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When White House communicators clash
Karine Jean-Pierre and John Kirby are the latest in a tradition of tensions

May 24, 2024  •  The Washington Examiner

A great deal has been written this year about the tensions between White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and White House national security communications adviser John Kirby. Their uneasy relationship reflects a host of internal and external expressions of doubt about Jean-Pierre's lackluster performance, internal disagreements about whether to support Israel, and legitimate confusion about the odd division of responsibilities between the two. Typical of internal White House conflicts, the personal tensions also reveal larger dynamics buffeting the troubled Biden team.

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Biden bows to left-wing staff on Israel

April 11, 2024  •  The Washington Examiner

In the immediate aftermath of the Oct. 7 Hamas assault on Israeli civilians, President Joe Biden showed sympathy and support for Israel. Even as news of that day's horrors, including the death of 30 Americans, continued to come out, Biden's sympathy and support was not shared across his administration. As the war reaches its six-month mark, those anti-Israel voices within the administration and the Democratic Party are pushing Biden further and further away from his initial position.

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Why Party Platforms Matter

Spring 2024  •  National Affairs

A friend once told me that he turned 18 during a presidential election year and didn't know which party to support. His uncle had a novel solution: He took the Democratic and Republican platforms, tore the covers off each, and then asked his nephew to read them both and decide which one made more sense. My friend did so, and he found the Republican platform more appealing. He would eventually become a lifelong Republican and a senior official in the George W. Bush administration.

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Round Two

March 12, 2024  •  Mishpacha Magazine

The looming rematch between President Joe Biden and former president Donald Trump in the context of all the other such contests

Presidential historian and former senior Bush administration official Tevi Troy frames the looming general election rematch between President Joe Biden and former president Donald Trump in the context of all the other such contests that have been fought out over the last 180 years

The rematch election shaping up in 2024 between President Biden and the man he defeated, former president Trump, is unprecedented during the lifetimes of Mishpacha's younger readers. But American history offers several prior examples of this kind of contest.

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Dan Quayle Reconsidered

March 7, 2024  •  The Washington Examiner

As Donald Trump seeks a vice president for his 2024 presidential run, he could do far worse than look at J. Danforth "Dan" Quayleas a model. Quayle deserves study for two reasons, one practical and one cautionary. First, he balanced the ticket and compensated for his running mate's weaknesses. Second, he is a warning that if the selection process and announcement are handled poorly, the decision could be needlessly damaging for all players.

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Books by Tevi Troy

Cover of Shall We Wake the President? Cover of What Jefferson Read, Ike Watched, and Obama Tweeted Cover of Intellectuals and the American Presidency

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