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. 27, No. 1, Winter

A Revised Reconsideration of Clinton
First, a confession. I have already speculated on Clinton's second term and blew it badly. A little over a year ago, I publicly suggested that he wouldn't have one. This prediction was based on the massive accumulation of evidence concerning the mal-,...
Clinton's Second Term: Making Women's Rights a Foreign Policy Issue
Speculating about die future always engenders risk--after all, time will tell. Nonetheless, the opening of President Bill Clinton's second term provides a fitting opportunity for speculation, particularly in issues of foreign policy, where the flux...
Clinton's Second Term: What Should He Be Doing in Economic Matters?
Some presidents have the good fortune to start a four-year term in office when the business cycle is at a cyclical trough or just beginning to recover from one, and thus enjoy the exhilarating sensations of being at the helm while the economy is in...
First Inaugural Address of William J. Clinton: January 20, 1993
My fellow citizens, today we celebrate the mystery of American renewal. This ceremony is held in the depth of winter, but by the words we speak and the faces we show the world, we force the spring, a spring reborn in the world's oldest democracy that...
"It's the Environment, Stupid!": Clinton and the Environment
Bill Clinton ran for the presidency in 1992 with the motto "it's the economy, stupid!" His campaign centered around this catchy and perceived truism. Although this focus helped Clinton capture the White House, it has constrained him while he's been...
Lost and Found? Clinton's Political Center
President Bill Clinton won re-election by promising, again, to govern from the political center. The major question is whether his near-death political conversion is as real as it was necessary. The answer lies as much in his psychology as in his...
President Clinton's 1993 Inaugural Address
According to press reports, President Bill Clinton drafted his own 1993 inaugural address, with some help from his staff.(1) If these reports are true, what did the speech tell us about him? It probably uncovers little about his innermost feelings,...
Regulatory Oversight in the Clinton Administration
Today we are sending a clear message to the special interests who used the Council on Competitiveness as a back door to avoid the law. That back door is closed. No longer will special interests receive special favors. No longer will our laws be ignored...
Second Inaugural Address of William J. Clinton: January 20, 1997
My fellow citizens: At this last Presidential inauguration of the 20th century, let us lift our eyes toward the challenges that await us in the next century. It is our great good fortune that time and chance have put us not only on the edge of a...
Second-Tern Presidents: History Says
President William J. Clinton's second term will assuredly place him in history. The newspapers and other purveyors of journalism, the so-called media, tell us that; common sense says similarly. What happens in that term will raise or lower his reputation...
The 1992 and 1996 Presidential Elections: Whatever Happened to the Republican Electoral College Lock?
After Republican candidates won seven of ten presidential contests from 1952 through 1988, and five of six of the contests between 1968 and 1988, pundits proclaimed that the Republicans held an electoral college "lock" This view of a Republican lock...
The Foreign Policy Role of Vice President Al Gore
There has been a post-World War II trend in the vice presidency whereby the second-office holder has an increasingly substantive role in White House foreign policy. The origins of this trend are not completely known.(1) Marie D. Natoli explains that...
The Passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement in the U.S. House of Representatives: Presidential Leadership or Presidential Luck?
On November 17, 1993, President Clinton was able to take credit for a most unlikely accomplishment when the U.S. House of Representatives passed the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) by a 234 to 200 margin. How could a trade agreement that...
White House Aides Testifying before Congress
Although White House aides do not testify before congressional committees on a regular basis, under certain conditions they do. First, intense and escalating political embarrassment may convince the White House that it is in the interest of the president...
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