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Americans are presidency-addicted. We can’t get enough information about our commanders in chief, yet there is a woeful misunderstanding of the office.

The president is more often than not at the mercy of events rather than a master of them. Our greatest presidents were also lucky: They inherited national crises and times that were ripe for change — and had the skills and capacity to act.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
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