James Garfield

  • The Unlikely Success of James Garfield in an Age of Division

    by C.W. Goodyear

    In a bitterly divided and restive political climate, James Garfield was too old, too esconced in the Washington establishment, and too conciliatory to be a credible candidate or a successful President. But he did ultimately change politics, though he didn't live to see it. 

  • Can Biden Win the Presidency from His Basement?

    by Quentin Janel

    Joe Biden's efforts to run an effective campaign under COVID lockdown echo the innovations forced on James Garfield. If Biden succeeds, the "Basement Campaign" may prove as influential as the "Front Porch Campaign" of 1880.