Oct 22, 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.
Oct 21, 2019
A look at the famous series of letters between Jefferson and Adams. Friends as young diplomats, they 'unfriended' and 'refriended' from the time of their Presidencies and politics to their old age.
Oct 20, 2019
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, we attempt to answer questions about this oft-discussed, rarely used, and perhaps, poorly understood...
Oct 20, 2019
We discuss the life and career of Youngstown, Ohio congressman James Traficant with Alex Hastie of Ohio v. The World Podcast. We rerun part of the episode from his podcast. We hear from Eric Murphy, director of the documentary "The Congressman from Crimetown" https://vimeo.com/ondemand/traficant The frumpled...
Oct 11, 2019
A bit about small money donors in history, and about Jimmy Carter's (Code name Dasher) 1976 run. A rebroadcast of an episode that seems apt as another campaign begins.