The most surprising thing about Friday’s vote by lawmakers in Albany to make New York America’s sixth and largest state where gays can marry one another is not that Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in a patient display of vote-counting that would have impressed Lyndon Johnson, peeled off enough Republican Senators to pass his bill.
THE Viet Nam war has divided and demoralized the American people as have few other issues in this century. It led, on March 31, to Lyndon Johnson's renunciation of the presidency in the realization that he might well have been defeated for reelection.
Retired Major General Joseph McChristian looked straight at the jury in a Manhattan federal courtroom last week, recalling a day in May 1967.
Presidents bedeviled by seemingly intractable problems tend to resort to symbolic gestures.
Since Lyndon Johnson declared his war on poverty in 1964, the program has stirred a steady drumfire of criticism that amounts to a war within a war. Last week some of the stoutest supporters of the antipoverty campaign engaged in a corrosive crossfire that could only further damage the Administration's prospects of getting its preshrunk, $2.06 billion request for the program through a critical Congress.
When Lyndon Johnson launched his War On Poverty in 1964, he gave the Office of Economic Opportunity command of ten campaigns* to rescue the nation from want.
Vice President Hubert Horatio Hum phrey had never before been known to lapse for long into total silence. Yet throughout 1965 he was unwontedly and unhappily subdued in the shadow of a center-stage President.