Why Buy the Cow? Things That Go Boom podcast with Richmond Professor

Dr Laura Smith, Adjunct Assistant Professor, who teaches US Politics and History at Richmond, has been interviewed for a podcast just released on Apple.

Together with a panel of other experts in US politics, Dr Smith explores the balance of power between US presidents and Congress as the podcast prelude outlines:

Since the beginning of the American experiment, presidents have tussled with Congress over how to handle foreign threats. That creative conflict is supposed to be the democratic ideal. But there were also moments when lawmakers realized it was easier to just… not do the job. In the best of times, Congress oversaw the president and pushed back on missteps — or prevented those missteps in the first place. In the worst of times, it checked out. Then, the dawn of the nuclear age blew up that precarious balance.