Book review of Silent Spring Revolution: John F. Kennedy, Rachel Carson, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, and the Great Environmental Awakening by Douglas Brinkley
Douglas Brinkley describes a time, from 1960 to 1973, when Americans became alarmed by pollution and other problems — and trusted the government to fix them.washingtonpost.com
From Eisenhower to Biden, queen met every US president but 1
Queen Elizabeth II, who died Thursday at age 96, had met every American president since Dwight Eisenhower, with the exception of Lyndon Johnson, who did not visit Britain during his presidency. Biden was the 13th and final U.S. president to meet the woman whose reign spanned seven decades.news.yahoo.com
Sterling Lord, uniquely enduring literary agent, dies at 102
The uniquely enduring literary agent who worked for years to find a publisher for Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road” and over the following decades arranged deals for everyone from true crime writer Joe McGinniss to the creators of the Berenstain Bears has died.
Schumer: 'We made progress' on voting bill, filibuster rules
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says Democrats "made progress” toward changing the Senate’s filibuster rules to advance voting legislation, despite the dramatic collapse of the package that his party says is central to protecting democracy.
Douglas Brinkley on voting rights and the "new Jim Crow"
Nearly six decades after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., John Lewis, and others fought "Jim Crow" laws that blocked some Americans from the ballot box, leading to the Voting Rights Act of 1965, voting rights - and our very democracy - are under siege again.cbsnews.com
Taking A Critical Look At Hispanic Heritage Month
In 1968, President Lyndon Johnson introduced Hispanic Heritage Week. “‘Hispanic’ is a term that comes from and understands its relationship from coming from Spain. Listen: Northwestern University Professor Michael Rodriguez Muniz and Maria Hinojosa of Latino USA discuss Hispanic Heritage Month in the context of cultural and racial reckoning. She’s also the host of Latino USA, heard on WDET at 7 a.m. Saturdays and at 10 p.m. Wednesdays. As far as the actual word “Hispanic,” Hinojosa says it’s never been a term with which she identifies.wdet.org
Congressional leaders urge FCC to perform equity audit
Congressional leaders and a media advocacy organization are urging the Federal Communications Commission to investigate how policy decisions have disparately harmed Black Americans and other communities of color, according to a letter sent Tuesday to the acting FCC chair.
By putting foreign policy on the back burner, Biden risks making our enemies stronger | Opinion
President Joe Biden’s recent address to Congress focused rather heavily on domestic matters, particularly his $2.3 trillion “infrastructure” package. We didn’t hear much about foreign affairs. That’s because he’s put them on the back burner to press forward with his “transformative,” and unprecedentedly expensive, domestic agenda.news.yahoo.com
Biden's first 100 days in office: 'Aggressive' progressive agenda even to the left of Obama
President Biden’s first 100 days in office were marked by fierce debates on Capitol Hill over the rollout of progressive policy initiatives that have drawn comparisons to those enacted by his Democratic predecessors Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson.foxnews.com
Presidential Visions for Space Exploration: From Ike to Biden
Kennedy, of course, isn't the only leader who had a vision for the nation's space program. Lyndon Johnson (1963-1969)NASAPresident Lyndon Johnson was instrumental in both ratcheting up and scaling back the United States' space race with the Soviet Union. So Nixon's most lasting mark on American space activities is probably the space shuttle program. The 1978 document helped establish a key plank of American space policy: the right of self-defense in space. George W. Bush (2001-2009)NASAPresident George W. Bush issued his own space policy statement in 2006, which further encouraged private enterprise in space.space.com
A history of racism is woven into the US presidency
As president, Jackson allowed his postmaster general to let Southerners seize anti-slavery publications, in direct violation of the First Amendment. The movie portrayed the KKK as heroes and African Americans as uncivilized. Wilson appeared oblivious during the "Red Summer" of 1919 a time when communities across the country saw white mobs attack African Americans, resulting in hundreds of deaths. Democrat Lyndon Johnson assumed the presidency in 1963 after the assassination of John F. Kennedy and sought to push a civil rights bill amid demonstrations by African Americans. But according to tapes of his private conversations, Johnson routinely used racist epithets to describe African Americans and some blacks he appointed to key positions.chicagotribune.com
Is "Selma's" portrayal of LBJ historically accurate?
Is "Selma's" portrayal of LBJ historically accurate? Six months after witnessing President Lyndon Johnson outlaw segregation in July 1964, Martin Luther King, Jr. was back at the White House seeking support for voting rights. In the movie "Selma," Johnson and King's relationship is confrontational. Michelle Miller investigates the historical accuracy of the film.cbsnews.com
1/12: U.S. military Twitter account hacked; Is "Selma's" portrayal of LBJ historically accurate?
1/12: U.S. military Twitter account hacked; Is "Selma's" portrayal of LBJ historically accurate? A group calling itself the Cyber Caliphate took over CENTCOM's Twitter account and tweeted threats to American military. At the same time, CENTCOM's YouTube channel began showing ISIS propaganda videos. The attack only hit the Pentagon's social media channels, so some say it amounts to no more than a "gotcha" attack. David Martin reports; Six months after witnessing President Lyndon Johnson outlaw segregation in July 1964, Martin Luther King, Jr. was back at the White House seeking support for voting rights.cbsnews.com
Almanac: Cigarette warning labels
Almanac: Cigarette warning labels On July 27, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed legislation requiring warning labels on packages of cigarettes. The warnings came a year-and-a-half after Surgeon General Luther Terry announced the findings of a groundbreaking study. Charles Osgood reports.cbsnews.com
Bob Schieffer hosts "CBS News: 50 Years Later, Civil Rights" live symposium
Bob Schieffer hosts "CBS News: 50 Years Later, Civil Rights" live symposium This month marks the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The landmark legislation signed by President Lyndon Johnson outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin. Bob Schieffer, who will host "CBS News: 50 Years Later, Civil Rights" tonight, joins the "CBS This Morning" co-hosts to preview the special symposium.cbsnews.com