William Howard Taft

A 1912 Newspaper Article About Coal Has a Prescient Climate Change Warning

Two billion tons of coal was burning back then and it only would go up.<p>A post that reached the top of Reddit on Thursday today offers a glimpse of …

Climate Change

DID YOU KNOW: Manila’s first mayor

Arsenio Cruz Herrera, designated president of the municipal board of Manila, was named the City of Manila’s first mayor on Aug. 7, 1901, by William …

Asia

A presidential scrap touches down at the Havre de Grace Opera House

On successive afternoons in May 1912, Havre de Grace and its then 41-year-old Opera House — a building celebrating its one-year anniversary this …

Facelifts

“A Constitution Wonk’s Dream”

To listen to this episode of Amicus, use the player below:<p><i>Listen to Amicus via Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Spotify, Stitcher, or Google …

The White House

James Carroll Napier: Businessman, Lawyer, Civil Rights Leader and Politician

James Carroll Napier was a businessman, lawyer, politician, civil rights leader, and Register of the Treasury from 1911 to 1913. He is one of only …

Civil Rights

William Tecumseh Vernon: Educator, Minister and Register of Treasury (1906-1911)

William Tecumseh Vernon was an educator, minister, and bishop in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. He also served as president of Western …

HBCUs

Brooklyn Nets: D’Angelo Russell-Spencer Dinwiddie backcourt a risk

On paper, the Brooklyn Nets’ plan to pair D’Angelo Russell with Spencer Dinwiddie in the backcourt looks to be a big risk at the defensive end.<p>In a …

Basketball

Michigan woman celebrates 108 years with five generations of family

Rosaria Martinico was born in Detroit in 1910 when William Howard Taft was president, four years before World War I began

Siblings

U.S. Supreme Court justices with Ohio ties as Trump nominee expected

President Trump is scheduled tonight to announce his U.S. Supreme Court nominee to replace the retiring Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy.<p>One …

U.S. Supreme Court

Words you won’t find in Sherman’s Antitrust Act | Financial Times

Rana Foroohar (“ Antitrust policy is ripe for a rethink”, June 25) should search the text of the 1890 Antitrust Act for the words that define …

Antitrust Laws

Roosevelt, Taft and the Nasty 1912 GOP Convention

These days, national political party conventions are little more than a formality meant to stir up the base for the general election ahead. The …

Political History

William Howard Taft: The Last Constitutional Presidency?

Our 27th president, William Howard Taft, has been relegated to a historical afterthought, if not a punchline. If he’s remembered at all, it’s for his …

Elections

Chicago Daily News On this date: MAY 27

As reported by the Chicago Daily News, sister paper of the Chicago Sun-Times:<p>100 Years ago – May 27, 1918<p>• Suburbanites will pay 10 percent more for …

Chicago

The best way to tell if someone is a conservative

By George F. Will<p>Columnist<p>No elaborate catechism is required to determine whether someone is a conservative. A single question, as simple as it is infallible, suffices: For whom would you have voted in the presidential election of 1912?<p>That year, a former president and a future president ran …

Opinion

Book reviews should review books

It is a bit of family lore that we are related distantly to William Howard Taft, so it was with interest that I noted that The Post had printed “Taft’s detour in the White House,” a review by H.W. Brands of a new biography of the president by Jeffrey Rosen [Outlook, April 22]. I read the review …

Books

This week in baseball history, volume 1

Imagine, if you will, Mel Allen reading this. If you’ve got plenty of imagination, think of Mel Blanc instead. Or Mel Cooley. Or Mel Sharples. Or …

Baseball

Daily Quiz for April 18, 2018

<b>By HistoryNet Staff</b><br>4/18/2018 • Quiz<p>A nephew of this American president was appointed to and served on the U.S. Supreme Court.<p>Calvin Coolidge<br>• George …

Book Reviews

William Howard Taft and the Constitution | American Law Institute

News<p>March 26, 2018 | Member News<p>Jeffrey Rosen of the National Constitution Center was interviewed by Douglas H. Ginsburg of the U.S. Court of Appeals …

Law

Teen arrested for sending sex tape he filmed to 14-year-old

A teenager was arrested Monday for recording two other teens having sex at a Bronx high school and then sending the footage, which he also posted on …

New York City

Can You Guess Which U.S. State Produced the Most Presidents?

Eight U.S. presidents were born in this state!<p>The United States has seen 45 presidents move in and out of office over the course of 229 years. With …

Political History

12 Best Hotels in Nashville

From big players to under-the-radar boutiques, these hotels will make you feel right at home in Music City.<p>Nashville went from having a dearth of hotels—meaning a downtown Hampton Inn that could charge $400 a night and be constantly sold out—to the opposite end of the spectrum: 3,600 new rooms …

Travel

William Howard Taft Biography: 27th President of the United States

William Howard Taft (Sept. 15, 1857 - March 8, 1930) served as America's 27th president between March 4, 1909, and March 4, 1913. His time in office …

U.S. Supreme Court

All of American history fits in the life span of only three presidents

By Philip Bump<p>National correspondent<p>A few years ago around Presidents’ Day, I explored an idea that’s interesting to me: Which presidents were alive during another’s lifetime? There have been weird moments of synchronicity in the lives of our presidents, such as the fact that there is a photograph …

U.S. Politics

National Museum of Natural History

Check Out These Unexpected Connections in Natural and Presidential History<p>I came to work at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History …

Natural History Museum

A Primer On History’s Greatest Presidents

In honor of President’s Day, The Onion provides a primer on the country’s most noteworthy commanders-in-chief.<p><b>George Washington:</b> America’s first …

Humor

The American Presidency

<i>From building a brand new nation, to safeguarding the ideals of liberty and democracy around the world, to moving on her like a bitch, The Onion</i> …

Humor

Barack Obama Has One Complaint About His Family's New Home

Going door to door in Washington D.C.’s Kalorama neighborhood could yield some interesting (and famous) results.<p>During an appearance on “Ellen” last …

Barack Obama

History Warns: Uphill Battle for the GOP in 2018

For 40 years, voters in midterm elections have checked the White House by giving control of the House to the opposition party.<p>With roughly nine …

Conservative View

Ivanka Trump has nothing on the country’s most interesting first daughter

<i>With more than 5.5 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether you’re throwing a term paper together at the last minute or you</i> …

Ivanka Trump

William Howard Taft Fast Facts

Twenty-Seventh President of the United States<p>William Howard Taft (1857 - 1930) served as America's twenty-seventh president. He was known for the …

United States