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1980 Presidential Election

  1. sex scandals
    Fanne Fox, Wilbur Mills, and a Tale of Washington HubrisThe woman involved in the implosion of one of Washington’s most bloated careers has died, and with her a golden era of D.C. sex scandals.
  2. past is prologue
    Remembering the Reagan-Ford ‘Co-Presidency’ That Could Have BeenIf you find Biden’s veep selection process boring, look back 40 years to a wild ride at the Republican convention where Reagan eventually picked Bush.
  3. kennedy assassination
    JFK’s Complicated Legacy on the Anniversary of His AssassinationHis tragically shortened presidency was shrouded by myth and distorted by the family dynasty.
  4. what’s past is prologue
    How Jimmy Carter’s Election Previewed Trump’sAs Carter becomes the oldest ex-president, it’s useful to remember how strange and unusual his rise to the White House actually was.