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President’s Day

President’s Day is upon us. Above you see George Washington and Abe Lincoln hugging in the afterlife. Where can you learn more about the Presidents? I have four suggestions. Two of these resources are books and the other two can be found online. The book The American Presidency–The Authoritative Reference is very useful. Edited by Alan Brinkley and Davis Dyer, American Presidency is a collection of essays about each President up until George W. Bush. The book offers up a small measure of biography and a larger portion of analysis. With the essays running between 10 and 20 pages, this book is a good

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The Top 43 Appointees Who Helped Make Bush The Worst President Ever

I wish I were smart enough to come up with a list like this. The good news is my friends at TP are smart enough. From TP: Next week, “change is coming to America,” as President George W. Bush wraps up his tenure as one of the worst American presidents ever. He wasn’t able to accomplish such an ignominious feat all by himself, however; he had a great deal of help along the way. The ThinkProgress team heralds the conclusion of the Bush 43 presidency by bringing you our list of the top 43 worst Bush appointees. Did we miss anyone? Who

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Obama will be one of our greatest presidents

There are a few things that have to come together in order for a president to become great. The individual must have substantial leadership qualities. Sometimes these qualities could seem elusive in a person, but when he or she is put into that position of leadership, they become obvious. The bottom line is that people will follow a leader in a time of crisis. This brings me to my next point. In order to become a great president, there needs to be a great crisis. It is generally agreed that there have been at least three great presidents in our past. Franklin Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln and George

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.

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