The papers of Richard Goodwin, a speechwriter to John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, and his wife Doris Kearns Goodwin, a presidential historian, shed light on decision-making at crucial moments in American history.
They need a social movement powerful enough to force liberal elites to advance sweeping reforms, rather than tinker around the edges of a broken system.
The president’s agenda — big progressive change — has placed Democratic priorities over the voters’ desire for practical help on the pandemic and inflation.
Easing spiking prices will take more than raising interest rates.
How Asians arrived in America.
Global military dominance has not lived up to its hype for American interests.
It’s impossible to conclude that the president has been pulling out all the stops to defend voting rights.
He may not be able to save his ambitious legislative agenda unless he understands this crucial lesson from the past.
New York City voters used a ranked-choice voting system for the first time in a mayoral race on Tuesday.
As a soldier in Vietnam, I already knew what the Pentagon Papers revealed. In the years since, America’s leaders have repeated the same mistakes.
With the Pentagon Papers revelations, the U.S. public’s trust in the government was forever diminished.
The American Rescue Plan has the potential to be the most effective social care package since the 1960s.
Mr. Clark oversaw the drafting of the Fair Housing Act in 1968 and went on to defend both the disadvantaged and the unpopular.
We should have known who he was all along.
The new biography, by Julia Sweig, shows the wife of Lyndon B. Johnson to have been ahead of her time (and possibly her husband) on women’s rights, racial disparities and other issues.
A new book reveals how the former first lady not only provided a spouse’s emotional ballast but also served as an unrivaled counselor who helped persuade Lyndon B. Johnson to stay in office.
The congressman from Huntsville, Ala., was quick to claim that the 2020 election was stolen. His district continues to get special treatment.
But there is a way out of America’s zero-sum socioeconomic thinking.
Biden can improve the lives of hundreds of thousands with a single executive order.
Only two presidents before him have used their inaugural weeks to push for equality with the same force, according to one historian.
The actor who portrayed Lyndon Johnson and Walter White says he’s drawn to broken characters. But he’s got his limits.
The author of “The Power Broker” and a multivolume biography of L.B.J. is giving awed archivists — and New York — access to more than 50 years of research.
Lyndon B. Johnson chose him to lead a new department integrating vast air, sea and land systems. He also led Amtrak and the Illinois Central Railroad.
They’re the graduates of public universities, and they’ve stepped into the void of presidential leadership.
The records of Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Lyndon B. Johnson, among others, beg to differ.
Legislation won’t fix white supremacy. But a government response can ensure that cruelty is punished.
Ignoring Freedom of Information Act requests during the crisis damages democracy.