Listen to me on WCGO Radio

Listen to me on WCGO Radio

On September 27, 2016, I had a free-ranging 30 minute interview on Chicago-based WCGO radio (1590) on the presidents and vice-presidents, with comments about the tone of the current 2016 presidential campaign, including what president I thought would beat either...
3 Reasons Why the Vice-Presidency Matters

3 Reasons Why the Vice-Presidency Matters

“My country,” a frustrated John Adams once wrote about the vice presidency, “has in its wisdom contrived for me the most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived or his imagination conceived.”  He has not been alone throughout our...
Review of New Book on the White House and the Presidency

Review of New Book on the White House and the Presidency

“Under This Roof: The White House and the Presidency” is a delightful, well-written, and well-researched collection of stories about the White House and our Presidents. The book is highly readable and I strongly recommend it.  White House and American...

What Are the Best Biographies of the Presidents?

If you are looking for finding good biographies about the Presidents, the following are some good resources to check out: Best Presidential Biographies:  Stephen Floyd maintains a very helpful website in which he posts his reviews of all the presidential biographies...

Which Presidents Who Died in Office Had the Potential to be Great?

In our nation’s history, close to 20% of our presidents have died in office, either through assassination or death.  Some of their terms were very short, thus making it difficult for historians to assess their performance during their brief tenure.  But two...