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Washington Press Corps

Reporting from Washington: The History of the Washington Press Corps

Reporting from Washington: The History of the Washington Press Corps is a vibrant chronicle of news coverage in our nation’s capital, from the early days of radio and print reporting and the heyday of the wire services to the brave new world of the Internet.   Beginning with 1932, when a newly elected FDR energized the sleepy capital, Donald Ritchie highlights the dramatic changes in journalism that have occurred in the last seven decades. We meet legendary columnists–including Walter Lippmann, Joseph Alsop, and Drew Pearson –as well as the great investigative reporters, from Paul Y. Read more…

The Republican Party

To Make Men Free: A History of the Republican Party

In To Make Men Free: A History of the Republican Party, the distinguished American historian, Heather Cox Richardson, traces the paradoxical evolution of the Republican Party—founded to give the poor equal opportunity, but too often aligned with the country’s elites. Read more…

William F. Buckley

Open to Debate: How William F. Buckley Put Liberal America on the Firing Line

Open to Debate is a unique and compelling portrait of William F. Buckley as the champion of conservative ideas in an age of liberal dominance, taking on the smartest adversaries he could find while single-handedly reinventing the role of public intellectual in the network television era. When Firing Line premiered on American television in 1966, just two years after Barry Goldwater’s devastating defeat, liberalism was ascendant. Though the left seemed to have decisively won the hearts and minds of the electorate, the show’s creator and host, William F. Read more…