• Lincoln Republicans

    Posted on by Alex Marshburn

    The polarizing rhetoric in presidential candidate Barry Goldwater’s 1964 acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention left the Republican Party torn between his and Governor Rockefeller’s loyalists. Months later, Goldwater lost in a landslide defeat to Lyndon Johnson due to a lack of support from Republicans who had been alienated by his words at the […]

    Posted in 1968 Campaign, Republican Party, The New Nixon

  • Planning the Surprise – Media and the Trip to China

    Posted on by Tatumn Walter

    Often termed “The Week that Changed the World,” President Nixon’s 1972 trip to China was founded upon intense planning. Geopolitics were at the fore, but society’s reaction to the trip formed a complementary component, and great strategy went into determining the role of the media. As President Nixon writes in his memoirs, “Despite the almost […]

    Posted in China, The New Nixon

  • The Nixon Space Doctrine

    Posted on by Chris Barber

    President Nixon with Apollo 11 astronauts, left to right, Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin, through the window of the Mobile Quarantine Facility aboard the USS Hornet. (July 24, 1969) Richard Nixon assumed the office of the presidency at the height of America’s space program. He presided over the National Aeronautic Space Agency’s (NASA) […]

    Posted in Space

  • RN Outlines Policy for 1968

    Posted on by Alex Marshburn

    Portrait of Richard M. Nixon, c. 1967. In August, 1967, Vice President Nixon created an outline of the policies that he intended to carry into office in 1969. In the report he spoke only briefly of domestic issues, mentioning the importance of upholding the law, maintaining the moral and ideological foundations of America, and how […]

    Posted in The New Nixon

  • Support for The Nominations of Lewis Powell and William Rehnquist

    Posted on by Evan Vassar

    President Nixon presents Lewis Powell (shown on the left of RN) and William Rehnquist (on right of RN) framed gifts recognizing their confirmation as Supreme Court Justices. (December 22, 1971) In October of 1971, President Nixon would be tasked with nominating two more associate judges to the Supreme Court, due to justices John Harlan and […]

    Posted in The New Nixon