Presidential Studies Quarterly

Presidential Studies Quarterly is a quarterly newsletter on the subject of citizenship. Presidential Studies Quarterly is written by the Center for the Study of the Presidency and published by Sage Publications, Inc., in Thousand Oaks, Calif.

Articles from Vol. 41, No. 1, March

More Than a Caretaker: The Economic Policy of Gerald R. Ford
The reactions of politicians and the media to the death of Gerald R. Ford, the thirty-eighth president of the United States, were almost universal in their predictability. Terms such as "accidental" or "caretaker" president were widespread, while most...
Polls and Elections: From Hillary to Michelle: Public Opinion and the Spouses of Presidential Candidates
Since the days of Eleanor Roosevelt, pollsters have surveyed the public about first ladies, although such opinion taking has mainly occurred when the first lady has done or said something out of keeping with her traditional, supportive, behind-the-...
Situational Gamblers: Prospect Theory and the Commonalities of Presidential Campaign Management
It was in the spring of 2008 that the controversial pastor Reverend Jeremiah Wright first became a political problem for Senator Barack Obama. Video clips of inflammatory and offensive preaching by the senator's spiritual advisor were being endlessly...
The Contemporary Presidency: The Power and Limitations of Commissions: The Iraq Study Group, Bush, Obama, and Congress
On February 27, 2009--five weeks after his inauguration as president--Barack Obama delivered a speech at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina announcing his plan for winding down the Iraq War. Obama told the assembled Marines that the U.S. combat mission...
The Law: John Yoo and the Republic
From his breakthrough article in the California Law Review in 1996 to the three books published after leaving the Justice Department, John Yoo has maintained consistency in his arguments for broad presidential power over national security. This article...
The President's War Agenda: A Rhetorical View
Mr. President, if I can only go out of office, at the end of my term, with the knowledge that I have done what lay in my power to avert this terrible calamity, with the success that has crowned your patience and persistence, I shall be the happiest...
The Vice Presidential Home State Advantage Reconsidered: Analyzing the Interactive Effect of Home State Population and Political Experience, 1884-2008
Do vice presidential candidates influence voting in presidential elections? Certainly many in the media and the public think so, as indicated by the extensive media coverage of, and speculation about, possible vice presidential selections and their...
William McKinley and the Rhetorical Presidency
The rise of the "rhetorical presidency" in the early 1900s is widely seen as a pivotal development of that office. According to the original rhetorical presidency theory, Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson diverged from the traditional mode of presidential...
William McKinley's Values and the Origins of the Spanish-American War: A Reinterpretation
The Spanish-American War deeply divided the American people. Although its resounding success from a military standpoint and the astonishingly high ratio of heroes produced to casualties suffered led John Hay to deem it "a splendid little war," many...
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