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  • Originally published 09/28/2015

    A Historian's Assessment of John Boehner's Legacy

    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.

  • Originally published 10/20/2015

    A Speaker Who Speaks for a Few

    Steve Hochstadt

    The so-called House Freedom Caucus, representing the people who made his job so impossible that Speaker John Boehner announced that he was quitting Congress, are demanding a Speaker for themselves.