Presidential candidates today frequently use popular pieces of music as campaign "theme songs" often without approval from the musicians themselves. But using music on the campaign trail is not a modern phenomenon: it goes back to our earliest presidential elections.
Last December, the drawn-out presidential election dispute was settled by a Supreme Court decision that may prove to be one of the most controversial ever. E.J. Dionne of the Brookings Institution and Bill Kristol of the Weekly Standard have co-edited a book, "Bush v. Gore" (Brookings Institution Press) that combines court documents and transcripts with some of the most thoughtful opinion pieces written about the case.
- E.J. Dionne Jr. senior fellow at The Brookings Institution, Washington Post columnist, and author of "Souled Out: Reclaiming Faith and Politics After the Religious Right" and of "Stand Up Fight Back."
- Bill Kristol editor of "The Weekly Standard" and "The Weekly Standard : A Reader: 1995-2005."
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