Albany, NY – New York's John Sweeney returns to the Congressional Corner today to continue the conversation about the role of the United States in Africa and the world. The conversation begins with the subject of Liberian President - Charles Taylor.
Albany, NY – Representing Connecticut's second district, Robert Simmons is back in the Congressional Corner. Yesterday he and Alan discussed the intelligence community, today they turn to the armed forces. The discussion includes the status of the National Guard and the Reserves and then takes a turn to something many young people join the armed services for - to pay for an education.
Albany, NY – Republican Robert Simmons returns to the Congressional Corner today to discuss the recent developments and future posiibilities in Iraq, Despite the recent death of Sadaam's two sons, Americans are still being killed in Iraq. Alan opens by asking Robert about the 'unconventional warfare' going on there.
Albany, NY – Congress is not in session and Michael McNulty took some time during this district work period to stop by the WAMC studios this morning to chat with our own Alan Chartock. Michael and Alan take a look at post-war Iraq and the level of international involvement there.
Albany, NY – Gerrymandering is the topic in the Congressional Corner today where New York's Michael McNulty returns to continue his discussion with Alan. They take a look at the redistricting attempt in Texas and Alan asks Michael about Texas Republican,Tom Delay.
Albany, NY – New York's Michael McNulty is back in the Congressional Corner to speak with Alan Chartock - who has two things on his mind...and those two things discussed today are the economy and the upcoming election.
Albany, NY – Maurice Hinchey is back in the Congressional Corner. Today he and Alan discuss the recent Supreme Court ruling concerning afirmative action in college admissions. Alan asks Maurice if he thinks it's unAmerican to consider race in the admissions process.
Albany, NY – Political Scientist, Ned Schneier returns to the Congressional Corner today to discuss with Alan yet another topic of political science nomenclature - rational choice theory. Ned and Alan take a look at how this theory is used by many in Congress to win elections.
Albany, NY – The war may have been declared 'over' in Iraq but lives are still being lost there. Democrat Maurice Hinchey returns to the Congressional Corner today, discussing with Alan, the establishment of order and the future of democracy, in Iraq.
Albany, NY – In this post fund drive Congressional Corner we welcome back our newest participant Ned Schneier, Political Scientist and Professor Emeritus at the City University of New York. Today he and Alan take up the subject of Sub Committee government and how oversite in the Congress has changed over the years.