Dispatches From Off the Deaton Path: Thanksgiving

This week Dr. Deaton looks at the history of one of America’s oldest holidays and the traditions around it. Happy Thanksgiving!

Podcast S4E4: Georgia Politics, Past and Future: An Interview with Keith Mason

This week’s guest is Keith Mason, a Gwinnett County native who served as Governor Zell Miller’s Chief of Staff and in President Bill Clinton’s administration. He was instrumental in the passage of the Georgia Lottery and the Hope Scholarship. Keith discusses political figures past and future, including Zell Miller, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, James Carville,Continue Reading »

Nixon v. Kennedy, 1960: The Closest Presidential Election in the 20th Century

In this Dispatch, Dr. Deaton takes a look at another hotly contested election in America’s history that included charges of voter fraud and threats of recounts and legal challenges: the presidential election of 1960 between Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy.

S4E3: Halloween Podcast: Vanished From the Face of the Earth

For Halloween, Stan tells four of his favorite stories of people who simply vanished into thin air: The story of one of our Founding Fathers who vanished while mailing a letter; the most famous maritime missing persons mystery ever; the story of a man who literally was there one minute and gone the next; and finallyContinue Reading »

Dispatches From Off the Deaton Path: The Presidential Election of 1876: A Second Civil War?

We all remember the contested presidential election of 2000, but the greatest Constitutional crisis we ever faced was the disputed election of 1876, decided four months after the election and just two days before the inauguration.