James Boys

As an attempt to breathe new life into his administration, Obama’s State of the Union largely failed

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Last night President Obama gave his annual State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress, against the backdrop of a troubled rollout for his signature healthcare reform, and Congressional gridlock over issues such as the minimum wage and immigration reform. James D. Boys writes that the speech may have been Obama’s best chance at reinvigorating a beleaguered […]

Given his administration’s policy fumbles this year, President Obama may be happy that 2013 is nearly over.

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This year has not been a good one for President Barack Obama and his administration. James D. Boys takes a look at 2013’s policy fumbles, which look even worse in light of the promise brought by his re-election barely one year ago. He writes that the difficulties with the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, the lack of direction on […]

Reflections on an imagined second Kennedy administration

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With the approach of the fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, James D. Boys reflects back on JFK’s unfinished presidency. He notes that Kennedy is often judged on his promise, rather than his substantial achievements in office, and imagines a second Kennedy administration, speculating that without the emotion created by Kennedy’s death, the Civil Rights Act would […]

The U.S. and UK should strengthen their relationship with greater cooperation in the area of foreign policy.

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Ever since it began after World War II, the ‘special relationship’ between the UK and U.S. has been subject to continual comment and scrutiny. Dr. James D. Boys looks at the current state of the UK/U.S relationship, writing that while the UK should not be overly concerned at a potential ‘Pacific Pivot’ by the U.S., more does need to be […]

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