Before a nationally televised audience, attorney Joseph Welch utters the seven words that stick a pin in McCarthy's balloon: "Have you no sense of decency, sir?"
President Truman extends the Monroe Doctrine to cover the entire globe.
Woodrow Wilson ran for reelection in 1916 on the slogan "He Kept Us Out of War"—for three years, anyway.
Socialist eastern Europe stands to be left out in the cold under the Marshall Plan.
Like a veteran door-to-door salesman, Ronald Reagan is a huckster, only instead of vacuum cleaners, he peddles fear--so successfully that he is now president of the United States.
Residents near the Three Mile Island nuclear reactor meet the fallout threat with uncommon grace and even humor.
World War II breaks out in Europe, but The Nation (getting it wrong) says it presents no threat to the US, and we will not join the fighting.
The terrible tragedy of the Titanic was entirely preventable.