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Donald J. Trump is the antithesis of Abraham Lincoln

In a Feb. 29, 2016 article in The New Yorker exploring the meaning of leadership and the qualities people most associate with successful leaders, Joshua Rothman wrote: “When we’re swept up in the romance of leadership, we admire leaders who radiate authenticity and authority; we respect and enjoy our ‘real leaders.’ At other times, though, we want leaders who see themselves objectively, who resist the pull of their own charisma, who doubt the story they have been rewarded for telling.” In Rothman’s final analysis, it is “[a] sense of perspective [that] may be among the most critical [of] leadership qualities.”

In Praise of Presidents’ Day

In 1862, the United States Congress began the tradition of reading George Washington’s farewell address aloud on the first President’s birthday. In the midst of the Civil War, the Senate and the House found Washington’s words warning against party politics, divisive rhetoric and irresponsible governance to be especially relevant. My, how far we’ve come. Washington’s…