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Give us a king | Ross Douthat / Syndicated columnist

Every era gets the heroic Founding Father it deserves, and thanks to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s celebrated musical, ours has Alexander Hamilton — the immigrant striver, the political genius, and of course, the closet monarchist. Now “monarchist” is a little unfair. Hamilton floated the idea of a presidency-for-life during the fraught debates over the Constitution, and favored...