Editor Mortimer B. Zuckerman of U.S. News believes the nation has no great political leaders today to compare to Washington, Jefferson, and Lincoln.

Where are their like today? With a population of some 300 million
people, America seems unable to produce even one great leader. Our past
three presidents have all shrunk in the estimation of their
countrymen–and not without cause, given the nation’s seeming inability
to solve the critical problems of healthcare, education, immigration,
energy dependency, and fiscal profligacy.

As the nation starts its 231st year, Zuckerman says we’ll need to find that leadership.