OBAMA 2012: NOT EXACTLY THE TRUMAN SHOW

Can President Obama overcome a weak economy and win in 2012 by campaigning against the Republican Congress? The historical evidence for this claim is weaker than his allies would like to admit. Obama's strategy seems to be Harry Truman's 1948 campaign against a "Do-Nothing" Republican Congress. Last week, for instance,...

WHERE ARE THE OBAMA SCANDALS?

One of the least remarked upon aspects of the Obama presidency has been the lack of scandals. Since Watergate, presidential and executive branch scandal has been an inescapable feature of the American presidency, but the current administration has not yet suffered a major scandal, which I define as a widespread...