July 27, 2015
Plenty of talk about NC and Munich these days... A look at Neville Chamberlain and the impact of the Munich Conference on American politics. Part One of Three. The other two are later in the archive thread.
June 30, 2015
A look at the institution proposed by the Constitutional Convention but not always the most revered part of the document. The Electoral College has minuses, and it has a few pluses, that Americans may or may not be willing to trade.
June 20, 2015
Lincoln, Garfield, Hayes. 19th century Presidents looked different from 20th Century Presidents in the face Or more specifically the hair on their faces. Looking at a not so serious topic but finding within it a serious reason. From 2013
June 1, 2015
More than 20 years ago now, and five elections since, 1992 stands out as one of the zaniest elections in American history. Yet it attracted a fair amount of attention and turnout for its time. Too early for the internet, it saw American politicians reach into new demographic areas, including MTV and late night talk shows. But in order to see where we can count the 1992 election as an election for all the sorts of stats one counts Presidential elections on (times an incumbent lost, how much the economy is a factor) we've got to get to the bottom of something - what was the real effect of third party challenger Ross Perot? How can he be 'subtracted' out of the analysis to see what would have happened in a Bush-Clinton election? We try to do that in this episode.