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Cuba Libre: Obama Frees a Monster in America's Head

Dan Siegel | Posted 12.19.2014 | Politics
Dan Siegel

The Cold War against Cuba not only made life worse for ordinary Cubans. It also diminished America's own democracy and undermined its lofty spoken commitments to human rights and the rule of law.

Donté Stallworth

Here's Why 9/11 Conspiracy Theories Still Thrive In America

HuffingtonPost.com | Donté Stallworth | Posted 12.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It was a sunny and clear Tuesday morning in Knoxville, Tennessee. Sitting in the kitchen of my girlfriend's apartment, I was eating a bo...

Mad About the '60s ... 50th Anniversary of Coup Classic Seven Days In May

William Bradley | Posted 11.30.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Today we think of the 1970s as the heyday of the conspiracy thriller, but the reality is that the conspiracy genre flourished a decade earlier, before most of the disillusionment. And it did so in large part at the encouragement of none other than the President of the United States.

Ben Bradlee and His Creation of 'Style'

Llewellyn King | Posted 11.04.2014 | Media
Llewellyn King

Where other editors of the times would rewrite headlines, cajole reporters and senior editors, and try to put their imprint on everything that they could in the newspaper, that was not Bradlee's way. His way was to hire the best and leave them to it.

Thousands Honor Legendary Washington Post Editor At Funeral

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 10.29.2014 | Media

Thousands of journalists, colleagues and friends gathered Wednesday morning at the Washington National Cathedral to say their goodbyes to Ben Bradlee,...

Sy Hersh and Ben Bradlee: Lovers Who Only Danced Together

Robert Miraldi | Posted 10.23.2014 | 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."

Ben Bradlee Dead: Legendary Washington Post Editor Led Watergate Coverage

AP | NANCY BENAC | Posted 10.22.2014 | Media

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a charmed life of newspapering, Ben Bradlee seemed always to be in just the right place. The raspy-voiced, hard-charging edi...

Gary Hart and Richard Nixon, Pt. 1

Ken Toltz | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics
Ken Toltz

As a 1974 high school junior, I couldn't envision that a day would come 10 years later where I would join Hart's initial 1984 insurgent presidential campaign challenging establishment candidate VP Walter Mondale.

Gary Hart's Waking Nightmare Marked Media Devolution

William Bradley | Posted 09.24.2014 | Media
William Bradley

The storyline has long been that Hart challenged the press to follow him around and, in the post-Watergate spirit of enterprising investigative journalism, the press did just that, fearlessly uncovering, well, er, what?

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

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

HuffPost Radio | Posted 08.10.2014 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

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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.

August 8, 1974

James Campion | Posted 10.09.2014 | Politics
James Campion

The Kennedy assassination opened a nation's eyes, Viet Nam gave us something to see, and, well, the crimes of Nixon pretty much sealed it. You might call it a reality check.

Richard Nixon: Honk If You Think He Was Guilty

Michael Winship | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics
Michael Winship

In those early August days, events would reach a crescendo but none of us knew the final outcome, and that was Alistair Cooke's problem.

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.

Forty Years After Nixon Resigned: How Lobbyists Prepared for the Ford Transition

Heath Brown | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics
Heath Brown

There's an irony to how Ford ended up in the White House. The secretive nature of the Nixon White House was its ultimate downfall, but those chosen to rebuild the institution approached the transition with a similar level of secrecy.

Why Nixon Matters

Stanley Kutler | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics
Stanley Kutler

Forty years ago, Richard M. Nixon made unprecedented constitutional history when he resigned the presidency amid the disgrace and scandal of Watergate. Yet Nixon endures. He stands as the commanding figure of American political life since the end of World War Two.

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.

The Absolute Best Way to Reflect on Nixon's Resignation

Lester & Charlie | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics
Lester & Charlie

On this anniversary, let's remember one great -- but too often overlooked -- Lesbian African-American House Representative from Texas who steered us through a Constitutional crisis 40 years ago with logic and passion.

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.

RIP M. Caldewell Butler: A Man for Seasons Past

Stanley Kutler | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics
Stanley Kutler

M. Caldwell Butler, a five-term Virginia congressman in the 1970s, died recently, aged 89. He is noted for his vote to impeach Richard M Nixon in 1974, despite his Republican affiliation. They don't make them kind no more.

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.

Blaming John Dean for His Poor Counsel

Joel Cohen | Posted 10.05.2014 | Politics
Joel Cohen

Trying to shift the blame for Nixon's role in the Watergate cover up squarely onto his counsel, John Dean, is ridiculous in the extreme. Still, this is precisely what Nixon's son-in-law, Edward Cox, did on MSNBC this past Sunday morning, when, among other things, he referred to Watergate as a "small incident."

Here's to the Man Who Made History by Doing His Job

Jeremiah Horrigan | Posted 10.05.2014 | Politics
Jeremiah Horrigan

It's been 40 years since the most reviled president of the 20th century resigned from office. What more fitting time than now to raise a glass to the man who did his job and did it so well he brought down a president of the United States?

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...