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The Alice Rivlin oral history
In a 2002 Miller Center oral history interview, Rivlin spoke her tenure as director of the Office of Management and Budget
Cancer on the Presidency
John Dean briefs Nixon on the growing threat to his administration
Congress must investigate
Watergate expert Ken Hughes argues in The Hill that it's up to legislators to judge whether Trump obstructed justice
Edward M. Kennedy: An Oral History
Barbara Perry's new book explores the late senator's remarkable life and career—in his own words
Bill Clinton, White House alumni headline UVA's Presidential Ideas Festival
UVA Today recaps the highlights of the Presidential Ideas Festival
The evolution of the executive
Barbara Perry is interviewed for a special edition of Politics with Amy Walter recorded at the Presidential Ideas Festival
UVA Institute of Democracy announced at Presidential Ideas Festival
UVA President James Ryan unveiled a new pan-University institute to study the challenges to democracy around the world
Secret White House Tapes
LBJ orders some new Haggar pants
President Johnson called the Haggar clothing company to order some new pants, providing specific (and sometimes graphic) instructions on how they should be customized for him
"Some fool thing"
14 months before Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt ruminates on the growing crisis in the East
Nixon on Jews in the federal government
Nixon orders his chief of staff to "see what we can do about" Jews in the federal government.
The First Year Project: Infrastructure
He was the first and (so far) the only President of the United States to resign the office
He just moved up in historians' rankings, to fifth-best president in the nation's history
Critical insights for the nation's governance
The Miller Center is a nonpartisan affiliate of the University of Virginia that specializes in presidential scholarship, public policy, and political history and strives to apply the lessons of history to the nation's most pressing contemporary governance challenges.