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Some Quick Thoughts About Ryan

The selection of Paul Ryan continues a very deep strand of Republican DNA when it comes to vice presidential picks: Since World War II–with only a few...

William Safire

As a speechwriter, he made Spiro Agnew sound fizzy--"nattering nabobs of negativism" was his alliterative classic--and helped Richard Nixon explain his policies...

NAYSAYER TO THE NATTERING NABOBS

Once upon a time in the '60s, in the days when the culture wars began, there lived an obscure first-term Governor of Maryland--a sleek-looking silvery man who...

People, Jun. 5, 1995

SPIRO AGNEW BUSTED AT LAST At least the marble was unblemished. Twenty-two years after he resigned the vice presidency in disgrace, having pleaded no contest to...

The Nation: The Fall of Spiro Agnew

After the long weeks of buildup, of insisting upon his innocence, of accusing Government officials of plotting his downfall, of vowing that he would fight to...

THE VICE PRESIDENT: Agnew Watches And Waits

What is Vice President Spiro Agnew doing these days? "Oh, he speaks a lot," says an Agnew aide. How often? "About twice a week." Another member of his staff...

THE VICE PRESIDENCY: On the Road with Agnew

THE VICE PRESIDENCY On the Road with Agnew With stops in Spain, Morocco and Portugal this week, Vice President Spiro Agnew will wind up his 32-day, tennation...

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