Nixon Was Far Worse Than We Thought

In a must-read Washington Post piece, Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward look back at Richard Nixon's presidency and debunk the "often unchallenged" notion "that the coverup was worse than the crime" saying this idea "minimizes the scale and reach of Nixon's criminal actions." "In the course of his five-and-a-half-year presidency, beginning in 1969, Nixon launched and managed five successive and overlapping wars -- against the anti-Vietnam War movement, the news media, the Democrats, the justice system and, finally, against history itself.

  • Cynthia Nixon says Sex and the City was based on a true story
    “When sex was bad on Sex and the City, it was funny. And the worse it was, the funnier it was,” she said. “But when sex is bad on Girls, it can be really hard to watch, and it’s sometimes abusive, and it’s important to show that.” Nixon’s ...
    11/30/2016 - 12:44 am | View Link
  • Trump's Nixon-In-China Opportunity With Black Voters
    That optimism was misplaced. Three-fifths of the public in a recent poll said race relations are worse under Obama than before. That is 18 points more than in 2014. Just 9 percent said race relations have improved since Obama became president.
    11/28/2016 - 5:21 am | View Link
  • Fake news, real sleaze: Donald Trump isn’t president yet, but his dirty tricks outdo Nixon’s
    On Sunday afternoon Donald Trump tweeted that he had actually won the popular vote, when the current total shows a lead of 2.2 million votes and counting for Hillary Clinton: In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the ...
    11/27/2016 - 12:00 pm | View Link
  • Cynthia Nixon: “In SATC we had to be thin and look great all the time”
    When sex was bad on Sex and the City it was funny. And the worse it was, the funnier it was. But when sex is bad on Girls, it can be really hard to watch, and it’s sometimes abusive, and it’s important to show that.’ ‘Plus, in SATC we had to be ...
    11/27/2016 - 7:08 am | View Link
  • Richard Nixon Looking Down, But Not Smiling, As Monica Crowley Considered For Press Secretary
    That lesson did not take, it seems, with the one taking notes. Crowley would be no worse than others who have been talked about for the important job as press secretary in the next administration. But Nixon, I am sure, is thinking how such serious ...
    11/26/2016 - 9:16 am | View Link
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  • Richard Nixon
    On, get the controversial life story of Richard Nixon, the U.S. president who resigned his post rather than face impeachment.
    12/3/2016 - 2:03 pm | View Website
  • Watergate: The Scandal That Brought Down Richard Nixon
    “Watergate” is a general term used to describe a complex web of political scandals between 1972 and 1974. The word specifically refers to the Watergate Hotel in ...
    12/2/2016 - 9:50 pm | View Website
  • White House Plumbers
    The White House Plumbers, sometimes simply called the Plumbers, were a covert White House Special Investigations Unit, established July 24, 1971, during the ...
    12/1/2016 - 10:31 am | View Website
  • Pat Nixon
    Pat Nixon had an interest in adding artifacts to the Executive Mansion, and built on Jacqueline Kennedy's more publicized efforts. She added more than 600 paintings ...
    11/30/2016 - 8:12 pm | View Website
  • No, ‘Emailgate’ Is Not Worse Than Watergate
    Hillary Rodham, center, and fellow members of the staff of the House Judiciary Committee, bringing impeachment charges against President Richard Nixon in 1974.
    10/31/2016 - 8:04 am | View Website
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