55 Years Ago — “The Last Press Conference”

55 Years Ago — “The Last Press Conference”

6 November 1962: Vice President Nixon gives his concession following his loss to Edmund “Pat” Brown in the 1962 California …read more

Podcast: Michael Balzano on How Nixon Created the New Majority

Podcast: Michael Balzano on How Nixon Created the New Majority

Michael Balzano is Author of “Building a New Majority.” In 1972, President Nixon was elected by a 49-state landslide …read more

Lincoln Republicans

Lincoln Republicans

The polarizing rhetoric in presidential candidate Barry Goldwater’s 1964 acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention left the Republican Party …read more

November, 1970: RN’s Post-election Strategy

November, 1970: RN’s Post-election Strategy

President Nixon strategizes with his Chief of Staff, H.R. Haldeman, in the Oval Office. Throughout his life, Richard Nixon displayed a …read more

RN and TR: Always in the Arena

RN and TR: Always in the Arena

The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, a Ken Burns documentary film that aired last month chronicles the lives of Theodore, Franklin …read more

Nixon and Connally

Nixon and Connally

The Nixons and Connallys at the Connally ranch in August 1972. This Tuesday marks the anniversary of Richard Nixon’s appointment of …read more

RN’s Vision for the GOP

RN’s Vision for the GOP

President Nixon prided himself in campaigning not only for his own political ambitions, but for the greater good of the …read more

The Long Battle for the ERA and Constitutional Equality

The Long Battle for the ERA and Constitutional Equality

In 1921, Alice Paul of the National Women’s Party drafted the Equal Rights Amendment for constitutional gender equality. The original …read more

Would the Sunnylands Summit be Happening had it not been for RN?

Would the Sunnylands Summit be Happening had it not been for RN?

RN and PN with Walter and Leonore Annenberg at La Casa Pacifica in 1969. No it would not, on two counts; …read more

Waiting for the New Nixon

Waiting for the New Nixon

A resident from Henderson, Nevada ponders the GOP’s past success in presidential elections: The last time a Republican won a presidential …read more