Tag: US Presidents

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

February 28th, 2017

The Week Before Spring Break!

Spring break has a different meaning at my age.  In my teens and 20s, through raising my children. it meant going to the beach.  Over the last few years, it’s just another week.  As the grandkids get older, I think the week will mean more of a trip week again.  But in school, grad school, in my 50s, it’s a