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The Post, The Press and The President

I didn’t want to write about U.S. President Donald Trump’s “Fake News Awards.” I really didn’t. When I received an email alert from Fox News about… 679 more words


What Did the President Know? And When Did He Know It?

In the now distant days of the Watergate scandal, then President Richard Nixon found himself in the crosshairs of congressional investigators and a Special Prosecutor. The query driving media hounds and establishment politicians was … What did the President know, and when did he know it? 290 more words


When the Soviet Union Paid Pepsi in Warships

The company had a long, strange relationship with the U.S.S.R.

On April 9, 1990, American newspapers reported on an unusual deal. Pepsi had come to a three billion dollar agreement with the Soviet Union. 1,092 more words


Soldiers in la Guerra

Gilberto C. Villarreal, the author’s father, in Vietnam.

“The Edgewood Independent School District, located in a predominantly lower-income Mexican immigrant and Mexican-American west side neighborhood of San Antonio, suffered 54 casualties during the Vietnam War, one of the highest rates for a single school district in the country. 358 more words

Vietnam War

Nixon’s 1969 Version of ‘Fire and Fury’

In the opening days of 2018, the book ‘Fire and Fury’ set the internet ablaze. Author Michael Wolff, whose journalistic methods have received criticism across the political spectrum, marketed his book as a tell-all about Trump’s campaign and administration. 621 more words

20th Century Politics And Politicians

In 'The Post,' Spielberg offers a hopeful message for our Trumpian times

Movies about historical events are often meant to tell us more about the present than the past, especially in the hands of an overly earnest director like Steven Spielberg. 156 more words


How JFK Saved MLK’s Life And So Won The Presidency by Greg Palast

by Greg Palast
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Greg Palast’s website
January 15, 2018

It was a Republican, Martin Luther King Sr., who made John Kennedy president of the United States — for JFK’s saving Daddy King’s son, Martin Jr., from lynching. 721 more words