The annual Presidents Day holiday usually gives American history scholars a chance to intellectually fight it out over over which U.S. presidents are the best and the worst. But Think Progress went a different route this year and instead ranked the five most overrated ones.
A rash of big-government paranoia has Republicans worried that some constituents won’t participate in the census, thereby depressing conservative representation in the House. Enter Karl Rove, James Madison fan and pitchman for the 2010 census.
In 1795, James Madison wrote of war’s far-reaching and corrosive effect on public liberty. He could well have been warning us about our own King George, just the sort of imperial president that Madison and other founders of our nation feared most.