Tough Times for the President

Cambria Press publication Tough Times for the President (Chapter Excerpts) Chapter 1: Presidents in Tough Times "Many presidents face situations of political adversity. Some even face adversity on more than one occasion. The case studies will enhance our understanding not only of the power of the presidency but of how chief executives have been able… Continue reading Tough Times for the President

President Barack Obama and Immigration: Yes, he can?

The Economist has just reported on President Barack Obama's highly anticipated speech last night, with the article titled "Barack Obama runs a red light." Did he? And if so, can he? And has this been done before? According to Ryan Barilleaux and Jewerl Maxwell: "Presidents make a variety of substantive decisions and issue executive orders,… Continue reading President Barack Obama and Immigration: Yes, he can?

POTUS, Congress, and Foreign Policy: Should President Obama End the ISIS Fight if Congress is Not On Board?

As Ryan Barilleaux and Jewerl Maxwell stated in Tough Times for the President, “half a century ago, Aaron Wildavsky noted in “The Two Presidencies” that presidents are more likely to get their way from Congress in foreign affairs than in domestic policy, and that deference continues to apply and appeared throughout our case studies. Even in… Continue reading POTUS, Congress, and Foreign Policy: Should President Obama End the ISIS Fight if Congress is Not On Board?

President Obama’s reaction to the Ferguson situation by Ryan Barilleaux and Jewerl Maxwell, authors of Tough Times for the President

The following is a commentary on President Obama's reaction to the Ferguson situation by Ryan Barilleaux and Jewerl Maxwell, authors of Tough Times for the President, who discuss the lessons which can be gleaned from past presidents. *  *  *  *  *  *  *  * The current civil unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, has led many… Continue reading President Obama’s reaction to the Ferguson situation by Ryan Barilleaux and Jewerl Maxwell, authors of Tough Times for the President

With this US government shutdown, will President Obama have a showdown like the one between President Clinton and the 104th Congress?

What will President Obama do now in the face of the US government #shutdown? Will he act like his predecessor "Bill Clinton, who stared down the 104th Congress in a government shutdown and demonized Newt Gingrich in the process"? (Ryan J. Barilleaux and Jewerl Maxwell, Tough times for the President: Political Adversity and the Sources… Continue reading With this US government shutdown, will President Obama have a showdown like the one between President Clinton and the 104th Congress?