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APR 25, 2013 - The Nation

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Searching for the Praetorian Guard at the George W. Bush Museum

George W. Bush's presidency began on a note destined to inspire skepticism. Bush did, after all, lose the ballot-box count at the close of his 2000 run for the nation's top job by 543,895 vote. But, with a boost from an outdated Electoral College system and a Supreme Court that decided to make an extraordinary intervention on his behalf, the son of the 41st president of the United States became the 43rd president of the United States. And in what historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr. long ago identified as the era of the "imperial presidency," the fact of his tenure entitles ... Read More

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