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‘Do Away with Me!’: Thomas J. Dodd’s Senate Censure Hearings and the Evolution of Political Accountability
The January 6th Committee hearings continue to dominate news out of Washington, with new revelations this week concerning Rudy Giuliani’s pressuring of Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers to switch the state’s electoral votes to former President Trump. On this week’s encore episode of Now & Then, “Investigating Democracy,” Heather Cox Richardson and Joanne Freeman discussed […]
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‘The Echo of Ike’s Legacy’: President Eisenhower’s 100th Birthday and the Pull of Political Nostalgia
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‘A Large-Scale Hangover from a Speculative Orgy’: The Pain of the Mid-1980s Computer Slump
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‘Sort of Like Witches in the Old Days’: Political Correctness and President George H.W. Bush’s 1991 University of Michigan Commencement
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‘The Ax Lies There Temptingly’: Sam Ervin, Walter Cronkite, and the Nixon-Era Battle for Press Freedoms
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‘The Pollution of Computer Communications’: The Communications Decency Act and the 1990s Battle Over Online Speech
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‘The Most Inhumane Veto’: President Nixon and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
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‘The General Conscience of Mankind’: Passover, Palm Sunday, and Thomas Jefferson’s 187th Birthday
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‘An Imposition on the Kindhearted American People’: Wright Patman’s War on the Howard Hughes Medical Institute
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‘It Is So Hard to Hear This’: The Civil Rights Act Amendments of 1981 and the Fight for LGBTQ Teacher Rights
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‘My Professional Responsibility’: Emile Zola Berman’s 1969 Defense of Sirhan Sirhan
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‘Memory Thus Becomes a Shield’: The 1991 Debate Over Trying Saddam Hussein for War Crimes
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‘The Basement of the White House’: Congressman Jack Brooks’s Crusade Against Reagan’s National Security Decision Directives