I rarely go to the movies (the last movie I actually took myself to see was Inside Out), but I really, really need to see LBJ, the new dramatic biography about Lyndon Baines Johnson. Johnson was the 36th president of the United States and served from 1965 to 1969. I remember his presidency but was just a child so don’t remember too many details from that time.
Johnson (“LBJ”) is one of those presidents people always forget about. If anything, he’s remembered more for sending thousands of young men to their deaths in Vietnam via the draft. That hasn’t given him a great reputation compared with other past presidents.
But Johnson, a Texas Democrat, also did a lot of good things and cared about his fellow Americans, regardless of income, class or race. He was involved in early environmentalism and gun control efforts. He started Head…
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