AN INAUGURATION DAY PLEA TO DEMOCRATS: STOP MOPING, TRUMP WON

Seventy-two days of cry-ins and bellyaching is enough. Today, on Inauguration Day, Democrats should remember the civics lectures they gave Donald Trump about accepting election results when they expected to would win, and stop moping. By agreeing to attend Trump’s inauguration, Bill and Hillary Clinton are validating America’s peaceful transfer of power, 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…