Conrad Black in the National Post: Forty years after Watergate, as the agreed demonology of that drama begins to unravel and the chief authors of it, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, struggle to keep the conventional wisdom about it intact as an article of righteous liberal faith, a factual review is timely. When Richard Nixon [...]
President Nixon's chief economic adviser dies at 96.
Paul W. McCracken, the Chairman of President Nixon’s Council of Economic Advisers died yesterday. He was 96. Before assuming his role as RN’s chief economist in 1969, Dr. McCracken served on the CEA in the Eisenhower administration, was a professor at the University of Michigan business school, and an advisor to Presidents Kennedy and Johnson. In [...]
Teryl Zarnow of the Orange County Register: Maureen Drown Nunn pauses before a photo of former President Richard Nixon and his wife Pat, smiling with their arms around each other. Pat wears a long, printed skirt as they pose in San Clemente. It’s one of many photos on display at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library [...]
Mike Sprague, Whittier Daily News: Gallery: Teddy Roosevelt visits Nixon Library YORBA LINDA – A man with graying hair, a mustache (fake), wearing a cowboy hat, spectacles, a vest and long-tailed coat walks out on the floor of the East Room at the Nixon Library. His first sentence was a high-pitched “I’m deelighted to be [...]
A Fresno Bee editorial: We’ve just passed the 40th anniversary of Title IX, and our society is much better for having this historic gender equity provision. Young women playing high school and college sports today just need to ask their grandmothers how many opportunities they had in 1972 to play sports. For the most part, [...]
By Adam Ottke, OC Register: In 1971, Secretary of Commerce Barbara Hackman Franklin, staff assistant to President Richard M. Nixon, was tasked with recruiting qualified women for positions in the administration. This task marked the first time a president explicitly made such attempts to advance women’s rights within his own administration. The story of these [...]
Geoff Shepard in Constitution Daily: In this commentary, Geoff Shepard, who served on Richard Nixon’s White House staff and his legal defense team, looks at arguments about due process violations for the Watergate defendants. Our Founding Fathers wisely distributed power among three separate branches, to protect from its dangerous concentration and from human nature. In [...]
Mike Spraque, Whittier Daily News: YORBA LINDA – Two law professors in a debate Wednesday found little to agree on when it comes to how the U.S. Supreme Court will rule on President Barack Obama’s health care law. But there was one exception: both John Eastman, law professor and former dean of Chapman University and [...]
By Mindy Shauer, OC Register: YORBA LINDA – Richard Nixon’s modest birthplace was celebrated Saturday in Yorba Linda as it turned 100. Character actors from the 37th president’s early days, including parents Hannah and Frank Nixon, provided a glimpse into the life of one of the most controversial presidents. A time capsule will be buried [...]
Geoff Shepard in Politico: The 40th anniversary of the Watergate break-in presents an ideal opportunity to reconsider the greatest scandal in U.S. political history. Many then and since have celebrated President Richard Nixon’s resignation as a constitutional triumph — proof that “the system worked.” This has become conventional wisdom. But it’s based on three myths — [...]
In The Washington Times, CBS News veteran Wes Vernon reviews Max Holland’s new book, Leak: How Mark Felt Became Deep Throat: As America approaches the 40th anniversary of the Watergate break-in, which brought down the Nixon presidency, no historical discussion of the scandal will be complete without including the extensive research done by author Max [...]
Longtime Orange County GOP Chairman Dies
OC Register political reporter Martin Wicksol: Tom Fuentes, the longtime chairman of the county Republican Party who increased the GOP stronghold over the county and then watched demographic changes roll back those gains, died Friday night surrounded by family at his Lake Forest home after a battle with cancer. He was 63. The staunchly conservative [...]
Geoff Shepard in RealClearPolitics: Jeff Himmelman’s revelation in his April 29th New York Magazine article (http://nymag.com/news/features/ben-bradlee-2012-5/) — that Carl Bernstein really had interviewed a Watergate grand juror — is breath-taking in its implications. It’s not just that Woodward and Bernstein have lied about this for 40 years, it’s that interference with a grand jury threatens [...]
In State Magazine, a U.S. Department of State publication, Rennie Silva – a Presidential Management Fellow at the U.S. Department of Defense – wrote about the conference the Nixon Foundation co-hosted with the United States Institute of Peace last March, commemorating the 40th anniversary of President Nixon’s trip to China (See page 22). Jonathan Movroydis [...]
This article by Anne Walker originally appeared on her blog, GramAnne. Jon Foust was a wonderful friend to Ron and me, and our girls, since the two men met at the Allstate Insurance Company in the mid-1960′s. Many of the men that Ron met and worked with at Allstate, continued to work together in the [...]
Research Compares Diplomatic Coup to Current Re-engagement with Asia
On Wednesday, April 18, Whittier College junior Poonam Narewatt gave a speech about her exciting year as the 2011-2012 Nixon Fellow before trustees and distinguished guests of the 37th President’s undergraduate Alma Mater. As apart of her fellowship project, she traveled to China, Hong Kong, and the Philippines.
Served as Nixon White Special Counsel from 1969 to 1973
Charles “Chuck” Colson, White House Special Counsel to President Nixon, died on Saturday, April 21 at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Virginia. He was 80. After his years in the White House, Colson was an influential voice in evangelical Christianity and founded several ministries, including the worldwide Prison Fellowship.