The United States faces an increasingly urgent challenge: reevaluating how we choose and implement foreign policy. Currently, our government’s approach to foreign policy is paradoxically too democratic and not democratic enough. Presidents’ decisions to use force are strongly influenced by electoral incentives, but citizens have few opportunities to directly influence a specific decision about the…
Delivering the fifth annual Stephen H. Schneider Memorial Lecture, John Holdren Ph.D. ’70 discussed the elevated role of science policy in the Obama administration and his worries about climate change policy under President Donald Trump.
Ben Kaufman ’17 and Wyatt Smitherman ’16 debate the possibility of a new deal with Iran on nuclear weapons. Kaufman argues we that the Right needs to compromise to pass the deal while Smitherman claims the cost is too high in passing the deal and lifting sanctions.
The point of politics is to win, and while the far left and the far right in Congress can obstruct legislation, they are too weak to actually pass it. For all their historical squabbling, the Democrats understand that fact. But if history has taught us anything, as the presidential election gets closer, Republicans understand that too.
Despite the importance of recess appointments to the functioning of the federal government, the text of the Constitution itself provides little elaboration on the scope of the recess-appointments power, stating simply that “[t]he President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End of their next Session.”
Although the American Judiciary is one of the three co-equal branches of government, it is probably the least well understood by the public. In 2010, for instance, one study found that 53% of Americans responded “Don’t know” when asked to name the Chief Justice of the United States (John G. Roberts, Jr.), while another 18%…
McFaul added that Stanford will be his “base of operations” for “the immediate future,” though he plans to remain involved with some specific Obama administration projects as well.
Young adults have an ethical responsibility to aid in the accessibility of insurance by joining the insurance pool.