• 1968: Lyndon, Dick, and Billy

    Posted on by David R. Stokes

    Forty years ago, in the wake of the hard-fought 1968 presidential election, the nation faced what many assumed would be a turbulent transition. But it did not turn out that way. Whatever happened later, the country moved from what had been the one of the most divisive campaigns in our history, to a comparatively calm […]

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  • No More Calls Please — We Have A Winner

    Posted on by Frank Gannon

    After a great deal of discussion and speculation, we finally have the answer: Barack Obama is the New Nixon. The clincher?  I’ll let Anthony Holden tell you in his own words from today’s Daily Beast: Among the countless blessings conferred by the election of Barack Obama is the energizing fact—until now little-known—that poker will be […]

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  • Andrew Sullivan's Malignity In Victory

    Posted on by John H. Taylor

    Andrew Sullivan continues to savage Sarah Palin. He erred in republishing the transparent lie that she wasn’t Trig’s mother, which proved to be the most effective libel of the 2008 campaign. As recently as election day, he was keeping the lie alive. So he is fully vested in her political demise. The GOP must nonetheless […]

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  • Honey, The New Puppy Chewed My Striped Pants!

    Posted on by John H. Taylor

    In the Wall Street Journal, TNN’s Frank Gannon reviews Stephen Hess’s new book on Presidential transitions and inaugurations: What do you wear to your Inauguration? Ike and JFK wore a morning coat and striped pants. (The general donned a homburg, and Kennedy sported a top hat.) Jimmy Carter inaugurated the new tradition — a plain […]

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  • Another Proud Nixon Family Member

    Posted on by John H. Taylor

    The St. Petersburg Times (the one in Florida) has a local angle on Alice Nixon Cooper (featured in Sen. Obama’s speech Tuesday night) that’s even better than ours. Her grandson Ernest Hooper is a columnist: I made sure to call my grandmother Wednesday before 11 a.m., because she watches The Price Is Right at 11, […]

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