This year’s elections could be the end of democracy in America. …Read More →
Watergate at 50: Barry Sussman, the Washington Post’s original Watergate editor, says America today is paying the price for the failure to prosecute Nixon back then. Check out his take on that and other Watergate legacies, and feel free to join in with comments of your own.
Posts in the Category: Watergate at 50
Herblock, the late Washington Post political cartoonist and nemesis of Richard Nixon, wrote in a 1974 book, …Read More →
One long-lasting Watergate myth is that the coverage of the Watergate scandal was a great success for the news media in America, in that, as many have said facetiously, the press dethroned a president. There …Read More →
George W. Bush was not elected president in the year 2000; he was appointed in a Supreme Court coup and things went downhill from there. Aside from Donald Trump, no president in modern times seemed …Read More →
Not long after Iran-Contra, Newt Gingrich, a clever, eely hypocrite became a leader in the Republican move away from democracy. He ran a smashing Republican takeover of the House (and Senate) in 1994, one of …Read More →
The 1988 Willie Horton ad is to this day regarded as one of the most vicious ads in American presidential politics, a trend-setter for ugly campaigns ever since. When people ask, “Who let the dogs …Read More →
The first report of Iran-Contra appeared in a Lebanese magazine on November 3rd, 1986, a story saying the U.S. had sold arms to Iran. The sale was unlawful and news of it was a serious …Read More →
Republican presidents and other leaders after Nixon quit on democracy, sometimes criminally, straight on through to the Donald Trump era. This segment of Watergate at 50 is the first of several describing how we got …Read More →
Fifty years after the break-in some Watergate ideas emerge.
Among the main ones, in my view, are that the failure to prosecute Nixon and the Ford pardon of him did great damage to democracy …Read More →