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Nixon Resignation

The Stupidest Thing Ever Written About Watergate

Paul Slansky | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics
Paul Slansky

It has been widely reported that August 9 marks the 40th anniversary of President Nixon's resignation. What has received considerably less attention is that the date also marks the 30th anniversary of the publication of what may well be the stupidest thing ever written about Watergate: an op-ed column for The Washington Post by one Benjamin J. Stein.

The Black and White Resignation of Richard Nixon

Will Bunch | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics
Will Bunch

Liberals who foolishly thought they'd won on August 8, 1974, have spent most of the last 40 years on the defensive, failed by stubborn hubris as Vietnam became Iraq, as B-52s became drones, as segregation became the mass incarceration of young American blacks, as J. Edgar Hoover's FBI became the NSA of Dick Cheney... and Barack Obama.

With Nixon's Resignation, an Era of Division Began

Keith Runyon | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics
Keith Runyon

Our long national nightmare may have ended on August 9, 1974, but many more very bad dreams were yet to come.

That '70s Colbert?

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 08.05.2014 | Comedy

Mutton chops? Check. Cigarettes? Check. Ridiculously large-framed glasses? Check. Stephen Colbert pulled out all the '70s stops on Monday for...

My Must-See Moment at Every Inaugural

Joe Cutbirth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cutbirth

This moment sets in motion a process that allows ultimate authority to shift from one man to another without a shot being fired, a person being imprisoned or a life being lost.