A look back at the classic characters of that ur-political scandal reveals some surprising similarities to the current president.
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How does Trump stack up against America’s greatest presidents?
Historians surveyed by C-SPAN ranked Lincoln first, Nixon 28th, and Buchanan last.
Getting under Trump’s skin, verse by satirical verse
Chicago Tribune columnist Mary Schmich is effectively skewering the new president with doggerel.
Bill Ayers believes opposition to Trump should come from the people—not the Democratic Party
Retired UIC professor and author Bill Ayers says modern revolutionaries also don’t have to look to the 1960s for inspiration.
The Russian hack was Trump’s Nixon moment
Newly discovered notes from an aide to Richard Nixon prove the former president connived with South Vietnam to win the 1968 presidential election.
Why can’t Mayor Rahm be less like Bill Clinton and more like Bernie Sanders?
Emanuel has governed by taking a page from the 90s centrist’s playbook.
Best Films of 2014, number six: Last Days in Vietnam
J.R. Jones counts down his favorite films of 2014. Today at number six: Last Days in Vietnam.
Rick Perlstein crosses The Invisible Bridge between Nixon and Reagan
In a new book, Chicago historian and Nation writer Rick Perlstein continues to chart America’s rightward shift.
Segregation and Obama’s second term
It’s never politically expedient for a president to fight segregation
Escape to Canada?
Dreading the election? I’m not.
Hey, teachers: you should have voted for del Valle!
What would have happened had we elected Miguel del Valle and not Rahm Emanuel as our mayor?
Video Drone: Beatles Stories
An anecdotal new documentary lets you meet the Beatles, over and over again
When Norman Mailer finally got to talk shit in the New Yorker
After his death, Norman Mailer got to curse in the New Yorker
George, Mitt, and HUD
In the Romney family, the apple fell far from the tree.
Class dismissed: Columbia College film prof Dan Dinello retires
Columbia College professor Dan Dinello marks his retirement with a retrospective of his independent films