Remembering Mike Wallace

CCLP Senior Fellow, Adam Clayton Powell III quoted in John Gizzi's article, How Mike Wallace nearly became White House press secretary. "And Mike was an admirer," said Adam Clayton Powell, III, both of whose parents were friends of Wallace and who himself got his start in journalism as an intern with the newsman at CBS. Powell recalled how Wallace later told The New York Times he regarded Nixon "with great respect. He was savvy, smart, hard-working." Read the article here. Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");…

Waiting for Another Watergate

What is the most powerful political operation in the country in this 21st century? It's the United States Supreme Court. The men and women in black are on their way to deciding their second national election in just the first decade of the century. In the year 2000, the justices stopped the counting of votes in the presidential election. This year they tilted (or mutilated) congressional elections by ruling – in the case called Citizens United – that corporations are people, only more so. What they ruled was that corporations (and unions) or groups they sponsor have the right to…