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Feb 21, 2021

One violent event, captured in the best media technologies of its time and brought to American living parlors, completely changed American politics during the Reconstruction period.  A convention at the stately Mechanics' Institute in New Orleans, determined to create a new constitution where all races could vote, was...


Feb 20, 2021

A look at the Senator's father, his 1968 run, and time as HUD secretary.


Feb 14, 2021

Who was Chester Arthur's secret pen pal?  How did Herbert Hoover spend his last day in office?  What was McKinley's obscure accomplishment?  What was Rutherford B. Hayes passionate hobby? What event hurt Taft's Presidency from the get-go? How did Martin Van Buren contribute to today's politics?  For Presidents Day, a...


Feb 7, 2021

In this episode, no big deal, we just tackle about every significant problem we have in our politics today.  norm-breaking, free-speech and free-speech limits, threats and violence, double impeachments, pushing envelopes and reverse virtue signaling is all part of this episode.  Also, Abigail Adams, a treaty won by a...


Jan 18, 2021

Lincoln's turbulent period as President-elect also featured a novel twist: a thirteen-day train ride through the states that had cast their votes for him, and two that had not.  He countered large cheering crowds and some security risks, while he managed to avoid opining on the fast-paced events of the day and to...