Donald Zinman, author of “The Heir Apparent Presidency,” offers this piece for The Washington Post’s “Monkey Cage.” Zinman speaks on timely political issues including challenges Hillary Clinton faces as she races to win the presidential election. As he writes, “If elected, Clinton, too, will most certainly have to correct something in Obama’s policy legacy, either because it’s malfunctioning or unpopular.”
As January 31 marked the deadline for those wanting to avoid being penalized for lack of healthcare coverage, Washington Post’s Monkey Cage features an Op-Ed by “Obamacare Wars: Federalism, State Politics, and the Affordable Care Act” authors Daniel Béland, Philip Rocco, and Alex Waddan. Discussing three ways a Republican president could dismantle the Affordable Care Act, the authors build upon the discussion in their book and offer a timely examination of federalism, politics, and the Affordable Care Act.
Burton I. Kaufman’s “The Post Presidency: From Washington to Clinton” receives highlighted mention by the Washington Post in relation to Barack Obama’s approaching post-presidency. “‘The Obamas’ moves are part of the ongoing evolution of the lives of ex-presidents,’ said Burton Kaufman, author of The Post Presidency: From Washington to Clinton. . . . ‘In the old days, presidents died after they left office. . . . What presidents do now, is they make lots of money.’”