50 years ago today, in the amazing Redwoods of Northern California, something that today would seem impossible happened. It will make you long for the leaders of days past, and their ability to put away party differences to deal with the issues which confront us all. At the same time, treating each other with with […]Read More The Dedication of “Ladybird Johnson Grove” and the Longing for the Dignity We Miss
The history of August 6th is a rich and wide ranging. It is a day that shows the many complex sides of the human story. 1. 74 years ago today, the United States dropped the first of two atomic bombs on Japan, killing approximately 150,000. There is no telling how this decision by President […]Read More August 6th: A Day Filled with History of Every Kind
The war on Poverty transcends politics, or at least it should. 55 years ago today, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the “Economic Opportunity Act of 1964. It was the major legislative piece of his “War on Poverty.” It devoted over 1 billion dollars to creating programs such as Title I, Medicare, Medicaid, Job Corps, Head […]Read More The War on Poverty: One That Should Be Fought.