Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Book Review Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by Nonfiction ByDavid Greenberg Sept. 14, 2018 LEADERSHIP In Turbulent Times “The story of Theodore Roosevelt is the story of a small boy who read about great men and decided he wanted to be like them.” In her new book, “Leadership: In Turbulent Times,” the acclaimed presidential biographer Doris Kearns Goodwin quotes this line from “The Boys’ Life of Theodore Roosevelt,” a 1918 volume by Hermann Hagedorn, one of Roosevelt’s earliest (and most sycophantic) biographers. By regaling young readers with stirring tales of the beloved president’s exploits, Hagedorn aimed not simply to burnish his hero’s reputation but also to forge the next generation of virtuous leaders, who might draw inspiration, as Roosevelt had, from the lives they … [Read more...] about The True Grit of Four American Presidents
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Screenshot President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have met for the first time. The photo op took place shortly after 9 a.m. at Capella Hotel on Sentosa Island in Singapore. Despite Trump's claims that the day is more than a photo op, experts believe the symbolism of this photo is a key motivator for North Korea as it provides a new level of legitimacy. The two shook hands shortly after 9 a.m. (local time) on Sentosa Island in Singapore, where they will shortly begin a one-on-one meeting, accompanied only by translators. The 45 minute meeting will be followed by an expanded bilateral meeting with members of the Trump administration and then a working lunch. Image-sensitive Trump has played down concerns the summit will achieve little.Screenshot "It’s going to be much more than a photo op," Trump said at the White House last week. But for Kim, even if today doesn't provide an easing of sanctions, this very photo is enough … [Read more...] about Here’s the moment President Donald Trump met Kim Jong Un for the first time — and gave North Korea everything it’s ever wanted
National security issues are dominating President Trump's time, including Iran's nuclear program, military operations in Syria, Russian aggressiveness, the rise of China and a high-stakes upcoming summit with North Korea. In the cover story for the May issue of The Atlantic, "CBS This Morning" co-host John Dickerson writes about the challenges of the American presidency: "Even the role of commander in chief, already one of the weightiest presidential responsibilities, has grown rapidly in its demands. National security is today threatened less by slow-moving armies than by stateless terror groups who might weaponize a rented truck and by rogue states who might weaponize an email. Rare is the day when one or more of these enemies don't present an imminent danger requiring the president's attention." According to Stephen Hadley, who was national security adviser to George W. Bush for close to a decade, President Trump faces "the most challenging situation we've faced as a country … [Read more...] about National security experts on challenges of the American presidency
The President may be leader of the free world, but he doesn't run the rumor mill. The latest scandal to rock the Trump White House is a plot twist common in both soap operas and American history text books: A former Trump World Tower doorman was paid $30,000 by American Media Inc. for exclusive rights to a rumor suggesting President Trump fathered the child of an employee in the 1980s, according to recent reports. No evidence has emerged confirming any details from the doorman's account. Trump is only the latest commander in chief to face rumors of illicit affairs and love children — here's a look at other Presidents accused of having a child outside of wedlock, both true and untrue. George Washington The first President was also the first man in the White House rumored to have fathered an illegitimate child — allegedly with a slave named Venus, who lived on his half-brother's estate in Virginia. In the late 1990s several or her descendants came forward claiming … [Read more...] about Trump is the latest President accused of fathering a child out of wedlock
By Jeff Horseman | [email protected] | The Press-EnterpriseMarch 9, 2018 at 10:18 am Southern California congressional Democrats are defending their votes for a bill that critics contend will wreck the Americans with Disabilities Act and imperil the civil rights of those with disabilities. The proposed law, H.R. 620, also called the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017, passed the House of Representatives last month 225-192. Twelve Democrats, including several from Southern California, joined Republicans in passing the bill, which requires Senate approval. If passed, the bill sponsored by Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, would require people with disabilities to provide a written notice to a business when they encounter an ADA violation. Businesses then would have 60 days to acknowledge the notice and 120 days to start fixing the problem before they could be sued for ADA noncompliance. The bill’s supporters, who include various industry groups, say the legislation will cut down on … [Read more...] about Would a proposed law gut the Americans With Disabilities Act?