SOURCE: Washington Post
Harsh Rhetoric Tears Us Apart — And Can Make Violence Seem Acceptable
by Charles Holden, Zach Messitte and Jerald Podair
The pugilistic speeches that caused Agnew’s political star to rise also eroded Americans’ bonds of empathy at a time when the nation desperately needed statesmanship.
Secretary Pompeo, Meet Vice President Agnew
by Charles J. Holden, Zach Messitte, and Jerald Podair
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s expletive-laden dust-up with NPR reporter Mary Louise Kelly is on message for the Trump-led Republican Party. Whether he knows it or not, Pompeo is drawing from a playbook written a half century ago.
SOURCE: The New Yorker
Trump Falls Under the Shadow of Spiro Agnew
In the age of Trump, the Agnew case, with its history of lies, greed, kickbacks, and the self-regard of its central actor, might seem the better predictor of what could come next.
SOURCE: The Baltimore Sun
Channeling Spiro Agnew in the Baltimore riots
by Charles Holden, Zach Messitte, Jerald Podair
His reaction to the unfolding situation helped make him a household name and led to a reshaping of American electoral politics.
SOURCE: Baltimore Sun
Ben Bradlee, Spiro Agnew and the 'Gray-Haired Grandmother Defense'
by Charles J. Holden and Zach Messitte
The clever "Gray-Haired Grandmother Defense" argued that Mr. Cohen's notes on the Agnew investigation were actually the property of Graham, as his employer, and not the reporter.
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