A young populist candidate named William Jennings Bryan traveled 18,000 miles by train to deliver 500 speeches, wowing crowds with wild rhetoric and lobbing barbs at William McKinley, but failing to win.
A young populist candidate named William Jennings Bryan traveled 18,000 miles by train to deliver 500 speeches, wowing crowds with wild rhetoric and lobbing barbs at William McKinley, but failing to win. AP
A young populist candidate named William Jennings Bryan traveled 18,000 miles by train to deliver 500 speeches, wowing crowds with wild rhetoric and lobbing barbs at William McKinley, but failing to win. AP

Another reason for our bombastic election? A decline in civics education

March 01, 2016 5:10 PM