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EXCERPT: ‘Liking Ike: Eisenhower, Advertising, and The Rise of Celebrity Politics’

Liking Ike tells the story of how Eisenhower’s celebrity politics was developed on Madison Avenue, practiced in the White House, debated in the press, protested by his opponents, and then remade by subsequent generations of politicians and stars.

July 30, 2016
Environmental activists protest the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, in New York on May 13, 2013

Obama Keystone Threat Sets Up Veto Battles On Republican Agenda

President Obama has vetoed fewer bills than any U.S. president since Garfield — but that’s about to change.

January 7, 2015

Baseball, Tim Pawlenty, And Celebrity Politics

Aug. 18 (Bloomberg) — You might have missed the news that several courthouse guards are being investigated for accepting autographed baseballs from Roger Clemens, one of the greatest pitchers of the modern era, after his mistrial on charges of lying under oath about steroid use. This might seem like a minor offense, but it isn’t. […]

August 18, 2011