Herbert Hoover

What the patron saint of failed presidents can tell us about the current one.
A historian delves into American liberalism's original Big Idea.
For animal lovers and history buffs alike.
Like Hoover before him, the same traits that propelled Trump to the presidency now limit his ability to govern effectively.
Attempts to drive a wedge between impoverished blacks and aspirational immigrants are frighteningly familiar.
The gesture would be solely symbolic, but the president must declare his commitment to the environment.
The middle class that bolstered his campaign can expect a very unpleasant surprise.
Whichever party wins the White House in 2016 could find itself unable to make good on its vision and promises, reaping a whirlwind of difficulties instead.
Many political observers believe Trump will lose the presidential election in an electoral landslide and take the Republican Party down with him. However, these pundits and GOP soothsayers underestimate how fast the pendulum swings in American politics.