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Bush Legacy

Regrets? Bush Has Too Few To Mention

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Faced with a faltering economy and a precarious national security position, President George W. Bush made the best of a bad situation and sought to un...

Sock and Awe(ful)

Lance Simmens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lance Simmens

We as a free society should strengthen our resolve that "never again" will we allow our leaders a free pass on such weighty matters of life and death.

The Most Trusted Name in News Can't Tell Sitting from Standing

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Harry Shearer

Tuesday's edition of the Bush Legacy Project Television Show involved a visit by a suddenly softballing Candy Crowley to the White House for a CNN interview with the President-Reject.

If the Shoe Fits

Chez Pazienza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chez Pazienza

Is the sight of Bush ducking for cover as a citizen of the country he's left in war-torn shambles hurls shoes at him something to applaud, laugh at, or be horrified by?

Unfortunately, Rewriting Bush History Doesn't Change It

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

It's understandable why Republicans are so desperate to rewrite Bush's crumbling history. After all, everyone likes a happy ending. Not to worry, though -- America got one.

Bush Memo To Officials: Say I Had "Honor And Dignity"

LA Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Reporting from Washington -- In case any Bush administration officials have trouble summing up the boss' record, the White House is providing a few he...

Bush's Brain: Karl Rove Goes Mental

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Rove and his colleagues will try to use sleight of hand, smoke and mirrors and outright lies to get us to forget the horrors of the past eight years.

The Great Repression: Civil Liberties, the Economy, and a House Mismanaged

Randall Amster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randall Amster

The foundational bedrock once known as the Constitution seems to have been consigned for lavatory use. The windows are so caked with mud and dirt that they're completely opaque.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Arianna Huffington

Must have been quite the holiday party at the vice president's house this week: old chums Dick Cheney and Karl Rove tossing back a few eggnogs and talking about the possibility of a preemptive presidential pardon. Or evaluating the first steps of the Bush Legacy Project. No doubt there was a lot of backslapping when Fox's Chris Wallace stopped by. Earlier in the week, Wallace had vociferously defended Bush against criticisms leveled by Frost/Nixon filmmaker Ron Howard at a screening of the film. At the VP's party, a "genuinely grateful" Cheney thanked Wallace for standing up for the president and promised him "a special exit interview" in a couple of weeks. Should be very fair and balanced. In other holiday party news: the Treasury Department holiday bash will be held in the department's "Cash Room." Emptiest room in the place, I suppose.

Friday Talking Points [57] -- End Of Prohibition 75th Anniversary Edition

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Brian Williams, NBC's talking head extraordinaire, is probably a decent guy, a guy with whom you could sit down and have a beer. [More on the alcohol...

No Attacks Since When?

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

The 'No-Attacks' mythology -- crediting Bush for keeping us safe since 9/11 -- is all part of a huge lie. And the lie is rapidly becoming reality thanks to various Bush apologists and dead-enders.

Reading The Pictures: Laura Doing A Little Projection With White House Christmas Card?

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Shaw

2008-12-04-shawpic2.jpgIt seems Laura Bush is feeling pretty wounded these days about Dubya's legacy -- according, at least, to two current monumental gestures.

The Dog Ate My Presidency

Stu Kreisman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Stu Kreisman

Wow. I just watched GW's first "exit interview" with Charles Gibson on ABC. Was this man actually elected President of the United States twice? (Okay ...

Bush: I "Liberated" The Iraqis

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a personal and wide-ranging interview conducted by his sister about his legacy, his faith and the influence of his father, President George W. Bush...

Why Not Have a Truth and Reconciliation Commission?

Byron Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Byron Williams

Without an honest assessment of how we got to this current state, we will be unable to hold our political leadership to a standard that is much above the lack of accountability we bequeathed this administration.

William Kristol: Future Imperfect

Gerald Bracey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Gerald Bracey

According to Bill Kristol, Bush has to win in Iraq to have any hopes of being judged successful. That gives him 38 days to become successful.

The Neo-Cons Are Not Gone, Nor Forgotten

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

Much of the economic crisis is also being engineered by our sweet neo-cons to create an untenable situation for the Dems coming into power.

Bush Legacy

Loretta Napoleoni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Loretta Napoleoni

The financial debt may be too great to be repaid without a drastic departure from what America has stood for since the dissolution of communism: the centre of the post Cold War empire.

The Bush Legacy: Haunted By Mistakes

Markus Ziener | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Markus Ziener

Bush's presidency may someday be seen in a milder light, because in the last two years of his administration, he was able to pull off an inconspicuous, but in many ways fundamental, change of course.

A Geeky Side of Bush's Legacy that Must Be Overcome

Jaron Lanier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jaron Lanier

Part of the project of climbing out of the deep, deep pit George W. Bush tossed our nation into has a geeky quality. We need to learn to stop using computers to lie to ourselves.

Bush Loyalists Throw Pity Party

Washington Monthly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After failing in every imaginable way, with the worst approval ratings since the dawn of modern polling, and with a party that wants the president to ...

W. Makes the Grade

Alec Baldwin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Alec Baldwin

Brolin hits every note beautifully and only grows stronger as the film goes on. His only problem is that people simply want Bush to go. They are too exhausted to discuss his legacy now.

A Stamp for Disapproval

Nancy Chuda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy Chuda

But what I can't buy into is: why would Americans spend their hard earned cents on purchasing the George W. Bush stamp? It will never stick!

Bush Moves to Plan B

Laura Carlsen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Carlsen

Plan B was the legacy plan, designed to lock in as many Bush policies as possible before losing the presidency to the Democrats.

With Just Four Months To Go, Bush Has His Legacy To Think About

New York Times | JACKIE CALMES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The huge bailout of the financial system that the Bush administration and Congress are rushing to draft will leave taxpayers with at least part of the...