Tag Archives: The Presidency

Presidential Power in the Public Policy Sphere: Insights from LBJ

Hello! My name is Jacob Lowy, and I am a senior at Haverford College, majoring in Political Science. I look forward to meeting all of you this year and learning about everyone’s research. My fascination with the American Presidency began … Continue reading

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When Does Presidential Campaign-Style Governing begin? An Analysis of Presidential Rhetoric

Hey Guys! I am honored to be associated with some of the most well-established polysci students in the world, and look forward to meeting all of you in person. The topic I have chosen is presidential rhetoric, or more specifically, … Continue reading

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From “Moral Imperative” to Fiscal Responsibility: Understanding President Obama’s Evolving Rhetoric Regarding Health Care Reform

Health is the foundation of well-being. Our good health, which so many of us take for granted, enables us to prosper. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. underscored this point in a 1966 speech to the medical committee for human rights … Continue reading

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Past and Present: Presidential Signing Statements

Though it is often taken for granted, one of the most important measures of an effective president is a healthy respect for the constitutional limits of the office. Not only are constitutional limits and the separation of powers placed on … Continue reading

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Sovereigenty, Order, and Revolution: John Adams’ Discourses on Davila

The English word ‘revolution’ is peculiar. In its normal political usage, it refers to the overthrow of a government or social order, in favor of an imagined or ideal political order, of which the old order fell short. It usually … Continue reading

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Executive Orders- An analysis of their creation and evolution

This current campaign season has seen an interesting mix of commentary regarding the presidency and role of the presidency. After the September 12th CNN GOP debate, several classmates asked a professor about the creation and nature of Executive Orders and … Continue reading

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Pivotal Proxies: An Examination of the Presidential Proxies of the FDR, JFK and BOH Adminstrations

After a dynamic conversation with a professor, I felt compelled to examine the idea of presidential surrogates or proxies (for the purposes of this research I use the term proxies).  It is clear that presidents use proxies to further their … Continue reading

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The President and the People: Public Responses to FDR’s Court-Packing Plan

Last year I was taking a history class on twentieth-century America. For my end-of-the-semester research paper I decided to write about President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s plan to increase the size of the Supreme Court. I am primarily interested in political … Continue reading

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