Speaker Election of 1855, 20th Amendment, and a Show Update

We talk a bit about Nathaniel Banks, the Speaker of The House of Representatives that (still) took the most ballots to be elected. Kevin McCarthy joins the ranks of Speakers that needed multiple ballots – we discuss the implications. A brief look at Frederick Gillett, the last Speaker to even need two ballots in 1923,…

Fall of USSR Podcast: Early Access

In August 1991, eight men attempted to take over the USSR and lock the President, Gorbachev, in his house until they had finished. They came closer than is thought, and those opposing them though they had lost until they won. You can wait for Feb 6th to listen to episodes now to our 6 part…