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How to measure for a president: Why presidents’ power to persuade the public through speeches has always been exaggerated.

On Election Night, after a winning presidential candidate enjoys his victory party, he should be given a bathrobe, slippers, and taken to a decompression chamber. Victory can give a president-elect a ... read more

Here’s how the first president of the social media age has chosen to connect with Americans

Other chief executives did network TV; Obama is the streaming-video, Netflix president. “Presidents have always wanted to talk ... is whether all these efforts have been effective. It has clearly ... read more

Eisenhower, Trump and hubris: We've had misguided presidents, but not like this

President ... has imparted. If he could manipulate facts to suit himself, he didn’t have to even feign humility. Or give back. He always wanted more for himself, and that wanting took precedence over ... read more

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The Power of False Narrative

This reality has given rise to an obsession among the power elite to control ... important controversies independently, President Obama and his administration have been the driving force in this ... read more


The most important issue of all has scarcely been ... why the economy was not self-regulating. Keynesian management of aggregate demand was an embellishment of what American progressive economists had ... read more

So how are people feeling about President Obama, seriously?

A reader wrote me yesterday and felt that Gaius was being too hard on the President. I don’t necessarily agree or disagree about “too hard,” but Gaius has certainly been more annoyed ... sometimes if ... read more

Just how unique is the political rhetoric of the Donald Trump era?

This post has been updated ... having too much power over legislation, and President Johnson being given too little credit for the Civil Rights Act. But where did power, in this broader sense, ... read more

'Trump doesn't measure up': Doris Kearns Goodwin on leadership

Now she has delivered a book ... and then maybe the next 45 presidents will be women and then there’ll be a little boy 200 years from now saying, ‘Mommy, can I ever be president?’ “It sounds absurd ... read more

Midterm Time Capsule, 54 Days to Go: ‘Making Me Look Bad’

My purpose this evening is to contrast the way this president ... in public life they needed to live up to. This cycle’s only “scandal” that fits the pre-existing scale is the Hillary Clinton email ... read more

President Zigzag

In the case of North Korea, the backchannel goal had been to tamp down the heated rhetoric between Washington and Pyongyang and to persuade the North Koreans ... pulls Trump’s chain again or whether ... read more

The Liberal Apologies for Obama’s Ugly Reign

The first rationalization claims that Obama has always and sincerely wanted to do genuinely progressive and left-leaning things to roll back the exaggerated power of the ... wannabe people’s president ... read more

Donald Trump: Presidential Candidates on the Issues

Mr. Trump has pledged to veto any new gun control measure. In a 2000 book ... "But I do not believe that we should imperil the companies within our country." “I have always been a big believer, and ... read more

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