by Kevin M. Kruse
"To find the real counterpart to Trump’s gang of money-grubbing grifters, we need to look back a century to the crime-riddled administration of Warren G. Harding."
SOURCE: Bill Moyers
by Heather Cox Richardson
Warren G. Harding created an atmosphere in which the point of government was not to help ordinary Americans, but to see how much leaders could get out of it.
SOURCE: Washigton Post
The law at issue in the strife over Trump’s taxes arose from a bitter dispute between Mellon and Sen. James Couzens (R-Mich.), a deep-pocketed adversary on Capitol Hill, over the lawmaker’s investigation of the IRS.
by Stephen Mihm
The Teapot Dome corruption scandal resulted in a 1924 law that gives the House Ways and Means Committee authority to demand returns.
The provision dates in some form to the Teapot Dome scandal of Warren G. Harding’s administration.
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