Latest from Lillian Cunningham

No, Sputnik didn’t catch America by surprise.

  • Jul 19, 2019

Why, for a decade, did America invest billions of dollars into racing the Soviets to a giant rock? The reason we’re given is because it was hard. But that’s not the full story.

  • Jun 18, 2019

More than 400 people will be interviewed about the nation's first African American commander in chief by the Columbia University Center for Oral History Research.

  • May 16, 2019

Presidents' Day started as a celebration of George Washington's birthday; today, it honors all U.S. presidents.

  • Feb 18, 2018

In the "Constitutional" finale, we address listener questions about the history--and future--of the nation's governing document.

  • Feb 12, 2018

Why do First Amendment rights trump nearly every other right in America? Thank Jehovah's Witnesses.

  • Jan 29, 2018

  • Jan 15, 2018

The passage and then repeal of the 18th Amendment, banning alcohol in America, highlighted the pitfalls of trying to legislate against vice.

  • Jan 1, 2018

In overhauling the tax code, Congress today faces the same question it faced a century ago when creating the modern tax system: What kind of society should America be?

  • Dec 18, 2017

One intention the framers had when creating the U.S. Constitution was to “provide for the common defense.” But who shoulders that duty has not always been so clear.

  • Dec 4, 2017
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