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Rick Perlstein

NYT Public Editor Calls Out Newspaper For Covering Plagiarism Charges Against Author

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 08.12.2014 | Media

New York Times' public editor Margaret Sullivan weighed in on the newspaper's coverage of the plagiarism charges against Rick Perlstein on Tuesday, sa...

Reagan's Magical Mystery... According to Ron Reagan, Rick Perlstein, Lou Cannon

HuffPost Radio | Posted 08.10.2014 | Politics
HuffPost Radio


Ron Reagan and Ron Christie discuss clashing portrayals of Ronald Reagan -- Perlstein's smart, shrewd charmer (The Invisible Bridge) and Cannon's under-informed raconteur (Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime). Consensus: he was a shrewd fabulist. And on the 40th anniversary of Nixon's resignation, both Rons lament the Watergate-ization of politics but disagree who's the better president -- RN or BO.

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.

'The Invisible Bridge': 10 or So Questions with Rick Perlstein

Jason Saltoun-Ebin | Posted 10.05.2014 | Home
Jason Saltoun-Ebin

I sat down a few weeks ago with Rick Perlstein, author of Before the Storm and Nixonland, to discuss his latest, The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan.

New Book Goes Deep Inside The Rise Of Reagan

Salon | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics

Rick Perlstein is one of America’s greatest chroniclers of the origins of the modern American right wing. In “Before the Storm,” about the rise ...

The Role Moderate Republicans Played in Passing the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Keith Runyon | Posted 07.30.2014 | Home
Keith Runyon

The fire that swept America in early 1964 was a derivation of the one that incinerated the nation in 1861: the scourge of slavery and the curse of segregation that followed the Civil War.

The Obamacare Disaster and the Poison of Party Loyalty

Norman Solomon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Norman Solomon

At this pivotal moment, progressives should not leave the messaging battle about the ACA to right wingers and Obama loyalists. While critiquing the law for its entanglement with the profit-voracious insurance industry, we should fight for quality healthcare for everyone

Lee Atwater and the GOP's Race Problem

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

In too many ways, the GOP of 2012 could not plausibly deny that which has become too plain to ignore -- that it is the part of antipathy to difference and social change.

Nixonland Author Rick Perlstein Talks GOP 'Lies' on The Interview Show

Mark Bazer | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Mark Bazer

Political historian Rick Perlstein, author of Nixonland and writer for Rolling Stone, The Nation and other publications, stopped by The Interview Show to give host Mark Bazer his take on the GOP, Barack Obama and the 2012 election.

Amanda Terkel

House Dean: Current Vitriolic Climate Is Similar To Before JFK Was Assassinated | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While pundits debate whether the tone in Washington will change in the aftermath of the tragic shooting in Arizona, the dean of the U.S....

Liberal Elitism Will Make Sarah Palin President - How Only Union Organizing Can Stop It

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Elk

The experiences of liberal elites are so outside of the mainstream that, very often, they just don't understand the working class. Very few have any experience living with or knowing working-class people.

Health Care Protesters: "I'm All Right, Jack"

Tom Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Sullivan

There is no "we" in the protester's view, no welcome for your tired, your poor, your huddled masses of fellow Americans, much less immigrants. There is only my family, my friends, my neighborhood, my church and my ethnic group,

Do Progressives Have What It Takes To Win?

Tom Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Sullivan

Conservatives believe -- with justification -- that if they get angry enough and loud enough, liberals will back down from fights like this one.

Birthers, Town Hall Hecklers And The Return Of Right Wing Rage

Washington Post | Rick Perlstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

So the birthers, the anti-tax tea-partiers, the town hall hecklers -- these are "either" the genuine grass roots or evil conspirators staging scenes f...

Is Sarah Palin Our Richard Nixon?

Ben Wyskida | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ben Wyskida

"Palin-land:" where Sarah Milhous Palin barnstorms the country arguing that drilling can stop climate change, tax cuts can stop the recession and "family values" can win the day.

Surviving The Wrath Of Bill O'Reilly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Last week I was greeted with an uncomfortable curiosity: a brace of hate mail in my inbox, received within a 20-minute span. The first came at 7:26: "...

Political Violence in America

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

It is undeniably true that there is a dangerous and virulent streak of violence and fascism in American conservatism, now and throughout our country's history.

What's Your Poison?

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Sigman

Economic greed and fear are two sides of the same coin. When things start getting better, will the preoccupation with money also abate? Or will fear simply be replaced by another cycle of greed?

This Word Sounds Like That Word! Obama, Osama, And Other Media Tongue-Twisters

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Here is a fact of life: If you are having a conversation with someone about Obama and Osama, there is a very good chance that someone will slip up somewhere. But honestly, it's really no big deal.

Conrad Black Defends Nixon From Prison In New York Sun Review

Huffington Post | Adam Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Conrad Black has found time in his busy prison schedule to defend former President Richard Nixon against the criticism that appears in Rick Perlstein'...