Teddy Roosevelt

A Presidential Problem

I’ve made it clear here before that I think the primary responsibility for resolving the debt-ceiling limit issue resides with Congress.  They are supposed to establish how the government spends its (our) money–the President only has to sign off or veto their legislation.  If a President wants to give Congress some guidelines as to what he

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Timing is Everything

Sometimes what hurts a President or a political party is not the quality of his/their ideas so much as the timing.  John Quincy Adams was a nationalist, meaning he wanted the USA to get bigger and stronger.  He wanted the country to be more of a player in international affairs.  Unfortunately, many people in the

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