Heather Cox Richardson

Heather Cox Richardson is a political historian who uses facts and history to make observations about contemporary American politics. She is the author, most recently, of To Make Men Free: A History of the Republican Party.

The Storm is Upon Us

The great strength of America remains where it has always been: in ordinary Americans, setting their shoulders to accomplish the task before them.


“I don’t take responsibility at all.”

This quotation, from Trump’s answer when a reporter asked him if he took responsibility for the lag in testing for the novel coronavirus, will be in every single history book written about


It Does Not Have to be This Way

Historically, the Democratic and Republican parties are not two sides of the same coin. They formed in very different eras and for very different reasons.