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Andrew Rudalevige

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The White House says there is “no debate” over whether Obama has the legal authority to expand the war in Syria. But the Constitution demands a debate.

  • Nov 18, 2015

Just as in baseball, scholars are trying to measure presidential attributes using the statistical art known as “sabermetrics.“

  • Jul 27, 2015

Some summer escapism from the rest of this blog: Nixon and the supernatural, political science professor fiction, and crazed libertarians...

  • Jul 15, 2015

Both the Supreme Court and the president want the job of saying what a law means.

  • Jul 3, 2015

The health care decision is not about interpreting the Constitution but about how to read a statute.

  • Jun 27, 2015

The Supreme Court decisively endorses the president’s power to recognize foreign governments -- but still says Congress has some say in foreign policy.

  • Jun 9, 2015

The immigration case shows once more that in American politics all venues, weapons and methods are used in the fight over policy.

  • May 27, 2015

The Republican letter to Iran highlights the long history of executive agreements -- and their grounding in domestic politics.

  • Mar 10, 2015

Presidential rankings tell us as much about ourselves as about the presidents.

  • Feb 16, 2015
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Andrew Rudalevige is Thomas Brackett Reed Professor of Government at Bowdoin College. He specializes in the study of American political institutions, primarily the presidency and the interbranch relations, with a recent focus on presidential management of the executive branch. His books include Managing the President's Program and The New Imperial Presidency: Renewing Presidential Power after Watergate.
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