A LIttle TLC Goes A Long Way
To be honest, I'm not sure WHO wrote this piece in the NY Times. The byline says Brian Williams, but it's better than anything I've EVER heard him say on TV, so I'm thinking "ghost writer." Anyway, it's a great historical view of what a little love and care can do when people are suffering.
One thing LBJ and Russell Long knew how to do: show compassion when it meant voter support.