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Washington’s legacy wanes under self-proclaimed ‘greatest’ president

On Monday, we celebrate George Washington’s official birthday. Each year on this occasion, I remind readers that Washington’s Birthday is the legal U.S. and Maine government holiday.  In remembering all presidents, some outright failures, the day meant to honor Washington has become “Presidents’ Day,” a commercial holiday. Upon taking office as president, Washington realized that […]

Older presidential candidates should make V.P. choices now

The caucuses and primaries are on the way. Votes now matter more than debate ratings. The seriousness of the moment became more evident when the New York Times announced its endorsements for the Democratic nomination. It supports two candidates, both senators, Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren. Its endorsement editorial is unusually frank about what it […]