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“And now ladies and gentlemen, here’s one of the great legends of Hollywood. She’s back with us tonight—Miss Snow White!” It was 1989 and the Oscars were just getting started. Instead of being greeted by a host, an unknown actress dressed as Snow White kicked off an 11-minute ...read more
Gerald Ford’s presidential pardon of Richard Nixon ensured that the disgraced president never faced legal consequences for his involvement in the Watergate cover-up. But a lot of people in Nixon’s orbit did go to prison—including Herbert Kalmbach, Nixon’s personal lawyer, who ...read more
It was a plan that read like science fiction: A system armed with an array of space-based X-ray lasers would detect and deflect any nukes headed toward the United States. President Ronald Reagan saw the proposed Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) as a safeguard against the most ...read more