iOS app Android app

Richard Nixon Watergate

August 9th in History: The Resignation of Richard Nixon

ADST | Posted 08.09.2016 | Politics

Richard M. Nixon's presidency was a tempestuous mix of stunning foreign policy achievements (his trip to China) and shameful lapses in morality and ju...

The Seductive Illusion of Presidential Power

Terry Newell | Posted 01.23.2016 | Politics
Terry Newell

If voters want a reformation of government, they must look for more fundamental change than electing a "strong" leader.

Richard Nixon's Blueprint for Twenty-First Century America

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 07.14.2016 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Nixon had the Secret Service turn the Oval Office, its telephones, the Cabinet Room, and his "hideaway" in the Executive Office Building into recording studios. He bugged his own life, ensuring that anything you said to the president of the United States would be recorded, thousands and thousands of hours of it.

'The Most Dangerous Man in America'

Tim Weiner | Posted 07.14.2016 | Politics
Tim Weiner

Richard Nixon saw himself as a great statesman, a giant for the ages, a general who could command the globe, a master of war, not merely the leader of the free world but "the world leader." Yet he was addicted to the gutter politics that ruined him.

Here's What Hillary Clinton Must Do to Prevent 'Emailgate' From Becoming an Electronic Watergate

H. A. Goodman | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

This controversy is about trust, not the rule of law. If the four steps below are addressed quickly, rather than in a tortured process of lawsuits and awkward press conferences, Americans will quickly forget this scandal and move on to other news.

Sy Hersh and Ben Bradlee: Lovers Who Only Danced Together

Robert Miraldi | Posted 12.23.2014 | Media
Robert Miraldi

Bradlee sounded a bit nostalgic for the days when the Post and the Times dueled and the institution of journalism lived off scoops and leaks. "They changed the kind reporting we do. They institutionalized what we do today. They made it the norm."

My Morning With Nixon

Jerelle Kraus | Posted 10.25.2014 | Arts
Jerelle Kraus

In 1983, I entered my New York Times office to a ringing telephone. "This is Ray Price, President Nixon's press secretary. He wants to speak to you." Then came the unmistakable voice

The Nixon That Watergate Exposed

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

He cynically fanned racism, manipulated white voters and prepared the ground for the conservative assault on civil rights, affirmative action and social programs that, in the years after his plunge to disgrace, the GOP has honed to a fine art.

John Dean - "The Nixon Defense"

Eric Hamburg | Posted 10.05.2014 | Books
Eric Hamburg

This conversation is much more revealing about Nixon that it is about Dean, who proved to be the last honest man in the White House. Dean's testimony before the Senate Watergate committee the following summer was the key to the downfall of Richard Nixon and his presidency.

The Story Brought Down a President. Now Its Most Important Location Faces the Same Fate.

Lilly Maier | Posted 01.25.2014 | DC
Lilly Maier

For over 30 years, the identity of Deep Throat and the location of the garage were one of the biggest secrets in American journalism and the source of much speculation.

New Nixon Tapes Coming

Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics

By GILLIAN FLACCUS, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The final installment of secretly recorded phone calls and meetings from President Richard Nixon's White H...

Richard Nixon Announced His Resignation From The Presidency On This Day 39 Years Ago

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.08.2013 | Politics

On this day in 1974, President Richard Nixon announced he would be the first American president in history to resign. Nixon, embroiled in the Water...

Richard Nixon and Today's Republican Party

Tom Switzer | Posted 03.12.2013 | Politics
Tom Switzer

A life-long Republican, Nixon would not recognize the current party, now dominated by conservatives. Yet Nixon was a much better conservative than most contemporary Republicans.

Nixon at 100

Roger Stone | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Roger Stone

My admiration then for RN is due to his grit, his durability, his physical and political discipline, his resilience and his indestructibility. "You are only defeated when you quit," he would say. Richard Nixon never quit.

Four Decades After Their First Big Watergate Story, Woodward and Bernstein Still Matter

Jon Marshall | Posted 08.01.2012 | DC
Jon Marshall

How much of a difference did Woodward and Bernstein really make in the Watergate scandal? It's true they didn't do it alone, but to say that journalists had nearly nothing to do with toppling Nixon is wrong.

Watergate Reflections 40 Years Later

Connie Lawn | Posted 08.15.2012 | DC
Connie Lawn

Forty years ago I had the good fortune of renting an apartment in the beautiful Watergate complex. I had been covering the White House and Washington since l968, but how nice of Nixon to advance my business.

WATCH: More Than 18 Minutes Of Watergate History Remain A Mystery

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - High-tech detective work has failed to solve a puzzle from the Watergate scandal that destroyed Richard Nixon's presidency. Forensic s...