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January 21, 2015

United States
Howard Dean and Grover Norquist on the Successes and Failures of LBJ's Great Society

Former governor of Vermont, Howard Dean, and Americans for Tax Reform's Grover Norquist, join Politico's Michael P. Hirsh, to discuss President Lyndon B. Johnson’s broad social agenda, the Great Soci…

January 21, 2015

United States
Howard Dean and Grover Norquist on the Successes and Failures of LBJ's Great Society

Half a century after President Lyndon B. Johnson introduced his broad social agenda, the Great Society, experts discuss the effect that the legislation continues to have on U.S. policy and competitiv…

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May 4, 2017

United States
Eleven More Classic Vietnam War Protest Songs

Two years ago, I posted my picks for "The Twenty Best Vietnam Protest Songs." I compiled the list as part of a series of posts commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the first U.S. combat troops a…

Mick Jagger featured in the 1970 documentary, "Gimme Shelter." (Photo : Reuters)

February 20, 2017

Elections and Voting
TWE Celebrates Presidents’ Day

Today is Presidents’ Day. It is a TWE tradition to recognize the forty-four men—and they have all been men—who have been president on Presidents’ Day with the following essay. If you are lucky enough…

The Presidential Seal in the White House in Washington

January 18, 2017

Elections and Voting
Ten Things You Probably Don’t Know About Presidential Inaugurations

To get you ready for Inauguration Day, here are ten lesser known facts about presidential inaugurations. Donald Trump will be sworn in as the forty-fifth U.S. president, but he will be only the…

The U.S. Capitol is seen during a rehearsal for the inauguration ceremony of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump in Washington

October 30, 2012

Corporate Governance
Hurricane Sandy: A Lesson in Why Governments Really Matter

Grover Norquist, the anti-tax crusader, has famously said that he has no wish to eliminate government, but only to “shrink it to the size where we can drown it in a bathtub.” Americans up and down th…

Emergency personnel help a resident onto a boat after rescuing her from flood waters brought on by Hurricane Sandy in Little Ferry, New Jersey on October 30, 2012 (Adam Hunger/Courtesy Reuters).

August 26, 2013

Energy and Environment
Responses to Posts on Alternative Development Measures

My recent posts on alternative development measures generated an outpouring of comments. To keep the conversation going, I would like to highlight some responses to the posts and encourage you to sha…

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December 28, 2010

United States
Reviving U.S. Power Abroad from Within

Seven experts examine how resolving pressing domestic policy issues, from education to infrastructure, could help bolster U.S. leadership internationally.

February 15, 2016

TWE Celebrates Presidents’ Day

Today is Presidents’ Day. It is a TWE tradition to recognize the forty-three men—and they have all been men, though that may change next January 20—who have been president on Presidents’ Day by posti…

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June 16, 2015

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2016: Governor Jeb Bush, GOP Presidential Candidate

We have had two presidents who were the fathers of presidents. We have had a president who was the grandfather of a president. We have even had presidents who were fifth cousins. But we have never ha…

Republican U.S. presidential candidate and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush formally announces his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination during a kickoff rally in Miami, Florida June 15, 2015.