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‘The Navy is a Ghost’: Puerto Rican Rights and the 1970s Battle for Culebra
President Biden visited San Juan, Puerto Rico on Monday, promising a “supercharged effort” to build a modernized power grid on the commonwealth island, which was battered by Hurricane Fiona last month. On this week’s episode of Now & Then, “Puerto Rico Has Stories to Tell,” Heather Cox Richardson and Joanne Freeman explored the history of […]
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‘What Is This, Disneyland?’: INS Official Harold Ezell’s Press-Focused War on Undocumented Immigrants
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‘A Populist-Royalist’: The Political Successes of President Carter’s 1977 British Adventure
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‘The Game is Different’: President Clinton’s 2000 Pushback to Candidate George W. Bush
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‘No Longer the Chief Consideration’: John D. Rockefeller, Jr.’s Endorsement of Student Loans
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‘The Irreconcilable Conflict’: The Hyde Amendment, the Courts, and the Use of Federal Funds for Abortions
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‘Widespread Corporate Freeloading’: The Contract with America and the Debate Over the Corporate Alternative Minimum Tax
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‘No Estimate Can Be Made’: The 1877 Patent Office Fire and the Fate of Federal Record-Keeping
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‘The Sole Source of Nutrients’: The Syntex Scandal and Federal Regulation of Baby Formula
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‘Mealy Mouthed Mollifiers of Militias’: The 1995 Congressional Reckoning with Paramilitary Groups
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‘Dry Up This Vast Reservoir’: Saturday Night Specials and the 1972 Gun Control Battle
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‘Some Startling Disclosures’: Herman and Betty Talmadge and the 1970s Political Alcohol Reckoning
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‘Liberty Cannot Bloom Amid Hate’: The Retirement of Justice Thurgood Marshall and the Rightward Drift of the Supreme Court