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1968 Election

The Summer Of Rage: How Donald Trump Has Changed The American Way Of Life

Stephen Ruderman | Posted 07.20.2016 | Politics
Stephen Ruderman

It's amazing how America has changed in just one year, as today, the Republicans will begin their convention, in which an outspoken and out-of-control...

1968 And 2016

Bill Schneider | Posted 07.10.2016 | Politics
Bill Schneider

There are some revealing parallels between 2016 and 1968. The 1968 election occurred at a time of wrenching cultural and political change -- black power, women's liberation, gay rights, student protest. 1968 also saw a furious backlash against those changes (the George Wallace campaign).

The Ghosts of '68 Haunt the Election of 2016

Michael Winship | Posted 05.13.2016 | Politics
Michael Winship

Watching the mad, mad, mad, mad world that is the 2016 presidential campaign, I was trying to remember a presidential campaign that was as jaw-dropping, at least in my lifetime, and easily settled on 1968.

When Robert Kennedy Stirred the Nation

Keith Runyon | Posted 08.03.2013 | Politics
Keith Runyon

For the youth of 1968, the very real peril of war was not in the hills of northern Virginia, but far away in the rice paddies of Vietnam, where America's involvement in a civil war was costly, in terms of lives as well as national confidence.

Let the Punishment Fit the Crime

Doug Bradley | Posted 05.20.2013 | Impact
Doug Bradley

In the end, even though he thought that Nixon's subterfuge amounted to treason, LBJ did nothing.

Making Mitt: The Myth Of George Romney

BuzzFeed | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics

Everyone agrees: Mitt Romney is not like his father. The late Michigan governor and 1968 presidential candidate George Romney is remembered as a princ...

The Final Battle for Health Care Reform

Denise Dennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Denise Dennis

The media have adopted the GOP's propaganda that whether health care reform passes or fails, it will be bad for the president and the Dems. The more they repeat this, the more people believe it's true.

That's The Way It Wasn't

Sam Leff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Leff

Some forty years after Walter Cronkite told it like it was and called the Chicago of 1968 "a police state," Tom Brokaw, A.O. Scott, and Andie Tucher told their own versions -- like it wasn't.

The Night Robert Kennedy Finally Won

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Menachem Rosensaft

Forty years after his assassination shattered dreams and brought his quest to change America to a sudden, brutal halt, Robert Kennedy reached the goal that had been denied him in life.

News: Anarchist to Vote!

Dale Pendell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dale Pendell

I had been dreaming politics -- action committees, meetings, proposals. I too have succumbed to the Great Hope.

Our Last Chance to Get the Country Back on Course

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Menachem Rosensaft

Reluctant Democrats, feminists and independents must now confront one simple reality: John McCain will be more of the same, while Barack Obama will take us into a different direction.