Politics http://wamc.org en 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 Rep. John Lewis - "Across That Bridge" http://wamc.org/post/rep-john-lewis-across-bridge <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>We speak with United States Congressman, John Lewis, about his new book, <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1401324118/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1401324118">Across That Bridge: Life Lessons and a Vision for Change</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=1401324118" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em>.</p><p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 39944 at http://wamc.org Rep. John Lewis - "Across That Bridge" "Collision 2012: Obama vs. Romney and the Future of Elections in America" by Dan Balz http://wamc.org/post/collision-2012-obama-vs-romney-and-future-elections-america-dan-balz <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Dan Balz, one of the nation's most respected political reporters, has written his review of the last presidential election — what happened and why. It's called <em>Collision 2012: Obama vs. Romney and the Future of Elections in America</em>.</p><p>The chief correspondent for <em>The Washington Post</em>, Balz is the author of several books, including one on President Obama's first election — <em>The Battle for America 2008: The Story of an Extraordinary Election</em> — written with Haynes Johnson.</p><p>In his new book, <em>Collision 2012</em>, he offers an insider's account of the forces that shaped the political strategies of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, and the flaws and misfires that led to Romney's ultimate defeat.</p><p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 71123 at http://wamc.org "Collision 2012: Obama vs. Romney and the Future of Elections in America" by Dan Balz Paul Elisha: Shame! http://wamc.org/post/paul-elisha-shame <p>Watching the manically depressed oscillation of an appreciable segment of this nation’s political leadership, during the past several days, hyper-ventilating between vociferous variables over implausible positions, on whether or not to consign poverty-plagued children to starvation-edged cutoffs in their already meager Food-Stamp allotments; and/or exposing their inherently stunted gender incongruity in a malicious maneuver against mysterious female body-parts, for which they secretly hunger, one explication came to mind: an aversion expressed by philosopher Blaise Pascal, nearly four-hundred years earlier, at the irritating repudiation exhibited by the male of the species:&nbsp; “…….what a contradiction, what a prodigy!&nbsp; Judge of all things, feeble sink of uncertainty and error, both the glory and the shame of the universe,” he wrote.</p><p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 16:40:00 +0000 Paul Elisha 69312 at http://wamc.org Massachusetts State Senator Dan Wolf - Flying Towards The Top Of Beacon Hill http://wamc.org/post/massachusetts-state-senator-dan-wolf-flying-towards-top-beacon-hill <p>Dan Wolf wants to go from the cockpit to the governor’s office. Wolf is a state senator from Cape Cod, and one of the founders of the regional airline Cape Air. He is seeking the Democratic nomination in an increasingly crowded field of candidates who want to replace Governor Deval Patrick who is not seeking re-election next year. Speaking with WAMC’s Brian Shields, Wolf says he began Cape Air as a mechanic and pilot, which gives him the right experience for the governor’s job.</p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 19:28:58 +0000 Brian Shields 69244 at http://wamc.org Massachusetts State Senator Dan Wolf - Flying Towards The Top Of Beacon Hill Vox Pop : Open Forum - Political Scandals And Comebacks : 7/9/13 http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-open-forum-political-scandals-and-comebacks-7913 <p>Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer is back in the spotlight this week as he has declared a run for Comptroller of the City of New York.&nbsp;</p><p>Spitzer is among a slate of politicians from around the country who are making comebacks after having been embroiled in sex scandals, a list that includes former New York Congressman and now NYC mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, and embattled South Carolina Governor turned Congressman Mark Sanford.</p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 19:00:00 +0000 68779 at http://wamc.org Vox Pop : Open Forum - Political Scandals And Comebacks : 7/9/13