Richard Nixon

Who would Don be without his cool facade?

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The Hillary Clinton Movie: The Winners and Losers

A Hollywood screenplay is full of political notables. Who comes off looking best?

We've read the screenplay for the upcoming Hillary Clinton biopic. It's full of political notables. So who comes off looking best?

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Every President Since Nixon Has Been 'Nixonian'

A brief history of media hyperbole

A brief history of media hyperbole.

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Why America Never Had Universal Child Care

In 1971, a national day-care bill almost became law. Therein lies a story.

Following The New Republic's recent blockbuster day-care story, a historian describes a 1971 effort to create a national child-care program–and the backlash that ensued. 

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What the Jackie Robinson Film Leaves Out

'42' doesn't touch on his conservative politics, which are widely misunderstood

The 24-hour news cycle yielded one of its better sitcom interludes last week when Rand Paul went to Howard University, the historically black college, to tell its student body why it needed the Republican Party. The libertarian junior senator from Kentucky, at one point, asked for a show-of-hands from those who knew that most of the African Americans who founded the NAACP more than 100 years ago were Republican.

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THAT FAINT CLANKING SOUND, arriving through the open window of his home office: Was it coming from the courtyard? Was it being made by the pulley they’d attached to the house’s outside wall? Christ, it couldn’t be, thought Nixon, looking at his new digital watch: 6:15 p.m. No, they still had the round-the-clock nurse with them, and she wouldn’t be letting Pat get up from her long afternoon nap for another 15 minutes, when he’d join her for a glass of fruit juice and dinner off the TV trays. He heard the clanking again and realized it was just the halyard hitting the flagpole.

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Are journalists really paying attention to what candidates say, or are they too distracted? The neuroscience behind media multi-tasking.

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Many liberals will always think of him as “the best President we never had.”

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McGovern's death reminds us of the longing for unapologetic good-government liberalism and its decimation in a fallen political world.

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Moderate Republicanism is not intellectually dead. So where is it?

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