Tag Archives: Susan Hennessey

Are we smart enough to know how stupid Trump is?

My reading at night is sequential — about four books, a chapter or perhaps more in each before I close that book and pick up the next one. A week or so ago, in my nighttime fashion, I found myself … Continue reading

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Animal news! from Franklin Roosevelt! re Alaska bears!

In Susan Hennessey and Ben Wittes’ terrific new book, Unmaking The Presidency, they discuss the history and roles of our federal government’s large agencies and how presidents have employed, attempted to avoid and kvetched about them. “What happens,” they write, … Continue reading

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“Process is hard to love. It slows things down.”

Process is hard to love. It slows things down. It is frustrating to people who want action. No one votes for process. All presidents have chafed at and sidestepped it to some degree. But all presidents have been forced to … Continue reading

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