Tag Archives: Richard Nixon

Donald Trump, Lee Atwater and the Politics of Personal Attack

Watching the second Presidential debate was a very depressing experience. Trump’s campaign for the entire election season has been a mean spirited affair based on personal attacks with little policy specifics. He said John McCain wasn’t a war hero. He … Continue reading

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Learning From History

Groups will have a bias against certain issues because of their history. African Americans, for instance, tend to be less responsive to libertarian criticisms of the power of the federal government because many Southerners once used states rights arguments to … Continue reading

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Ted Kennedy, Richard Nixon and Universal Health Care

“Turning now to the rest of the agenda for 1974, the time is at hand this year to bring comprehensive, high quality health care within the reach of every American. I shall propose a sweeping new program that will assure … Continue reading

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The Presidency and Leadership in a Democracy

When I was in college I checked out from the library a book by Hedley Donovan, a renowned political reporter, entitled Roosevelt to Reagan.  It was written in the 1980s, and it described his experiences with 9 Presidents.     Based on that experience, Donovan made a … Continue reading

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