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.
‘The Ax Lies There Temptingly’: Sam Ervin, Walter Cronkite, and the Nixon-Era Battle for Press Freedoms
‘The Pollution of Computer Communications’: The Communications Decency Act and the 1990s Battle Over Online Speech
‘The Most Inhumane Veto’: President Nixon and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
‘The General Conscience of Mankind’: Passover, Palm Sunday, and Thomas Jefferson’s 187th Birthday
‘An Imposition on the Kindhearted American People’: Wright Patman’s War on the Howard Hughes Medical Institute
‘It Is So Hard to Hear This’: The Civil Rights Act Amendments of 1981 and the Fight for LGBTQ Teacher Rights
‘My Professional Responsibility’: Emile Zola Berman’s 1969 Defense of Sirhan Sirhan
‘Memory Thus Becomes a Shield’: The 1991 Debate Over Trying Saddam Hussein for War Crimes
‘The Basement of the White House’: Congressman Jack Brooks’s Crusade Against Reagan’s National Security Decision Directives
‘The Arena of the Protectors’: The 1970s Debate Over Women in the Military
‘Like a Cold Serpent’: Vyacheslav Chornovil and Cold War Ukrainian Dissidence
‘Let the Devil Take the Hindmost’: The Carter Doctrine and the 1980 State of the Union Address
‘The Perfidious Absentee Landlord’: The False Majority of the Sagebrush Rebellion
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