Monthly Archives: March 2012

Only Obama Could Go To Afghanistan

The interesting thing about my paper is that the topic took a mind of its own and sort of unfolded itself as I was writing it. Originally, my plan was to write about misconceptions about the Eisenhower administration and his … Continue reading

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Healthcare Reform and Small Businesses

I thought I submitted this last Monday to CSPC; however, I made the mistake of submitting it to my recruiting blog for A&M. But, since healthcare reform is such an exciting topic, I thought I would share the thrill on … Continue reading

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It’s been several months since I lasted posted! And unsurprisingly the deficit debate is still raging in Washington D.C., especially with the release of the new Ryan Plan. I thought I would take the time to present some of the … Continue reading

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Budget Politics

My analysis of presidential attention to domestic drug control utilizes a historical framework; as such, I thought it would be useful in my consideration of Obama’s drug control budget to provide a comparison to previous administrations’ budgets, starting with the Nixon … Continue reading

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Obama v. the Presidency

Even though I thought my paper was going to be more focused on current events and a comparative study of President Bush’s and President Obama’s national security policy, I was surprised at how theoretical my paper became.  While I certainly … Continue reading

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Teacher Cheating Scandals and Race to the Top Funding (2nd post)

When I first read over the summer about the unbelievable news that 176 teachers and principals in Atlanta, Georgia were being accused of cheating on state standardized exams, I immediately knew that I wanted to write my paper on this … Continue reading

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Party Polarization and Founding Father Ideology

Since having the fall conference, I was able to return to my paper with a more critical eye about how I was going to organize my ideas and explain how party polarization could be lessened if we also analyze the … Continue reading

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The Political Genius of Republicans in the 1986 Apartheid Debate

From my research on President Reagan and the Comprehensive Anti-Apartheid Act (CAAA) of 1986, I have been struck by the skilled and successful posturing of Congressional Republicans during that debate. Between 1984 and 1986, apartheid in South Africa was transformed … Continue reading

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US Nonproliferation Policy in a Changing Middle East

Greetings Presidential Fellows! I’ve thoroughly enjoyed reading through your posts and am inspired by the work we’ve all undertaken. I look forward to hearing more about your projects this spring. My research over the past year formed a substantial portion … Continue reading

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#PrimarySourceProblems

Writing this paper has certainly come a long way from my original research proposal back in September. I have narrowed my focus down to looking at the evolving relationship between the executive branch and corporations during the twentieth century, which … Continue reading

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