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Tevi Troy

Tevi Troy

Tevi Troy, a regular contributor to Commentary, is a presidential historian and former White House aide. His first book was Intellectuals and the American Presidency: Philosophers, Jesters, or Technicians?

The End of Greatness: Why America Can’t Have (and Doesn’t Want) Another Great President By Aaron David Miller Palgrave Macmillan, 288 pages The questionof presidential greatness...

No matter the degree of disastrousness of its October debut, no matter the efforts of Republicans to derail it, there is little or no chance...

In his memoir Dreams from My Father, Barack Obama describes the after-school routine of his childhood in Hawaii, where he was raised by his grandparents: I...

Leading the Way:The Story of Ed Feulner and the Heritage FoundationBy Lee EdwardsCrown Forum, 464 pages Over the past 40 years, Washington think tanks have evolved...

President Obama’s Affordable Care Act won’t be implemented fully until 2015. But by most every measure, and according to most every voice, things are not...

ObamaCare survived both the Supreme Court challenge to its constitutionality at the beginning of 2012 and the election close to year’s end. With these obstacles...

In late June, the Supreme Court ruled that despite some significant constitutional flaws, the Obama health-care law would remain the law of the land—owing to...

For ObamaCare and its namesake, the period from March 26 through 28, 2012, will go down as three very bad days politically—and possibly as three...

On March 26, 2012, the Supreme Court will begin hearing five and a half hours of argument on the constitutionality of President Obama’s health-care law....

If you wonder what the central issue of the 2012 election will be, Nancy Pelosi has a three-word proposal: “Medicare, Medicare, Medicare.” In a front-page...

Over the past few months, President Barack Obama’s health-care law has been subjected to three devastating blows. First was the electoral repudiation of the Democrats...

The passage of Barack Obama’s health-care legislation in the spring of 2010 proved profoundly injurious to the president and his party in the November midterm...