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The Enshrinement Of Lyndon Johnson

If perfection were a requirement for induction the Progressive Hall of Fame would likely be empty – so would Heaven. The concept is modeled after the Baseball Hall of Fame. Just to pick two denizens off the top of my head, few would try to make a case that Babe Ruth or Ty Cobb were flawless human beings but there is no question that they were great ballplayers.   I’m not even sure that today’s inductee into the Progressive Hall of Fame was a good person let alone anything approaching perfect. Nonetheless a couple of his achievements would have him standing tall in the annals of progressive history in America even if he were not 6’4” in stature. I speak of America’s 36th President Lyndon Baines Johnson.   Continue reading The Enshrinement Of Lyndon Johnson

The Enshrinement Of Ted Kennedy

The Progressive Hall of Fame was inspired by the Baseball Hall of Fame. Much like some of its most worthy inductees today’s Progressive Hall of Fame inductee is honored not for his total self, but for his work “on the field”. In his case the field was the floor of the United States Senate. Continue reading The Enshrinement Of Ted Kennedy