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…