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Op-Ed News
No crooked sociopaths in the White House: I'm with Jill Stein!stifling Democratic/Republican duopoly that has been crushing progressive movem
No crooked sociopaths in the White House: I'm with Jill Stein!
Op-Ed News / Posted 15 hours ago
stifling Democratic/Republican duopoly that has been crushing progressive movements and gutting what's left of New Deal and Great Society programs for generations, and to create the foundation for a new politics in the US -- to give American voters... Read more
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Reuters
Why Bernie Sanders supporters won't just go awaya sweeping victory that gives it control of the White House and Congress. That'
Why Bernie Sanders supporters won't just go away
Reuters / Posted 23 hours ago
a sweeping victory that gives it control of the White House and Congress. That's how we got the New Deal in the 1930s, the Great Society in the 1960s and the Reagan Revolution in the 1980s. It could happen this year if the backlash against Trump... Read more
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Roll Call
Texas Democrats Do a Two-Step Over Voting Rights VictoryEddie B. and I fight every day for those laws,” Green said, referring not just
Texas Democrats Do a Two-Step Over Voting Rights Victory
Roll Call / Posted yesterday
Eddie B. and I fight every day for those laws,” Green said, referring not just to the Voting Rights Act but also to other Great Society legacy programs such Medicare and Medicaid. Green expressed optimism that the Democrats’ court victory would... Read more
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Orange County Register
Democrats look past Obama – and see a lack of unity, focusushered in Social Security, the GI Bill and civil rights seem focused on infras
Democrats look past Obama – and see a lack of unity, focus
Orange County Register / Posted 3 days ago
ushered in Social Security, the GI Bill and civil rights seem focused on infrastructure. It is hardly the stuff of the Great Society, a moonshot or even “a chicken in every pot.” But there is a view among Democrats that rebuilding roads,... Read more
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SaukValley.com
The three tribes of America, in conflictfailing in so many cases to take advantage of opportunities put in their laps i
The three tribes of America, in conflict
SaukValley.com / Posted 4 days ago
failing in so many cases to take advantage of opportunities put in their laps in the 1960s by President Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society and War on Poverty social welfare policies. Whites are also wary of the browns. Whites appreciate the work... Read more
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KESQ Palm Springs
How to end the cycle of violenceand liberals walked this path together. While Johnson is remembered for both th
How to end the cycle of violence
KESQ Palm Springs / Posted 5 days ago
and liberals walked this path together. While Johnson is remembered for both the anti-poverty programs of the Great Society and the futile war effort in Vietnam, he should also be remembered as the president who invoked a "war on... Read more
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ABC 7 El Paso
How to end the cycle of violenceand liberals walked this path together. While Johnson is remembered for both th
How to end the cycle of violence
ABC 7 El Paso / Posted 5 days ago
and liberals walked this path together. While Johnson is remembered for both the anti-poverty programs of the Great Society and the futile war effort in Vietnam, he should also be remembered as the president who invoked a "war on... Read more
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Lowell Sun
At Bedford VA, a new place that feels like home for veteransSexton said. "We need to get every veteran off the street, and give them hope t
At Bedford VA, a new place that feels like home for veterans
Lowell Sun / Posted 5 days ago
Sexton said. "We need to get every veteran off the street, and give them hope to start a new life, and be productive in our great society." Bedford Green offers an array of supportive services with on-site VA case managers and direct access to... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Here's why I became a RepublicanWinona Pfander, was my high school English teacher. Johnson’s quest for immort
Here's why I became a Republican
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 6 days ago
Winona Pfander, was my high school English teacher. Johnson’s quest for immortality led to his creation of “The Great Society,” which — while noble in its intention — led America down a path that has ultimately divided us into a country... Read more
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Raw Story
This forgotten 1968 gunfight between police and black men happened just 5.6 miles from the RNCwelfare programs, and downtown revitalization. $177 million was to be raised in
This forgotten 1968 gunfight between police and black men happened just 5.6 miles from the RNC
Raw Story / Posted 6 days ago
welfare programs, and downtown revitalization. $177 million was to be raised in the first two years alone. It was a mini “Great Society” for Cleveland. Everyone bought in. Funding started almost immediately through local foundations. A man from... Read more
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Raw Story
The far-right’s 50-year project to transform American values with a clandestine ‘counterrevolution’50 percent or 55 percent of American citizens the prize to be won.” The interv
The far-right’s 50-year project to transform American values with a clandestine ‘counterrevolution’
Raw Story / Posted 6 days ago
50 percent or 55 percent of American citizens the prize to be won.” The intervening social upheaval of the 1960s, LBJ’s Great Society and Barry Goldwater’s trouncing in the 1964 presidential elections seemingly confirmed the New Deal revolution... Read more
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Reuters
Harold Evans – the presidency as fantasyAmericans; for the working poor a hike in the minimum wage and food stamps. No
Harold Evans – the presidency as fantasy
Reuters / Posted 8 days ago
Americans; for the working poor a hike in the minimum wage and food stamps. No good deed goes unpunished. As he piloted the Great Society through Congress, riots traumatized the cities (Watts), the Vietnam War ran the country into the red, and the... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Good leadershipa counterinsurgency, rather than Marine Generals Lewis Walt and Victor Krulak,
Good leadership
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 9 days ago
a counterinsurgency, rather than Marine Generals Lewis Walt and Victor Krulak, who did? Domestically, why did Johnson's "Great Society" concentrate poor people in high-rise ghettos? As a blue-collar kid growing up in a blue-collar town, I saw... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
In 1880, Hazleton banker’s surprise vote put James Garfield on GOP ballotrelies on attracting enough Republicans and Democrats who believe in the legacy
In 1880, Hazleton banker’s surprise vote put James Garfield on GOP ballot
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 10 days ago
relies on attracting enough Republicans and Democrats who believe in the legacy of entitlements created by the New Deal and Great Society, oppose foreign entanglements like the Iraq war and resent the economic repercussions of trade deals,... Read more
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Breitbart
Donald Trump Is Last Chance to Save Americawould not take over the Republican party. We know how that worked out: with Lyn
Donald Trump Is Last Chance to Save America
Breitbart / Posted 10 days ago
would not take over the Republican party. We know how that worked out: with Lyndon Johnson we got the fiascos of the Great Society, the unwinnable Vietnam War — and Richard Nixon. Many patriots can and do have serious misgivings about Donald... Read more
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Marshall Independent
Editor's column: The difference between insight and inciteMatter is not meant to slight Caucasians, or Asians, or Hispanics, or anyone. I
Editor's column: The difference between insight and incite
Marshall Independent / Posted 11 days ago
Matter is not meant to slight Caucasians, or Asians, or Hispanics, or anyone. It's a phrase that's meant to remind our great society that African-Americans deserve to be treated with the same respect as everyone else. And Palin needs to... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
What do we owe our country?of us have an immigrant’s heritage. That duty is to learn the language, obey th
What do we owe our country?
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 11 days ago
of us have an immigrant’s heritage. That duty is to learn the language, obey the laws and integrate into this great society. There is nothing wrong with being proud of your heritage, but you came here for a reason and that was to be... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
‘Hillary’s America’ Review: Dinesh D’Souza Indulges in More Confirmation Biaswhen he’s blaming it on the Democrats, he plays it up. He jumps from Woodrow Wi
‘Hillary’s America’ Review: Dinesh D’Souza Indulges in More Confirmation Bias
Houston Chronicle / Posted 11 days ago
when he’s blaming it on the Democrats, he plays it up. He jumps from Woodrow Wilson’s presidency to the New Deal to the Great Society to the present day without a mention of the Republican presidents who came between, except when he asserts that... Read more
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Daily Chronicle
Hold fathers, leaders accountablehas become, a total disaster. Can the real quality leaders save us? Only if th
Hold fathers, leaders accountable
Daily Chronicle / Posted 12 days ago
has become, a total disaster. Can the real quality leaders save us? Only if they control the out-of-control element. The Great Society that President Lyndon Johnson invoked broke apart the black family with the failed policies that have given us... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
Letters: Social Security recipient wonders how to fritter...bad choices When are Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton going to stop whining about
Letters: Social Security recipient wonders how to fritter...
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 14 days ago
bad choices When are Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton going to stop whining about how 50 years of Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society programs isn’t enough assistance to women and African-Americans? If you are one of those who still feels that... Read more
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Slate
Bernie’s Greatest Triumph Was His Small-Donor Revolution. Will It Change Politics on the Left?advocacy for universalist policies that would require huge expansions of the we
Bernie’s Greatest Triumph Was His Small-Donor Revolution. Will It Change Politics on the Left?
Slate / Posted 14 days ago
advocacy for universalist policies that would require huge expansions of the welfare state on par with the New Deal and Great Society. He took steps toward challenging Washington’s consensus on Israel and Palestine, and integrated—to an... Read more
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Salon.com
An enemy of progress: Donald Trump’s world view is stuck in the ’70sI no longer want to understand their anger. I want them to understand our anger
An enemy of progress: Donald Trump’s world view is stuck in the ’70s
Salon.com / Posted 15 days ago
I no longer want to understand their anger. I want them to understand our anger. I want them to be afraid. 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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The Atlantic
Is America Repeating the Mistakes of 1968?Racism,” recounted the deep-seated racial divisions that shaped urban America,
Is America Repeating the Mistakes of 1968?
The Atlantic / Posted 18 days ago
Racism,” recounted the deep-seated racial divisions that shaped urban America, and it was damning about Johnson’s beloved Great Society programs, which the report said offered only token assistance while leaving the “white power structure” in... Read more
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Op-Ed News
Voters Have Heavy Responsibility In Novemberagainst it since the Great Depression. There had been two large expansions of g
Voters Have Heavy Responsibility In November
Op-Ed News / Posted 19 days ago
against it since the Great Depression. There had been two large expansions of government, Roosevelt's New Deal and LBJ's Great Society. One more and private enterprise would have had to have been put on the endangered list. There needs to be a... Read more
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The Seattle Times
New play ‘Daisy’ explores the commercial that changed U.S. politics“Daisy,” the characters argue fiercely over whether inventing the country’s fir
New play ‘Daisy’ explores the commercial that changed U.S. politics
The Seattle Times / Posted 23 days ago
“Daisy,” the characters argue fiercely over whether inventing the country’s first successful attack ad is a good idea. “The Great Society isn’t going to come easy,” says Clifford, the White House liaison, in the middle of an argument about how far... Read more
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Raw Story
Here are the 10 economic obstacles that are keeping Generation X from getting aheadprotections brought about by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal and
Here are the 10 economic obstacles that are keeping Generation X from getting ahead
Raw Story / Posted 23 days ago
protections brought about by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal and enhanced by President Lyndon B. Johnson’s Great Society. Gen-Xers have experienced much economic uncertainty during their working lives. The WWII and post-war... Read more
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Slate
Too Many Americans Live on the Edge of Eviction. Here’s How to Fix the Problem.aid. While Desmond’s book has inspired comparisons to Michael Harrington’s The
Too Many Americans Live on the Edge of Eviction. Here’s How to Fix the Problem.
Slate / Posted 25 days ago
aid. While Desmond’s book has inspired comparisons to Michael Harrington’s The Other America, which helped motivate the Great Society reforms of the mid-1960s, the odds of a major housing reform passing are nothing if not remote. The Republican... Read more
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The Irish Times
The Irish spoofer who was Churchill’s right-hand mansaid: “Everything about you is phony, Brendan; even your hair, which looks like
The Irish spoofer who was Churchill’s right-hand man
The Irish Times / Posted 26 days ago
said: “Everything about you is phony, Brendan; even your hair, which looks like a wig, isn’t.” Once a suitor of a great society lady, he remained an unattached bachelor; his private life remains something of a mystery. In 1929 Bracken was... Read more
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The Irish Times
Brendan Bracken: The Irish spoofer who became Winston Churchill’s right-hand mansaid: “Everything about you is phony, Brendan; even your hair, which looks like
Brendan Bracken: The Irish spoofer who became Winston Churchill’s right-hand man
The Irish Times / Posted 26 days ago
said: “Everything about you is phony, Brendan; even your hair, which looks like a wig, isn’t.” Once a suitor of a great society lady, he remained an unattached bachelor; his private life remains something of a mystery. In 1929 Bracken was... Read more
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The Atlantic
A New Battle for the Soul of Harlemon loyalty from the black community in Harlem, was an agitator in Congress, Ran
A New Battle for the Soul of Harlem
The Atlantic / Posted 28 days ago
on loyalty from the black community in Harlem, was an agitator in Congress, Rangel, who came into office after landmark Great Society legislation like the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 Voting Rights Act, was a deft legislator and... Read more
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McCook Daily Gazette
When hobos found a welcoming home in Southwest Nebraskaof poverty themselves, and small towns became less welcoming and tolerant to tr
When hobos found a welcoming home in Southwest Nebraska
McCook Daily Gazette / Posted 29 days ago
of poverty themselves, and small towns became less welcoming and tolerant to transients. Add to that fallout from LBJ's Great Society programs of the 1960s and the current entitlement atmosphere and we have reason to fear for the future of the... Read more
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Op-Ed News
Who Should Make Political Policy, the People or the Politicians?progress. The platforms of subsequent presidents--Eisenhower's "Peace and Prosp
Who Should Make Political Policy, the People or the Politicians?
Op-Ed News / Posted 1 months ago
progress. The platforms of subsequent presidents--Eisenhower's "Peace and Prosperity," Kennedy's "New Frontier," Johnson's "Great Society," Nixon's "Bring Us Together," Reagan's "Make America Great Again," Bush senior's "Kinder, Gentler Nation,"... Read more
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Slate
Chris Christie Thinks Schools in Poor Black Neighborhoods Have Too Much Moneythat number is lower, at 4 percent. Those billions flow through the Elementary
Chris Christie Thinks Schools in Poor Black Neighborhoods Have Too Much Money
Slate / Posted 1 months ago
that number is lower, at 4 percent. Those billions flow through the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, a 50-year-old Great Society program intended to improve education for poor children, disabled children, and children who are learning... Read more
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Business Standard India
Bodyguard who walked beside historydemanding, boisterous and intolerant" yet Mr Hill developed a grudging respect
Bodyguard who walked beside history
Business Standard India / Posted 1 months ago
demanding, boisterous and intolerant" yet Mr Hill developed a grudging respect for the man and the commitment to his "Great Society" agenda. Mr Hill's description of the Nixon years provides some unexpected facts about that unpalatable regime,... Read more

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