Steve Green is gobsmacked over Paul Krugman’s newfound embrace of President Nixon and his love for big government, but he’s actually not the first Timesman to belatedly come to that conclusion regarding our 37th president.

Why, it’s almost as if the Gray Lady’s ideological blinkers negatively distorted the paper’s coverage of Nixon while he was in office. Fortunately, such a thing could never happen in today’s more enlightened Times.