Tag Archives: Trump and Nixon

Everyone Knew

Things were slower long ago, in the early seventies. There was Carole King and her cat sitting in the window of the house she was renting up the way here in Laurel Canyon, the cover shot on her 1971 album … Continue reading

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The Reverse Nixon

The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming! It was 1966 and that was just a movie – Carl Reiner, Eva Marie Saint, Alan Arkin in his first major film role, Brian Keith, Theodore Bikel, Jonathan Winters, and Paul Ford … Continue reading

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Far Beyond Nixon

There are those who remember the early seventies. Nixon won a second term easily enough. George McGovern, a good man, inspired no one, and two weeks after the Democrats settled on him, his running mate, Thomas Eagleton, became a problem. … Continue reading

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An Arc of Inevitability

One time isn’t like another. Things aren’t that bad. This isn’t 1968 – the year that opened with the Tet Offensive. Those people over there in Vietnam celebrate the Lunar New Year. There was going to be a break in … Continue reading

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The No-Show Show

Nothing happened. Richard Nixon wanted nothing to happen. No one would hear those tapes. No one should hear those tapes. No president, in the future, would be able to talk frankly to his staff and with other world leaders, or … Continue reading

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The Fallout That Kills

President Trump gave the nation the day off – on Thursday, August 16, 2018, he didn’t do anything outrageous, just to be outrageous, to fire up his base, the folks who want him to be outrageous, to drive all the … Continue reading

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Someone Smirked

Black parents have “the conversation” with their kids. White parents do to, unless they’re very wealthy and quite well-connected. The conversation is about how to keep from getting shot dead. If you’re stopped by the police for any reason, or … Continue reading

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