My History Can Beat Up Your Politics

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Since 2006, bringing historical context to the politics of today. TV pundits discuss politics in a vacuum. Cable news tells you everything is 'breaking news' but in most cases, events have long roots in history. In this podcast, we smash and bash the politics of today with a healthy dose of history

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Switching VIces

September 18th, 2019

1:09:10

We look at vice presidential and vice presidential candidate switches throughout history.  And we speculate if a tactic last used in 1976 might find …

Brexit, Boris and UK and Irish Politics w/ Steven Byrne from What am Politics

August 31st, 2019

1:01:40

We talk about the new UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Brexit, and Irish politics with Steven Byrne of What Am Politics Podcast.

Bruce Talks About Everything, Dem Debates Trump 2020 and Clinton 1996, Supreme Court

August 3rd, 2019

1:06:20

Trump Reelection, Democratic Debates and Recent Court decisions discussed on the episode.  It's a bit more lose than the norm, bear with Bruce as he tackles a lot in a short time and provides some sketches of things to …

How to Rank The Presidents, with Susan Swain and Brian Lamb of C-SPAN

July 24th, 2019

34:20

With C-SPAN's Susan Swain and Brian Lamb we talk Theodore Roosevelt and LBJ.  And we discuss their book The Presidents, and the unique ranking system they use to assess and order America's POTUSes.  e also talk abut …

Stop Talking About Momentum: The Race for President 1984

June 9th, 2019

1:15:26

It wasn't supposed to be a race.  Gary Hart, Walter Mondale, Jesse Jackson, John Glenn battle to take on Ronald Reagan in 1984.  As do some other candidates.  We look at the race that year and mine it for any insights …

Why is There an Electoral College?

May 31st, 2019

40:22

A look at the Senator who tried to end the Electoral College and the original reasons for it.  It has as much to do with 1969 as it does with 1787

The Ark of Commerce Part IV: Make It Stop

May 23rd, 2019

1:12:46

In our fourth of a series on American commerce, a look at three instances of when U.S. commerce was stopped, for a variety of reasons - from an offensive war effort, to a bid for peace, to a management of peacetime.  …

Sedition, Presidents and the Press

May 1st, 2019

1:36:33

From John Adams and the Alien Sedition Act, Lincoln's rage and FDR's giggling sidekicks, from JFK's light warnings to Trump and the press as the …

The Myth of "The Founding Fathers Said..This or That!"

March 19th, 2019

31:49

In this episode we look at the concept of "Founding Fathers."  It's not a term common to use on this podcast, but it's not without any meaning either.  We look at the early Americans that helped to 'found' the nation. …

Woodrow Wilson Has No Friends: Wilson, His Politics and His Image Today with Patricia O'Toole

March 18th, 2019

49:55

Or so it seems these days.  Liberals, conservatives, anti-globalists, Fed haters, socialists, libertarians all have a bone to pick with him.  how …

You Don't Know About Franklin Pierce

February 28th, 2019

56:42

The 14th President is among the most unknown, as he was when he won in a surprising election.  Yet he started with great promise.  Youthful, regal in …

LBJ 's Cell Phone and His Decision to Jump on the Ticket in 1960

February 20th, 2019

27:36

In answering a question about JFK's health and its role in Lyndon Johnson's decision to accept the Vice Presidency, Bruce takes a look at the people …

Nixon in Full

February 20th, 2019

1:29:39

A look at the life and career of Richard Nixon, from childhood to Presidency, originally aired in 2014 as 'Get Your Nixon On' This title feels more descriptive.  I don't know whether time has changed this cast, or if …

Interview with Sidney Blumenthal - Putting Lincoln in a Political Context, Stephen Douglas, Jefferson Davis, The Whigs and More

February 12th, 2019

50:41

We are joined by the author of Wrestling With His Angel: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln  Vol II, Sidney Blumenthal.  In this cast, he talks …

Surprising Facts About Accidental Presidents - Interview w Jared Cohen

February 12th, 2019

51:34

Surprising facts about the presidencies of John Tyler, JFK, LBJ, Chester Arthur and Millard Fillmore from Jared Cohen, author of Accidental Presidents, Eight Men Who Changed America. From Tyler's Grandkids, Arthur's …

Etiquette and Social Media: Where are Our Manners? Social Etiquette from Ben Franklin to Dale Carnegie to Today, w Jessica Weisberg

February 1st, 2019

46:23

Jessica Weisberg has traced Ben Franklin's early advice-writing, read the "Lord Chesterfield" letters that early Americans read to learn how to act, attended Dale Carnegie workshops and spoke with Miss Manners all in a …

28 Minutes

February 1st, 2019

11:58

Carter Ford '76, and the Presidential debate snafu that lead to an unplanned moment of silence.  

Skokie, Neo-Nazis and Free Speech

January 16th, 2019

33:25

In the wake of the events of Charlottesville, a look at the Neo Nazi rally in Skokie, IL in 1977 and the resulting Supreme Court Case and the ACLU's …

Dueling -The Bad Side and The Secret Good Side to a Tragic American Practice - PLUS a Call to Fill Out the MHCBUYP Survey

January 9th, 2019

23:21

The Two Hamiltons, and other Americans lost to the practice of dueling.  We explain what dueling is and what dueling is not and explore the issues around a practice that was common, if somewhat illicit in the time of …

Elvis Meets Nixon - The Insider Story

January 7th, 2019

27:47

A look at a frenetic day at the Nixon White House.  

The Shays Rebellion and Its Implications

January 5th, 2019

1:16:26

The history behind a rebellion against a state of the new United States, why it happened, its impact on our Constitution, and what it means today.   From a 2014 cast, but it's been a while. 

Our sponsor is Warby Parker …

Rules of Political Debate: Godwin's Law is Not a Law

January 2nd, 2019

25:15

Godwin's Law is Not a Law.  And yet, it probably should be followed in most cases.  (re-do of past episode that contained an error).  The surprising …

Investigating the Executive Branch: The Trial of Thomas Jefferson, Governor

January 2nd, 2019

32:13

"Public offices are, what they should be, burdens to those appointed to them which it would be wrong to decline, though foreseen to bring with them …

Economy and Jobs: Debunking "The Good Old Days" Argument with Gregg Easterbrook

January 1st, 2019

31:53

Was the past better?  Were the "Good Old Days" really all they are chalked up to be?   Gregg Easterbrook, author of It's Better Than it Looks: …

Searching for Eisenhower: Ike on War, Civil Rights, Big Government and Political Moderation (with William Hitchcock)

January 1st, 2019

48:26

We discuss all things Ike with William Hitchcock - author of "The Age of Eisenhower."  We talk about how President Eisenhower was a surprisingly good …

The Ark of Commerce, Part III: Loco

December 29th, 2018

1:41:57

A mysterious crash.  A strange contraption.  A fateful race, an outbreak of violent activity and a crafty watch-seller.  A look at the railroad …

Curtis LeMay, Warrior, Candidate - with Alex Hastie of Ohio v. The World Podcast

December 28th, 2018

1:09:48

Bruce is interviewed on Ohio v. The World Podcast, which is the creation of MHCBUYP fan Alex Hastie.  The subject is Curtis LeMay.  Politically we …

LBJ and The Creation of Medicare - 50 Years Ago

December 28th, 2018

35:55

50 years ago, Medicare was created and some of it was recorded. We'll look at the original conversations that demonstrate LBJ's work on the bill, and compare the enactment of Medicare to the Affordable Care Act. And …

The Ark of Commerce, Part II: Two If By Sea

December 28th, 2018

1:35:59

A unique boat is built to overcome a powerful challenge in interstate water commerce.  a revolution is fed by fish.  A writer turns commerce into …

The Ark of Commerce - Part I: Crash Party

December 27th, 2018

1:32:59

In this look at American commercial history we discuss the Black Thursday Stock market crash, the early career of Thomas Edison, how a popular game …

The Craziest Speaker of The House Election, Indian Removal Petitions and Other Thoughts

December 25th, 2018

33:26

A few questions, some from an older cast that now bears repeating in the wake of a new speaker election, and others from the premium channel now …

Saturday Night Nixon: The Firing That Sealed Watergate

December 17th, 2018

28:29

The Saturday Night Massacre was the name given to the triple firing of a special prosecutor investigating President Nixon, the AG and the deputy AG on the same night in 1973. After the firing of the FBI Director by …

Twenty-Fifth Amendment: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the 25th Amendment, But Were Afraid to Ask.

December 11th, 2018

54:57

Chester Arthur's dilemma.  Woodrow Wilson's secret.  Robert Kennedy's concern.  The Framers of the Constitution and the unnerving though of a disabled President.  A look at the history of Presidential Succession, from …

George H.W. Bush, 03 30 81

December 2nd, 2018

28:51

We take a look at one day in the life and career of President George H.W. Bush - not in his presidency but in his vice-presidency.  That day revealed his leadership style and set future precedents, perhaps.  March 30, …

I Am James Buchanan

November 21st, 2018

1:19:13

He's the President that is on the bottom of most lists.  But why?  And is it fair?  What did he think about his place in history?  We talk about POTUS 15 and look at the events of the run-up to the American Civil War, …

Presidents After Midterms with Matt K. Lewis

November 20th, 2018

34:31

Bruce and Daily Beast/CNN correspondent Matt K. Lewis talk about midterms, and Presidents post midterms.  Bruce tells a story about Lincoln that he …

David Priess on the Realities of Impeachment and the History of Presidential Removal

November 14th, 2018

53:28

We are joined today by David Priess, former CIA intelligence officer and author about his new book on the history and the realities of impeachment, and the 25th, what people think it is, and what has really happened in …

Introducing: The City

November 5th, 2018

5:53

The City tells true stories of how power works in urban America. Season 1 begins in Chicago, 1990.

 After years of disinvestment, highways are …

Posse Comitatus and Billy The Kid

November 4th, 2018

36:14

A law that may have given Billy The Kid a few more months of life, long enough to build a legend is still a part of today's politics.  The rich …

Valley Forge Myth and Reality - Interview with Bob Drury and Tom Clavin, Authors of Valley Forge

October 21st, 2018

56:25

Separating truth from lore about what is perhaps the most important moment of American Independence, along with authors Bob Drury and Tom Clavin.  A very different Valley Forge emerges than the one in the textbooks.  An …

Thomas Paine, Common Sense and The American Mind

October 16th, 2018

36:20

A look at one of America's earliest blockbusters, the little book that changed American minds: Common Sense, its author Thomas Paine, the impact it had at the time and what it might mean today. We also examine the …

About That Court-Packing Idea. SCOTUS Discussion Part II w/ Chris Novembrino

October 16th, 2018

44:06

With some fringe talk about adding members to the court, a look FDR's court-packing scheme of 1937, why it failed and why it is a cautionary tale of …

SCOTUS Discussion Kavanaugh, Abe Fortas, Nixon and LBJ - w Chris Novembrino Part I

October 11th, 2018

45:45

The Kavanaugh nomination and a bit of Supreme Court nomination history.  A discussion and at times debate with Chris Novembrino of Don't Worry About the Government podcast.  This one does get a bit opinionated. 

 

Introducing: Legal Wars

October 9th, 2018

3:25

The courtroom can be a battlefield over money, people’s rights, and even their lives. For some cases, the consequences can affect us long after the verdict is read.   Based on extensive interviews and court transcripts, …

A Deep Dive into The Emancipation Proclamation and The Causes Behind the Civil War - Listener Questions

October 7th, 2018

1:03:47

What was the true function of the Proclamation and the context surrounding it?  How did people react at this time?  Was slavery the true cause of the …

Healthcare: Doctor Nixon, President Nixon on Healthcare

September 18th, 2018

15:08

The views of the 37th President on healthcare, his reaction to Clinton's healthcare plan and his own 1974 healthcare plan.  Also: Nixon on Ike and Reagan. 

Republic vs. Democracy: Radical Revolution - The Pennsylvania Radicals and the State Constitution of 1776

September 8th, 2018

56:27

The Pennsylvania State Constitution of 1776, born in the fever of the signing of the Declaration and the radicalization of the city of Philadelphia expanded the rights of many but turned off a great many of those who …

Presidential Scandals: Watergate, Whiskey Ring and Others

September 3rd, 2018

56:09

All about Presidential Scandals.  From how Watergate may have seemed like in 1972 on Election night, to Grant and Carter's troublesome friends, to the Iran Contra story, we look at White House mess-ups and election …

Midterms: They Don't Always Work Out Badly for Presidents (But Mostly They Do)

August 6th, 2018

1:19:43

In the past 100 years, over 80% of the first term midterms went badly for Presidents, and their party lost seats.   But in a few cases they did not.  …

Statue Removal: National Valhalla: Statues, Confederates, Slaveowners, Washington, Trump, Memory and Time

August 3rd, 2018

58:19

From the early attempts to depict Washington, to the first Congressional attempts to block Confederate statues, to today's debate.  In this episode Bruce examines the history behind statues in America, and Bruce looks …

Impeachment: The Mystery of Impeachment - How it Works, What Happened in 1868 and More

August 2nd, 2018

1:18:43

Savior or scoundrel?  We look at the case of one of the most celebrated heroes of Presidential impeachment.  And in the course of that - we look at the  Chase, Clinton and Johnson precedents for attempted impeachment, …

Presidential Scandal: Watergate, Whitewater, and The Rich Texture of Presidential Scandal w/ Leon Neyfakh of The 'Slow Burn' Podcast

August 1st, 2018

40:08

With Leon Neyfakh of The 'Slow Burn' Podcast, now in its Season 2,  (make sure to subscribe) we take a look at Presidential scandals and investigations including Watergate, Whitewater, the Travel Office snafu during the …

War: 1983 and How Close We Came to Nuclear War w/ Marc Ambinder

July 29th, 2018

1:05:05

Examining the moment in 1983 when nuclear war was possible with new research and stories from the Soviet side.  How close did we come to war?  And …

RFK Anniversary: Chris Matthews on Bobby Kennedy and the Missing Element in Today's Politics

July 28th, 2018

30:23

Chris Matthews of Hardball joins the program!! He has just finished his book Bobby Kennedy - A Raging Spirit.  Chris talks about RFK and how his history and childhood, and his relationship with Joe Kennedy Senior that …

Tariffs: Smoot - The Man Behind the Tariff

July 28th, 2018

50:42

You may know his tariff, but not him.  A look at the man behind the Smoot-Hawley Tariff.  Reed Smoot, Senator from Utah.  His history, his politics, …

Economy and Jobs: Dark Side of Booms Part 2: Wild Times in the North Dakota Bakken Fields w/ Maya Rao

July 22nd, 2018

48:47

All about the Bakken oil region of North Dakota and the recent boom.  Fast money and fast growth in a state that had peaked in the 1930's High volume …

Gerrymandering: Gerry and His "Mander" (from 2013, with an Update on Gerrymandering Supreme Court case)

July 18th, 2018

57:21

Elbridge Gerry lent his name to a tricky political maneuver.  Not that he wanted to, or perhaps, deserved it.  With gerrymandering of congressional …

Russia: Everything You Know About The Russian Revolution is Wrong - Russian Journalist Mikhail Zygar on 1917, History, Putin, Democracy and More

July 18th, 2018

42:09

Crushing myths about the 1917 Russian Revolution that both Russians and Americans still get from Soviet textbooks.  Understanding that is the key to …

Good Economic Times: The Dark Side of Booms: The 1920s

July 17th, 2018

43:51

Are economic good times always good?  A look at the 1920's and the other side of booming economic times.  This episode was recorded in 2014. 

Soccer and Repression: 1978 and the World Cup in Argentina

July 8th, 2018

45:40

The story of the 1978 World Cup, a cautionary tale about democracy.  The world spotlight on the junta that controlled Argentina that year helped …

Democracy: The Life, and Hopefully Not Death, of Democracy - A Conversation w/ Dr. Paul Cartledge

June 25th, 2018

1:07:01

We speak often of Democracy, but do we really know what it is?  We point to Athens as an example.  But what was Greek Democracy really like?  A …

Trump and History: Take Trump. Add Historical Context. Rinse and Repeat.

June 17th, 2018

37:49

What can history add to understanding the unconventional Presidency of Donald Trump?  What about his tweeting, that portrait of Andrew Jackson in the White House and the comparisons?  What are his reelection chances as …

Tariffs: Taft Walks Away - The Payne-Aldrich Tariff of 1909

June 10th, 2018

29:38

Taft fails in trying to lower tariffs, setting up his successor to do it.  In frustration, he walks away from the White House.  Meanwhile, his …

Generations and Politics: I Was Born in 1869: A Look at a Generation

June 6th, 2018

39:24

A generation defined by a technology that shook off the yoke of their parent's Civil War and took on the world, and took over the country by the turn …

Infrastructure: The Bad Side and Good Side of Infrastructure - Robert Moses and Other Tales with Greg Young of the Bowery Boys NYC Podcast

May 31st, 2018

46:59

Is infrastructure always good?  We talk with Greg Young of the Very Popular "Bowery Boys NYC" podcast, about infrastructure.  In particular the story …

US Intelligence Services: The Secret Intelligence of All The President's Men: Interview with David Priess on CIA Briefings, History, Trump, Mueller and More

May 14th, 2018

49:05

We speak once again to David Priess, former CIA Briefer and the author of The President's Book of Secrets.  While last time we spoke mostly about Presidents and intelligence, this time we get into the other people who …

Hungover at the Gettysburg Address, Fun with County Election Results, a 13th Reagan We Didn't Discuss? And More..

May 13th, 2018

53:00

Counties and the role they play in the election.  How they are over hyped in some memes but yet can provide some purpose as well.   Also in this …

Rigged Elections: That Time the DNC Rigged a Nomination

April 26th, 2018

41:10

A look at 1944 and how intrigue, manipulation, misrepresentation, a few martinis, a song, an axe, and a finger in the page of a book changed the …

Movies and Politics: Writing History With Lightning: The Controversial Mix of Movies and Politics and History

April 1st, 2018

46:08

from D.W. Griffith to today, we look at the controversial use of movies and film in politics.  And how using video instead of argument may be …

America and Rome: w/ Mike Duncan

April 1st, 2018

45:59

Populism, Corruption, Citizenship and Immigration.  Rome struggled with these issues in its Republic phase.  Bruce is joined by Mike Duncan, host of …

Political Alignments: Archie and Meathead America - w/ Chris Novembrino

March 21st, 2018

1:10:57

 We are joined by Chris Novembrino of The All in the Family Podcast and also Don't Worry About the Government Podcast.  We discuss All in the Family …

Presidential Power: Democracy's Diet? The Two-Term Presidential Limit of the 22nd Amendment

February 27th, 2018

40:59

With the leader of China erasing that country's 2 term limit, we are taking a look back at the 2 term presidential limit in the United States, how recent it is and whether it's a good thing.  This episode is from 2012.  

U.S.-Mexico Relations w/ Bob Crawford and Ben Sawyer of "The Road to Now " Podcast Live in Mexico

February 24th, 2018

1:00:25

The Mexican War, current U.S. politics, Mexican history are all topics Bruce joins Bob Crawford of the Avett Brothers and Dr. Benjamin Sawyer of …

Where's Reagan? Reagan in Our Politics Today - The Final of the Dozen Ronald Reagans Series - Episode Twelve

January 22nd, 2018

1:09:53

Where does Reagan fit into politics today?  Would he fit in the modern GOP?  Or somewhere else.  Can you compare and contrast Reagan and Trump in any …

Did Reagan Win the Cold War? A Dozen Ronald Reagans - Episode Eleven

January 21st, 2018

1:47:22

Did Gorbachev?  Did anyone?  Starting with the Reykjavik Summit of 1986 and a fly on the wall view of the events there, we look at the pro-Reagan and …

Year of the Missile: Reagan's First Term Cold War Steps - A Dozen Ronald Reagans, Part 10

January 20th, 2018

1:00:04

It's 1983 and the world is scared.  In answering the question of Reagan's credit for "winning the Cold War." it's necessary to break up the …

Shockwave 1981 - A Dozen Ronald Reagans Part Nine

January 11th, 2018

41:20

An Election Changes Everything...A Secretary of State Loses Favor with the White House...A President Defies Norms...Secretaries Make Shocking …

White House on Fire: Iran Contra - A Dozen Ronald Reagans Part 8 -REPLAY

January 9th, 2018

44:40

In the eight part of our series on the Presidency of Ronald Reagan, we look at the scandal that engulfed his administration, and management style …

Reformation: Tax Reform , Immigration, S&Ls - A Dozen Ronald Reagans - Part Seven

January 6th, 2018

46:07

Reagan is not often seen as a reformer but in many cases, there were massive shifts on domestic policy in the 1980s and not all of them were to the …

Hands Across America:: A Dozen Ronald Reagans Part Six - REPLAY

January 4th, 2018

42:40

Homelessness, education, healthcare and other domestic issues under constant evaluation during the time of the Reagan Presidency. We look at the …

That "Other Part" of The Declaration of Independence: The Grievances and What They Say About Executive Power, Immigration, and Other Issues

January 1st, 2018

30:00

We know about the first half of the Declaration of Independence and life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. But the Declaration also contains a listing of facts submitted to a "candid world" detailing what was wrong …

Witches' Brew: Central America, Lebanon, Poland - A Dozen Ronald Reagans: Part Four

December 31st, 2017

1:25:59

James Baker called Reagan's foreign policy "a witches' brew." In one country, a longshot try for peace. In others, alliances with warmakers. In one …

Rubik's Cube: Two Reagan Mysteries Solved - A Dozen Ronald Reagans: Part Three -

December 29th, 2017

1:04:01

We seek to solve two puzzles: How did Reagan the Truman booster become Reagan the Goldwater acolyte? And when he entered politics, became GOP nominee …

A Taxing Second Year - A Dozen Ronald Reagans Part Two

December 26th, 2017

49:57

1982 doesn't go as well for Ronald Reagan as 1981 did.  Recession hits, a recession that challenges cuts of the previous year.  Compromises, new taxes, the reality of deficits hit hard.  David Stockman, the chief budget …

Rawhide is OK - First of Our Series on a 'Dozen Ronald Reagans' -REPLAY

December 23rd, 2017

57:22

Replay from 2016 as we prepare the last three eps in January. 

First in our series on Ronald Reagan that will have twelve episodes. The Presidency we discuss almost didn't happen. A look at the attempt on Reagan's life, …

Charles I, Monarchy and Mobs, 1640's Fake News and War on Christmas w/ Leanda de Lisle, Author of The White King

December 17th, 2017

44:33

Charles I of England was executed after losing the English Civil War to Oliver Cromwell and the Parliamentary Forces. We take a look at his struggle with author Leanda de Lisle.  In her book, The White King, she …

Star-Spangled Banner History and Special Fundraiser Episode

December 6th, 2017

10:56

A bit of history about America's national anthem, and a special offer for the Premium Extra podcast - extra archive episodes for membership levels.  

Lincoln Faces a Blue Tsunami: The 1862 Midterm

November 21st, 2017

35:06

A look at Lincoln's first midterm, and the troubles he faced in trying to hold on to Congress in the midst of a war and an energized base in the …

William McKinley Got Us Here: Interview with Robert W. Merry about POTUS 25, American Expansion, Income Taxes, Presidents and Press and More

November 15th, 2017

43:02

He's more than the President that was shot in office, more than just the guy before Teddy Roosevelt.  And he wasn't handled by anyone.  William McKinley set in motion the America that we have now.  His views on …

Bruce Takes Twenty Questions on History and Politics

November 9th, 2017

1:02:47

Early colonial income tax, Pardons, Third parties.    Herbert Hoover.  The Grand Old Democratic Party?  Mexico's contribution to WW2.  The ERA, DNC …

President by Accident: Truman, Atomic Warfare, Russians and Trump w/ A.J. Baime

October 17th, 2017

47:19

In a day everything changed and a new President inhabited the chair in the White House.  The country and the world were anxious.  Russia and Asia …

The Spanish Flu of 1918 and Its Aftermath - Conversation with Laura Spinney

September 12th, 2017

35:06

We speak with Laura Spinney, science journalist and author of "Pale Rider: The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How It Changed the World" and discuss the …

Patrick Henry, Underrated Founder - Interview with Jon Kukla

September 5th, 2017

45:38

He was essential to the colonial resistance to the Stamp Act.  He was the bulwark of the American Revolution in Virginia.  He raised troops and …

The Split on The Left of Politics and Why it Matters, w/ Chris Novembrino

August 22nd, 2017

1:09:45

While so much attention is focused on splits in the GOP, there is a gaping split on the left that while, perhaps not large, is important to …

Elvis Presley and America

August 15th, 2017

54:05

On the 40th Anniversary of the rock star's death, We talk to Bob Crawford and Dr. Ben Sawyer of The Road to Now Podcast about the day Elvis died in …

Avoiding War Between the U.S. and China: Interview with Dr. Graham Allison of Harvard Kennedy School

August 9th, 2017

40:07

We discuss the "Thucydides's Trap" n this cast with Dr. Graham Allison, who has advised Defense Secretaries from the Reagan to the Obama Administrations.  He is the author of Destined for War: America, China, and …

Written Out of History? Robert Yates, Luther Martin, Mercy Otis Warren

August 1st, 2017

44:04

James Otis, Robert Yates and Mercy Otis Warren are not names that roll off the tongue, but they did make important contributions to Constitutional …

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