May 2, 2015
A talk about Mike Dukakis and his failed '88 campaign, and how Clinton picked up on some of those mistakes to win his election four years later. Also a discussion of debt ceilings reveals that people adjust their stance based on what party is in power.
April 9, 2015
Don't Let a Buddy Run for President For You: The Story of Garfield and Other Dark Horse Candidates (2012)
Don't send a buddy to get the Presidency for you, or so a Senator learned during the 1880 election. Dark Horse candidates are rare, but when factions can't agree it has happened. How Garfield and a few others became President.
March 24, 2015
August 31, 2014
Spying Zeppelins and Fighter Plane Duels...a Fainting Leader and a Final Stand A third and final look at Neville Chamberlain and the Munich analogy. In part one, we've used WWI to 'beat up' on the Munich analogy, in part two we used the events of Munich itself. In Part Three, we hopefully show how the events of 1939 and 1940, including the post-Munich diplomacy and war and the Battle of Britain put Chamberlain's actions in context.