confidence to question. The confidence to make. Those are the things that make a great society. Those are the things, like I said, that make a great community, a great culture, a great state, a great... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
Trump: The earthquake and the aftermathparty in our lifetime. The Democrats continue their trajectory of ever-expansiv
Trump: The earthquake and the aftermath
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted 22 days ago
party in our lifetime. The Democrats continue their trajectory of ever-expansive liberalism from the New Deal through the Great Society through Obama and Clinton today. While the GOP, the nation’s conservative party, its ideology refined and... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Donald Trump isn't even pretending to be a true conservative any moreparty in our lifetime. The Democrats continue their trajectory of ever-expansiv
Donald Trump isn't even pretending to be a true conservative any more
Daily Telegraph / Posted 22 days ago
party in our lifetime. The Democrats continue their trajectory of ever-expansive liberalism from the New Deal through the Great Society through Obama and Clinton today. While the GOP, the nation's conservative party, its ideology refined and... Read more
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Orange County Register
The GOP earthquake and the aftermathparty in our lifetime. The Democrats continue their trajectory of ever-expansiv
The GOP earthquake and the aftermath
Orange County Register / Posted 22 days ago
party in our lifetime. The Democrats continue their trajectory of ever-expansive liberalism from the New Deal through the Great Society through Obama and Clinton today. While the GOP, the nation’s conservative party, its ideology refined and... Read more
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Salon.com
7 ways Trump is about to turn the GOP into a national freakshowa bombthrower, but his remedies have substantial precedents in the 1930s New De
7 ways Trump is about to turn the GOP into a national freakshow
Salon.com / Posted 22 days ago
a bombthrower, but his remedies have substantial precedents in the 1930s New Deal policies of Franklin Roosevelt and 1960s Great Society programs of Lyndon Johnson. Not so with these Republican “leaders” and a Trump-led GOP. 7. A nasty race will... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
The Donald Trump earthquake and its ominous aftermathparty in our lifetime. The Democrats continue their trajectory of ever-expansiv
The Donald Trump earthquake and its ominous aftermath
Chicago Tribune / Posted 23 days ago
party in our lifetime. The Democrats continue their trajectory of ever-expansive liberalism from the New Deal through the Great Society through Obama and Clinton today. While the GOP, the nation's conservative party, its ideology refined and... Read more
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Denver Post
Krauthammer: The Trump earthquake and the aftermathparty in our lifetime. The Democrats continue their trajectory of ever-expansiv
Krauthammer: The Trump earthquake and the aftermath
Denver Post / Posted 23 days ago
party in our lifetime. The Democrats continue their trajectory of ever-expansive liberalism from the New Deal through the Great Society through Obama and Clinton today. While the GOP, the nation's conservative party, its ideology refined and... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
California politics in 2016 is a ’90s greatest hits albumof laissez faire Republican rule. Ronald Reagan’s campaign in 1980 was the coun
California politics in 2016 is a ’90s greatest hits album
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 23 days ago
of laissez faire Republican rule. Ronald Reagan’s campaign in 1980 was the counter to FDR’s New Deal and Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society. This won’t be the case in 2016, which is more like seasickness than a sea change. Sure, Hillary Clinton... Read more
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Zero Hedge
Jim Grant Asks When The World Will Realize "That Central Bankers Have Lost Their Marbles"Social Security, a creation of the New Deal, did no irretrievable damage to the
Jim Grant Asks When The World Will Realize "That Central Bankers Have Lost Their Marbles"
Zero Hedge / Posted 23 days ago
Social Security, a creation of the New Deal, did no irretrievable damage to the intergenerational balance sheet. It was the Great Society that turned the black ink red. Prior to 1965, the United States, while it had run up plenty of debts related to... Read more
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Investopedia
The Great Inflation Of The 1970sfacing re-election. Nixon inherited a recession from Lyndon Johnson, who had si
The Great Inflation Of The 1970s
Investopedia / Posted 23 days ago
facing re-election. Nixon inherited a recession from Lyndon Johnson, who had simultaneously spent generously on the Great Society and the Vietnam War. Congress, despite some protests, went along with Nixon and continued to fund the war, and... Read more
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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 25 days 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 28 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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