Yeah, Pat. I give thanks every day for the EPA, which is nothing more than a political weapon for presidents to wield in order to bully industries and state governments into complying with whatever goofy federal energy policies are fashionable at any given moment.
Interesting take on Nixon's economic policies, which were nothing more than recycled Keynesian ideas and failed utterly to combat inflation. The wisdom (or folly) of abandoning the gold standard is debated to this day.
Reflect on his accomplishments? Sorry, what I remember best is a politician who became isolated and paranoid about losing power - a disease all too common in Washington.