Author Archive

Jennifer Gerson


Kamala Harris Made History — Her Husband Did, Too

Doug Emhoff is the nation’s first second gentleman. As he’s settled into the role, he’s trying to model what it means to be a man who supports gender equity.


The Choice to Work: Jill Biden’s Biography Examines How the First Lady’s Teaching Career Redefines Her Office

In continuing to work outside the White House, the first lady establishes a household that better reflects that of many American families. Historians say it’s about time.


The FDA Approved Pfizer’s Vaccine. What Does that Mean for Kids under 12?

The White House’s COVID-19 task force explains the recommendation on boosters and urges caution on off-label vaccines for young children.


Deb Haaland Asks America to Teach the History It Doesn’t Want to Repeat

Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, first Native American Cabinet member, said that "history doesn't change," but that "we can choose not to learn about it."