| Aug 8, 2014
| 5:54 AM
Long before Jon Stewart or Stephen Colbert, TV host Dick Cavett was weighing in on the events of the day.
Cavett's 1970s talk show on ABC became the forum through which many Americans learned about Watergate, the scandal that toppled Richard Nixon's...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 11:45 AM
WASHINGTON - En la noche de un jueves, hace hoy cuarenta años, el trigésimo séptimo presidente de Estados Unidos, Richard Nixon, anunció su dimisión, un hecho sin precedentes en la historia del país, empujado por el escándalo de Watergate.
En la que...
| Aug 3, 2014
The pressure on President Richard Nixon in the spring and summer of 1974 was unrelenting. One by one, his aides dropped by the wayside, charged or convicted or pleading guilty in the widening Watergate investigation, an incident so influential in the...
| Aug 5, 2014
Some 40 years after President Richard Nixon resigned to avoid his likely impeachment by the House of Representatives, Washington is again talking impeachment. Members of Congress are denouncing President Barack Obama's contempt for constitutional law,...
| Aug 1, 2014
It's a cliché. The college professor asks for a show of hands. How many of you know about the Vietnam war? Nobody. Watergate? A sprinkling. (Maybe they saw the movie with Robert Redford on Netflix.) The kidnapping of heiress Patty Hearst and that whole...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 12:30 PM
I watched Watergate unfold as if it were a spectator sport. Not just the Irvin committee hearings, at which John W. Dean intoned that "there was a cancer growing on the presidency," but also the House Judiciary Committee hearings, the press conferences,...
| Aug 7, 2014
In a televised speech to the nation, President Richard M. Nixon announces his resignation from office, effective noon, Friday, Aug. 9, 1974....
| May 9, 2014
| 6:43 PM
One of America's most prominent businessmen, known for quelling fierce corporate infighting, was named Friday by the NBA as interim chief executive of the Los Angeles Clippers in a move to restore credibility and stability to the team after owner Donald...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 9:04 AM
To say that Marco Rubio needs more seasoning before he lunges for the presidency is to be charitable.
Considering his maladroit handling of the immigration issue and — most lately — climate change, Rubio clearly hasn’t developed...
| May 29, 2014
| 6:00 AM
I tried to reread "Infinite Jest" last summer. More like: planned to reread it. I joined a Facebook group modeled on Infinite Summer, the 2009 digital reading project in which hundreds of readers and commentators (including John Green and Colin Meloy)...
| May 18, 2014
| 2:21 PM
These days, NASCAR is all atwitter — in thought and on smartphones — about the crop of young drivers moving up the ranks. Meanwhile, there are a few older guys getting it done to less fanfare.
Guys like Randy Akers, who won the Super...