Category Archives: Nixon

It’s Not Just Trump — LBJ Took Classified Documents Too

“The FBI’s search on Monday of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home has rightfully been huge news. According to the Washington Post, the FBI took action because Trump had left the White House in January 2021 with government documents, and … Continue reading

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White House Plumbers

Security officer Frank Wills’ log of the Watergate Office Building. June 17, 1972. “The White House Plumbers, sometimes simply called the Plumbers, the Room 16 Project, or more officially, the White House Special Investigations Unit, was a covert White House … Continue reading

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Did John F. Kennedy and the Democrats Steal the 1960 Election?

Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy debate during the 1960 election. “For Richard Nixon, the holiday season of 1960 was a sullen affair. Weeks before, on Nov. 8, he had lost an exceedingly close presidential election to Senator John F. … Continue reading

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The Price of Power: Kissinger, Nixon, and Chile – Seymour M. Hersh

“… Admiral [Rembrandt] Robinson was the liaison officer between the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the National Security Council, and his office was a sensitive one: the White House’s most highly classified documents, including intelligence materials, routinely flowed through it. … Continue reading

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Attica Prison riot

Inmates at Attica shouted their demands during a negotiating session with state corrections officials in September 1971. “The Attica Prison Rebellion, also known as the Attica Prison Massacre, Attica Uprising or Attica Prison Riot, was the bloodiest prison riot in … Continue reading

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The US Blockade on Cuba Must End

Richard Nixon, then Dwight D. Eisenhower’s vice president, met with Cuba’s Fidel Castro on April 19, 1959, in Washington, DC. “… The US blockade on Cuba has been a key part of Washington’s long-standing war on the country, launched shortly … Continue reading

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Nixon’s Enemies List

“‘Nixon’s Enemies List’ is the informal name of what started as a list of President of the United States Richard Nixon‘s major political opponents compiled by Charles Colson, written by George T. Bell (assistant to Colson, special counsel to the … Continue reading

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‘We’re Going to Publish’ An Oral History of the Pentagon Papers

“On Oct. 1, 1969, Daniel Ellsberg walked out of the RAND Corporation offices, where he worked as a Defense Department consultant, into the temperate evening air of Santa Monica, Calif. In his briefcase was part of a classified government study … Continue reading

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Nixon’s Vietnam Treachery

United States President Richard M. Nixon with President Thieu in Saigon on his first visit to South Vietnam, August 1969. “Richard M. Nixon always denied it: to David Frost, to historians and to Lyndon B. Johnson, who had the strongest … Continue reading

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Direct Action: Protest and the Reinvention of American – L. A. Kauffman

“In 1971, the People Didn’t Just March on Washington — They Shut It Down. The largest and most audacious direct action in US history is also among the least remembered, a protest that has slipped into deep historical obscurity. It was … Continue reading

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