Commentary: The Silent Majority Will Support Trump Like It Did Nixon in 1972

“THE SILENT MAJORITY IS STRONGER THAN EVER!!!”

That was President Donald Trump’s analysis on Twitter of the current political climate in the U.S., likening it to the late 1960s and early 1970s — with radical antiwar and race riots — that helped propel Richard Nixon into the White House in 1968 and later helped engineer his 49-state sweep in his 1972 reelection bid.

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Commentary: The Poison Legacy of ‘Low-Bar’ Impeachment

Since the embarrassing impeachment and failed conviction of President Andrew Johnson in 1868, Americans more or less had avoided that ultimate constitutional method of removing a chief executive from power. The Johnson impeachment had been so steeped in personal hatred, political rivalry, and post-war agendas that the failure by one vote in the Senate to remove the impeached Johnson more or less discredited the process for a century.

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Commentary: Mueller’s Report Is a Rerun from the Nixon Era

by Ken Masugi   The best book on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report—and one that few people have actually seen—came out in January. In fact, the most relevant chapter was published originally in 1992, in an academic journal, and that article was based on a conference paper delivered in 1984.…

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Netflix Set to Release ‘Get Me Roger Stone,’ Billed as a Portrait of the GOP Fixer Behind Trump

A little over a year ago, shockwaves spread across the globe as it became apparent that unlikely presidential candidate Donald Trump had pulled off the greatest political upset in history. But one man wasn’t surprised at all: the newest world leader’s long-time friend and confidante, Washington political fixer Roger Stone.…

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