In the years ahead, historians and political scientists will dissect the Trump presidency and offer their academic assessments. The January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol by President Trump's supporters cast a large shadow over his controversial presidency. The long-term legacy of President Trump has yet to be written.

This book by Frank Thompson, Kenneth Wong, and Barry Rabe neither lauds nor condemns the Trump presidency. These three eminent political scientists assess the first three years from the perspective of the administrative presidency, and they compare the Trump administration's actions with those of his immediate predecessor in three domestic policy arenas: health care, climate change, and education. The authors have extensively studied their respective policy venues for years, and they bring insight and perspective to their case studies.

Frank Thompson's work on Medicaid and federalism will be familiar to readers of this journal. No less distinguished is Kenneth Wong's...

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