american-presidency

COMMENTARY

Let’s insist on the Three T’s from our leaders: Truth, trust and thoughtfulness | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

BY: - January 28, 2021

After Trump, Americans need more thoughtfulness - in both senses of the word. And way, way less shooting from the lip.

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Biden has a congressional shortcut to cancel Trump’s regulatory rollbacks, but it comes with risks | Opinion

BY: - January 25, 2021

By Daniel Farber The Trump administration dedicated itself to deregulation with unprecedented fervor. It rolled back scores of regulations across government agencies, including more than 80 environmental rules. The Biden administration can reverse some of those actions quickly – for instance, as president, Joe Biden can undo Donald Trump’s executive orders with a stroke of […]

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No, the U.S. isn’t on the brink of a socialist apocalypse under Joe Biden | Jonathan C. Rothermel

BY: - January 24, 2021

Sure, it's a great talking point for fundraising. But it overlooks a basic understanding of the United States political system.

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As his single term ends, the reckoning of Donald Trump begins | Fletcher McClellan

BY: - January 20, 2021

History is usually not kind to one-term presidents, and Donald Trump will be no exception.

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Is impeaching President Trump ‘pointless revenge’? Not if it sends a message to future presidents | Opinion

BY: - January 14, 2021

An impeachment of President Trump won't be finished before he's left office. A political philosopher argues that the impeachment is still an important moral action.

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Don’t say the Capitol riots weren’t us. They were. And we need a reckoning | Ray E. Landis

BY: - January 13, 2021

The rioters' viewpoints are shared by large swaths of those who live in the United States.

COMMENTARY

Democracy is fragile, but we can strengthen it together | Opinion

BY: - January 10, 2021

Americans of good will have to take on the burden of rebuilding what has been lost. As we now know too well, democracy is fragile; if it is to continue, let alone thrive, it will require a renewed commitment from all of us.

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America needs a smooth Trump-Biden handoff. It’s not going to get one. Why that matters | Fletcher McClellan

BY: - January 5, 2021

As discombobulated as the Obama-Trump transition was, the Trump handoff to President-Elect Joe Biden is far worse.

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Lest we forget, Republicans were un-American long before Trump | Dick Polman

BY: - December 21, 2020

Only one major party is still committed to small-d democracy. If anti-MAGA Republicans don’t fight back during the next four years, it bodes ill for us as a nation.

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How Hanukkah came to be an annual White House celebration | Opinion

BY: - December 6, 2020

What is truly significant, however, is how much America has changed since Presidents John Adams and Calvin Coolidge invented America’s White House Christmas traditions and paid no attention to Hanukkah at all.

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Can Trump pardon himself? Common sense says no. The Constitution is another matter | Opinion

BY: - December 3, 2020

President Donald Trump is reportedly considering proactive pardons. It may be up to the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on whether presidents can pardon themselves.

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Freedom, Democracy, and Thanksgiving Day 2020 | Charles D. Allen

BY: - November 25, 2020

With the year 2021 ahead, let us make this an American decade and rise to establish freedom from want for others in our society and for our democracy.