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As President Obama mulls over his options for some new faces in his Cabinet, he would be wise to take a page from another revered president of the left. In 1960, President-elect Kennedy had the foresight to select a former bean-counter who had worked
Text Size The Washington Post A telltale sign that Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara no longer believed in the Vietnam War came not from anything he said publicly, but how he said it. Harold Brown, who served under McNamara at the Pentagon as
Average Americans are sidelined by the Super Rich special interests, conservative ideologues and election-year fanaticism. We're watching a base reality show from the bleachers, watching both parties make matters worse, digging the hole deeper.
Johnson's birth, the piece is no hagiographic tribute but a gutsy, somber concert drama that grapples with conflicting strands of the president's legacy : his courageous embrace of equal rights at a time when America was torn by demonstrations and
The above title sends anyone whose high school education was delivered by a Catholic Classical Prep School back to the history books in fond and knowing reminiscence. The present economic situation rings true through studies of history in Latin,
Preston is also the author of numerous scholarly journal articles, book chapters and reviews including among others: "Universal Nationalism: Christian America's Response to the Years of Upheaval."...Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2010:
He would come to be known as the key architect of the Vietnam War; a former industry-mastermind, a whiz-kid management genius, intent on effectively designing a defensive military that was capable of waging limited wars of necessity. <