by Barry C. Lynn
Until the Reagan Revolution, American politics reflected the understanding that concentrated economic power was corrosive to democracy. Today, the Democrats need to revive that story as a political argument.
SOURCE: The Washington Post
But Kennedy’s may be unrivaled.
by David Greenberg
It used to be that nobody would admit to opposing a nominee for ideological reasons. Should we be happy that illusion is over?
SOURCE: The Atlantic
by Julian E. Zelizer
Nixon’s excesses prompted Congress to reassert its own powers, but those changes eroded over time. Now, Trump is demonstrating anew all the dangers of unchecked executive authority.
by William McGurn
Robert Bork’s lessons from the Saturday Night Massacre take on new relevance.
George F. Will is a columnist for the Washington Post.“When I first met Richard Nixon,” Robert Bork says in the book he completed a few weeks before his death in December, “I could see in his expression the conviction that someone had blundered badly.” With the dry wit that, together with his mastery of the dry martini, made him delightful company, Bork says the president, who “almost visibly recoiled,” evidently considered his red beard emblematic of Ivy League left-wingery. Nixon probably thought the barbarians were within the gates.They were. On Nixon’s staff.
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