Each week, CAFE Associate Producer David Kurlander looks back at an historical event that can help us make sense of a current legal or political conundrum.
‘Sure Not Many Buses’: President Nixon and Public Transportation Infrastructure
‘The Happiest Birthday I’ve Ever Known’: FDR’s Birthday Balls and the Fight Against Polio
‘Intentions into Ballots’: The Original Supreme Court Battle Over the Voting Rights Act
‘To Those Who Would Worry About Cost’: The 1983 Debate Over a Federal Holiday for Martin Luther King Jr.
‘Not One of American Politics’ Finest Hours’: The Chennault Affair and Presidential Corruption
‘This is Insane’: Lyndon LaRouche and the Political Power of Cults
‘Out of Ignorance’: William Bennett, Stanford, and the Debate Over History Education
‘Born of Greed and Bigotry’: The 1921 Ku Klux Klan Hearings and the Long Reach of Far-Right Demagoguery
‘To Impress the American People’: Teddy Roosevelt, the Russo-Japanese War, and the Links Between Foreign and Domestic Policy
‘History is Unfortunately Repeating Itself’: The Aroyo Murders, Ariel Sharon, and the Pain of 1971 Gaza
‘Size Itself’: Antitrust Law and the Vulnerabilities of the Colonial Pipeline
‘Open Up a Water Tap’: The Safe Drinking Water Act and the Endless Debate Over Federal Regulation
‘The Inviolability of History’: The Reagan Administration’s Dilemma Over Recognizing the Armenian Genocide
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