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...

Updating the Budget Process

James C. Capretta at AEI: While the BAA [Budget and Accounting Act of 1921] empowered the executive branch with a centralized budget process, it did not resolve an ever-present tension in American government, which is that there is no regularized process for...