Albany, NY – New York's Michael McNulty taken some time out of his vacation this week, to spend some time with Alan Chartock in the Congressional Corner. Michael and Alan discuss the effects of life in politics on one's family. Alan opens by asking Mike how, after the stresses of work in Washington, he goes about relaxing when Congress is not in session.
Albany, NY – Alan spoke with New Hampshire Representative Charlie Bass, who is an episcopalian, yesterday - prior to the 62 - 45 decision confirming the Rev. Gene Robinson as bishop of New Hampshire. Alan asks Charlie what his thoughts are on the subject and about the recently proposesd futures market on terrorism.
Albany, NY – Ricahard Neal is back in the Congressional Corner. He and Alan continue their discussion about post-war Iraq. Today they address the mounting costs and the role of nationalism in the conflict still ongoing. Alan opens with a question about Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz and his input on rebuilding Iraq.
Albany, NY – Democrat Richard Neal of Massachusetts is in the Congressional Corner today expressing his concerns about how an administration goes about shaping opinion before taking our nation to war. Alan asks Richard about the President's comments at his most recent press conference, assuming responsibility for his comment about the Iraqi government attempting to purchase weapons from Africa.
Albany, NY – Representing New York's 21st district, Michael McNulty is back in the Congressional Corner to discuss committee work in the House. Alan opens by asking McNulty about strategy and being a ranking Democrat on a Congressional committee.
Albany, NY – Ned Schneier of New York's City University returns to the Congressional Corner for a final conversation. Today Alan and Ned take up the topic of the increase of Patronage in American politics and how this affects the distribution of funds in government.
Albany, NY – Maurice Hinchey is back in the Congressional Corner this morning to talk about what he feels are some of the motivations for the war with Iraq. Maurice comments on the months leading up to our military's first strike on Baghdad and the US involvment during the 1980's with Iraq, when they were at war with Iran.
Albany, NY – New York's John Sweeney joins Alan for a final discussion today in the Congressional Corner but - "...he'll be back." Today's discussion centers around the run for Governor. First that of Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger for Governor of California then the conversation turns to New York and who might be next to run here.
Albany, NY – Professors Alan Chartock and Ned Schneier continue their conversation about government and representation today in the Congressional Corner. Today the topic is Proportional Representation and how such a system could effect the make up of the US government.
Albany, NY – We begin the week in the Congressional Corner with Alan Chartock and New York's Maurice Hinchey continuing their conversation about the United States' involvement in Iraq past and present. Alan opens by asking Maurice to review a few points that they touched on during Friday's conversation.