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October 23, 2014

Harry Shearer as Nixon

Harry "Excellent!" Shearer will be Richard Nixon in Nixon's The One, a six-part series that will debut on Youtube Tuesday, October 28.

Sparked by working on the Nixon series, one has to confront a fairly blunt fact: Forgetting his foreign policy, which was ludicrous, a lot of his domestic policies were mind-spinningly to the left of Obama. Under Nixon, the EPA was started, the OSHA was started, the Clean Air Act was passed, the Clean Water Act was passed. And, most startlingly of all, Nixon gave a speech late in his truncated second term calling publicly for a guaranteed annual income for all Americans. How long do you think you’d have to live to hear Obama do that?

Filed under History | permalink | October 23, 2014 at 04:49 PM


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