Tagged: President

coolidge

Calvin Coolidge: 30th Retrospective

  “Whatcha got ain’t nothin new. This country’s hard on people, you can’t stop what’s coming, it ain’t all waiting on you. That’s vanity.” – Ellis, No Country for Old Men (2007)   When President Harding died, Calvin Coolidge was at his father’s house in Vermont. It was his dad...

grace poe

Grace Poe Says She’s Running For Women

  Supreme Court of the Philippines rules Senator Grace Poe can run for President. The court ruled Tuesday that she’s eligible to run for president in the elections, which are set for May 9. The country’s electoral commission disqualified her from the race in December.   Grace Poe For President...

constitutional powers

Constitutional Powers of the Presidency In 2016

  The constitutional powers and duties of the president are outlined in Article II. In spite of popular belief, far fewer explicit powers are granted to the president in Article II than to Congress in Article I.   Two passages in our governing document have provided the basis for the...

Missouri

It’s Protest Season: Missouri

The history of racially charged incidents at the University of Missouri dates back generations. When the university denied admission to black law school applicant Lloyd Gaines, the issue led to an influential 1938 Supreme Court decision that helped pave the way for the civil rights movement. Three decades later, during...

Trump

You’re Hired! How To Make Trump President

  From his hair to his “efforts” to unearth President Obama’s birth certificate last election, it’s easy to use Donald Trump as a political punching bag. We know that his conglomerate has been in bankruptcy in 2009, 2004, 2001 and 1991. He’s unqualified (never held office in any capacity before),...

TPA

Why the Great Fear of TPA?

  Although House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi led the charge to vote against the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA), a provision of the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) that Democrats normally support, the failure of TAA on the floor only delayed the final Congressional vote of TPA until next week; thus, not...

Dr. Ben Carson

Dr. Ben Carson Is In: Get That Dough

  Dr. Ben Carson is a brilliant neurosurgeon who has never run for office and knows little when it comes to policy outside of health care. He is running for president, but according to Jim Geraghty, his campaign team has few staffers focused on a detailed policy agenda for the...

Rand Paul

Rand Paul Will Make You Think About The GOP

  Rand Paul is not your typical Republican, and many within the GOP resent that. Before dismissing his candidacy, the GOP should remember they aren’t that popular. The 2014 midterms were about Democrats running away from Obama similar to Republicans demotivating their own base by making them virtually indistinguishable from...