presidential history

  • A brief history of presidential lethargy

    by Stacy A. Cordery

    Before Theodore Roosevelt ascended to the presidency in 1901, the question of how hard a president toiled was of little concern to Americans.

  • New Book Sheds New Light on the Starr Investigation

    by Sean Wilentz

    Twenty years after Kenneth Starr delivered to Congress his report recommending the impeachment of President Bill Clinton, the former independent counsel has delivered a second report, in the form of a memoir, condemning Clinton all over again. 

  • Jeremi Suri: The Case for Howard Schultz

    by Jeremi Suri

    "Third-party figures did not play spoiler to particular candidates; they were reflections of the weaknesses of the main-party candidates from the start."