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Bush Legacy

The Revolt Against the Ruling Class

Robert Reich | Posted 08.02.2016 | Politics
Robert Reich

It seems likely that the nominees in 2016 will be Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton. After all, the ruling class still controls America. But the revolt against the ruling class won't end with the 2016 election, regardless. Which means the ruling class will have to change the way it rules America. Or it won't rule too much longer.

How George W. Bush Party Fueled The Tea Party

National Journal | Michael Hirsh | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

During his five years in office, President Obama has often blamed his problems on what George W. Bush left him with: two wars, a historic recession, a...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Democrats Rewrite Bush Library's Version Of History | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum opened May 1 on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas after much anti...

Dubya's Legacy: 10 Suggestions

Bob Burnett | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Just when most Americans had forgotten the traumatic Bush era, along came the George W. Bush Library to reopen old wounds.

Rove Ranks Bush 'Up There' With Washington, Lincoln, FDR

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.26.2013 | Politics

Former President George W. Bush isn't quite a George Washington or an Abraham Lincoln, his former campaign strategist Karl Rove admitted to ABC News o...

Jon Ward

Push To Boost Bush's Legacy Faces Resistance From The Right | Jon Ward | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- George W. Bush may feel "no need to defend" himself this week before the opening of his presidential library on Thursday, but that's not...

Bush: 'There's No Need To Defend Myself'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics

Former President George W. Bush steered clear of any detailed reflection on his legacy during a recent interview with USA Today, saying that his actio...

George H.W. Bush: 'I Am Just An Angry Old Man Hurting For My Son'

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics

Former President George H. W. Bush offers intimate observations about low points of his son's presidency in his latest book, set to be released Tuesda...

Young Bush Raises Over $1 Million In Two Months For State Campaign

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics

George P. Bush is putting his family name and legacy to use as he raises funds in the early stages of a potential 2014 run for state office. The y...

Romney Puts Bush Back in the White House Saddle

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 11.17.2012 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The terrifying prospect that GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney would put George W. Bush back in the White House, if elected, came a step closer to reality with the public unveiling of his transition team.

Third Time's a Charm for Obama

Abby Huntsman | Posted 08.17.2012 | Politics
Abby Huntsman

If he's able to convince (or even scare) Americans that a vote for Romney is a vote for "what got us into this mess," it might be a tipping point in swinging support to his corner.

Karl Rove Book Tour Starts With a Bang

Jodie Evans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodie Evans

After almost an hour of listening to his lies at an LA stop on his book tour, I had had enough. I leapt up with a set of handcuffs and my full-page complaint, and went to arrest Karl Rove.

Bush-Cheney '04 Launches Alumni Association

The Wall Street Journal | Susan Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Bush-Cheney 2004 Inc., which ran the successful re-election campaign of former President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney is rebranding i...

Eight Weeks of America's War, Not Eight Years of "Obama's War"

Jonathan Morgenstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Morgenstein

The Obama administration is trying to salvage the situation in Afghanistan after the Bush Administration lost the war over eight years.

Pat Buchanan Attacks Affirmative Action And Sonia Sotomayor

Guy T. Saperstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Guy T. Saperstein

The white-male affirmative action which bozos like George Bush benefited from undermine healthy competition and produce bad results.

Obama's Weak Congress

Andrew Sargus Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Sargus Klein

I fear a Congress that, while not so much parasitic, is so fearful of being attached to any of Obama's failures that it misses every opportunity to be a part of his successes.

History Has Not Yet Judged Bush

James Denselow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Denselow

Certainly Bush's rewriting of his Iraq legacy will be helped by his decision to reverse his earlier policies, abandoning the idealism of the top-down reinvention of Iraq, for reality-based pragmatism.

Republicanism: Is There a Cure?

Steven Weber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Weber

It's the failed policies which were given full reign during the Bush plague that just won't die, that in fact continue to percolate in the words of persistent know-nothings on the Right.

Caught in the Act: The Washington Post Swallows Bush's Latest Spin

Jackson Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jackson Williams

The Washington Post is helping George Bush polish his flaccid legacy. Let's hope it's just a sympathetic one-off between two ex-lovers.

Legacy My Ass

Norman Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Norman Horowitz

I have not given up my desire for NBC, CBS, ABC, or Fox to present a documentary about the Bush transgressions during his eight triumphant year Presidency.

You Got Your Parting Shots -- Now Leave Bush Alone

Phil Bronstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Phil Bronstein

The bone of Bush's legacy will be gnawed over by the dogs of history and eventually there'll be a judgment. Until then, the new adminstration should just let the contrails of the plane ride to Texas dissipate.

Keeping Anderson Cooper Honest: How CNN and the Media Flubbed Obama's 2nd Swearing In

Ronald B. Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ronald B. Robinson

The same media that is creating a negative impression of President Obama is saying little about the outgoing administration's widespread destruction of official government records.

George W. Is No Martyr

Thomas Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Thomas Frank

Let me be blunt. Let me be blunt like Harry Truman was blunt: Comparisons between Truman and Bush are nonsense.

Burst of Durst: Worst President Ever?

Will Durst | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Will Durst


Move Bush, Get Out the Way!

Randall Amster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randall Amster

Obama likely will be no more a savior or messiah than we actively demand him to be, but at this point a former community organizer who grew up sans silver spoon sounds pretty darn good.