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Max Boot: Trump can’t do anything right – even his coverups are incompetent

President Donald Trump is either oblivious to, or simply disdainful of, what for good reason has become conventional wisdom in politics. No president has attempted more cover-ups – and with …

Echoes of Watergate in Trump tumult

The White House seethes with intrigue and backstabbing as aides hunt for the anonymous Deep (state) Throat among them. A president feels besieged by tormentors – Bob Woodward is driving …

Tell-all book by Watergate reporter roils Trump White House

An incendiary tell-all book by a reporter who helped bring down President Richard Nixon is roiling the White House as current and former aides of President Donald Trump are quoted …

What the last of the ‘Watergate Babies’ can teach Democrats about Trump

The Russia cloud hanging over Trump’s first five months in office has motivated many upstart Democrats to consider running for Congress, both in special elections this year, and in the …

UPDATED: Tue., May 16, 2017, 10:03 a.m.

Past opinions provide perspective

Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Brown v. Board of Education, May 18, 1954

Past opinions provide perspective

Kent State, May 6, 1970 An S-R editorial examined the fatal shooting of four students during a war protest at Kent State University.

Jamie Tobias Neely: Trump presidency spotlights media’s vital role

Whatever the future holds, we know this: Our system of government simply can’t survive without a free, independent and courageous press.

Doug Clark: Revisiting Watergate, Richard Nixon’s downfall

Forty years later and Terry Kolemaine still needs to get the Nixon demons out. “I still gloat,” he said with a chuckle. “After all these years I still love to …

Massive collection of Watergate clippings on display

Forty-one years ago this week, a story in the New York Times caught the eye of Drake University student J. Paul Blake: A break-in had occurred at the Democratic National …