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From the editor: Two men and a day


You know, I’m not even sure if President’s Day comes with a possessive apostrophe. The holiday consolidating the celebration of two American icons born inconveniently in the same month is just that kind of afterthought.

Yeah, government employees and school children enjoyed a day off. To the rest of us it was just more of the same. But George Washington and Abraham Lincoln deserve a little more.

To be fair, however, we’ve come to treat Washington as a marble man, a founder carved in stone and emblazoned on street signs across the country, devoid of real personality. Except for a bril...

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