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Richard Nixon



  • Think The Trump Tapes Are Worse Than The Nixon Tapes? Think Again.

    by Leonard Steinhorn

    Recordings of the President reveal not only racial bigotry but a cynical indifference to the rule of law and a belief that any means were justified to prevail over political adversaries. No, we're talking about Richard Nixon. 



  • The Terrible Cost of Presidential Racism

    by Gary Bass

    The emotional displays of prejudice revealed by newly uncensored White House tapes involving Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger help to explain a foreign policy debacle. 



  • The Daily: Trump's Suburban Strategy (audio)

    Trump has used recent protests to double down on a suburban strategy based in fear of crime and disorder. Writer Emily Badger investigates whether it will work. 



  • Trump and Biden Ready to Refight 1968

    Neither campaign can control the events — or root causes — driving America’s summer of unrest. But they both want to control the narrative.



  • Richard Nixon Bears Responsibility for the Pandemic’s Child-Care Crisis

    by Anna K. Danziger Halperin

    Today’s child-care crisis may have been fueled by the outbreak, but it is not new. It has been simmering below the surface for decades and can be traced back to President Richard M. Nixon’s 1971 veto of federally funded universal child care.



  • Law And Order Won’t Help Trump Win Reelection

    by Kevin M. Kruse

    The call for “law and order” is a complaint that those tasked with upholding the law and maintaining order have failed at the job and need to be replaced.



  • This Election Isn't 1968 or 1992 or 2016

    Richard Nixon won by portraying himself as a unifier against an out-of-control left; Bill Clinton won reelection by carefully navigating the politics of crime and unrest. There is nothing very careful, yet, about what we've seen from this president.



  • The Flawed Politics of a Law-and-Order Campaign

    by Walter Shapiro

    Looking back at the early Nixon years with a half-century’s hindsight actually offers reasons to hope. Even in 1968 and the divisive 1970 congressional elections that followed, voters were not easily gulled by Republican rabble-rousing.