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Keep Dick Tasting

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On August 12, 2021
I’ve been doing archival research the last week in the Bob Packwood Papers. The thing about doing archival research is that you never know what weirdness you are going to find. That’s especially true with politicians, where crazy people and freaks write whatever. But this? This is pretty great. The context at the link–including finding […]
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Let’s learn more about the Last Real Liberal President Unlike Neoliberal Sellout Barack Obama! Richard Nixon was the first U.S. president who made a promise to close the U.S-Mexican border to illegal drugs and unwanted people part of an election-winning strategy. Speaking on the campaign trail from Anaheim, California, in 1968, Candidate Nixon promised to […]

Buttons

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On November 8, 2016

I got nothing this morning. It’s just a waiting game now, unless you are getting people out to vote, which makes you awesome. But here’s some of the great campaign buttons of American pres

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Nixon on Hillary

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On April 9, 2015
Above: The two kindest, gentlest men in American history. What did Richard Nixon think of Hillary Clinton? Well, this is probably about the easiest question in the world to answer. Mr. Nixon praised Barbara Bush as a model of a wife who has her own opinions without upstaging her husband, and suggested that many Americans […]
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