Half a century on from the Watergate scandal, Clifford Williamson explores its twists and turns, its key players, and its lasting impact on American politics. Speaking with Matt Elton, he explains how the conspiracy sparked a constitutional crisis that brought down a president. https://media.immediate.co.uk/volatile/sites/7/2022/06/Watergatepodcast-0ab981e.mp3 Journal of Human Hypertension Ad. UseContinue Reading

Fifty years ago, on 17 June 1971, President Richard Nixon declared to the Washington press core that America had a new enemy. For a change it wasn’t the Soviet Union, or China, or even communism more generally: it was narcotics. “America’s public enemy number one is drug abuse,” Nixon claimed.Continue Reading

16 June 1332  Isabella, the eldest daughter of King Edward III and Philippa of Hainault, was born in Woodstock. In 1365, at the comparatively late age of 33, she married Enguerrand de Coucy, a young French nobleman who was a hostage in England. 16 June 1487: The battle of StokeContinue Reading

At 2.30am on 17 June 1972, police officers arrested five men burgling the Democratic Party offices in Washington DC’s Foggy Bottom neighbourhood. The building complex in which the offices were based had gained a reputation for crime, but these men were not – as an FBI agent later noted –Continue Reading

The 1969 Stonewall Riots marked a historic turning point for gay rights, but several smaller uprisings preceded Stonewall as LGBTQ communities pushed back against harassment and inequality. The Stonewall Riots of 1969 are arguably the most famous and impactful uprisings for lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) rights. ButContinue Reading

Striking Minneapolis teachers rallied in March 2022 at the state capitol. Their new contract contains a provision protecting minority educators from layoffs. Education reformers have long argued that “last in, first out” policies on teacher layoffs are educationally harmful. When teachers are retained based solely on seniority and not effectiveness,Continue Reading

Biden SEC chairman Gary Gensler The Biden administration’s Securities and Exchange Commission is suing the city of Rochester, New York, contending that “rampant overspending on teacher salaries” plunged the Rochester school district into “extreme financial distress,” misleading investors who bought municipal bonds. The legal action is unusual. Sure, the federalContinue Reading

Pallbearers carry a casket following a joint funeral service for Irma Garcia and husband Joe Garcia at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Wednesday, June 1, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. Irma Garcia was killed in last week’s elementary school shooting; Joe Garcia died two days later. Last week, a gunman killed 19Continue Reading