Anybody who thinks that if I step down, Obama could appoint someone like me, they’re misguided.
We are the first generation to feel the impact of climate change, and the last generation that can do something about it.
Americans have lost their taste for collective sacrifice… so when a frightening enemy like al Qaeda or ISIS threatens our sense of security, it suits nearly everyone for the president to blow up the bad guys without asking 99 percent of us to interrupt our pursuit of happiness.
Presidents no longer ask Congress to declare war when ordering the military into action. That suits most Americans just fine.
In truth, Obama’s golf habit… is one of the best things about his presidency. Unconsciously, President Obama is doing a good thing for the American Republic. He’s helping us to disgorge an overly symbolic view of the presidency, in which the president is the ever-present lawman, the people’s official therapist, and the embodiment of the public mood.
The presidency is a job, not a divine office