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The Apotheosis of Nixonism

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On February 23, 2020
We really are living through Nixon redux. Except with an idiot playing the part of Nixon and a totally plaint congress. The Trump White House and its allies, over the past 18 months, assembled detailed lists of disloyal government officials to oust — and trusted pro-Trump people to replace them — according to more than […]
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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 presidential history. I ran across this one at the Nixon Library. Junior Club too. Hot. We all work for dick in the […]
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I am not in the habit of reviewing older books I read. But I recently read Matthew Lassiter’s 2006 book, The Silent Majority: Suburban Politics in the Sunbelt South. Lassiter strongly questions the effectiveness of Nixon’s Southern Strategy. I mentioned this on Twitter and Thus Blogged Anderson asked me to lay this argument out on […]

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 B

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Siting the Nixon Library

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On March 29, 2015
As I’ve mentioned before, the Nixon Library is Disneyland for cynical left-wing historians. It’s located in boring ol’Yorba Linda, Nixon’s birthplace. Turns out this was very disappointing for Nixon, who had incredibly grand ideas about what his library should look like. And that included stripping the western part of Camp Pendleton for it. Obsessed with […]

Nixon on Panda Sex

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On July 28, 2014

I’m not saying this is on the level of LBJ ordering pants, but Richard Nixon talking about panda mating patterns is not something you expected to hear when you woke up this morning. And look, he

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