The election of 1800 was the first time power was transferred from one political party to another. Hoping for a smooth transition involving prominent Founding Fathers, the country ended up with a constitutional crisis.
By Clay S. Jenkinson, Editor-at-Large | December 2, 2020
The peaceful transfer of power is a hallmark of American political life. But troubling talk from Trump, should he lose, has raised concerns and a reason to look back and examine the history of presidential changes.
By Clay S. Jenkinson, Editor-at-Large | November 2, 2020
If Trump’s third Supreme Court nominee is confirmed by the Senate, there is no guarantee she will continue to hold views congenial to the president. But does America still want its justices to be unelected and unaccountable?
By Clay Jenkinson, Editor-at-Large | October 19, 2020
David French’s new book, "Divided We Fall," is a warning of what might happen to America as it becomes less united than at any time since the Civil War. But there are concrete steps the country can take to bridge the gulf.
By Clay Jenkinson, Editor-at-Large | October 15, 2020
President Trump’s illness from the coronavirus has become immediate news, with the entire country pondering what might happen. But previous presidents who became ill were able to keep their health problems under wraps.
By Clay Jenkinson, Editor-at-Large | October 2, 2020