The Peaceful Transfer of Power

 Liz Cheney in the 1/6 report:   At the heart of our Republic is the guarantee of the peaceful transfer of power. Members of Congress are reminded of this every day as we pass through the Capitol Rotunda. There, eight magnificent paintings detail theearliest days...

The Press Pool

Steven Portnoy, White House Correspondents’ Association President: For nearly a century, the story of the American presidency has been written through the eyes of the “press pool,” the small team of writers, photographers and technicians assigned each day to...

Presidential Speeches

Claremont McKenna professor John Pitney teaches a class about presidential speeches and public opinion, focusing on the 1970s through the 1990s. It will begin airing this Saturday on C-SPAN 2. It will air at 8am, 11am, 8pm & 11pm ET. Afterwards it will be...

Executive Overreach

At AEI, Gary Schmitt writes of the constitutionally-dubious extension of the eviction moratorium: Rather than using her majority in the House to pass new legislation, Speaker Pelosi punted on what ought to be the primary responsibility of Congress — passing a law....

The Removal Power

 At AEI, Gary Schmitt and Joseph Bessette have a report titled “The First Congress Establishes the Unitary Executive.”  Key points: Congress wrote the statutes establishing the new government’s Departments of Foreign Affairs, War, and Treasury, placing...