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May 31, 2019

A look at the Senator who tried to end the Electoral College and the original reasons for it.  It has as much to do with 1969 as it does with 1787


Feb 28, 2019

The 14th President is among the most unknown, as he was when he won in a surprising election.  Yet he started with great promise.  Youthful, regal in manner and style, with celebrity friends, many thought his Presidency was a renewal for the country.  Instead he provoked a resistance movement.  His fall in the wake of...


Feb 12, 2019

We are joined by the author of Wrestling With His Angel: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln  Vol II, Sidney Blumenthal.  In this cast, he talks about Lincoln in the 1850's, as he emerges as a small-time lawyer to being 'woke' by the passage of the Kansas Nebraska Bill to make a stirring speech and come to a definite...


Jan 9, 2019

The Two Hamiltons, and other Americans lost to the practice of dueling.  We explain what dueling is and what dueling is not and explore the issues around a practice that was common, if somewhat illicit in the time of the founding of America. 

 

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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...