Author Archive for Matthew Pinsker

ESSAY –Myth of Rivals

In 2008, Matthew Pinsker produced an op-ed for the Los Angeles Times that challenged the way then President-Elect Barack Obama was interpreting the popular study of the Lincoln Administration (Team of Rivals) by presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin.  Pinsker’s short essay has been…

ESSAY –Norman Thomas in 1932

In Fall 2010, Dickinson College student Leah Kaplan reminded readers that Socialist Norman Thomas performed exceptionally well in the 1932 presidential contest –even better perhaps than the official results indicated.  She suggests that Thomas and the Socialists may have received over…

ESSAY –Election Day 1884

In Fall 2010, Dickinson College student Peter Wright produced a concise essay that described how the presidential election of 1884 between Democrat Grover Cleveland and Republican James G. Blaine had turned quite personal and nasty. Mugwumps and Mudslingers: The Bitter…