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Jul 22, 2017

Polarized politics, fear, a media with intent to inflame and make its owners famous, no budging on either side, confidence and even mania - that's the combo that author Paul Starobin of the Atlantic and the New Republic describes as the factors that lead to South Carolina's secession in 1860. We talk to him about...


Jul 20, 2017

And yet, it probably should be followed in most cases.  (re-do of past episode that contained an error).  The surprising history of the rule that one should not discuss Nazis in debates, and the person who is not a scientist nor a lawmaker who came up with it.  Also, when you can violate the rule and what the rule says...


Jul 8, 2017

A trip to Mount Vernon through the eyes of visitors, and an examination of some old documents, provides rich insight into today's debate over the The Foreign Emoluments Clause.  This obscure item has received as much attention as ever with the Presidency of Donald Trump.  A look at the history of the Clause, which...


Jul 5, 2017

Ford became the first Vice President to be appointed as a result of the 25th amendment, and his eight month long tenure as VP occurred during the Watergate scandal.  A preview of the episode on the Premium cast, available at www.myistorycanbeatupyourpoliticspremium.com

 

Plus an interview with Chris Novembrino of the...