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Dwight D. Eisenhower

  1. insurrection act
    Tom Cotton Is Wrong About the Insurrection ActThere’s really no recent precedent for presidents’ sending in the troops without the consent of governors who aren’t in open rebellion.
  2. george floyd protests
    Defense Secretary: Trump Shouldn’t Invoke Insurrection Act to Quell ProtestsMark Esper may be reflecting military leaders’ reluctance to be politicized by President Trump, who has floated sending military units to cities.
  3. george floyd protests
    Trump Mulls Declaring an Insurrection and Sending Military Into CitiesIf deployed widely without requests from state officials, such use of the military would be unprecedented.
  4. politics
    Partisan Polarization Reaching Record LevelsTrump’s more popular with Republicans than Reagan, less popular with independents than Carter. It’s not just elites who are polarized.
  5. vision 2020
    For Presidents and Candidates, Heart Disease Is Not So UncommonBernie Sanders’s mild heart trouble is of concern, but it’s not like candidates and presidents with worse tickers and lifestyles haven’t preceded him.
  6. what if?
    What If Obama Had Dropped Biden in 2012?Changing things up in 2012 might have helped Democrats avoid the contentious nomination fights of 2016 and 2020.
  7. republicans
    Why Trump’s Takeover of the GOP Doesn’t Mirror Goldwater’sTrump won. Goldwater never had a chance.
  8. 2020 elections
    Beto O’Rourke the Latest Potential Presidential DrafteeO’Rourke isn’t a war hero or a national leader like most earlier candidates being courted for a presidential run. But it helps him stay in the news.
  9. 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.
  10. the u.n.
    Heather Nauert Won’t Be in Trump’s Cabinet Because She Has No CloutThe new U.N. ambassador won’t be in the Cabinet because she doesn’t have the résumé. The practice predates Trump.
  11. Nobody’s Neutral About Trump’s Job PerformanceTrump’s approval ratings are normally high among Republicans and abnormally low among Democrats, with hardly anyone being unsure about him.
  12. roe v. wade
    Trump Is the Most Substantively Anti-Abortion President EverOther Republican presidents have talked a good game against abortion. But Trump has delivered.
  13. 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.
  14. Trump Now Trails Only Reagan Among Recent Presidents in GOP EsteemIt’s Trump’s party now for sure.
  15. GOP to Make Media-Bashing a Big Thing in 2018It makes sense for Republicans to try to mobilize their pro-Trump base with attacks on the press. But they may be tempted to take it too far.
  16. A Serious Look at Trump’s Claim He Will Win 95 percent of the Black Vote in 2020A glance at history shows the candidate has an unfunny detachment from reality.