Sunday, May 18, 2014

News, Etc.

Obituary: Watergate figure and co-conspirator Jeb Stuart Magruder, 79, who later became a minister, has died from complications of a stroke.

Mr. Magruder served seven months in federal prison after admitting that he had helped plan the break-in of the Democratic headquarters at the Watergate complex in Washington and helped attempt to cover it up by lying to investigators and perjuring himself in court.

The scandal ultimately led to Nixon’s resignation in August 1974.

After his release, Mr. Magruder became an ordained Presbyterian minister and spoke publicly about the runaway ambition and unchecked loyalty that he said led him astray. He was convinced, he said, that “it’s a characteristic in American life that there is redemption.”

As more wealth is being concentrated at the top of the heap, debt is being concentrated at the bottom, which in turn creates even more wealth at the top.

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