Right Turn

05.22.2011

In the recent election, the Tea Party emerged as a major force in American politics.  It's a striking story, when a few years before, the "New York Times" was speculating about the demise of the Republican party.  So, why the game change, after Barack Obama won the White House on a surge of grassroots support? In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, America's right turn.  We'll find out why the founding fathers are hot property in contemporary politics and look back at the Reagan legacy.

  1. Keli Carender on the Modern Tea Party

    When President Obama took office, the Democratic Party was riding high, and the Republican Party, some thought, was on its way out. No one paid much attention to the Tea Party. Times have changed.

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  2. Jill Lepore on the Tea Party & the Founding Fathers

    Jill Lepore does a reality check on Tea Party claims to the founding fathers.

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  3. Julian Zelizer on Ronald Reagan

    These days it doesn't matter whether you are a conservative or a liberal, if you are looking for inspiration you look to Ronald Reagan.

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  4. David Sirota on "Back to Our Future"

    In his book "Back to Our Future" David Sirota says the proof is in the staying power of 80s pop culture.

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