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Opinion: Another Party Hack President – Michael Barone

“The language people speak in the corridors of power is not economics or politics. It is history.” So says former Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, quoted in a column on Ukraine by historian Niall Ferguson. Thus Democratic insiders and sympathetic journalists liked to describe President Joe Biden as another Franklin Roosevelt, even though Biden in

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HOLY COW! HISTORY: Tiffany’s Extreme White House Makeover

Chester Arthur never ran for president, but he got the job anyway. And the first time he walked into the White House as its new resident, he didn’t like what he saw. But I’m getting ahead of myself. To fully understand what Arthur did to the place, you must first understand why. To say the

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