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Great Society



  • George Floyd’s Death Is a Failure of Generations of Leadership

    by Elizabeth Hinton

    To begin to dismantle the socioeconomic conditions that led to Mr. Floyd’s premature death, we can look to the principles of community representation and grass-roots empowerment that steered the early development of Johnson’s domestic program.



  • America's New Nihilism

    The Deputy Editor of the WSJ Editorial Page blames decades of failed urban policy, not "systemic racism" for problems plaguing urban communities of color.



  • States Are in Crisis. Why Won’t Trump Help?

    by Lizabeth Cohen

    The abandonment of a federalist system where states are accountable to Washington and residents everywhere can expect equitable treatment is recasting the United States of America to favor States over United. 



  • Work Requirements are Catastrophic in a Pandemic

    by Elisa Minoff

    Instead, we should be implementing policies that support people’s work in the wage labor force and make it possible for working families to make ends meet.



  • Realistic Ambitions

    by Michael Kazin

    Can today’s liberals hope to match the achievements of LBJ’s presidency?

  • How Obama and the Democrats Can Build a Twenty-First Century Supermajority

    by Mac McCorkle

    Credit: Wiki Commons.The virtues and vices of 1960s liberalism are on striking display in Bancroft-Prize winning historian James Patterson’s The Eve of Destruction: How 1965 Transformed America. And as Patterson deftly shows, the extremes were fused into the presidential administration as well as personal character of Lyndon Baines Johnson.“These are the most hopeful times in all the years since Christ was born in Bethlehem,” declared LBJ in lighting the National Christmas Tree on December 18, 1964. “Today -- as never before -- man has in his possession the capacities to end war and preserve peace, to eradicate poverty and share abundance, to overcome the diseases that have afflicted the human race and permit all mankind to enjoy their promise in life on this earth.”