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.
‘An Exercise in Carterism’: Patricia Harris, States’ Rights, and the Roots of Republican Deflection
‘The Only Way to Score on this Play’: Speaker Tip O’Neill’s 1977 Push for Carter’s Energy Plan
‘A Milling Herd of Cattle’: John Ashbrook and William F. Buckley’s 1972 Right-Wing Challenge
‘That Is a Lot of Baloney’: The 1967 Debt Ceiling War
‘Every New Yorker is an Expert on Pollution’: The Big Apple’s 1960s Smog Inferno
‘A Real Sense of Déjà Vu: The FACE Act and Federal Abortion Protections
‘You and Me…and the SST’: The Ozone Layer, Technological Noises, and Supersonic Transports
‘The Crib of Democracy’: Patterns of Suppression and the 1982 Voting Rights Marches
‘Shed the Cocoon of Isolation’: Competitive Aid and National Interest in Cold War Afghanistan
‘On the Side of Leniency’: The 1970s Battle Over Vietnam Draft Evaders
‘An Ungainly Parrot’: Disney, Sam the Eagle, and Capital at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics
‘We Can’t Even Run Now’: Protest at the 1972 Munich Olympics
‘Sure Not Many Buses’: President Nixon and Public Transportation Infrastructure
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