Accuracy and Presidential Rhetoric

Keith Hennessey: In more than six years on the staff of President George W. Bush’s National Economic Council, I had the type of conversation described in the WSJ article hundreds of times. As a policy aide one of my core responsibilities was to make sure the...

President Ford on a Free Press

President Gerald R. Ford, Remarks at the Dedication of the Anderson Independent and Anderson Daily Mail Building in Anderson, South Carolina, October 19, 1974: Now I happen to differ with those who categorize the journalists I know, and others, as a different kind of...

Civility and the Yang Gang

At The Washington Times, Tim Young writes about the presidential race: The exceptions to all of this ridiculousness were the supporters of entrepreneur, philanthropist, and sadly, now former presidential candidate Andrew Yang. In the middle of all of the screaming and...

The Value of Press Briefings

 At CNN,  a bipartisan group of 13 former White House press secretaries, foreign service and military officials: An informed press corps strengthens our ability to govern. Yes, presidents are now able to communicate directly via the internet, social media and tweets....

Hamilton on the War Power

Federalist 69: The President is to be commander-in-chief of the army and navy of the United States. In this respect his authority would be nominally the same with that of the king of Great Britain, but in substance much inferior to it. It would amount to nothing more...