Richard Nixon

Trump's lawyers trying to contain his rage over Mueller

President Donald Trump’s legal team may be shielding the commander-in-chief when it comes to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe in an effort to …

Donald Trump

How a missing 'the' enabled Israeli occupation

The wording of UN Resolution 242 helped Israel justify its occupation of Palestinian land.<p>When the United Nations Security Council passed Resolution 2334 in December 2016, Israeli leaders seethed. Their fury was duly understood to stem from what they perceived as an unprecedented betrayal by the …

Israel

Dan Rather Is Not Naming Names

Hearing Dan Rather’s familiar Texas twang during a phone conversation last week brought back vivid memories–of election night “Ratherisms” like a candidate’s lead being “shakier than cafeteria Jell-O”–and a long-lost time when most Americans could easily name the anchors of the three network …

Donald Trump

How to Unite the Anti-Trump Republicans

The president's GOP opponents need to face up to five truths.<p>My View colleague Ramesh Ponnuru has an excellent column about the huge differences among anti-Trump Republicans. As he points out, they can't even agree on a label, with some embracing the #NeverTrump hashtag and others finding it not …

Republican Party

George W. Bush Owes Donald Trump a Big Thank-You

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Liberal View

What Charles Manson Had in Common with the Alt-Right

Besides fear of black people and anxiety about the collapse of the white race, Manson and the modern far-right also shared fantasies about the future.<p>When former pimp, failed musician, and murderous cult leader Charles Manson died Sunday at 83, he left behind a massive stamp on American pop …

Racism

Al Franken Won’t Be The Last Time The #MeToo Movement Is Used To Attack Women And The Left [Opinion]

This past Thursday, when the story emerged of KABC radio host Leeann Tweeden accusing Minnesota Senator Al Franken of kissing her aggressively and …

Feminism

When the President stopped the presses

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump has made it clear that when it comes to cracking down on government leaks to the media, "the tougher the better!" Yet for all of Trump's dire warnings about the dangers of leaks, there is one action that even he has not suggested -- a court order blocking the press …

Opinion

Watch Live: President Trump Pardons National Thanksgiving Turkey at White House

Drumstick and Wishbone have been living it up in Washington, D.C. – but only one has what it takes to be the National Thanksgiving Turkey.<p>President …

Donald Trump

The Secret History of the Bomb

Daniel Ellsberg on North Korea, Nixon, and the "Strangelove paradox."<p>Daniel Ellsberg became a household name—and, according to Henry Kissinger, “the most dangerous man in America”—in 1971, when he leaked the Pentagon Papers, a massive study of how the U. S. blundered in Vietnam that Ellsberg …

North Korea

How U.S. presidents shaped the Thanksgiving holiday: A short history

As President Trump prepares to spend his first Thanksgiving in office at Mar-a-Lago, his private club in West Palm Beach, Fla., we take a look at how past presidents have shaped and celebrated the traditional American holiday now marked as a day for eating turkey and giving thanks.<p>According to the …

News (U.S.)

Franklin and Marshall College and Free Speech

<i>Note: In lieu of my usual column, here is the text of a speech I gave at my alma mater, Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania,</i> …

Conservative View

The Justice Department’s move to block the AT&T-Time Warner merger sweeps aside centuries of government policy

The Justice Department sent shock waves through the communications industry Monday by suing to block the merger between Time Warner and AT&T. For centuries, government policy has been geared toward nurturing and supporting media companies as they grew larger and more powerful. Now this …

Government

See, The Senate Really Can Stand Up To A President’s Judicial Nominee

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Law

Article: Tomgram: Rebecca Gordon, The Annals of Rehabilitation

- Advertisement -<p>This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here.<p>Who even …

Liberal View

How the Mafia Fueled Richard Nixon's Political Career

The famously corrupt president didn't just go rogue in the White House—a new book shows that, like, Donald Trump, Nixon had a long history of Mafia-tainted activity.<p>Richard Nixon’s first sit down came before he ran for Congress in 1946. Tricky Dick was later said to deal with the mob primarily …

Crime

Trump’s recklessness is magnifying the military’s political power — and independence

“The military is restraining the civilian leadership rather than the other way around.”<p>“This should calm some nerves,” wrote Peter Daou, the former Hillary Clinton staffer and founder of Verrit. Daou was referring to a CNN report in which Gen. John Hyten, head of the US Strategic Command, warned …

Politics

Russia's T-72 Tank: Over 40 Years Old and Key to Russian Army

<i>While Russia has 3,500 T-80s, that tank seems to be a dead end. While the T-14 Armata is an intriguing and sophisticated next-generation tank, it</i> …

Military History

Trump impeachment threat grows as obstruction of justice investigation deepens

President Donald Trump may have convinced himself that the investigation into his campaign’s alleged links to Russia is winding down, but evidence …

Robert Mueller

Thanksgiving panic: How a cranberry crisis changed the way Americans see food

The side-dish preferences of vice presidents don’t normally make the news.<p>But 1959 was no ordinary time. It was the year a tiny berry caused Americans to take a massive look at potential carcinogens in their food and care enough about the culinary choices of lawmakers that Richard Nixon’s dinner …

U.S. Postal Service

'Others Will Follow' Short: Q&A with Filmmaker Spotlights Mars Mission Gone Wrong

Space is a glamorous place to work, but for astronauts it is also a dangerous environment. A new science fiction short on Vimeo called "Others Will …

Exploration

Limits on Trump's Power to Shape Courts Fall Away

The Republican head of the Senate Judiciary Committee has curtailed one of the last legislative limits on a president’s power to shape the federal courts, giving Donald Trump more freedom than any U.S. president in modern times to install his judges of choice, legal experts said.<p>Last week, Sen. …

U.S. Politics

California bar exam passing rate rises, ending three-year decline

The passing rate on the California bar exam rose to 49.6 percent in July, ending a three-year decline and making 4,236 applicants eligible to join the ranks of the state’s 189,000 practicing lawyers.<p>The results, announced by the State Bar on Friday, came a year after the passing rate had dropped to …

Education

Plot of Next Tarantino Movie Revealed

Charles Manson is dead. The infamous cult leader, whose followers embarked on a murder spree that paralyzed Los Angeles in 1969, died of natural …

Charles Manson

EDITORIAL: We smell payback by Trump against CNN on AT&T-Time Warner

The Justice Department on Monday moved to stop the blockbuster merger of AT&T and Time Warner.<p>This means one of two things:<p>A) The Justice Department …

Time Warner

The eaters of the free world: Food quirks nothing new in the Oval Office

Politics is a turbulent gig, but through it all, one thing remains constant: Presidents need to eat.<p>And eat they do. Recently, Donald Trump made …

Boston

Have questions on the JFK assassination? Start looking here

In September 1963, <i>The Dallas Morning News</i> broke the news that President John F. Kennedy was planning to visit Dallas later that year.<p>Since then, …

Texas

Steven Spielberg (‘The Post’) on why it was so urgent to release the film in 2017 [WATCH]

“It just felt like this was going to be a movie that I was going to want to make immediately,” said <b>Steven Spielberg</b>, explaining the urgency behind …

Entertainment

Talking Bobby Kennedy with Chris Matthews

Hardball’s Chris Matthews has a terrific new book out: “Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit.” As I told Chris in an interview this morning, I have worked …

Robert F. Kennedy

Lifesaving lessons in the time of Trump

The river of American history meanders inexorably through the political landscape. Sometimes it swerves right, then, after a while, swerves left. …

History