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.
‘Beating Up on Each Other’: The Baby Bells and the 2001 Broadband Battle
‘Stagnant Stillness’: The Suez Canal, President Sadat, and the Middle East Peace Process
‘The Longer the Better’: The Elusive Search for Peace in Afghanistan
‘It’s the Playoffs’: Clinton, Bob Dole, and Republican Obstruction of Stimulus Packages
‘Throwing a Bomb’: Reagan, Libya, and the Politics of Retaliatory Strikes
‘The Sensitivity of the Evidence’: Punishing Chile for the Letelier Assassination
‘Stern Questioning’: Zoë Baird and the Political Pain of Confirmation Hearings
‘High-Risk Poker’: Senator Biden and the Unease of the Clinton Impeachment
‘His Little Squadron Exercise’: President Kennedy, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen
‘Few or No Defenses’: Silver Thursday and the Politics of Speculation
‘Minimax’: President Carter’s Economic Mandate and the Politics of Stimulus Packages
‘Kind of a Downer’: Self-Protection and President George H.W. Bush’s Iran-Contra Pardons
‘A Different Kind of War’: The 1998 Capitol Shooting and the Shock of Domestic Terrorism
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