Herbert Hoover

New York police on motorcycles wrap a demonstration in fog to prevent the demonstrators at the march-past in front of a building in which President Herbert Hoover is speaking in New York, 1930. (Photo by Imagno/Hulton Archive/Getty)

How the Anti-Saloon League, responsible for Prohibition, shaped modern racist policing

Prohibition created the perfect storm for the mass incarceration of ethnic minorities, who’d been driven into the contraband trade through inequality of economic opportunity, then zealously policed for being involved
Filling A Silo

What we can learn from a disastrous 1930 U.S. tariff on Canadian goods

As Donald Trump threatens tariffs on steel and aluminum, policymakers should look to history and take heed of the Smoot-Hawley Act’s cautionary tale
EISENHOWER ELIZABETH II

Have Americans ever elected a political rookie as president?

All five political rookies who came before Trump had something he does not: experience working with the highest levels of government