Lincoln Wasn’t a Perfect 10

I have a confession to make: I love ranking presidents. You may assume, then, that I found some joy in the Trump years, when I was asked to do so constantly. I did not. The question came far too early, the first one within a hundred day of Trump taking office. The most prudent response was vague (“Well, it certainly doesn’t look good”) or playful (“He may be the best thing that ever happened to James Buchanan”) followed by a quick pivot to the crisis at hand.

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