They get together around openings and, well, closings. That is to say, current and former presidents seem to gather only for the openings of presidential libraries and funerals.
Those who hope that the new library will serve as a "rebranding" of the Bush presidency, or who just want to engage in some Texas-style nostalgia for the good ol' W days -- and there were plenty of them in Dallas to cut the ribbon -- would do well to remember another mess their boy left.
The Bush presidency was a disastrous presidency which caused a range catastrophies including the Iraq war, the budget deficit, and the financial crash.
So if you want Hillary in 2016, that is great; but we can enjoy the moment. We have elected a solid president. Let's see him get stuff done.
I am offended by the assumption that personal relationships are more important than legislative achievements. While Obama is often described as more "aloof" than Clinton, it's not clear these different personal styles really matter in getting things done.
Twenty years ago, Congress enacted into law a simple and fundamental principle: workers should not have to choose between the job they need, and the family members they love and who need their care. But what happens to workers when employers do not comply with the FMLA?
The same U.S. news media that are conveying the preciousness of children so terribly harmed in Boston are scarcely interested in children like Guljumma.
To all of us, a Hillary Clinton presidency will be the fulfillment of something in our lives not yet accomplished. Her election would complete so many of our hopes and dreams and finally move our nation another step closer to that "more perfect union."
This year, the New Deal turned 80. And those same New Deal programs championed by FDR, a Democrat, defined the bedrock of the American left political ...
In this video, Yvette Carnell of Your Black World discusses Obama's budget proposal, which includes a plan to cut Social Security and Medicare, with me.
If Senator J. William Fulbright were still with us, he would be turning 108 today. That's a lot of candles. But with a powerful legacy like his -- h...
Rather than focusing on political tactics and news cycle spin, we focus on creating jobs. The Clintons have a brilliant job-creating (and deficit-reducing) record from the years of the Clinton presidency and can play an extraordinary role in generating new ideas.
The cultural hegemony of the moneyed classes enables them to use the mass media and elite institutions as a transmission belt for these economic ideas.
The first is whether she embraces the old guard, those who helped them achieve the Bill Clinton presidencies and her 2008 primary victories, or whether she opts for the new, digitized millennial run campaigns that brought Barack Obama two presidential victories. The easy, but wrong, decision is "both."
Perhaps the greatest success of the bank lobby has been its success in pitting the right and the left against each other to undermine a broader understanding that the status quo is neither in the public interest nor necessary for an effective financial system.