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Angry with Barack Obama?
I get pretty disappointed, even angry with Obama because he has neither ended the wars nor closed Guantanamo, but then I have to remember how much I hated Lyndon Johnson for his horrible war in Vietnam. Because of the massive public reaction against that war, in 1968 Johnson did not run for a second full term in office.

But now we remember Lyndon Johnson as the president who moved the Civil Rights Act of 1965 through Congress, and signed it.

It’s true that Barack Obama isn’t the most popular president, and that he’s not helping other Democrats. Those are the unfortunate facts. But we can still hope that the legislation Obama and this Congress have passed will help the country over the long term.

—Ralph    |   |



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Venezuela opposition calls October
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California man convicted as would-be
Islamic State recruit gets 30 years


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Washington state mall shooter
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Houston lawyer shoots
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Colombia, Marxist rebels sign
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Florida woman sentenced to prison
for exporting technology to China


U.S. senator seeks SEC probe
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U.S. Labor Department launches
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Dozens of investors say North Carolina
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Iran releases Canadian
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India begins campaign at United
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