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Richard Nixon

  1. past is prologue
    1982’s Democratic Wins Were Similar to 2018’s. Then Came Reagan’s Landslide.After a battle to rein in the “Reagan Revolution,” the Democratic Party made House gains in the midterms. Today’s Democrats won’t like what came next.
  2. what's past is prologue
    The Ghosts of the ’68 Election Still Haunt Our PoliticsThe “backlash” politics of crime and race, an unpopular war, a divided Democratic Party — they are all still with us.
  3. If Democrats Win Midterms, Trump Could Be Planning a November SurpriseTrump could use a lame-duck session to conduct a Saturday Night Massacre, or take other extreme steps to abuse his power.
  4. Trump Sides With Nixon in New Tirade Against Mueller and the MediaThe president sees Watergate as a failure of loyalty.
  5. The Powerful Myth of the Would-Be President RFK, 50 Years LaterRobert F. Kennedy promised a kind of mind-bending coalition of minorities and white working-class voters that progressives still crave.
  6. Franklin Graham Invades ‘Godless’ CaliforniaIn the state where Billy Graham built his national reputation, Franklin Graham has embraced the Christian right activism his father rejected.
  7. Trump Is the Most Substantively Anti-Abortion President EverOther Republican presidents have talked a good game against abortion. But Trump has delivered.
  8. Actually, Pence’s Toadying Is His Best Shot at Becoming PresidentJournalist Matt Bai tries to make the case that Pence has no future in presidential politics. That’s likely wrong.
  9. 18 House Republicans Nominate Trump for the Nobel Peace PrizeWill a Peace Prize really be awarded to Trump because of his militaristic bluster, before any peace has even been won?
  10. Trump Can Win in 2020. But History Tells Us It Won’t Be Easy.Yes, incumbents usually have an advantage. They usually are more popular than Donald J. Trump though.
  11. Why Republicans Love Talking About Impeachment – For NowWhile Democrats debate impeachment, Republicans are using it to whip up their base.
  12. Is Trump’s Battle With Amazon Like Kennedy’s War With U.S. Steel?JFK thought U.S. Steel’s CEO reneged on a deal needed to keep the economy stable. Trump’s attacks on Amazon may really be about the Washington Post.
  13. The Resistance to ‘the Resistance,’ in Orange CountyFamously right-wing Orange County, California, is changing rapidly — but not so rapidly that its county government isn’t fighting back.
  14. Billy Graham Lived at the Crossroads of Faith and PowerAfter getting too close to Richard Nixon, Billy Graham stayed away from partisan politics. But his son Franklin Graham is up to his ears in it.
  15. Trump Now Trails Only Reagan Among Recent Presidents in GOP EsteemIt’s Trump’s party now for sure.
  16. New York Politics Chat: Is Trump the Worst President of All Time?Five members of New York’s politics team try to figure what Trump has to do to take the (figurative) crown.
  17. Trump’s Approval Ratings: How Low Can They Go?The answer could swing the midterm election.
  18. As Manafort and Gates Arrested, Trump Doubles Down on Clinton-Russia ‘Scandal’Trump throws former aides under the bus and goes after HRC yet again.
  19. Trump’s Big Political Asset Is Supporters Who Believe Any Negative News Is FakeGOP “base” voters have long regarded the media as “biased” allies of their enemies. It’s taken Trump to convince them any bad news is just made up.
  20. Frank Rich: Nixon, Trump, and How a Presidency EndsJust wait. Watergate didn’t become Watergate overnight, either.
  21. Al Franken Warns About Potential Perils of President PenceHe opined that the “zealot” Pence might be worse on domestic policy than Trump. It’s a sign the idea of impeachment is becoming real.
  22. GOP to Make Media-Bashing a Big Thing in 2018It makes sense for Republicans to try to mobilize their pro-Trump base with attacks on the press. But they may be tempted to take it too far.
  23. roll clip!
    Richard Nixon Has Some Choice Words for Donald Trump in New Simpsons Episode“I came to thank you, Donald.”
  24. Trump Is Using a Nixon Tactic to Shore Up Conservative Support in a CrisisNixon got his base to rally behind him in early stages of Watergate. Will the same trick work for Trump?
  25. The Complicated Politics of Impeachment Are Coming Into Play in Trump’s D.C.If the president’s “Russia problem” persists, Republicans will have to decide whether they really want him heading up their ticket.
  26. Will Republicans Let Trump Curb the Russia Investigation?There are few ways to pursue an investigation of Russia-Trump ties if the administration fights it, so long as the congressional GOP has Trump’s back.
  27. Sudden Firing of Comey Brings Back Memories of Nixon’s ‘Saturday Night Massacre’The official rationale for Trump’s dramatic step won’t be accepted by those waiting for another big shoe to drop — and perhaps disaster to strike.
  28. Trump Ends the Presidential Press Conference As We Know ItIn a remarkable 80-minute presser, Trump did not try to reach people with a message via the media; the message itself was to mistrust the media.
  29. Don’t Forget George W. Bush Had Authoritarian Tendencies, Too.After 9/11, Bush claimed imperial powers. The same forces that reined him in — including an energized opposition — may be needed soon.
  30. Trump to Model Acceptance Speech on Nixon’s ’68 ‘Quiet Americans’ AddressHe tried to position himself as a kind of third way between the angry left and right.
  31. Donald Trump, the Muse: How 6 Artists Are Capturing the GOP CandidateThe GOP candidate has inspired a lot of art. 
  32. Revisiting New York’s Watergate Series As the scandal crested, we imagined what it looked like. 
  33. Will Rubio Risk Running for Reelection?He is hardly a slam dunk if he jumps into the Senate race at the last minute. If he loses, he’d be severely damaged goods.
  34. movie review
    Elvis & Nixon Recounts the White House’s Weirdest Meeting EverIt’s only in this movie that the encounter makes psychological — and poetic — sense.
  35. Donald Trump Now Has an Anti-Protester Intelligence SquadWhat could go wrong?
  36. Whom Will You Blame for President Trump?A list of potential scapegoats for when the White House gets a gaudy, gold-plated makeover.
  37. Bob Woodward to Reveal More Secrets from the Nixon White HouseIn his forthcoming book The Last of the President’s Men.
  38. Conservatives Hate the Iran Deal Because They Hate All DealsThe right’s critique of Obama is the same one it has made against every president who’s negotiated with an adversary.
  39. gallery
    The Making of Iconic American PhotographsA new exhibition shows the process behind famous shots.
  40. Nixon Interviewer David Frost DiesHe was 74.
  41. Is Obama Really As Bad As Nixon When It Comes to Targeting the Press?We asked First Amendment lawyer James Goodale, who represented the New York ‘Times’ in the Pentagon Papers case.
  42. The IRS Scandal: Not at All NixonianWhy this is a terrible, terrible comparison. 
  43. Former Senator and Onetime Presidential Contender George McGovern Dies at 90The liberal standard-bearer lost the 1972 election to Richard Nixon in a historic landslide. 
  44. Garage Where ‘Deep Throat’ Met Watergate Source Now Has Its Own Historic MarkerPair met six times between 1972 and 1973.
  45. Daniel Schorr, Nixon’s ‘Real Media Enemy’The legendary journalist died today at age 93.
  46. Former Secretary of State Alexander Haig Dies at 85The four-star general may be best remembered for declaring himself president following an assassination attempt on President Reagan.
  47. Who’s the Sexiest President of All Time?Not Richard Nixon, that’s for sure.
  48. Condi Rice Takes the Richard Nixon Approach to TortureNot the comparison you really want to invite, probably.
  49. Guy and Madonna to Yoga It Out Over the HolidaysThe Most Important Former Couple in the World will be spending Christmas together!
  50. vulture lists
    10 Greatest Movie NixonsUntil Dubya headlines his own torture-porn horror franchise (hey, it could happen), Richard Milhous Nixon will still be the nation’s favorite movie president.
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