March 18th, 2017

Hey There, Georgy Girl!

One of the great and transitional songs of the Rock and Roll era, “Hey There, Georgy Girl.” It was that time where the bands were still wearing matching clothes, playing stand up basses and were clean cut. The counterculture was building, but it wasn’t in public, yet. That’s they way I feel about my studies, right now. I’ve got the

March 14th, 2017

On My Own

Tonight, I am back in the groove after Spring Break. We studied unilateral moves the president makes. Things like Executive Orders and many other tools.  It’s the many other tools I’m worried about. And the fact that William Howell–one of the leaders in this field–commented there are many other unilateral tools the president has at his disposal. We talked about

March 11th, 2017

Power Without Persuasion

I’m getting back into the groove of studying and in U. S. Presidency we’ll be looking at “The Unilateral Presidency.” Neustadt puts forth the problem with the presidency today is the expectations of the people far outstrips the power presidents have. I work for a U. S. Senator and I met with a group that wanted to know what the