Tag: Princeton

January 3rd, 2017

Ready for the Reading

In the class I’m taking this semester on the U. S. Presidency, I’m reading all week in preparation.  The amount of reading is massive. The first book is “Thinking About the Presidency…” by William Howell. So far it’s a very readable book with lots of stories about presidents and how they use power.  Since American presidents are a “small N”

October 17th, 2016

Right Up My Alley…

Loved the reading in American Politics 6100 for today. We are reading David Mayhew’s “Congress: The Electoral Connection.” I got a later edition, so it had an introduction with some analysis and an update from Mayhew.  Then we read a couple of journal articles using Mayhew’s concept. Mayhew basically argues, backed up by visits with many members of Congress and