'Selma' Didn't Deserve More Than a Best Picture Nomination
January 15, 2015
A film can exhibit uneven acting and production and still be the best movie of the year. Selma is such a film.
Stop the Revisionism: LBJ Was No Liberal Hero
April 11, 2014
From 1964 to 1968, close to 34,000 Americans died in South Vietnam. We will never know how many Vietnamese women, men, and children perished during those years, but the total, according to most estimates, was at least one million.
We think we have a handle on LBJ—the raw ambition, the animal physicality, the gaping insecurities—but for the most part, we’re just redrawing the cartoon.
The Best State of the Union Addresses, Ever
January 26, 2014
When President Barack Obama delivers his sixth State of the Union address to Congress on Tuesday, he is expected to address ways of combatting economic inequality, as well as reforming immigration and the NSA.
LBJ's Mistake Was Promising to "Win" the War on Poverty
January 08, 2014
If you dismiss the War on Poverty simply because poverty is still high, then you’re not making a serious argument.
The War on Poverty Turns 50: Three Lessons for Liberals Today
January 07, 2014
Fifty years ago Wednesday, Lyndon B. Johnson announced a War on Poverty in his first State of the Union address. "It will not be a short or easy struggle; no single weapon or strategy will suffice, but we shall not rest until that war is won.