Politics http://wamc.org en The Capitol Steps At Cranwell Through 8/31 http://wamc.org/post/capitol-steps-cranwell-through-831 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.capsteps.com">The Capitol Steps</a> began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them. Since they began, the Capitol Steps have recorded over 30 albums, including their latest, <em>How to Succeed in Congress Without Really Lying</em>.</p><p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 94881 at http://wamc.org The Capitol Steps At Cranwell Through 8/31 Rich Honen - World Politics, Oil, And Leadership http://wamc.org/post/rich-honen-world-politics-oil-and-leadership <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Our tech attorney, Rich Honen pays us a visit with some thoughts on headlines from the business world. To help us sort this all out – we welcome Rich Honen - with Phillips Lytle LLP, where he is the partner in charge of the Albany office.</p><p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 92799 at http://wamc.org Michael Dobbs' House Of Cards http://wamc.org/post/michael-dobbs-house-cards <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>A dark tale of greed, corruption, and unquenchable ambition, <em>House of Cards</em> reveals that no matter the country, politics, intrigue and passion reign in the corridors of power. More than twenty years since its first publication it is still considered to be the definitive political thriller.</p><p>Michael Dobbs' novel - both its 1989 and 2014 incarnations - is a delicious wallow in British bad behavior, both public and private.</p><p>Michael Dobbs is also Lord Dobbs of Wylye, a member of the British House of Lords. He is Britain's leading political novelist and has been a senior adviser to Prime Ministers Margaret Thatcher, John Major and David Cameron. <em>House of Cards</em> was made into an award winning TV series in the UK and for Netflix in the USA, starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright and directed by David Fincher.</p><p> Wed, 14 May 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 90350 at http://wamc.org Michael Dobbs' House Of Cards Ralph Nader "Unstoppable" http://wamc.org/post/ralph-nader-unstoppable <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Named by <em>The Atlantic</em> as one of the hundred most influential figures in American history, and by <em>Time</em> and <em>Life </em>magazines as one of the most influential Americans of the twentieth century, <a href="http://www.nader.org/">Ralph Nader</a> has helped us drive safer cars, eat healthier food, breathe better air, drink cleaner water, and work in safer environments for more than four decades.</p><p>Now, consumer advocate, activist, humanitarian, and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader's new book makes a case for the far left and right to come together and says there's common ground in opposing corporate America.</p><p>His new book is <em>Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance To Dismantle The Corporate State</em>.</p><p> Mon, 05 May 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 89693 at http://wamc.org Ralph Nader "Unstoppable" 4/23/14 Panel http://wamc.org/post/42314-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, WAMC Newsman Ray Graf and Daily Gazette Editor, Judy Patrick.</p><p>Topics include:<br />Affirmative Action<br />Aereo<br />Pujols<br />Sherpa Strike<br />NYPD Twitter<br />Political Demographics</p><p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Ray Graf & Joe Donahue 88819 at http://wamc.org 4/23/14 Panel President Jimmy Carter Commentary http://wamc.org/post/president-jimmy-carter-commentary <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Helen </span>Desfosses<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is an Instructor in Public Policy at the </span>Osher<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> (pronounced </span>OH-sher<span style="line-height: 1.5;">) Lifelong Learning Institute at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.</span></p><p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 14:20:00 +0000 Helen Desfosses 87344 at http://wamc.org The Man He Became: How FDR Defied Polio To Win The Presidency" By James Tobin http://wamc.org/post/man-he-became-how-fdr-defied-polio-win-presidency-james-tobin <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">James Tobin writes in his new biography of Franklin Delano Roosevelt: "It is a truism to say Roosevelt overcame polio to become President. It is just as accurate to say that Roosevelt would not have been the President he became, probably would not have been President at all, had it not been for the germ that had infected him in 1921."</span></p><p>National Book Critic Circle Award winner James Tobin, author of the acclaimed <em>Ernie Pyle’s War</em>, writes in his detailed account of the defining event of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s life, and the greatest comeback in America’s political history.</p><p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 16:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 79140 at http://wamc.org The Man He Became: How FDR Defied Polio To Win The Presidency" By James Tobin "Days Of Fire: Bush And Cheney In The White House" By Peter Baker http://wamc.org/post/days-fire-bush-and-cheney-white-house-peter-baker <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In <em>Days Of Fire: Bush And Cheney In The White House</em>, Peter Baker, Chief White House Correspondent for The New York Times, takes us on a gripping and intimate journey through the eight years of the Bush and Cheney administration in a tour-de-force narrative of a dramatic and controversial presidency.</p><p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 79973 at http://wamc.org "Days Of Fire: Bush And Cheney In The White House" By Peter Baker Rich Honen http://wamc.org/post/rich-honen-21 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Rich Honen is a partner in <a href="http://www.phillipslytle.com">Phillips Lytle LLP</a>, where he is the partner in charge of the Albany office.</p><p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 16:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 78599 at http://wamc.org Paul Elisha: Respect And Consideration http://wamc.org/post/paul-elisha-respect-and-consideration <p>No matter on what thoroughfare we Americans may reside, there is only one truly two-way street in this country and sadly, too many of us have forgotten its significance and lost sight of where it leads.</p><p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 16:50:00 +0000 Paul Elisha 75591 at http://wamc.org