Aug 3, 2019
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 come.
Jul 7, 2019
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. And we look at the effects of those interventions. The embargo of 1807 is an important part of the...
Jun 9, 2019
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 into 2020 and American politics in general.
May 24, 2019
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 some of the historians who helped them.
May 1, 2019
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 people's enemy, we look at the relationship between President and the Press. Plus we are joined by Chris Novembrino of the Don't Worry About the Government and All in...