Monthly Archives: March 2013

How Can the US Best Redefine Its Approach to Economic Engagement with Africa?

Hello everyone! I am sorry for the delay in sharing my update on this blog; I’ve been away at a conference for the better part of the last week, so much of my work has been delayed. I am excited … Continue reading

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Daniel Stefany looks at Drone Warfare

My research began with the idea of examining the internal pressures of the Presidency through a case study of Drone Warfare. Soon after delving into this hot topic, however, I became fascinated by the arguments for and against drone warfare … Continue reading

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No Free Lunch: Power and Politics within the National School Lunch Program

I began my research interested in how the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) could be used as a bargaining chip between Congress and the President, in ways that distort it from its primary intent of feeding children and creating habits … Continue reading

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Preemptive strikes under Pax Americana

I started the year seeking to understand the concerns that have guided Presidents since Jimmy Carter to craft our foreign policy with respect to Iran. My basic hypothesis was that Presidents did not have much leeway in this regard, being … Continue reading

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Understanding political parties by looking beyond them: Independents in Congress

Since I began working on my research, the focus of my project has shifted substantially. Initially, I proposed a project that would contrast the social and fiscal policies of the two major political parties to highlight issues of ideological consistency … Continue reading

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Opportunities and Challenges in the Changing Post-Cold War World

Using the George H.W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations as case studies, my research explores some of the foreign policy challenges that the United States currently faces in light of the opportunities the country saw in the aftermath of the … Continue reading

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Philip Angelides of Colorado College Remarks on the Electoral College

During the Constitutional Convention of 1787, America’s founding fathers fought tirelessly over how the President of the American people would be chosen.  Many influential individuals at the convention debated how the leader of the free world should be chosen—either by … Continue reading

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Tom Sanford Looks at Lincoln and Executive Power

Tom Sanford. Washington and Lee. Blog Post #2 Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson and Necessity   My paper started with a focus on Abraham Lincoln and his understanding and use of presidential war powers.  I initially used a large portion of … Continue reading

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The Effect of the Political News Media on Female Candidate’s Congressional Campaigns

When I began thinking about this research project, I wanted to look at the campaign strategies and self-presentation decisions of female political candidates. Unfortunately, as I delved further into the relevant literature, I realized how expansive this topic is. So … Continue reading

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Gingrich, Pelosi and Partisanship

My essay for the CSPC Fellowship has changed dramatically since the Fall Conference! Upon coming into the Conference I was set on writing an essay regarding the FAA and gridlock within Congress but as I began to conduct my research, … Continue reading

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