There is something you can do

I toyed with writing this for a long time but always talked myself out of it -- for reasons that will be apparent -- but I keep running into a misconception that, at least for my own piece of mind, I'd like to clarify. (I feel a little better about writing this now since the …

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How We Got Here (understanding our century in two short acts)

The American Presidency is a fascinating institution and one that has grown and changed over its two-and-a-quarter centuries. Like any complex social phenomenon, it has both manifest and latent functions. We all learn in school, for example, that the president is the commander-in-chief of the armed forces, as specified in the Constitution, but did you …

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