Executive Action?

Each issue of NJCU Magazine will test your knowledge with a question or brainteaser from an NJCU faculty member. NJCU alumni and friends who answer the question correctly will be entered into a drawing to win an NJCU t-shirt!

In the poem below, each line, except for those indented, is an anagram of a U.S. President’s name. Sometimes it’s the full name (First, Middle, Last), sometimes it’s first, last, and middle initial, and sometimes it’s just first and last name, depending on how the president is usually referenced.

Gathering egos own,
revolted heroes, too,
   but
ah, martyrs run
   and
jeer amid flags
flown. “Financier Slime!” Jolt,
scare her. Truth!
Infernal picker
renames mojo
bugger! Whose
arranged loan
bans snide Johnny Loon?
Darn, no rich mix
Adman Josh?
Added woes hither wiving.
Josh foments fear,
   yet
Jack draws none,
John draws none.
   While the
grayness lusts
throb over here
   and the
world wino woos
folk loves narrated online,
   for the
milder moral fill.

Submit your response to: magazine@njcu.edu by March 1, 2017.


Dr. Fran Moran, a Professor of Political Science, has been teaching courses in American Politics and Political Theory for nearly 20 years. His research has appeared in a variety of academic journals and has been presented at regional, national, and international meetings. He has also provided political commentary on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show, MeTV’s Another Thing with Larry Mendte, and BBC Radio’s Live at Five news program.

Congratulations to Brenda Valladares ’13, ’16 M.A. for winning the spring/summer 2016 Final Exam! To try your hand at that Exam question (and see the correct answer) click here.