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Watergate

The White House Is Already In Flames

The Huffington Post | Howard Fineman | Posted 02.14.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― National Security Adviser Michael Flynn is gone ― that didn’t take long ― but he leaves behind a famous and fateful question: Wha...

The Top Five Reasons Why Becoming President Will Prove A Disaster For Trump

Andy Ostroy | Posted 02.07.2017 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

It's hard to fathom it's been only two weeks since Donald Trump took the oath of office. During this infancy period he's threatened trade wars; angere...

Journalism in the Age of Trump

Murray Forseter | Posted 01.19.2017 | Politics
Murray Forseter

I came of age professionally at the dawn of the Watergate era. While studying for a master’s degree in newspaper journalism, my Syracuse University ...

Why There Will Be No Trump Impeachment Now -- Even Though There Should Be

Robert J. Spitzer | Posted 01.18.2017 | Politics
Robert J. Spitzer

It's now official: on the day Donald J. Trump takes the presidential oath of office, he will be the first American president in history to have committed an impeachable offense as of Day One.

U.S. National Security & Incest

Suzan Mazur | Posted 01.04.2017 | Politics
Suzan Mazur

Because excesses of the U.S. National Security apparatus have gotten immeasurably worse over the last decade, I am reposting the following story of mi...

How Republican Patriots Saved America During Watergate

Dmitri Mehlhorn | Posted 12.16.2016 | Politics
Dmitri Mehlhorn

In November 1972, Richard Nixon won a blowout victory, with 60.7% of the popular vote and a 520-to-17 Electoral College landslide. But Nixon’s term ...

When The Picture Is Better Than The Story

Charlie Carillo | Posted 11.20.2016 | New York
Charlie Carillo

Look at me in this remarkable photo! Or is it really that remarkable? I'm the guy on the left, as you probably guessed. You certainly recognize the...

Mistaken Identity: Why Emailgate Is And Is Not Like Watergate

Arthur Bruzzone | Posted 11.01.2016 | Politics
Arthur Bruzzone

The winner of the 2016 election cycle will not be determined by a FBI investigation. Voters are immune to scandals this election cycle. They've accepted that both candidates are deeply flawed.

Stop Comparing 'Emailgate' To Watergate, Says Man Imprisoned For The Latter

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 10.31.2016 | Politics

Hillary Clinton’s “emailgate” is no Watergate, says a lawyer who spent four months in prison for his involvement in the latter. In an op-ed pub...

Could Trump Be Worse Than Nixon?

Neil McCarthy | Posted 09.23.2016 | Politics
Neil McCarthy

The verdict is in. Trump has all of Nixon's flaw and none of his talents.

August 9th in History: The Resignation of Richard Nixon

ADST | Posted 08.09.2016 | Politics
ADST

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...

Trump Banning Reporters Echoes Nixon, China

Jonathan Kaufman | Posted 06.15.2016 | Politics
Jonathan Kaufman

Banning the Washington Post from covering his campaign rallies isn't just a sign of Donald Trump's distrust of the press. Reporters are an early warning system. History shows that politicians who turn against the media and cut off their access don't stop there.

The Watergate First Charmed Washington, Then Scandalized America: With a Face-Lift, It's Ready for the Next Half-Century

Joe Rodota | Posted 04.28.2016 | Politics
Joe Rodota

On June 16, 1972, five men dined together for the last time in the restaurant of the Watergate Hotel. A few hours later they taped open the door to a...

The Lessons and Legacy of a Watergate Baby

Stephen Spaulding | Posted 04.23.2016 | Politics
Stephen Spaulding

Three years ago today, my friend and mentor passed away unexpectedly. By its nature, sudden death is shocking. It's especially stunning when it happens to someone as vibrant and healthy as Bob Edgar appeared the day before he died, when he wisecracked to me that he figured he had until age 70 before "living on borrowed time."

When Leading Means Leaving

Lance Salyers | Posted 04.13.2016 | Business
Lance Salyers

The words "Watergate" and "Leadership" don't often go together ... at least not without the word "failure" connecting them. Yet, for all the negative ...

Whatever Happened to Ethics?

Tom Allon | Posted 04.13.2016 | Politics
Tom Allon

Ethics is something that was taught in ancient Greece and was once neatly woven into our secondary education system. Ethics classes, like civics classes, are now rarely found on the high school level in this country. Isn't it time to resurrect this again?

Trumped

William Bradley | Posted 03.21.2016 | Media
William Bradley

If those establishment Republicans who really do want to stop Donald Trump also want to beat Hillary Clinton, their options have narrowed to just about one.

The Donald Doesn't Understand Libel Law...Which Surprises No One

David Chavern | Posted 03.15.2016 | Media
David Chavern

If Mr. Trump wants to address media organizations that "write purposely negative and horrible, false articles" then the law is already established as to his rights to do that.

Discovery of Egypt's Boy Pharaoh: No Ifs ands or Tuts

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 03.07.2016 | Education
Randee Mia Berman

Tired of red carpets, awards shows, insulting debates, boring Town Halls and droning political pundits? Check out the newest incarnation of the Egyptian boy wonder at The Discovery of King Tut exhibit.

Re-Discovering Egypt's Boy Pharoah: No Ifs, ands or Tuts

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 03.03.2016 | Arts
Randee Mia Berman

There's the impatient saying, TUT TUT; the orchestral term TUTTI; the Olde English game TUT ball. And then of course there's our old pal King TUT. ...

Clintons Press Panic Button With Sanders at Their Nevada 'Firewall'

William Bradley | Posted 02.14.2016 | Media
William Bradley

An inconclusive Thursday night debate and trouble in the next contest state have led Hillary Clinton to a sharp change in her once dominant presidential campaign. Her media image of inevitability has rapidly diminished, turning her campaign into a war of attrition.

What Do You Mean 'Sanders Might Be Another George McGovern'?

Dave Johnson | Posted 01.29.2017 | Politics
Dave Johnson

Sanders' mass appeal, big crowds and enthusiasm in spite of a virtual media blackout shows that America has grown up a lot since 1972. Thanks to the Internet, we are able to communicate past media manipulation and organize.

Richard, We Hardly Knew You

Tom Alderman | Posted 12.08.2016 | Books
Tom Alderman

It's Evan Thomas' observational grace notes that deliver the complete Nixon. You've got to empathize with a guy who was totally helpless with anything mechanical and was comically clumsy while wrestling a lobster that clawed onto his suit.

'Scheer Intelligence' -- My New Podcast

Robert Scheer | Posted 11.03.2016 | Politics
Robert Scheer

In the premiere episode of KCRW's "Scheer Intelligence," I sat down with John Dean, the former legal adviser to President Richard Nixon, who blew the lid on Watergate scandal. At the time of the scandal, Dean famously remarked that there was a "cancer on the presidency."

'Truth,' the Movie: When Truth and Power Collide

Glenn W. Smith | Posted 10.04.2016 | Politics
Glenn W. Smith

Directed by James Vanderbilt, Truth tells the story of 2004's controversial 60 Minutes II broadcast questioning George W. Bush's military service record. It stars Robert Redford as Dan Rather and Cate Blanchett as producer Mary Mapes. This time, Truth prevails.