Heather Cox Richardson

Heather Cox Richardson teaches American history at Boston College. She is the author of a number of books, most recently, To Make Men Free, a history of the Republican Party that examines the fundamental tensions in American politics from the time of the Northwest Ordinance to the present. She is co-host of the history and politics podcast Freak Out and Carry On. Follow her on Twitter: @HC_Richardson.

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President Hoover signing the Farm-Relief Bill at the White House on June 15, 1929, providing for a $500,000,000 revolving fund to stabilize agriculture and stimulate cooperative marketing. Joining him are (left to right): Sen. Charles L. McNary (R-OR), Vice President Charles Curtis, Speaker of the House Nicholas Longworth (R-OH) and Rep. Gilbert N. Haugen (R-IA). (Photo by Harris & Ewing, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division) Views
Friday, December 08, 2017
The Republican Tax Bill Is a Poison Pill That Kills the New Deal
Shortly after President Trump took office, House Speaker Paul Ryan could feel just how close he was to finally achieving the goal he and his party colleagues had dreamed about for decades. With Republicans in uncontested power in Washington, he tweeted, they had a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to...
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