Recent op-eds and radio interview on presidential election

Doing some writing and talking about Trump, the presidential election, and presidential power:

Some of my recent pieces on presidential power

Some recent pieces I’ve written are available here:

President Donald Trump Versus the U.S. Constitution

Congress must weigh in on sending troops to Syria

New review of my book, Power without Constraint

Kirkus Reviews has a nice review up:

Another Reason Why Trump Ought to Scare Voters

My piece in the Hill that considers what Trump might do when it comes to war power:


Op-ed I wrote for the Baltimore Sun

I think the unrelenting focus on the presidential election–and the fact that the campaign is so long–creates unrealistic (and perhaps dangerous) expectations for the next president–as discussed in my new piece for the Baltimore Sun.

March 3 event at American University to discuss my new book

Please come if you can–this event will relate to my new book, Power without Constraint: the Post-9/11 Presidency and National Security.  Please RSVP if you can come–info below:

The Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies invites you to this lunchtime panel:

Assessing the Bush and Obama Post 9/11 Presidencies: Continuity, Change and the Future of National Security Power

Thursday, March 3rd
American University
Mary Graydon Center Room 200

Panel to Include:
Chris Edelson: Assistant Professor of Government, School of Public Affairs at American University

Mary B. DeRosa: Distinguished Visitor from Practice
Co-Director, Global Law Scholars Program at Georgetown Law School

Scott Roehm: Vice President of Programs and Policy at The Constitution Project

Jordan Tama, Assistant Professor in the School of International Service at American University

Moderated by Professor James A. Thurber, Director, Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies and Distinguished University Professor

Please RSVP to or 202-885-3491
Lunch will be served

Why Trump May Allow Other Republican Candidates to Take Extreme Positions