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Samuel Alito and a new breed of conservative jurists may be opening the door to a new version of activism, developing a theory that will provide constitutional justification that breaks down the separation of powers and enabling presidents to more easily legislate from the Oval Office.
Controversy characterizes the George W. Bush presidency. Amid the clamor, just what type of president has George W. Bush been in practice? This paper inventories the presidential literature to come to a tentative assessment of Bushs type. This paper examines the historical and institutional...
This essay explores the ethics of how the press covers presidential nomination campaigns. It considers the implications of a predictive model that demonstrates how the nomination process limits voters' choices. Nominees may be predicted with a high degree of success before voting begins....
What is New Orleans like today? What will it take to return the city to some semblance of normalcy? Stunned by the events and revelations of governmental incompetence since Katrina, we review Katrina's aftermath and chime in on current policy debates about the citys future. Our love for New...
This article offers an historical overview of the last three presidential elections and uses those results to categorize the states into base states and leaning states, providing a glimpse at the current status of the parties' standing in the electoral college. While it acknowledges that the...
This article examines New York City's system of public financing of political campaigns after 15 years of operation. The author suggests that many of the objectives of reform: lower expenditures, increased competition, and higher voter turnout have not been realized.
During the past fifty years, presidents have had moments when the public disapproves of their performances. George W. Bush is one of them. Successful presidents have been able to reverse their low standing when they can change the subject. Such was the case for Harry Truman in 1948, Ronald...
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