WBEZ brings you fact-based news and information. Sign up for our newsletters to stay up to date on the stories that matter.Do you have great aspirations of being the best president the United States has ever known? On The Gist, journalist Robert Strauss says you’d be better off trying to learn from the mistakes of America’s duds. That’s why Strauss wrote Worst. President. Ever. about James Buchanan, who has the distinct dishonor of setting the national stage for the Civil War.
In the Spiel, Mike takes on the myth of the “perfect voter.”