In this crazy election, most American Jews are acting normal

Three weeks from today, Americans finally will have a chance to vote for president of the United States — hundreds of other offices on ballots across the country. As a presidential historian who has written histories of presidential campaigning, of various presidents, of First Ladies, including Hillary Clinton when she Continue Reading…

The Rhino Who Won an Election by a Landslide

With two of the most unpopular candidates ever, many voters are weighing a protest vote or staying home. Citizens of São Paulo once took a different approach—and elected an animal. As the day approaches to choose between America’s two historically unpopular major party nominees, some Americans still seek an alternative. Perhaps America’s Continue Reading…

Donald Trump Resurrects Hooverism — a disastrous Republican strategy

Three weeks from today, Americans finally will have a chance to vote for president of the United States — hundreds of other offices on ballots across the country. As a presidential historian who has written histories of presidential campaigning, of various presidents, of First Ladies, including Hillary Clinton when she Continue Reading…