Nixon Releases Watergate Tapes to Investigators: April 29, 1974

  During a nationally televised address from the White House, on this day in 1974, President Nixon announced that he was going to release the White House tapes to the House Judiciary Committee which subpoenaed the tapes of 42 White House conversations. One of those tapes later became known as the “smoking gun”, in which…

Was Winston Churchill a Racist?

Was Winston Churchill a racist? British resource shows the dark side of Churchill’s legacy and exposes him as a genocidal racist. In 1943, Winston Churchill, then prime minister, was speaking to the British Cabinet about the famine that was raging through Bengal, India. Churchill told the secretary of state for India, Leo Amery, that the…

5 Presidents Who Hid Their Health Issues

Donald J. Trump’s presidential physical has many in the nation abuzz about whether all was revealed about our current President’s health. The White House doctor described him as being in great health, but outside experts have questioned that assessment given how high the President’s recorded cholesterol level is. Trump wouldn’t be the first president striving to portray…

When Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, in tears, stormed out of the U.N. Security Council

The Security Council met in a designated chamber in the United Nations Conference Building in New York City, U.S. on December 15, 1971, to discuss the war between India and Pakistan. Pakistan’s Foreign Minister, Zulfikar All Bhutto, his face streaked with tears, walked out of the Security Council after accusing it of “legalizing aggression.” Outside the chamber, he said: “I hate this…

Yeltsin, Putin and the Unholy Alliance with Oligarchy

Boris Yeltsin was re-elected on July 3, 1996. To secure his victory and ward off a Communist Party comeback, he formed an unholy alliance with the oligarchy, setting the stage for today’s regime in Russia. Boris Yeltsin (right in photo) was re-elected with 53.8 percent of the vote – 13 points ahead of his opponent, Gennady…

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. But long before Wolff, another writer caught the nation’s attention with his own salacious tell-all—this one about Richard…

We Shall Fight on the Beaches: Churchill’s Speech on the Dunkirk Evacuation

  Listen to Churchill’s moving speech “We Shall Fight on the Beaches… We Shall Never Surrender” On May 26, “Operation Dynamo “–the evacuation from Dunkirk began. The seas remained absolutely calm. The Royal Air Force–bitterly maligned at the time by the Army–fought vehemently to deny the enemy the total air supremacy which would have wrecked…

Hitler Created a Fictional Persona To Recast Himself as Germany’s Savior

In 1923, Adolf Hitler wrote an embellished autobiography to convince Germans he was their natural leader Hitler used shameless self-promotion and alternative facts to cast himself as a national hero.   In the summer of 1923, Adolf Hitler realized he had a problem. Germany was in the midst of an extreme economic crisis that inspired widespread…