Rick Perlstein

Ronald Reagan responded to Martin Luther King's assassination by saying he had it coming. Read more...
If we wouldn't let Romney undercut Social Security and Medicare, why should we let Obama? Now that we're back to reality, we're preparing for the very real possibility that Obama is going to cut Social Security and Medicare. (Remember how Read more...
"Anyone But Mitt" - Australia Looks At Romney.
"Anyone But Mitt" - ABC Radio National in Australia looks at the U.S. elections in 2012 and the wave of Republican candidates. Read more...
From Thom Hartmann: Thom Hartmann asks Rick Perlstein, Historian and Journalist / Author, "Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America", if the U.S. could see the kind of social unrest that we are seeing in other parts Read more...
Here's a history lesson from the fall of 1973: it's been very, very hard for the right to bamboozle the country into agreeing with them that big government is bad for their well-being. Their progress has been halting, fragile, and easily reversed. Read more...

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(Rick Perlstein joins Chris Matthews on Hardball in above video) Rick Perlstein is a damn good piano player with a love of fusion, a great guy and an incredible historical writer. He said on Hardball Thursday: PERLSTEIN: Chris, forget the Read more...
As I was knee-deep in researching our book Over The Cliff, where we examine how the Tea Party was created and by who, I came to understand how vitally important it was to understand our political history. I've written some pieces on C&L that Read more...
A year ago, Alexander Zaitchik and Rick Perlstein discussed how much attention should be paid to Glenn Beck, and why Democrats seem to have ceded the field on populism. Like Rick Perlstein, I'm baffled by Obama's unwillingness to engage with Read more...
Time for your weekly edition of the Driftglass and Blue Gal podcast. It's been a busy weekend for me with my mom's birthday, a family wedding the next Read more...
Rachel Maddow talked to Nixonland author Rick Perlstein about Michael Steele's admission that there is actually a Southern Strategy and that they have Read more...