The Presidency: Change in the Scenery

The President's annual State of the Union message is a mixture of stock taking and promise making, a report card to the nation on the year just past and a blueprint for the year to come. As such, it is always awaited with expectation. This week, as Lyndon B. Johnson goes before a nationwide television audience with his third State of the Union address, that expectation has been heightened by the presence of some considerable differences from previous years. For one thing, the President has just returned to the capital after a...

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