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A Rabbinic Take On 'All the President's Men'

Rabbi Herb Cohen | Posted 07.19.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Herb Cohen

Woodward and Bernstein seem like two Talmud study partners who continually probe each other to ascertain the truth. Each questions the other, and is unafraid of challenging or criticizing his friend.

Think Again: Worse Than Watergate?

Eric Alterman | Posted 07.16.2013 | Media
Eric Alterman

If we take the word "Watergate" to mean what nearly everyone has understood it to mean for the past four decades, then it becomes rather difficult to justify even mentioning Watergate and Benghazi in the same sentence.

The Day the Obama Administration Went All Nixon On Us

Will Bunch | Posted 07.14.2013 | Media
Will Bunch

The war on whistleblowers, the treatment of Manning, and now this investigation of journalists are all hallmarks of a White House that promised transparency but has been one of the most secretive -- all to the detriment of the public's right to know.

Jason Linkins

Benghazi Will Totally Be 'The Next Watergate' Unless It Isn't | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

This week, your House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will bring us the latest in l'affaire Benghazi with a set of hearings titled "Exposing...

Common Cause President's Video And Mission

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

Bob Edgar, the president and CEO of Common Cause, has passed away at the age of 69. Bob was active and on point up to the end, having recently held a...

Former Nixon Counsel: McConnell 'Nixonian' Claim Is Historically Inaccurate

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics

It could be said that John Dean, former White House Counsel to President Richard Nixon, knows a thing or two about Watergate. According to Dean, t...

Watergate's Lessons, Washed Away

Michael Winship | Posted 05.31.2013 | Politics
Michael Winship

Combined with the ongoing tragedy of Vietnam -- including the secret bombing of Cambodia and the violent squelching of antiwar protest -- Watergate shook the public's confidence in government as it hadn't been since the bleakest days of secession and the Civil War.

Of Course the Media Failed in Iraq -- Here's Why

Will Bunch | Posted 05.26.2013 | Media
Will Bunch

By any standard, the failure of the America media in 2002-03 was the worst collapse by any press corps anywhere since the 1930s. In a profession where the highest value is on truth telling, false information was presented as fact on front pages night after night.

LISTEN: Robert Reich on What We've (Not) Learned From Watergate

Bill Moyers | Posted 05.19.2013 | Politics
Bill Moyers

In this audio exclusive, Moyers & Company senior writer Michael Winship talks with Reich about the ways in which Washington has changed since Watergate, and how the influence of money continues to corrupt politics and exacerbate income inequality in America.

McCain's Straight Talk Assessed

Michael Sigman | Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics
Michael Sigman

Earlier in his career, McCain seemed like a man on his way to becoming a rightly celebrated nonconformist. I don't know which is the more depressing prospect -- that John McCain lost his soul along the way or that he never really had one.

The Holy Trinity of Technology

Thomas A. Bass | Posted 03.30.2013 | Technology
Thomas A. Bass

As always with our technology, and especially the technology that trickles down from the military to civilians, we have to wonder if certain inventions are being used to advance life or death.

Bork: A Watergate Pass, But No On His Judicial Philosophy

Stanley Kutler | Posted 02.22.2013 | Politics
Stanley Kutler

The death of Robert H. Bork on Wednesday brings to mind his singular moment: the Senate's rejection of his Supreme Court nomination in 1987.

The Art of Seduction: How These Things Happen, As Explained to the Select Committee on Intelligence

Marie Woolf | Posted 01.20.2013 | Comedy
Marie Woolf

It is for these reasons, including an unfortunate incident in which a chief of staff burst into the Senate dining room, forcibly insinuated himself between me and the member, and hurled the book against the wall, that the book bears this appearance.

Looking Forward: Benghazi Blues, Climate Wake-Up Calls, and the Importance of Maps

William Bradley | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

In our increasingly goofy political and media culture, climate change was the big issue no one was talking about any more, even as it continued to grow in the real world. Then came the superstorm.

The Selective Patriotism of the Benghazi-Gate Conspiracy Theorists

Bob Cesca | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Bob Cesca

During the Bush years, the Republicans used to say it was unpatriotic to criticize the commander-in-chief when troops were in harm's way -- that it would endanger the lives of our soldiers and damage morale. But this deeply heart-felt declaration of wartime patriotism has now been completely abandoned.

And Our Next President Is...?

Larry Schwimmer | Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics
Larry Schwimmer

On November 6, voters will go to the polls and cast their ballot for our next President. Because of very powerful astrological events occurring at this time, I predict an even more dramatic and shocking election than the 2000 Bush-Gore presidential contest.

Joshua Hersh

Libya Attack Controversy Becomes Full-Fledged Political Football | Joshua Hersh | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The attack on an American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, last month, became the subject of intense political wrangling on Sunda...

The Election: The New Reality Show

Susan Berger | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Susan Berger

Millions would not think of missing the Kardashian wedding or Real Housewives of New York reunion. But there is an even bigger reality to get engaged in.

LOOK: Foggy Bottom Homes, Condos On The Market

Posted 09.08.2012 | DC

If you like living in brick townhouses, luxury condos or the Watergate, Foggy Bottom and the West End are for you. The adjacent neighborhoods have ...

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.

RNC Lawsuit Challenging Contribution Limit Would Open Door to Corrupting Million Dollar Party Contributions

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 09.09.2012 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

There is little doubt that million dollar contributions would be solicited and given if the aggregate contribution limit is removed. History makes clear that when it comes to raising and spending political money, what can be done will be done.

Lessons From Nora

Michele Weldon | Posted 08.28.2012 | Women
Michele Weldon

Her risky writing liberated me, made me feel that it was alright not to aspire to be a war correspondent, but to dream of artfully capturing the life in front of me.

Watergate: The Hidden History and the 2012 Elections

Thom Hartmann | Posted 08.26.2012 | Politics
Thom Hartmann

Did you know that Nixon knew four months after Watergate that Associate FBI Director Mark Felt was leaking information to a Washington Post reporter? Or, that Felt was named as Deep Throat in the press two months before Nixon resigned?

Korach And The Abuse Of Power

Rabbi Edward Bernstein | Posted 08.26.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Edward Bernstein

In Parashat Korach, we learn about anshei shem, men of renown, who abuse their power to the detriment of the community. We saw a similar phenomenon 40 years ago in Watergate, and we see it today in our broken election financing system.

Meet The Women Behind Watergate

BBC | Posted 06.21.2012 | Women

The year 1972 was a defining year in American history but also a pivotal one for American women - with changes in the nation as a whole reflected in t...