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Column: Nixon’s ghost, 40 years on

August 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — Forty years after he slunk out of office, Richard M. Nixon retains the capacity to astonish and disgust.
Just when you thought you could no longer be shocked by Nixon’s willingness to abuse power, his seething resentments and parano…continue reading on dglobe.com

THOMAS: Transformation was authentic for Charles Colson

April 23, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Chuck Colson was an ex-Marine and Nixon’s “hatchet man” who enjoyed going to any lengths to ensure his boss got his way, including re-election in 1972, as the Watergate scandal was just breaking. Continue Reading

Mallon’s novel is a White House look at Watergate

March 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Blending tragedy and comedy, Mallon’s mesmerizing new novel “Watergate,” tells its tale slant. We never witness the June 17, 1972, break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters in the Watergate office-apartment complex in Washington, nor the subsequent Senate hearings, nor the special prosecutor’s investigation of Republican “dirty tricks” and White House cover-ups, nor the breathless newspaper coverage. Instead, we view events from the perspective of President Nixon’s embattled White House and that of his allies. Continue Reading

Secret no more: Nixon’s Watergate grand jury testimony goes public

November 10, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The National Archives and the government’s Nixon Presidential Library made the records available today, months after a judge ordered the long-secret transcript unsealed. It was the first time an ex-president had testified before a grand jury, and it’s rare for any such testimony to be made public.
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No joke: McGovern has office in The Watergate

June 28, 2011 in The Daily Republic

39 years after infamous break-in, his employer moves into complex. Continue Reading