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February 21, 2011

TWE Celebrates Presidents’ Day Because It Is the Day of Presidents

President George W. Bush meets with former Presidents and President-elect Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, January 2009. (Kevin Lamarque/courtesy Reuters) Being president o…

 U.S. President George W. Bush meets with former Presidents and President-elect Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, January 2009.

December 3, 2010

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Friday File: A Treaty for a Tax Cut

Above the Fold. Don’t count the New START Treaty out just yet. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) told Good Morning America on Tuesday that the treaty could be approved by year’s end. Sen. George Voinovich…

Friday File: A Treaty for a Tax Cut

April 13, 2011

Politics and Government
Obama’s Plan to Reduce Government Red Ink

President Barack Obama delivers a speech on the U.S. fiscal and budgetary deficit policy at George Washington University on April 13, 2011. (Kevin Lamarque/courtesy Reuters) CFR.org has just posted …

President Barack Obama delivers a speech on the U.S. fiscal and budgetary deficit policy at the George Washington University on April 13, 2011.

December 2, 2011

You Might Have Missed: Cyber Attacks, Syria, and Donald Rumsfeld

US President Bush escorts Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld from the Oval Office in Washington on August 11, 2006 (Courtesy Reuters/Kevin Lamarque). - Sari Horwitz, Shyamantha Asokan, and Julie Tate, “T…

 US President Bush escorts Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld from the Oval Office in Washington on August 11, 2006 (Courtesy Reuters/Kevin Lamarque).

February 20, 2012

TWE Celebrates Presidents’ Day

It is a TWE tradition to recognize the forty-three men—and they have all been men—who have been president on Presidents’ day with the following essay: A few presidents have loved the job. Teddy Roos…

President George W. Bush meets with former Presidents and President-elect Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, January 2009. (Kevin Lamarque/courtesy Reuters)

April 2, 2012

United States
TWE Remembers: Woodrow Wilson Asks Congress to Declare War on Germany

Presidents win elections by making promises to voters. But keeping those promises can prove impossible to do. Just ask Woodrow Wilson. He won reelection in November 1916 on a pledge to keep the Unite…

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April 19, 2012

Defense and Security
TWE Remembers: General Douglas MacArthur’s Speech to Congress

Americans love generals. We have elected twelve of them president. But for a president, generals can be an enormous pain—and a political threat. James K. Polk worried (rightly) that Winfield Scott wa…

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October 28, 2012

Defense and Security
TWE Remembers: Kennedy and Khrushchev Agree to a Deal (Cuban Missile Crisis, Day Thirteen)

Sunday, October 28, 1962 was a beautiful fall day in Washington, DC. After a cold start, the mercury hit 71 degrees, six degrees above normal. The sun shone brightly, and the breeze was mild. The wea…

Members of the ExCom outside the Oval Office during the Cuban Missile Crisis. From left to right: Special Assistant to the President for National Security McGeorge Bundy, President John F. Kennedy, Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs Paul Nitze, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Maxwell D. Taylor, and Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara.  (Cecil Stoughton. White House Photographs. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston).

February 15, 2013

TWE Celebrates Presidents’ Day

Monday is Presidents’ Day. It is a TWE tradition to recognize the forty-three men—and they have all been men—who have been president on Presidents’ Day with the following essay. Enjoy the three-day w…

President George W. Bush meets with former Presidents and President-elect Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, January 2009. (Kevin Lamarque/courtesy Reuters)

April 19, 2013

Defense and Security
You Might Have Missed: Spending on Overseas Bases, Drones over Boston, and Benghazi

Donna Cassata, “Report: US Footing Greater Bill for Overseas Bases,” Associated Press, April 17, 2013. The United States is footing more of the bill for overseas bases in Germany, Japan and South Ko…

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