The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.
Hey Steve: You're right, that was an excellent article. The writer makes some very good points. As somebody who is pro-Iraq war and a free trader, the writer has made me question some of our current policies.