‘The stuff of miracles’
Russell Riley writes that, unlike Trump, earlier presidents found ways to solve major crises
Statecraft: The Bush 41 Team
New Miller Center/VPM documentary premieres August 4 on PBS
Race and criminal justice: A tortured history
Presidents have long struggled with the consequences of racial injustice
The rise of strategic corruption
Countries have found ways to transform graft into a weapon on the international stage
Millions of youth forgotten amid pandemic
The catastrophic effects of the pandemic are reversing progress for "opportunity youth"
Race and Justice in America
Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom
David Blight, author of Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom, discusses his Pulitzer Prize-winning biography
E pluribus unum? Race, religion, and American identity
Experts including Ibram X. Kendi, Larycia Hawkins, and Jason Johnson probe America's original sin of racism on this PrezFest 2019 panel
The Kerner Commission and the unraveling of American liberalism
Historian Steve Gillon talks about his book on the Kerner Commission, whose report on urban unrest reshaped debates about race and inequality in America
Can the 'Spirit of 1776' heal our nation in 2020?
Barbara Perry imagines what Eleanor Roosevelt would think of America today
A Conversation with Melody Barnes
Democracy Initiative Co-Director Melody Barnes is featured in the LBJ Library podcast With the Bark Off
George F. Will and Sai Prakash on the presidency
Senior Fellow Saikrishna Prakash discusses his new book, The Living Presidency, in a National Constitution Center podcast
Secret White House Tapes
LBJ orders some new Haggar pants
President Johnson called the Haggar clothing company to order some new pants, providing specific (and sometimes graphic) instructions on how they should be customized for him
"Some fool thing"
14 months before Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt ruminates on the growing crisis in the East
Nixon on Jews in the federal government
Nixon orders his chief of staff to "see what we can do about" Jews in the federal government.
The First Year Project: Infrastructure
He was the first and (so far) the only President of the United States to resign the office
He just moved up in historians' rankings, to fifth-best president in the nation's history
Critical insights for the nation's governance
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