SOURCE: Washington Post
We’ve Forgotten the Worst President in American History
by Ted Widmer
What is the legacy of bad presidents today? Do we need them to remind us of the perils of the job? If so, Americans should be grateful to James Buchanan.
Trump and Lincoln Are Opposite Kinds of Presidents
When historians rank the worst presidents in American history, indecision and inaction in the face of crisis are common attributes. Until now, most of the worst served before or after the Civil War.
SOURCE: The New York Times
The Coronavirus Test Is Too Hard for Trump
by Jamelle Bouie
The president joins Herbert Hoover and James Buchanan as a leader who failed when it mattered most.
Edwin Stanton Was Part of the ‘Resistance’—in 1860
by Adam Rowe
If President Buchanan’s experience is a precedent, Trump’s internal critic may privately flatter him.
They Were Bad. He May Be Worse.
by Sean Wilentz
The best way to evaluate President Trump's first year in office is to compare him not with the great presidents but with the worst.
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