“Abortion: Stories Women Tell,” directed by Tracy Droz Tragos, looks at one of America’s most contentious debates through
And that doesn't even count the cabinet replacements, who had to wait months during the Obama Administration for a vote. And
This country's debt is in a similar precarious position, because if our debt is called and new treasuries aren't selling
“Marvin ... What do we do now?” These words are spoken by Robert Redford in The Candidate (1972) after his character, Bill
What do Reagan, Patton and Obama have in common? The answer: they have all faced significant challenges abroad --aggressive action by Stalin, Brezhnev or Putin, or by despots in the Middle East. All have had to deploy U.S. forces, and all have had to confront the question of when to pull out.
I like her clarity. I respect her. I think she makes a lot more sense, and has more real life experience to draw on then some of the candidates out there. If you grow up in the household of a multimillionaire you don't know what real life is like for people. You can't grasp their challenges and day to day concerns when you never had any of your own.
When I was a kid, successive presidents told us we had to fight in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, because if we didn't fight them over there, we'd have to fight them on the beaches of California. We believed. It was a lie.
That has remained the blueprint of Trumpism for more than a year now. It has also been core to the ideology and practice
Is this a presidential election or a bad version of The Wizard of Oz? The long and perilous journey along the yellow brick campaign trail to the November election is almost over.
It's hard to believe it, but Barack Obama today is more popular than Ronald Reagan was at this juncture in his last year of office, in 1988. But will it help Hillary Clinton secure another term for the Democrats? A look at the evidence produces a surprising finding.
Presidents and their parties live and die on the performance of the economy. Every incumbent president defeated for reelection since World War I confronted a bad economy. Perceptions of economic health and economic opportunity shape voter choices and candidate strategies.
In the May 12-May 25, 2016 issue of The New York Review of Books Jeremy Bernstein has a most interesting article entitled "The Trump Bomb" in which he shows how clueless and ignorant Donald Trump is about foreign policy.
By Zachary Siegel and Allison McCabe Cousens said this could decimate the field. And his biggest concern is the reasoning
At this critical point in our nation's history, a true political leader could have pulled America back on course. Instead we got Ronald Reagan.
The superficial news media, in particular but not entirely the broadcast elements, ought to be placed on the carpet for its incessant coverage of Donald Trump and its hyping every story with an excitable voice as if the world was coming to an end. Let's be realistic.
If you start getting irritated with political science professor friends during this campaign, it's because of the discipline and what it was meant to do -- understand and defend democracy and avoid the failures of civic culture.
Stanford research finds when masculinity is threatened, men renounce stereotypical feminine traits and exaggerate masculine
The Donald is happy to steal Reagan's slogan, but he wasn't always so fond of the Gipper's policies...