Wills On Duty: The Story of Watergate Security Guard Frank Wills

You’d think he’d be a household name, but he never quite was. Frank Wills discovered the Watergate burglary. From the beginning of his shift he noticed a door had been deliberately held unlocked in the basement of The Watergate Office Complex. The rest became history. But for Wills it was bittersweet. While others, even convicted…

A History of Student Loans and Higher Ed Financing in the U.S.

College costs have been an issue since the founding of the Republic, as we discuss in this issue, And equally, the desire to provide education to young minds has been strong. What’s different about the era we live in is that college is closely associated with debt. Debt that cannot be removed by bankruptcy, and…

What Can You Do for Your Podcast? Support MHCBUYP on Patreon

  The easiest way to support the show is on Patreon. We are pleased to have supporters, who support us on the cancel-any-time Patreon service, for as low as $3 a month. They receive extra episodes not immediately available to the public. Some are early ‘preview’ epsiodes. Some are ‘Leftovers’ that didn’t make it into…

A Midterm Election About Nothing, and Other Stories

Not all midterms are bad for the President’s party. It’s just that, most of the midterms in history go against the party in The White House.. We’ll discuss 1990’s “Seinfeld Midterm,” (the midterm about nothing, 1978 Carter first “not that bad” midterm, and others. We’ll look at these and others where the party in the…

George B. McClellan, Jr. Would Like a Word

George B. McClellan Junior, son of the Union general and Mayor of New York City for two turn-of-the century terms is not history’s usual voice, his takes are different. He saw Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson at their most base and political. He became mayor of the nation’s largest city and talked about for its…