After having a look at every portrait of every president since the very beginning, I like President Obama’s portrait. It is not only accurate, but refreshing.
If the both parties persist in anointing whichever media star they think will win the most votes, we may have to take a hard look at why we even have a presidents.
This new year, like 1998, will be dominated by a well-established prosecutor leading an extensive investigation into the presidency.
In his new biography ‘Grant,’ Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Ron Chernow takes a fresh look at the checkered reputation of the Civil War hero and 18th president to restore his rightful place among great American leaders.
Henry Olsen’s argument that Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump are comparable as presidents is not only risible but insulting to the 40th president.
This barbaric hatred is beneath us, and call me a Pollyanna, but I truly believe it’s not too late for us to start hating each other like civilized human beings again.
What better time to celebrate Thomas Jefferson’s greatness than on the Fourth of July? He’s the chief author of the United States’ Declaration of Independence.
David Garrow’s new bio, ‘Rising Star,’ provides extensive—and controversial—new details about the formative years of Barack Obama.
Describing President Trump and his flaws, Rebecca Solnit really highlights the great flaw of the American presidency as it becomes ever more monarchical.
Our greatest presidents drank—some responsibly, others to hooch-happy excess. The effects of alcohol seem to have enhanced their statesmanship.
Of the 44 persons who have served as president, only one ever received a Letters Patent for an invention: a man whose 208th birthday we commemorate on February 12.
Dig it, ex-President Obama: You are ex-President Obama. You lost. Hillary didn’t just, lose, you lost.
Comparing either Trump or Obama to Lincoln isn’t necessarily a positive exercise. Regardless, Trump is clearly the heir-apparent.
In his new Bill Clinton biography, Michael Tomasky struggles with the problem of how to write about a recent president without resorting to punditry—and doesn’t always succeed.
If Trump wants to succeed, he should take his inaugural cues from Abraham Lincoln and Richard Nixon, who called for unity in times of deep division.
In the din of the competing narratives, conservatives may lose sight of areas in which the Obama administration deserves praise.
When people compare different actors on the historical stage and express themselves from a political viewpoint, we can expect to end in the realm of the absurd or the downright ridiculous.
If you’re teaching your kids that the president reliably tells the truth and does the right thing, then the future citizens you’re raising may turn out gullible and easily led.
In ‘Shall We Wake The President?’ Bush White House veteran and health policy expert Tevi Troy dishes out indispensable advice for how presidents—and your family—can survive both man-made and natural disasters.
I cannot tell a lie: George Washington could drink! He was our commander-in-chief, and home-brewer-in-chief as well.
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