Gleaves Whitney

Forgettable

Tonight’s speech from the Oval Office reached neither the rhetorical heights nor the strategic breadth we’ve come to expect from the president who is so verbally gifted (and whom some ...
Politics & Policy

Model Ford

On Sunday Gerald R. Ford became the oldest former president in U.S. history. At 93 years and 4 months, he overtook Ronald Reagan, who previously held this distinction. Within the ...
Politics & Policy

Supreme Numbers

Forty-two men have served as president of the United States; 39 of them have had the opportunity to nominate an individual to the U.S. Supreme Court. Even James Garfield, succumbing ...
Politics & Policy

Connected Destinies

These are crowded weeks. During the past fortnight, historic elections in Iraq were framed by two important speeches by President George W. Bush–the second inaugural address and 2005 State of ...
Politics & Policy

The Company He Keeps

Of the 55 inaugurations of U.S. presidents, only 16 have been second inaugurations; only six of these have occurred during wartime. So George Walker Bush joins an elite club–alongside Thomas ...