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by | Nov 27, 2022

The normally astute New York Post columnist Miranda Devine recently reported that House Republicans are considering appointing Lee Zeldin for a number of positions, including that of speaker of the House. Zeldin’s term as a representative ends with this Congress….

by | Sep 2, 2022

Conrad Black is a respected conservative who has written interesting books, including a very good biography of Richard Nixon, and who hasn’t succumbed to the Trump Derangement Syndrome that afflicts far too many conservatives and Republicans these days. In fact,…

by | Mar 13, 2022

Recently, Yale Law School professor E. Donald Elliott, a first-rate lawyer and regulatory expert, wrote in TAS that a little-known provision in the 25th Amendment can be used to swiftly toss the sitting president and vice president, and replace them…

by | Aug 10, 2021

My series on the 25th Amendment — Part I, historical antecedents; Part II, 25th Amendment genesis; Part III, 25th Amendment implementation today; and Part IV, possible first-ever use of the 25th Amendment’s involuntary presidential disability provision — focused almost exclusively…

by | Aug 3, 2021

In Part I, I covered historical precedents from the Republic’s 1789 birth to the end of President Eisenhower’s tenure. Part II covers the Kennedy-Johnson years, when events pushed the president and Congress towards adopting the 25th Amendment to stabilize presidential…

by | Jan 13, 2020

Assassination was been part of history since the dawn of human civilization. In his 1978 book on the phenomenon, The Assassins: A Radical Sect in History, nonpareil historian Bernard Lewis gives a classical definition: “a murderer, most particularly one who…

by | Dec 3, 2019

Episode 1: Give ’Em Hell, Harry! About a decade after he left the Oval Office, Harry Truman hosted an emissary from Israel’s prime minister in his Independence, Missouri, home. After sharing a stroll around the neighborhood, greeting all and sundry…

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