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“Duke Missed A Prize” In 1981

North Carolina, the "Tar Heel State," is the birthplace of two Presidents, James Knox Polk and Andrew Johnson. (Andrew Jackson is recorded as having been born in South Carolina, near its northern border, but some historians still argue that the seventh President came...

How American, RN 1913-1994

On April 27, 1994, on the day of Richard Nixon's state funeral attended by four living Presidents, Senator Bob Dole gave a stirring eulogy in honor of the 37th President, calling his story the epitome of the American dream and the era he lived in the "Age of Nixon." I...

The Quotable Richard Nixon

It is interesting to take note of some of the most well-known quotes that defined RN, over the course of his life and now in the annals history. This is also meant to coincide with the recently-held Nixon Legacy Forum “Writing for 37,” which featured several of...

In Search Of Nixon….In County Kildare

Last October at TNN, Jonathan Movroydis posted a link to a program on Irish radio commemorating the 40th anniversary of President Nixon's visit to that green isle from whose soil his ancestors sailed to America.  Yesterday at the site irishcentral.com, John Fay, who...

RN On Doctor Who This Weekend

As most couch potatoes know, a thousand years from now, Richard Nixon (or at least his head preserved in a transparent jar) will be completing his third term as President of Earth, as depicted in Matt Groening and David X. Cohen's animated series Futurama. (There was...

21 April 1969: RN + DR = OEO

Forty-two years ago today ---on 21 April 1969--- President Nixon announced his choice of a thirty-six year old  Chicago congressman ---Donald H. Rumsfeld--- to head the troubled and troubling Office of Economic Opportunity.   RN turned out to be both a prophet and a...

Ken Hesse, 1935-2011

Kenneth Robert "Ken" Hesse, a member of the crew that flew Air Force One during the Nixon Administration, died on April 7 in Woodstock, Georgia, at the age of 76. His obituary appears here.  Along with his involvement in flights in which the President and heads of...