Chris Christie: More Like Nixon than Giuliani
January 08, 2014
Chris Christie's 2016 prospects were always about personality, not ideology. That's why the new revelations about lane closures at the George Washington Bridge are so damaging.
Real life, revisited
August 02, 2013
Our Nixon is the title of a documentary presented by CNN and some non-political friends, which—again with an implying title—seems set to give us the inside scoop on Nixon’s career.
A Revealing New Look Inside the Nixon Bubble
July 31, 2013
Before there was Tammy Haddad prowling This Town with the camcorder, there was H.R. Haldeman roaming the White House with the Super 8.
The Trial of Robert D. Kaplan
April 25, 2013
The Atlantic writer's apologia for Henry Kissinger is incoherent and amoral all at once.
February 18, 2013
Was the second half of the twentieth century the "Age of Eisenhower and Nixon"?
Seven Underrated Counties
November 06, 2012
Throughout the Bush years, Orange County, FL, Franklin County, OH, and Bucks County, PA ascended to national preeminence as the closest counties in the closest states in the 2000 election. In 2008, the diverse and well-educated new coalition counties, like Arapahoe, CO, Fairfax, VA, Wake, NC stole the show. In 2012, Obama could easily win every county listed above and lose the election. As the suburbs diversify and Republicans compensate with additional inroads into the countryside, the old swing counties of the Bush years have largely moved into the Democratic column.
Zingers Don't Win Debates
October 02, 2012
Sighing and sweat have decided more presidential debates than great “zingers.”
When Did Oliver Stone Lose His Spark of Big Ambition?
July 09, 2012
Savages is trashy, vulgar, preposterous, cruel—and maybe the most interesting and entertaining film Oliver Stone has made since Nixon. What more do you want when the country is burning, gridlocked, and practicing ballet on the brink? Don’t say the movies lack instincts about where we’re headed.
Editor’s Note: We'll be running the article recommendations of our friends at TNR Reader each afternoon on The Plank, just in time to print out or save for your commute home. Enjoy! The 1950s are long gone, but the appeal of the drive-in movie theater is perennial. Smithsonian Magazine | 3 min (799 words) Watergate happened forty years ago, but the battle over Nixon’s legacy has been ongoing.