SOURCE: Washington Post
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.
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
by Jamelle Bouie
The president joins Herbert Hoover and James Buchanan as a leader who failed when it mattered most.
by Adam Rowe
If President Buchanan’s experience is a precedent, Trump’s internal critic may privately flatter him.
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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