Tag Archives: President’s Day

Presidents Day: Americans like Reagan, scholars prefer FDR… and then there’s Dubya

Happy Presidents Day! If you’re a Republican, the good news is, nearly one in five Americans think Ronald Reagan was our greatest president. The bad news: George W. Bush is still scraping the bottom of the barrel. If you’re a … Continue reading

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On President’s Day, the POTUS sexy ranking (plus, the 5 scariest people who never became president)

Because really, what is more important than that? [Spoiler alert: you get points for having mutton chops, dating or being a Hollywood celeb, or wrestling an alligator, none for being jowly, fat or just plain mean...] Enjoy, courtesy of Nerve.com. … Continue reading

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In case you missed it: the president’s day survey

Sorry Chris Matthews … I mean the George Washington’s Birthday survey. C-SPAN asked leading historians to rank the presidents (42 of them, since Grover Cleveland’s two non-consecutive terms are counted as one…) Spoiler alert: Dubya was ranked number 36th overall: … Continue reading

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Bad company

Al Neuharth, founder of USA Today, pens a President’s Day tome to our Worst President Ever: Our great country has had 43 presidents. Many very good. A few pretty bad. On Presidents Day next Monday, it’s appropriate to commemorate them … Continue reading

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