How One Epic Document Exposed the Secrets of the Vietnam War

With the Pentagon Papers revelations, the U.S. public’s trust in the government was forever diminished.

#classified-information-and-state-secrets, #cold-war-era, #defense-and-military-forces, #defense-department, #diem-ngo-dinh, #ellsberg-daniel, #johnson-lyndon-baines, #mcnamara-robert-s, #nineteen-hundred-sixties, #nixon-richard-milhous, #vietnam-war, #westmoreland-william-c

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Was Richard Nixon a Tragic Hero?

Michael Dobbs’s “King Richard” tells the story of the first few months after Nixon’s second inaugural, when his eventual downfall was becoming clear.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #books-and-literature, #dobbs-michael-1950, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #impeachment, #king-richard-nixon-and-watergate-an-american-tragedy-book, #nixon-richard-milhous, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #watergate-affair

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15 New Books to Watch For in May

Buzzy new novels from Stacey Abrams, Jean Hanff Korelitz and Andy Weir; Michael Lewis’s take on the pandemic; Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s ode to grief and more.

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G. Gordon Liddy, Mastermind Behind Watergate Burglary, Dies at 90

Unlike other defendants in the scandal that brought down Richard Nixon, Mr. Liddy refused to testify and drew the longest prison term.

#deaths-obituaries, #ellsberg-daniel, #hunt-e-howard, #liddy-g-gordon, #mccord-james-w-jr, #nixon-richard-milhous, #presidential-election-of-1972, #united-states-politics-and-government, #watergate-affair

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The Filibuster That Saved the Electoral College

Like other Senate blockades of the civil rights era, it was about preserving white supremacy.

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George Shultz: Last of the Postwar Statesmen

The human touch was at the heart of everything achieved by George Shultz, the former secretary of state who died on Saturday.

#cold-war-era, #gorbachev-mikhail-s, #nixon-richard-milhous, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #shevardnadze-eduard-a-1928-2014, #shultz-george-p, #state-department, #ussr-former-soviet-union

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George P. Shultz, Influential Cabinet Official Under Nixon and Reagan, Dies at 100

He carried one of Washington’s weightiest résumés — labor secretary, treasury secretary and budget director for Nixon and secretary of state under Reagan as the Cold War waned.

#bechtel-group, #cold-war-era, #deaths-obituaries, #hoover-institution, #iran-contra-affair, #nixon-richard-milhous, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #shultz-george-p, #theranos-inc, #united-states-politics-and-government

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From Trump to Biden, TV Captures a Dramatic Shift

The new president’s speech on unity — “the best inaugural address I ever heard,” says Chris Wallace of Fox News — follows Donald Trump’s “My Way” moment.

#abc-inc, #andrews-air-force-base-md, #cnn, #cooper-anderson, #fox-news-channel, #foxfriends-tv-program, #inaugurations, #marine-one-helicopter, #news-and-news-media, #nixon-richard-milhous, #sinatra-frank, #stephanopoulos-george, #tapper-jake, #television

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Sharpshooters, Protesters, a Secret Train Trip

The inaugural of President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. is not the first to take place at a tense moment in American history.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #bush-george-w, #carter-jimmy, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #grant-ulysses-s, #hayes-rutherford-birchard, #inaugurations, #lincoln-abraham, #national-mall-washington-dc, #nixon-richard-milhous, #obama-barack, #presidents-and-presidency-us, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #roosevelt-franklin-delano, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Which Presidents Have Been Impeached?

With a House majority voting to impeach President Trump on a charge of inciting insurrection, here is a look back at what happened to Bill Clinton, Richard Nixon and Andrew Johnson.

#clinton-bill, #impeachment, #johnson-andrew, #nixon-richard-milhous, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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How Martin Luther King Jr.’s Imprisonment Changed American Politics Forever

Stephen and Paul Kendrick’s “Nine Days” recounts a brief episode of the civil rights movement that had a surprisingly lasting impact.

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The Misuse of the Presidential Pardon

Readers respond to an editorial urging changes to the current system.

#amnesties-commutations-and-pardons, #ford-gerald-rudolph-jr, #nixon-richard-milhous, #presidents-and-presidency-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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On Jan. 6, the vice president will preside as Congress counts the Electoral College’s votes. Let’s hope that he doesn’t do the unthinkable — and unconstitutional.

#constitution-us, #electoral-college, #gore-al, #nixon-richard-milhous, #pence-mike, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #washington-george-1732-99

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Will Pence Do the Right Thing?

On Jan. 6, the vice president will preside as Congress counts the Electoral College’s votes. Let’s hope that he doesn’t do the unthinkable — and unconstitutional.

#constitution-us, #electoral-college, #gore-al, #nixon-richard-milhous, #pence-mike, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #washington-george-1732-99

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Got $1 Million to Spare? You Can Buy an Ambassadorship

The donor-diplomat has a long and sordid history in American politics. Joe Biden should finally end it.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #campaign-finance, #corruption-institutional, #diplomatic-service-embassies-and-consulates, #foreign-service-us, #harding-warren-g, #kennedy-joseph-p, #nixon-richard-milhous, #presidential-election-of-2020, #sondland-gordon-d-1957, #state-department, #united-states-international-relations

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Rachel Maddow and Michael Yarvitz Tell the Full Sordid Story of Spiro Agnew

“Bag Man” reports on who knew what and when about Agnew’s years of corruption.

#agnew-spiro-t, #bag-man-the-wild-crimes-audacious-cover-up-and-spectacular-downfall-of-a-brazen-crook-in-the-white-house-book, #books-and-literature, #bribery-and-kickbacks, #maddow-rachel, #nixon-richard-milhous, #united-states-politics-and-government, #yarvitz-michael

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Watergate Led to Reforms. Now, Would-Be Reformers Believe, So Will Trump.

Among the possibilities are proposals developed by a Justice Department official from the Bush administration and a White House counsel under President Barack Obama.

#nixon-richard-milhous, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidents-and-presidency-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #watergate-affair

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Domenic Parisi Dies at 76; He Sheared Nixon’s Locks

Born in Sicily, he trained as a farrier but became a barber in New Jersey, where his most famous client was the former president. He died of the coronavirus.

#barbers-and-barbering, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #new-jersey, #nixon-richard-milhous, #parisi-domenic-1943-2020

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Trump Objects to Commission’s Virtual Debate Plan

The Commission on Presidential Debates said the second presidential debate, scheduled for Oct. 15, would be virtual, because of virus concerns. Trump called the plan “ridiculous” in a Fox Business interview.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #commission-on-presidential-debates, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #debates-political, #kennedy-john-fitzgerald, #miami-fla, #nixon-richard-milhous, #presidential-election-of-1960, #presidential-election-of-2020, #scully-steve-1960, #television, #trump-donald-j, #white-house-coronavirus-outbreak-2020

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How Richard Nixon Became an Accidental Archivist

When the son of David Frost went looking for missing tapes of his father’s interview show, he found many of them in an unlikely place.

#archives-and-records, #audio-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #cbs-corporation, #frost-david-1939-2013, #news-and-news-media, #newton-huey-p, #nixon-richard-milhous, #nixon-richard-library-and-birthplace, #television, #watergate-affair, #yorba-linda-calif

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The Terrible Cost of Presidential Racism

Recently declassified White House tapes reveal how President Nixon’s racism and misogyny led him to ignore the genocidal violence of the Pakistani military in what is today Bangladesh.

#classified-information-and-state-secrets, #cold-war-era, #discrimination, #gandhi-indira, #india, #kissinger-henry-a, #nixon-richard-milhous, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #women-and-girls

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Brent Scowcroft Didn’t Always Follow ‘the Scowcroft Model’

As national security adviser, he voiced strong opinions and acted on them, especially when it came to Beijing and Moscow.

#bush-george, #cold-war-era, #kissinger-henry-a, #nixon-richard-milhous, #persian-gulf-war, #presidents-and-presidency-us, #scowcroft-brent, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Nixon Also Called In the Military Against Protesters

Washington’s police chief took the blame. But Nixon was behind the decision.

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Trump and Nixon, Law and Disorder

The former president could only dream of wielding the police powers Mr. Trump has seized for himself.

#barr-william-p, #central-intelligence-agency, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #homeland-security-department, #nixon-richard-milhous, #presidential-election-of-1968, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidents-and-presidency-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Trump Doesn’t Speak for the ‘Silent Majority’

In fact, it is arrayed against him.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #census-bureau, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #nixon-richard-milhous, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #ross-wilbur-l-jr, #suburbs, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whites

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Did Mueller Ever Stand a Chance Against Trump and Roger Stone?

I was a Watergate prosecutor. I know why he didn’t.

#attorneys-general, #barr-william-p, #constitution-us, #justice-department, #mueller-robert-s-iii, #nixon-richard-milhous, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #special-prosecutors-independent-counsel, #stone-roger-j-jr, #trump-donald-j, #watergate-affair

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In Commuting Stone’s Sentence, Trump Goes Where Nixon Would Not

Senator Mitt Romney called the commutation an act of “unprecedented, historic corruption.”

#amnesties-commutations-and-pardons, #clinton-bill, #nixon-richard-milhous, #rich-marc-1934-2013, #romney-mitt, #stone-roger-j-jr, #trump-donald-j, #watergate-affair

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Americans Must Know if Their President Is a Crook

The public’s interest in access to Donald Trump’s or any president’s tax filings depends on strong reform legislation from Congress.

#federal-taxes-us, #internal-revenue-service, #law-and-legislation, #nixon-richard-milhous, #presidents-and-presidency-us, #senate, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #taxation, #trump-tax-returns, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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In the Supreme Court’s Trump Tax Ruling, Voters Lose

The justices reiterated that no president is above the law, but voters still won’t see his taxes before November.

#alito-samuel-a-jr, #clinton-bill, #elections-district-attorneys, #federal-taxes-us, #income-tax, #internal-revenue-service, #mazars-usa, #nixon-richard-milhous, #presidential-election-of-2020, #roberts-john-g-jr, #subpoenas, #supreme-court-us, #thomas-clarence, #trump-tax-returns, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vance-cyrus-r-jr

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The Day the White Working Class Turned Republican

David Paul Kuhn’s “The Hardhat Riot” recounts a little-remembered event and traces its significance to the politics of the present day.

#books-and-literature, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #financial-district-manhattan-ny, #kuhn-david-paul, #lindsay-john-v, #nixon-richard-milhous, #police-department-nyc, #the-hardhat-riot-nixon-new-york-city-and-the-dawn-of-the-white-working-class-revolution-book, #whites

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Who Can We Trust With the Nuclear Button? No One.

The Cold War is over and all presidents make mistakes. Yet they still have sole control over whether to start a nuclear war.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #clinton-hillary-rodham, #cold-war-era, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #gorbachev-mikhail-s, #hiroshima-japan, #house-of-representatives, #kim-jong-un, #nagasaki-japan, #nixon-richard-milhous, #north-korea, #nuclear-weapons, #obama-barack, #presidents-and-presidency-us, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #russia, #senate, #truman-harry-s, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #war-and-emergency-powers-us, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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Trump’s Lessons From Nixon Missed One Important Thing

Both men have faced impeachment proceedings, and have spoken of the “silent majority” and law and order. But Nixon paid more attention to what people — especially suburban voters — thought.

#democratic-national-convention, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #nixon-richard-milhous, #presidential-election-of-1968, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j

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Why Does Trump Lie?

He has nothing but contempt for the institutions that exist to keep presidents in check.

#bush-george-w, #mcenany-kayleigh, #nixon-richard-milhous, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Trump May Compare Himself to Nixon in 1968, but He Really Resembles Wallace

The president has employed the same kind of inflammatory language as George Wallace did in the 1968 campaign. Richard Nixon ran that year seeking the middle between the Alabama governor and Hubert Humphrey.

#civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #nixon-richard-milhous, #presidential-election-of-1968, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidents-and-presidency-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wallace-george-c

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Donald Trump Is No Richard Nixon

He — and his party — are much, much worse.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #nixon-richard-milhous, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #watergate-affair

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You Can’t Be the ‘President of Law and Order’ if You Thrive on Chaos

Trump’s plan to campaign as the second coming of Richard Nixon shows the limits of historical analogy. It’s 2020, not 1968.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #nixon-richard-milhous, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #presidential-election-of-1968, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Case Against Riots

What nonviolent protest gains, violent protest unravels.

#civil-rights-and-liberties, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #minneapolis-minn, #nixon-richard-milhous, #presidential-election-of-1968, #presidential-election-of-2020

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William J. Small, Key Official During CBS News’s Heyday, Dies at 93

As the network’s Washington bureau chief, Mr. Small built a journalistic all-star team that included Dan Rather, Lesley Stahl and many others.

#cbs-evening-news-tv-program, #cbs-news, #deaths-obituaries, #nbc-news, #news-and-news-media, #nixon-richard-milhous, #rather-dan, #small-william-j-1926-2020, #television, #united-press-international

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Attorney General William Barr and the Rule of Law

The attorney general’s intervention in prosecutions of Mr. Trump’s allies is a new low.

#attorneys-general, #barr-william-p, #corruption-institutional, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #flynn-michael-t, #justice-department, #mueller-robert-s-iii, #nixon-richard-milhous, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidents-and-presidency-us, #russia, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #sessions-jefferson-b-iii, #special-prosecutors-independent-counsel, #stone-roger-j-jr, #supreme-court-us, #trump-ukraine-whistle-blower-complaint-and-impeachment-inquiry, #whistle-blowers

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The Conference Call Court

Yesterday, the Supreme Court considered two sets of cases with potentially historic implications for presidential power — over the phone.

#clinton-bill, #house-of-representatives, #nixon-richard-milhous, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020, #subpoenas, #supreme-court-us, #taxation, #trump-donald-j

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Will the Supreme Court Let Trump Hide His Tax Returns?

In a bid to keep his tax and financial records secret, the president’s lawyers tell the justices that he is beyond the reach of Congress and prosecutors.

#nixon-richard-milhous, #supreme-court-us, #trump-tax-returns, #trump-ukraine-whistle-blower-complaint-and-impeachment-inquiry, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vance-cyrus-r-jr

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The ‘Hard Hat Riot’ Was a Preview of Today’s Political Divisions

Mayor Lindsay saw a country “virtually on the edge of a spiritual — and perhaps even a physical — breakdown.”

#american-federation-of-labor-congress-of-industrial-organizations, #building-and-construction-trade-council-of-greater-new-york, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #financial-district-manhattan-ny, #kent-state-university, #nineteen-hundred-sixties, #nixon-richard-milhous, #organized-labor

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Trump’s Bid to the Supreme Court to Stand Above the Law

Next week, the Supreme Court will hear lawyers argue the president’s claim that he has absolute immunity while in office.

#bush-george-w, #clinton-bill, #constitution-us, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #executive-privilege-doctrine-of, #federal-courts-us, #immunity-from-prosecution, #justice-department, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #manhattan-nyc, #mazars-usa, #nixon-richard-milhous, #presidents-and-presidency-us, #scalia-antonin, #starr-kenneth-w, #subpoenas, #supreme-court-us, #trump-organization, #trump-donald-j, #united-states

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized for Gallbladder Treatment

The Supreme Court said she expected to participate in Wednesday’s oral arguments by telephone from the hospital.

#gallbladder, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #johns-hopkins-hospital-baltimore-md, #nixon-richard-milhous, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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