‘Tear down this wall’ was almost cut from Reagan speech

President Ronald Reagan's 1987 call to Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to "tear down this wall" came close to being left unsaid.

Melissa De Witte-Stanford | Nov. 8, 2019 | futurity
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How the Trump inquiry compares to those of the past

Only three past presidents have been seriously threatened with removal from office. A historian compares those situations to the current impeachment inquiry.

Gwyneth Shaw-Penn | Oct. 3, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

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Listen: How does the impeachment process work?

This podcast episode explains how impeachment works, its history, and where things could be headed with the current inquiry against President Trump.

Matt Swayne-Penn State | Oct. 2, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

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Expert: Justice Dept. has changed view on emoluments

"...the Justice Department has veered away from its long track record of vigilance on behalf of the republic," argues law professor Kathleen Clark.

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL | April 26, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

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Tweets about embarrassment spike in Trump era

Since Donald Trump took office as the 45th President of the United States, there has been a 45-percent increase in tweets about embarrassment.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State | March 27, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

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How did government ‘transparency’ get so important?

When did we get so big on our government being transparent? It wasn't always that way, an expert explains in this video.

Kendall Boyda-NYU | March 20, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

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We agree about democracy, but not the shape it’s in

While many Americans from both parties agree on what makes a good democracy, we agree less on whether we're living up to those ideals.

Sandra Knispel-U. Rochester | March 13, 2019 | futurity
~9 mins   

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What does a national emergency mean for presidential power?

When an American president declares a national emergency, what does it mean for the country? A presidential powers scholar brings you up to speed.

Jade McClain-NYU | Feb. 28, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

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We forget presidents surprisingly fast. Even Trump?

"If Trump is remembered in 75 years, it will probably be because of what happens during his term of office, not his personality."

Gerry Everding-WUSTL | Feb. 18, 2019 | futurity
~8 mins   

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