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NIXON VS REAGAN

Reagan and Nixon

Pearlstein vs Wilentz By Roger Stone The near simultaneous publication of historian Sean Wilentz book Age of Reagan and the publication of activist / reporter Rick Pearlstein’s Nixonland, previously praised on these pages, has caused a dust-up over who most personified and ultimately transformed the modern conservative age which played out on the New Republic […]

Nixon vs Reagan

Nixon and Reagan

Pearlstein vs Wilentz The near simultaneous publication of historian Sean Wilentz book ?Age of Reagan? and the publication of activist / reporter Rick Pearlstein?s ?Nixonland?, previously praised on these pages, has caused a dust-up over who most personified and ultimately transformed the modern conservative age which played out on the New Republic website. Although I […]

Remembering Russert

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By Roger Stone Tim Russert was so good at reporting on politics because he came from the world of political operatives. Senator Chuck Schumer recalled in the New York Post that Russert insured Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s reelection when he leaked information about the falsification of Congressman Bruce Caputo’s military record. What Schumer didn’t report […]

Obama Gets It Wrong

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By Roger Stone Needless to say, I was honored when Barack Obama?s official website attacked me by name last week as one of those who would seek to smear him in this year’s Presidential campaign. Sadly, the website incorrectly refers to me as proven GOP sleazemeister. While I appreciate the proven type I would point […]

Obama Shrinks From The Challenge

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By Roger Stone “I’ll debate John McCain any time, any place.” That’s what Barack Obama said shortly before he declined John McCain’s challenge to appear at ten Town Hall meetings for debates without a moderator or panel. The sad truth is Barack Obama isn’t so articulate without a teleprompter. Both his books are pretty good. […]

Obama Truth Squad Manufactures Quote

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Is Senator Obama engaging in the old politics of smear and distortion? Senator Barack Obama’s new web venture “Fight the Smears” has posted a direct quote from me on their site that a simple review of the video or transcripts demonstrates was manufactured. It’s a technique Nixon use to use to take words from two […]

What If RFK Had Become President?

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It’s unlikely he would have won but had he become President he might have disappointed liberals. By Roger Stone Evan Thomas’ biography of Senator Robert F. Kennedy stands as the gold standard of the RFK biographies (Robert Kennedy: His Life) as Arthur Schlesinger Jr. was too much of an ass-licking toady for the Kennedys to […]

Dick Nixon’s Very Dry Martini Recipe

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By Roger Stone From Winnie to Dick Richard Nixon was proud of his Martini making skills. Nixon called them “Silver bullets.” After one Nixon would be drunk, having a low tolerance for alcohol. A drunken Nixon was a loquacious Nixon. Here is Nixon’s recipe which told me was given to him by Winston Churchill.

Toobin’s Tales

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By Roger Stone Jeff “Tubesteak” Toobin came to writing about politics from the law instead of media or political activism or employment, which explains why he, along with the fact checkers at the New Yorker, is so precise. Toobin sees politics with a fresh eye. He is engaging company and we had a great time […]

Michelle Obama Hit Next?

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Roger Stone The Presidential contest between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama is likely to be roiled in coming days by revelations that Michelle Obama made racist comments in a speech for which there is allegedly an indelible record. This is why Hillary Clinton is still in the race and why her people have been in […]

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