american-presidency

COMMENTARY

How many times are Republicans going to give Trump a mulligan? | Opinion

BY: - June 16, 2019

When will Republicans finally stand up to this administration's lies and the damage it is doing to the country?

COMMENTARY

On impeachment: Will Democrats put country over party? | Dick Polman

BY: - April 29, 2019

It's pretty clear we can't count on Republicans to do the right thing. Democrats need to step up.

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Incompetent? Definitely. Corrupt? Most probably. Which is Trump’s worst trait? | Opinion

BY: - April 24, 2019

Trump’s racism, xenophobia, misogyny, and other disreputable traits have led us to disregard his abject lack of smarts and good judgment. 

COMMENTARY

Lincoln’s ‘House Divided’ speech teaches important lessons about today’s political polarization | Opinion

BY: - February 19, 2019

Lincoln didn’t claim that perfect equality could be achieved. But he saw broad commitments to the idea of equality as essential to the ongoing work of creating, as the Constitution puts it, a more perfect union – and a freer one for all.

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When image trumps ideology: How JFK created the template for the modern presidency | Opinion

BY: - February 18, 2019

Many subsequent presidents would follow the template he created, from Republicans Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump to Democrats Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.