President Trump’s approval rating has steadily fallen throughout his presidency. According to Real Clear Politics, which charts all major presidential polling, his first few weeks as commander-in-chief saw Trump bobbing above water as often as he sank below it: Since then, of course, those numbers have grown increasingly bleak. Trump has had a net-negative approval… Read More The President’s Poor Polling
Only 72 hours after Presidential Politics for America wondered about a future conservative realignment behind Vice President Mike Pence, The New York Times proposed that Pence might be actively positioning himself in front of that realignment. Just a few hours after that, Pence rejected the idea as “disgusting and offensive,” presumably adding the article to an extensive… Read More Is Mike Pence Running for President in 2020?
Today, Presidential Politics for America covers: President Trump’s continued support from his voters His controversial decision on transgender American soldiers His perpetual war with the media and Hillary Clinton The decision to replace his Chief of Staff The potential effects of his ongoing struggles as POTUS Brace yourself, liberals: 88 percent of President Trump’s voters… Read More It’s All About That Base
“Experience is the teacher of all things.” -Julius Caesar, Bellum Civile Far be it for me to to disagree with ancient Rome’s most famous figure, but it seems that these days experience teaches very little. Wednesday’s attack on the Republicans’ Congressional baseball practice left Congressman Steve Scalise badly wounded and Congress, like the rest of us,… Read More Trump, Caesar, and Shakespeare Walk into a …
(A post for those who aren’t obsessed with Trump, Comey, and the Russian Federation…) There’s an old Confucian proverb: what a difference 77,000 well-placed votes can make. Since November, analyses of the Democratic Party have focused on its struggles at every level of government, including: Local: Republicans control 57 percent of state assembly seats in the… Read More Checking In With the Democrats
(PPFA’s contractual obligation to look back at Trump’s first hundred days…) In 1968, Richard Nixon barely eclipsed 300 electoral votes in his victory over Hubert Humphrey. Nixon’s popular vote share fell well short of 50 percent. The sizable, defeated left spent the next four years protesting and raising hell in its quest to topple the new… Read More It’s Not Too Late for a Trump Turnaround
The Post-Truman Doctrines Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 The Truman Doctrine became a foundation around which our entire foreign policy was built. The rhetoric of Truman and his successors continued to use the three themes that justified intervention: 1) promoting the national interest; 2) helping the good guys; and 3) dutifully… Read More How Presidents Sell War: Conclusion