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‘The Ax Lies There Temptingly’: Sam Ervin, Walter Cronkite, and the Nixon-Era Battle for Press Freedoms
Pennsylvania GOP gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano last week barred members of the press from attending his campaign rally in the Philadelphia suburb of Warminster.  On this week’s episode of Now & Then, “Free Speech: The Power of an Independent Press,” Heather Cox Richardson and Joanne Freeman discussed past arguments over the role of the press […]
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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
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‘The Arena of the Protectors’: The 1970s Debate Over Women in the Military
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‘Like a Cold Serpent’: Vyacheslav Chornovil and Cold War Ukrainian Dissidence
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‘Let the Devil Take the Hindmost’: The Carter Doctrine and the 1980 State of the Union Address
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‘The Perfidious Absentee Landlord’: The False Majority of the Sagebrush Rebellion