SOURCE: Made by History at The Washington Post
by Robert Fleegler
George H.W. Bush was no Donald Trump as his behavior was practically polite by comparison. But facing the loss of the world’s most powerful office can lead one to engage in more extreme rhetoric and behavior.
James Johnson's business, policy and philanthropy resume led a colleague to call him "the chairman of the universe."
by George Herring
Political mudslinging by presidential surrogates is nothing new. But Trump digs in personally to his social media smears in a way that is unprecedented and degrading to the office and the nation.
by Quentin Janel
Joe Biden's efforts to run an effective campaign under COVID lockdown echo the innovations forced on James Garfield. If Biden succeeds, the "Basement Campaign" may prove as influential as the "Front Porch Campaign" of 1880.
by John T. Shaw
JFK's presidential run in 1960 could be a blueprint for a score of Democrats in 2016.
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