Tevi Troy
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Nerve and Vision: Remembering Midge Decter

May 10, 2022  •  City Journal

A skilled writer, editor, and political activist, Midge Decter was a key figure in the movement of neoconservative, anti-Communist liberals away from the Democratic Party in the 1970s and 1980s.

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Biden's White House is battling over the border – here's what history tells us could happen next

April 13, 2022  •  Fox News

The New York Times recently provided a rare exposure to internal infighting in the Biden administration. According the Times, internal disagreements on border security policy, and particularly whether to keep the Trump administration's "remain in Mexico" approach, have exposed serious fault lines inside the administration between those who worry about the political consequences of the border crisis, and those who want to reject everything the previous administration did on immigration.

While there is always infighting in every presidential administration, this window into the Biden infighting is interesting because there has generally less news about tussles inside the Biden administration.

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Welcome to Baseball's Gold Age

April 7, 2022  •  Tablet

Each year around this time, my friend Joel travels to Las Vegas to put down $5 for me on the Yankees to win it all. It's a bet that hasn't paid off in a long while, admittedly—but it's a ritual that, like Rocky Colavito stretching his arms behind his back and crossing himself before coming to the plate, gets me ready for what's coming.

Major League Baseball probably loves fans like me. I watch it on TV, go to games in person, read box scores, and fold in a handful of baseball books, old and new, into my annual reading diet. From every April to October, baseball is part of the rhythm of my daily life, like a fifth season of the year.

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review of The Trials of Harry S. Truman: The Extraordinary Presidency of an Ordinary Man, 1945-1953

April 3, 2022  •  The Washington Free Beacon

We Weren't Always Wild About Harry

When Harry Truman left office, his approval rating stood at a dismal 31 percent. That day, he held a farewell lunch for his cabinet at the Georgetown home of his outgoing secretary of state, Dean Acheson. The private lunch was off the record, but reporters stationed outside heard gales of laughter coming from within. One of the lines that reporters did hear showed Truman's wry awareness of his standing: "The great thing about my low approval rating is that every year it's going to be better."

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A century of toying with Ukrainians

March 10, 2022  •  The Washington Examiner

Joe Biden stands in a long line of presidents who have unexpectedly found Ukraine on their agendas. But he won't find much help in the past. For more than a century, American presidents have looked cynically at Ukrainian nationalism as a sympathetic movement but one whose interests usually bow to Russian diplomacy, domestic political considerations, or both.

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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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