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Gerald Ford

  1. what's past is prologue
    How Jimmy Carter’s Election Previewed Trump’sAs Carter becomes the oldest ex-president, it’s useful to remember how strange and unusual his rise to the White House actually was.
  2. donald trump
    Trump Reaches for Gravitas in His First Prime-Time Oval Office SpeechPerhaps the venue, which Americans associate with big, consequential issues, can help convince a skeptical public that Trump needs his border wall.
  3. impeachment
    Republican Solidarity Will Protect Trump From ImpeachmentHistory shows that impeachment efforts tend to tighten the bonds between president and party. With Trump’s party controlling the Senate, that’s big.
  4. 2020 elections
    Republicans Could Cancel Primaries to Protect Trump From a ChallengeIt’s unnecessary and unseemly, to be sure, but how many Republicans will openly complain about renominating Trump by acclamation?
  5. george h.w. bush
    The Bush Family’s Struggle to Keep Up With the Conservative MovementGeorge H.W. Bush and his sons George W. and Jeb tried to stay in step with the ever-rightward drift of the conservative movement. They failed.
  6. Trump Is the Most Substantively Anti-Abortion President EverOther Republican presidents have talked a good game against abortion. But Trump has delivered.
  7. Trump Can Win in 2020. But History Tells Us It Won’t Be Easy.Yes, incumbents usually have an advantage. They usually are more popular than Donald J. Trump though.
  8. A Democratic Wave in the Midterms Could Expose Trump to a 2020 Primary ChallengeTrump stands athwart the GOP like a colossus right now. But like him, his party doesn’t like losers.
  9. Al Franken Warns About Potential Perils of President PenceHe opined that the “zealot” Pence might be worse on domestic policy than Trump. It’s a sign the idea of impeachment is becoming real.
  10. The Complicated Politics of Impeachment Are Coming Into Play in Trump’s D.C.If the president’s “Russia problem” persists, Republicans will have to decide whether they really want him heading up their ticket.
  11. from the archives
    Remembering When Gerald Ford Seemed Like the Worst Problem We Could HaveCovering Washington’s big power shifts, then and now.
  12. Does History Give Trump Any Hope of a Big Comeback?Two other presidential nominees in living memory came back from deficits as large as Trump’s to very nearly win. Could he do it as well?
  13. Expect Platform Fights at Both Conventions This SummerIt’s a weapon used by underdogs, and often the winning candidates just cave. 
  14. video
    The Many Cameos of Politicians in TV and MoviesPlus a few first ladies!
  15. new yorkonomics
    New York City: The Birthplace of ReaganomicsThe conservative economic revolution actually started in the Kremlin on the Hudson.
  16. intel
    Barbara Walters and Senator Edward Brooke: The Secret Was Already OutTheir affair was the talk of the town while it was happening, discussed in a gossip column and even, notably, once on television.