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Michael Nelson, a former editor of the Washington Monthly, is the Fulmer Professor of Political Science at Rhodes College and a senior fellow at the University of Virginia's Miller Center of Public Affairs. Among his recent books is The American Presidency: Origins and Development, 1776-2007, with Sidney M. Milkis (Congressional Quarterly).
Articles by Michael Nelson
Donald Trump, year one.
In many ways, Nixon was decisive in Trump's victory.
Sex scandals in American politics have a long history.
How a man--and a city--changed the world.
ESPN's 30 for 30 gets a lot right.
As important players in the government they had brought about, Madison, Hamilton, Jay, and Washington cashed their winning tickets on the four-horse parlay that secured the Constitution.
How civil rights went wrong.
How football reflects the nation we've become.
A review of Collision 2012: Obama vs. Romney and the Future of Elections in America, by Dan Balz; The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies, by Jonathan Alter; After Hope and Change: The 2012 Elections and American Politics, by James W. Ceaser, Andrew E. Busch, and John J. Pitney, Jr. The Gamble: Choice and Chance in the 2012 Presidential Election, by John Sides and Lynn Vavreck; and A Bad Day On The Romney Campaign: An Insider's Account, by Gabriel Schoenfeld
A review of The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson, by Robert A. Caro
A review of Eisenhower 1956: The President's Year of Crisis—Suez and the Brink of War, by David A. Nichols; Eisenhower: The White House Years, by Jim Newton; and Eisenhower in War and Peace, by Jean Edward Smith
The careful balance of civil-military relations.
A review of Frank: The Voice, by James Kaplan
Where should America get her military officers?