The Administrative State & Its Discontents

A paper in fulfillment of The U.S. Presidency, Congress & Bureaucracy at American Public University as part of the Master's in Political Science (Public Policy). Abstract American constitutional government has long been threatened by an ever-expanding federal bureaucracy known as the administrative state.  This paper addresses the historical and ideological roots of the administrative state, … Continue reading The Administrative State & Its Discontents

The ‘Two Constitutional Presidencies’ and Woodrow Wilson’s Influence

Jeffrey Tulis, in "The Two Constitutional Presidencies," argues that there is a formal presidency and an informal presidency.  As a result, he states, "many of the dilemmas and frustrations of the modern presidency may be traced to the president's ambiguous constitutional station, a vantage place composed of conflicting elements."  What follows is an exploration of … Continue reading The ‘Two Constitutional Presidencies’ and Woodrow Wilson’s Influence