Lyndon Johnson showed off his surgical scar after a double operation to remove his gallbladder & a kidney stone. “I got two operations for the price of one,” [Dr. George] Hallenbeck went in there and messed around for a couple of hours and then stepped aside and let the other fellow in." The picture became an iconic representation of the president’s earthiness—along with the barbecue cookouts for dignitaries. For his critics, it became a symbol of how Johnson was coarsening the presidency.
Congress Went Looking for Communists in Hollywood Long Before Joseph McCarthy
Last year, a slate of conservative candidates, supported by Americans for Prosperity, took over the majority of the Jefferson County School Board. One of the first orders of business? Review the AP History curriculum... the committee's review was to ensure the curriculum doesn't “encourage or condone civil disorder, social strife or disregard of the law,” and instructional materials “present positive aspects of the United States and its heritage.”
Why Did the AP Suppress the Sexual Assault Portion of Its Bill Cosby Interview?
Why Did the AP Suppress the Sexual Assault Portion of Its Bill Cosby Interview? "The clip is troubling, because Cosby appears studied in the art of soft intimidation. But I’m also troubled by the ease with which the Associated Press buckles to his demands. Until last night, the AP had opted to suppress the sexual assault portion of the interview, accommodating Cosby at the expense of reporting the news. Why would it do that?" | By Amanda Hess, Slate staff writer