Calvin Coolidge was not quite the laissez-faire president he’s been made out to be, nor was he a servant of Big Business. The truth is somewhere in between.
History should be taught and scrutinized, but should never be sanitized, at least not in a country that aspires to learn from its imperfect past.
Susan Page discusses the influences on Barbara Bush’s life, her views on abortion, and behind-the-curtain stories from her role as First Lady.
Bradley Birzer’s ‘In Defense of Andrew Jackson’ offers a lucid portrait of an American president who is often misunderstood and neglected, even by the conservatives who should most admire him.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi may have intended to cancel the state of the union as a fit of pique, but it’s an excellent idea for reining in the imperial presidency.
Civility and good manners are the hallmarks of both presidents’ leadership style. Chivalry was their secret weapon, especially in delicate situations.
George H. W. Bush midwifed the post-Cold War era with a kind and gentle soul. We are still reaping the benefits of that today.
In a world largely inhabited by foreign policy ideologues with no sense of history, one can only hope George H.W. Bush’s prudence, restraint, and realist statecraft makes a comeback.
True servants of the people need not boast. This anonymous author does, so we know he is not.
It is no exaggeration to predict that the Republican Party could become extinct if it loses both houses of Congress, and will be creaking on its legs if only the House is lost.
Barbara and George H.W. Bush were married for 73 years, the longest marriage of any American presidential couple.
John F. Kennedy’s legacy as president is not defined by sordid affairs, and neither will Donald Trump’s be.
David Woolner’s book, ‘The Last 100 Days: FDR at War and Peace,’ makes some highly disputable claims about FDR’s handing of the Yalta Conference in 1945 in order to make the dying president’s statecraft look more competent.
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.
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