Richard Nixon Resigned 44 Years Ago Today!

Dear Commons Community,

Today marks 44 years since President Richard M. Nixon resigned as president amid the Watergate scandal.   In 2014, David Graham in The Atlantic commented:

“In his immediate wake, Nixon left a shattered and confused nation, a host of spurned aides, and an accidental president. The fallout from Watergate stripped the nation of its political innocence, revolutionized executive power, and bequeathed a range of new reforms. It sent a huge new crop of politicians to Washington. It marked the American vocabulary, producing a range of new expressions and one durable naming scheme for scandals. We’re still grappling with the scandal today: In every debate about executive power or campaign-finance law or White House press management,….”

Some people have been using social media to remind President Donald Trump of the anniversary. 


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