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Mar 27, 2017

It’s a crazy time, but Bruce’s Fourteen Points about Politics in 2017 seeks to provide some clarity on what’s going on and where both parties stand.  The points include going Back to the Past, Clarity on Reelections and Midterms, About Town Halls, The 8 Million Ignored People and Getting a Media Game. We...


Mar 18, 2017

Alexander Butterfield, Nixon’s deputy COS who revealed the existence of the taping system in the White House, gets only a small mention in Watergate history but he has a lot to contribute to the understanding of it.   He recently spoke to Bob Woodward in a new book and his account and the records he kept for...


Mar 16, 2017

A look at labor unions from their historical beginnings and their height in the 30s to 60s to today.  


Mar 12, 2017

It's always assumed that rights are a good, but as Bruce discusses in this cast, a replay of one of the most popular My History Can Beat Up Your Politics casts, this is not always the even trade off it appears.  Rights complicate democracy and the political process, though it may be for a very good reason.  So long as...


Mar 11, 2017

Looking at the Montgomery Bus Boycott, Freedom Summer, Mothers of the Disappeared and the American Revolution, we look at change, from despair to anger to moderation.  These stories are used to answer the question – What does political change take?  What numbers does it take?  How do you know when it’s happening?...