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Michael Beschloss on Wartime Presidents

From James Madison and the War of 1812 to recent times, a procession of American presidents took the nation into conflict and mobilized the country for victory. Author and presidential historian Michael Beschloss examines the chief executives who made the most difficult decisions that face any leader, and how the evolution of presidential powers in regard to war have shaped those actions.

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 6:45 p.m.
Garry Trudeau and His “Doonesbury” World

For nearly 50 years, “Doonesbury” has been more than a comic strip: It’s a satirical, hilarious, and often unsettling examination of American political and cultural life through the eyes of Garry Trudeau. He takes a look at the world he invented—and the wider one today—in a conversation with Michael Cavna of the Washington Post’s Comic Riffs blog.

Monday, December 17, 2018 - 6:45 p.m.
Voices From the Fourth Estate: Veteran Journalists and the News

Nobody seems to have a neutral opinion about journalists, particularly now. Get some first-hand insights in a five-part series in which some of the best of the best discuss life in the Washington trenches. The line-up of headliners includes Cokie and Steve Roberts, April Ryan, Michael Isikoff, Paul Danahar, and Lawrence O'Donnell.

Tuesday, January 15, January 29, February 12, February 26, and March 12, 2019 – 7:00 p.m.
Martin Luther King Jr.’s Political Legacy

Brandon Terry of Harvard University examines the ethical and political thought of arguably the greatest public intellectual and activist that the United States ever produced. He contends that King’s body of philosophy offers indispensable resources for addressing many of our current political crises.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 6:45 p.m.