Political thrillers


The opening credits of Confirmation offer a quick history lesson. In 1991, President George H.W. Bush was struggling to appoint a judge to the Supreme Court to fill the seat left vacated by the first African-American Supreme, Thurgood Marshall. Robert Bork was shot down, then Bush selected a conservative African-American judge named Clarence Thomas. Though …

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I was 9 years old when the Iran hostage crisis happened in November 1979. The American diplomats, captured in the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, were held for 444 days. I was almost 11 when they were released. My memory of the incident was seeing the same image on the news every night, of a man …

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