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Watergate



  • Republicans Defending Trump on Impeachment Should Fear the Judgment of History

    by Michael Luo

    This week, as the current Judiciary Committee begins impeachment hearings on President Donald Trump, these obituaries might serve as a reminder to the committee’s Republican members that the consequences of their decisions in the coming days will likely extend far beyond the next election.



  • The GOP Appointees Who Defied the President

    by Michael Koncewicz

    Before Watergate became a story that dominated the national media in the spring of 1973, there were individuals within the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the IRS that took dramatic steps to block Nixon’s attempts to politicize their work.  


  • Why Televised Hearings Mattered During Watergate But May Not Today

    by James Robenalt

    The whistleblower today has been backed up by others who had direct knowledge, making his or her account now superfluous. John Dean had no such back-up from others; he had to wait a year for his testimony to be fully corroborated by the tapes themselves.


  • The Loss of Republican Principle

    by Ronald L. Feinman

    Mitt Romney, Mitch McConnell, and Kevin McCarthy are handling Trump far different than their counterparts during Watergate.