Recently, I have become intrigued by President Benjamin Harrison. I am, as has been said by editors and friends, very easily intrigued. I fell into this most recent interest when, while backgrounding myself on tariffs, I learned that President Harrison had as pets two possums. One was named Mr. Reciprocity and the other was named Mr. Protection. This seems a lot of effort to make sure you get your message out but, what the hell, both of them probably understood tariffs better than the current occupant of Harrison’s old job.  Read the rest of Charlie Pierce’s piece at Esquire.