September 16, 1988 |
President Reagan declared Thursday that there is "no truth at all" to reports that his aides considered the possibility of his removal from office last year under the 25th Amendment because he seemed immobilized in the wake of the Iran-Contra scandal.
October 2, 1988 |
In late February, 1987, President Reagan called to former Republican Senate Majority Leader Howard Baker to ask him to take over as White House chief of staff. Baker was not home; a family member reported he had taken his grandkids to the zoo. "Great," replied Reagan with characteristic wit, "wait until he sees the zoo I have in mind." "Landslide" chronicles the arrival and antics of the most curious menagerie of presidential assistants to appear on the White House stage in some time.
November 13, 1994 |
Every generation has its great personal controversy, a name or two that evoke passion and fury everywhere from the dinner table to the editorial pages. Our parents had Alger Hiss and Whittaker Chambers. Their parents had Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti. Our generation has Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill. But while propagandists of the left and right have written much about these two protagonists of our time, there has been almost no hard investigative work done by those with no ax to grind.
July 12, 2008 |
A CIA analyst warned the Bush administration in 2002 that up to a third of the detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, may have been imprisoned by mistake, but White House officials ignored the finding and insisted that all were "enemy combatants" subject to indefinite incarceration, according to a new book critical of the administration's terrorism policies. The CIA assessment directly challenged the administration's claim that the detainees were all hardened terrorists -- the "worst of the worst," as then-Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said at the time.
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March 12, 2014 |
The new documentary about Anita Hill opens with a closeup of a telephone and a bizarre voice message: “Good morning, Anita Hill. It's Ginni Thomas, and I just wanted to reach across the air waves, and the years and ask you to consider something. I would love you to consider an apology sometime, and some full explanation of why you did what you did with my husband. So give it some thought, I certainly pray about this and hope one day you will help us understand why you did what you did. OK!
November 17, 1994 |
A meditation on death, "How We Die: Reflections on Life's Final Chapter," by Sherwin B. Nuland, won the nonfiction prize at the National Book Awards Wednesday night. William Gaddis won his second fiction award for "A Frolic of His Own," and James Tate won the poetry award for the "Worshipful Company of Fletchers." Each winner received $10,000.