Monthly Archives: September 2012

The War Powers Act: A reassertion of power or partisan instrument?

During my sophomore year, I took a course focused on the role of the President in politics. As part of our curriculum, we learned about the increase in partisanship that the United States has seen in recent decades and how … Continue reading

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Consequences of a Failed Mexican State to U.S. Interests

Greetings everyone! Here is my first Blog! My research topic investigates how a failed Mexican state may affect the U.S. in terms of security and economic national interests. The topic for this study was actually inspired by a Joint Forces … Continue reading

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A Jerusalem Solution

This past summer I spent 18 days traveling throughout Israel, during which I spent five days in Jerusalem, the city that many would call the heart of Middle Eastern conflict. Upon my return to the U.S. the 2012 Olympics kicked … Continue reading

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Abraham Lincoln and Presidential War Powers

A class I took sophomore year on Lincoln’s statesmanship sparked my interest in how Abraham Lincoln handled the Civil War. Oddly, he is one of the most popular and revered presidents in America history, yet he is also the closest … Continue reading

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Executive Privilege: Autonomy’s Unavoidable Collision.

On March 30, 1796, President George Washington issued a letter to the United States House of Representatives, detailing his refusal to provide documents concerning his executive order to John Jay in negotiation of the Jay Treaty with Great Britain. Citing … Continue reading

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Global Agricultural Development as a Tool for Improved U.S. National Security

Currently, I am serving as the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Feed by Seed, a 501(c)3 registered non-profit organization that specializes in global agricultural education, development, and advocacy. I have been holding this position, while being a full-time student, … Continue reading

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Presidential Success and International Security in the Middle East

My initial interest in the topic came from a class I took last spring semester that was focused on the American Presidency, and how the power of that office can be wielded. We covered a lot of the classic presidential … Continue reading

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From Sputnik to Silicon Valley: Presidential Leadership in Cold War Science Investment

            Central to this year’s presidential election has been the role of government in bolstering economic growth. On one hand, Republicans have extolled the virtues of private sector leadership, low taxes, and reduced government expenditure. … Continue reading

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Presidential Powers: Placing Civil Rights over Pracital Politics?

When there is a gap between our political principles and practical politics who you gonna call? When the nations cries “all men are created equal”, but does not treat them as such (and the Ghostbusters are on holiday), we turn … Continue reading

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The Effect of Negative Campaigning on Presidential Elections

I’m going to be writing on the effect of negative campaigning on voter behavior during presidential elections.  While this topic has been studied thoroughly in the past, it remains increasingly relevant as presidential candidates have consistently spent increasing amounts of … Continue reading

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