The Politics of Decency

Don Wolfensberger at The Hill: My first day working on the Hill, Jan. 20, 1969, coincided with President Richard Nixon’s first inauguration. Having observed from afar our country tearing itself apart in the late 1960s, with urban riots and anti-war protests, one of...

Nixon Farewell

Richard Nixon to the White House staff, 48 years ago yesterday: We want you to be proud of what you have done. We want you to continue to serve in government, if that is your wish. Always give your best, never get discouraged, never be petty; always remember, others...

Nixon on Ukraine

Los Angeles Times, March 17, 1994   KIEV, Ukraine — Former President Richard Nixon said Wednesday that the United States will at some point face a choice between Russia and Ukraine as a focus for its support in Eastern Europe. Nixon, speaking during a one-day...

Endangered Species

On December 28, 1973, President Richard M. Nixon signed the Endangered Species Act.  In his signing statement, he said:  “Nothing is more priceless and more worthy of preservation than the rich array of animal life with which our country has been blessed. It is...

Environmental President

On the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we should remember the statesman who signed more major environmental measures than any other president: The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969; Reorganization Plans Nos. 3 and 4 of 1970 – creating the Environmental...