Retro Report is a growing series of over 125 short documentaries that tell the history behind the news.
Context for this Week
Stories that shine a light on today’s news
Detaining asylum seekers at the the U.S. border is obviously receiving a lot of attention at the moment, but a look back at how Haitian refugees were treated in the 1990s shows that today’s actions are rooted in the past. Watch Forever Prison.
As the nation grips for another Supreme Court battle, we look back at Robert Bork, whose failed nomination in 1987 politicized the process of selecting SCOTUS judges – and set the stage for nominees not answering questions. Watch…
The Supreme Court has ruled along partisan lines in favor of President Trump in the challenge to his travel ban. This is the third iteration of the ban, the first version was interestingly challenged by a group of Yale Law students, who you’ll meet in this video.