richard nixon http://wamc.org en Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary http://wamc.org/post/dr-alan-chartocks-morning-commentary-19 <p>WAMC's political observer Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the sentencing of Pfc. Bradley Manning and what's happening with the Nixon tapes. &nbsp; &nbsp;</p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 11:53:15 +0000 Alan Chartock 71972 at http://wamc.org Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary Time editor on the crucial, high-stakes Presidents Club http://wamc.org/post/time-editor-crucial-high-stakes-presidents-club <p>On this day when Americans select their next president, WAMC's Ian Pickus speaks with Time Magazine editor and Washington Bureau Chief Michael Duffy, co-author of <em>The Presidents Club: Inside the World’s Most Exclusive Fraternity</em>, about the relationships between the country's past chief executives.</p> Tue, 06 Nov 2012 16:35:00 +0000 Ian Pickus 51210 at http://wamc.org Time editor on the crucial, high-stakes Presidents Club Just Plain Dick by Kevin Mattson http://wamc.org/post/just-plain-dick-kevin-mattson <p>It all started with some businessmen bankrolling Richard Nixon to become a "salesman against socialization." But in this precursor to current campaign finance scandals, Nixon had some explaining to do to keep his place on Eisenhower’s Republican ticket, so he took to the airwaves.<br><br> In making his speech, Nixon left behind lines about a "Republican cloth coat" and a black and white cocker spaniel named "Checkers." The speech saved and bolstered Nixon’s political career and set the tone for the 1952 campaign.<br> Thu, 20 Sep 2012 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 48324 at http://wamc.org Just Plain Dick by Kevin Mattson