A New Year’s Resolution: What the hell’s tenure for?

Lyndon Johnson addressing a joint session of Congress, November 27, 1963 (source) Robert Caro’s The Years of Lyndon Johnson is a true masterpiece of biography.  I’ve recently been mulling one of my favorite passages from his latest volume, The Passage of Power.  Here is the scene: President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas on November 22, 1963, and Lyndon Johnson is now president. On the … [Read more...]