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Trump’s Policy Reversals Are Welcome but Incoherent

When Richard Nixon and Ariel Sharon made U-turns, they made sense. Trump's don't.

Shadow Government

4 Reasons Trump Is Worse for America Than Nixon

A paranoid president. Scandal upon scandal. International credibility shattered. Why 2017 will be 1973 all over again, but more dangerous.

The Cable

Nixon Lawyer Warns of ‘Calamity,’ Calls Trump’s Statement on Firing of Acting AG ‘A New Low’

John Dean, who kept a list of political enemies, says he has never seen a statement so "nasty."

Shadow Government

As Disrupter in Chief, Trump is No Nixon

The real question for the new administration is whether disruption and unpredictability can be hitched to constructive strategic goals.

Argument

Dick Nixon Knows a Sore Loser When He Sees One

“You didn’t see me whining after I lost the rigged 1960 election, did you?” asks the ghost of the 37th president.

Shadow Government

The Iran Deal Isn’t Anything Like Nixon Going to China

Analogies, Sigmund Freud once wrote, decide nothing, but they can make one feel more at home. President Obama is explicitly comparing his diplomatic triumph with ...

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