1921 – One Hundred Years Ago

Events 100 years ago have nothing at all to do with today’s events, unless you consider new technologies changing the pace of life, the immigration issue, a new administration changing messaging and policies, racism and racial violence, crime, labor struggles, international conflicts and government spending on the poor.   And, new kinds of poems. [Music by…

Bruce Interviewed on Intellectual Property…Frequently Podcast with David Pridham and Brad Sheafe

Why do people spend so much time watching the news? Bruce Carlson is interviewed by David, Brad at the IP…Frequently Podcast (hah)   We discuss current events in the context of historical ones. Also, reverse virtue signaling. If interested in intellectual properties, business and some politics, check out Brad and Dave’s podcast here: https://anchor.fm/ip-frequentlyTwitter: @IP_Frequently 

1866 Mechanics’ Institute Attack

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 forcefully ended by police in what investigators…

George Romney

A little bit about the Senator’s father, his run for President in 1968 and time as HUD secretary.

On The Lincoln Train: The 13-Day Journey of a President-Elect

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 avoid compromising…

Did Nixon Win the Popular Vote in 1960? And Other Stories

In this episode we look at an enduring mystery, one that didn’t matter too much in the 1960 election but has since taken on significance. Could it be that Kennedy lost, and Nixon won, the popular vote nationally in 1960. We looked at it a decade ago, and at that time MHCBUYP declared that Richard…