Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Best And Worst Presidents

Mount Assmore, the other side of Presidential fame.
Those who love Ronald Reagan are eager to remodel Mt. Rushmore. Those who hate W want to put a dunce cap on every future statue.

Both perspectives will change over time. Most extremes do.

Princeton University’s Julian Zelizer says poll rankings we hear about around Presidents Day tell us very little about the quality or impact of U.S. Presidents. Time distorts perspective for both good and bad.
Does Ranking Matter
Audio Embed: BBC, PRI & WBUR's Here & Now 2/21/11,
Host: Robin Young.

What Would Teddy Do?

Author Nick Ragone talks about momentous presidential decisions, including those of Mt. Rushmore's newest face, Teddy Roosevelt.

Obama Denies Accusations He Does Not Love His Dog

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