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May 28, 2018

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 opponent's party.  


May 21, 2018

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, his views on tariffs.  His battles for a mix of conservative issues and progressive stands.  And his battle to keep his own seat from religious intolerance.  

Plus a...


May 13, 2018

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 hodge-podcast we look at John Hay, Lincoln's Secretary and later McKinley's Secretary of State.  What if healthcare was in the Constitution?  And we open the mailbag for some...