Given our historical focus on the presidency (I am guilty of this as well) I thoroughly enjoy these type of articles that illuminate important historical figures whose names may not resonate. It is hard to not read Jeff's line, "Bingham stood on the side of “right” but used force to achieve his goals," and not think of our present day when compromise is seen as appeasement and the unserious in Congress get the press. Agree or disagree with Jeff's assessment of Bingham, he comes across as a very serious man in this piece.

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