Jeff reviews Laurence O’Donnell’s Playing With Fire: The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics.
Trump often promised to run the White House like a business, but few C.E.O.s would accept, or survive, a level of staff attrition as high as this President’s.
And if he did, would any Republican stand up to stop him?
“He is dominating the national discussion without leading it.” Jeff Shesol joins presidential speechwriters from Nixon to Obama to discuss White House communications in the age of Trump.
Jeff reviews Schlesinger: The Imperial Historian, by Richard Aldous, and reflects on Arthur Schlesinger, his age, and our own.
Absent “fair representation,” Edmund Randolph of Virginia warned the Constitutional Convention, “the injustice of the Govt. will shake to its foundations.” These are the stakes facing the Court this week.
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