It’s Boehner’s turn: Inside D.C. memoir on the way
The tentative title suggests the former House speaker intends to portray himself as a throwback to a bygone era.
Julian Zelizer says GOPers like Boehner paved the way for their irrelevance in the age of Trump
by Julian Zelizer
“The GOP opened the door to this kind of politics — the disregard for norms of governance, the adversarial posture toward institutions, and the willingness to throw into the public conversation arguments that are untrue."
The Alarming Parallels this Historian Sees Between What’s Going on in Congress Today and the Antebellum Congresses He Studies
by Michael Todd Landis
Republicans Are Reaping What They Have Sown
by James Robenalt
The world changed after the New Deal, but the GOP kept promising it could turn the clock backwards. But it can’t.
We Are Missing the Point of John Boehner’s Resignation
by Thomas Fleming
He wasn't forced out. His resignation was intended as a warning to his party. We can only hope it's heard.
It is time to get very afraid: Extremists, authoritarians now run the GOP — and no one can stop them
by Heather Cox Richardson
Boehner and McConnell weren't conservative enough for them. Nor Eric Cantor. Right-wing purists won't stop here
A Historian's Assessment of John Boehner's Legacy
by K.C. Johnson
Boehner should best be seen as a figure whose Speakership came as a result of forces beyond his control, but who operated within this system to aggressively expand the institutional authority of the House.
SOURCE: Informed Comment
How Israel Went from Being a Democratic to a Republican Project
by Juan Cole
"The audacity of Speaker of the House John Boehner colluding with the prime minister of a foreign country to undermine a sitting president is, I think, still not entirely appreciated."
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