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Is The Loneliest Job In the World Getting Lonelier?

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This week we take the WayBack machine to revisit an exchange in the White House Oval Office between President Harry Truman and some public administration scholars that provides a fascinating window into Truman’s perspective on being president – and what … Continue reading

Fenno’s Paradox, or Why You Should Ignore That Poll That Says We Hate Our Member of Congress

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This WashingtonPost/ABC poll finds that, “for the first time ever”, a majority of those surveyed disapprove not just of Congress, but of their own member of Congress.  What does this portend for the fall midterm election?  As I write in … Continue reading

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Language School Clothing and Merchandise

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Why Obama’s Approval Ratings Languish

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I don’t normally focus too much attention on one survey, but when it helps illuminate a broader (and not uncontroversial) argument I’ve made it becomes too good to pass up. Readers will recall that in yesterday’s post I noted that … Continue reading

Why Obama’s Approval Is Bush League, Take Two

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Why are President Obama’s approval ratings so low? The latest aggregate polling at Pollster.com shows Obama’s approval rating at only 43% which, as the Pollster.com graph indicates, is pretty much right where it has been all this year. At RealClearPolitics, … Continue reading

ISIS, Noah, Watergate and Woodchucks

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This week’s Sunday Shorts: President Obama’s decision to engage in an open-ended air campaign designed to prevent the militant group Islamic State from expanding its territorial hold in Iraq has, predictably, been lambasted by critics on the Left and the … Continue reading

A Switch in Time: How Nixon Might Have Survived Watergate

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On Jan. 27, 1969, less than a week into the Nixon presidency, Nixon’s chief of staff H. R. Haldeman relayed the following request from President Nixon to White House aide and former Time magazine executive editor James Keogh: “The President … Continue reading