Posts tagged: Richard Nixon

Newspaper front pages from around the world on the day that Donald Trump became the 45th President of the United States of America.Featuring: New York Post - USA. When: 09 Nov 2016.

A Coastal Elitist Votes for the Heartland

Coastal elites have been voting for the heartland for 50 years. The problem is that the heartland has been voting the other way.

Dick Nixon Still Getting Kicked Around

A new book about President Richard Nixon claims he was wife-beating drunk who dabbled in Mafia man-love. But was he a good conservative?

“The Jews Are Born Spies,” Says the President

President Nixon: The Jews are born spies. You notice how many of them are? They’re just in it up to their necks.Haldeman: Well, got a basic devious abil– deviousness that–President Nixon: Well, also, an arrogance, an arrogance that says– that’s what makes a spy. He puts himself above the law.

Famous Alums of the March Madness Schools

Duke:  1. Richard Nixon, 37th president of United States. 2. Drew Rosenhaus, powerful sports agent. 3. Kara DioGuardi, songwriter, musician and American Idol judge.Oakland:  1. David Hasselhoff, former Baywatch star. 2. Robert Englund, actor most famous for his portrayal of Freddie Kruger. 3. Curtis Armstrong, actor best known for playing Booger in Revenge of the Nerds.Who gets the edge there: “resigned the presidency in shame” or “played Booger in Revenge of the Nerds”? 

Spiro Agnew’s Birthday

On this day in 1918 Spiro Theodore Agnew was born in Baltimore County, Maryland.
He was the son of Greek immigrants whose original name was Anagnostopoulos. He liked to be called Ted. His law school education was interrupted by service in the Tenth Armored Division during World War II. He saw combat in France and Germany.
Spiro Agnew was a suburban Baltimore lawyer, and a Democrat until 1947, when he became a Republican. From a background in county politics, he was elected Maryland’s governor in 1966.

A Robert Bork Biography

Mr. Hehn has posted a new biography of Robert Bork.

Elena Kagan is the Next William Rehnquist

Neither one had judicial experience before being nominated to the Supreme Court.William Rehnquist was nominated to the court (and then became Chief Justice) after serving as a lawyer in the Richard Nixon administration.  Elena Kagan was nominated after serving as a lawyer in the Bill Clinton administration, and as Solicitor General under Barack Obama.

Today in Nixonology

In our new profile of Illinois senator Roland W. Burris we include a link to photos of a his mausoleum — no, he’s not dead — in Chicago’s Oak Woods Ceremony. The sizable monument to Burris lists the senator’s many accomplishments under the heading “Trail Blazer.”