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Guest post: What the Fourth of July means

By Joseph Ellis


The awkward truth is that not much happened on July 4, 1776. History is almost always messier than we remember, and both the popular play, "1776," and John Trumbull's iconic painting, "The Declaration of Independence," reinforce several popular misconceptions. Read more »

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Q&A: The Government Shutdown and its Aftermath

By: Mehroz Baig Read more »

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John Dean: The Nixon Defense

Tue, Aug 12 2014 - 6:00pm

John Dean, Author, The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew It
Roy Eisenhardt, Lecturer, UC Berkeley Law — Moderator Read more »

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Reforming Our Broken Mental Health System

Tim Murphy, U.S. Representative (R-Penn.)

Congressman Tim Murphy, Ph.D, believes in rebuilding the nation’s broken mental health system. As chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, Murphy conducted a year-long investigation with multiple congressional hearings, forums, interviews and research into why those who need help the most have been the least likely to get it. Dr. Murphy, who is also a clinical psychologist, will discuss his groundbreaking Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act (H.R. 3717). Read more »

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Politics, Environment and National Security

Thu, Sep 11 2014 - 6:00pm

Louis Schubert, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science, Social Sciences Department, City College of San Francisco. Read more »

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