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The Hiss Case — Still Relevant

It was the case that first introduced Richard Nixon, then a first-term congressman from California, to the national political stage sixty-four years ago.  It made all of his subsequent political success possible. It also planted seeds of animosity toward him on the...

Nixon And Obama As First (Sports) Fans

There are a lot of differences in policy and style when it comes to the thirty-seventh and forty-fourth Presidents, but one thing they have in common is enormous interest in athletics.  At the sports site Grantland.com, Bryan Curtis examines at length the remarkable...

George Weigel Remembers Chuck Colson

In the month since the passing of Charles W. "Chuck" Colson, the Special Counsel for President Nixon who subsequently became one of Christian evangelism's most dynamic figures, there has been much written about his two careers in politics and religion.  Most of what...

“Frost/Nixon” In The OC

Peter Morgan's play Frost/Nixon, in the nearly six years since it premiered at the Donmar Warehouse in London with Michael Sheen as David Frost and Frank Langella memorably playing the President, has been performed around the world, its popularity partly spurred by...

Ed Nixon Speaks In South Carolina

On Thursday at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, President Nixon's younger brother Edward spoke in the second of the Hipp Lecture Series on International Affairs and National Security.  (The first event in this series was a debate among the Republican...