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Lindsay M. Chervinsky

Lindsay M. Chervinsky is a presidential historian and a senior fellow at the Center for Presidential History at Southern Methodist University. She is the author of The Cabinet: George Washington and the Creation of an American Institution. Her new book on John Adams will be published in 2024. Twitter: @lmchervinsky.

Articles by Lindsay M. Chervinsky

September 2, 2022 8:06 am

Why the First Supreme Court Impeachment Was the Last (So Far)

The impeachment trial of Justice Samuel Chase ruined it for the next two centuries.
Lindsay M. Chervinsky
August 9, 2022 5:30 am

The Rediscovering of David McCullough

The prize-winning writer of history, acclaimed documentary narrator, and best-selling biographer of John Adams and Harry Truman has died at…
Lindsay M. Chervinsky
October 1, 2021 5:30 am

The Disturbing Precedent for McConnell’s Debt-Ceiling Brinksmanship

His tactics echo those perfected by the “Slavocracy” before the Civil War.
Lindsay M. Chervinsky
June 11, 2021 5:30 am

Biden’s Trip Abroad—and TR’s

What presidential trips tell us about America’s standing in the world.
Lindsay M. Chervinsky
February 12, 2021 5:30 am

What Good Is Impeachment, Anyway?

It has never successfully been used to hold a president accountable—but Congress should still try.
Lindsay M. Chervinsky
January 9, 2021 4:41 pm

Precedents for This Week’s Cabinet Exodus

It’s rare—and historically an indicator of instability in an administration.
Lindsay M. Chervinsky