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As Donald Trump was sworn into office, Barack Obama watched. Bill Clinton and George W. Bush were also nearby, and in more ways than one. I regularly teach a course on the American presidency. My students...

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Former President Obama famously suggested in a 2016 interview that he questioned a set of orthodox assumptions about American foreign policy that he labeled “the Washington Playbook.” That orthodoxy,...

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Based on his erratic behavior during the campaign, many fear what Donald Trump will do in office. Some believe that his strong personality could lead to disastrous policies that could negatively affect...

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Family is important to Donald Trump. The president-elect has appointed his son-in-law Jared Kushner as a senior White House adviser. For the duration of the presidency, the real estate mogul has handed...

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President-elect Donald Trump has nominated former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to lead the Department of Agriculture. Many Americans may feel like this particular Cabinet nomination doesn’t impact their...

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Green Party candidate Jill Stein does not see herself as a spoiler in the 2016 presidential race. Her voters, Stein claims, would not have come to the polls had she not been in the race. But what if...

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When comparing Europe and America, we frequently overlook differences that hide inside similarities. There is no doubt that President-elect Donald Trump is surfing the same wave as European authoritarian...

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On Jan. 10, President Barack Obama delivered a farewell address to the nation in his adopted hometown of Chicago. As he often did during his presidency, Obama struck a middle path, one that had moments...

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Republicans are rushing to begin confirmation hearings for Cabinet appointments even before the FBI has finished its background checks. For President-elect Donald Trump’s opponents, this makes uncovering...

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The Trump victory, and the general disaster for Democrats this year, was the victory of ignorance, critics moan. Writing in Foreign Policy, Georgetown’s Jason Brennan called it “the dance of the...