The second term is underway, with President Bush optimistic about making fundamental changes abroad and at home. In his inaugural address, Bush lays out an ambtious, idealistic agenda. How will it end? History is not encouraging. Opinion Journal's James Taranto looks back at previous second terms.
James Taranto examines the "curse of the second terms" of presidents from Richard Nixon to Bill Clinton.
The president's January 20 inaugural address in text and real video.