A Historian Notes that Bernie Sanders Was ONE Factor in Hillary’s Loss and He Gets Hammered?

In the last three weeks, I have been viciously attacked by some Bernie Sanders supporters and some Progressive extremists who claim I blame Sanders for Hillary Clinton’s loss. The fury, obscenity, and distortions unleashed by two articles I wrote for Time.com reveal to me, sadly, that what Hillary Clinton called the “Trump Effect,” blaming Donald Trump for “bullying Continue Reading…

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…

THE CANDIDATES ARE UNINSPIRING BUT NOT THE MOST CORRUPT – BY FAR

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…

How Bill Clinton’s Presidency Spawned Donald Trump’s Candidacy

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…

In Praise of Abandoning Your Party

Trump calls GOP defectors ‘disloyal.’ But the Founders would approve. As we approach Election Day, more and more Republicans are abandoning Donald Trump, declaring that they can’t possibly vote for the mogul on November 8. GOP senators, members of Congress, even the party’s previous nominees and presidents, including Mitt Romney Continue Reading…