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Bush Years

Sam Stein

Why Some Democrats Are Longing For The Bush Years | Sam Stein | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On May 2, 2007, President George W. Bush issued only the second veto of his presidency, sending back to Congress a bill that would have ...

Does Immigration Reform Have a Marketing Problem?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Cubias

Instead of pointing out how unfair our policies are -- which is true but a loser's lament -- immigration-reform advocates need to make it clear that a massive-deportation philosophy will cost money.

Friday Talking Points [132] -- The DMV? Really?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Last week, this column took a week off, due to an extended trip into the desert for the Netroots Nation convention. But now, we turn our sights back ...

The National's Matt Berninger on Dirty Lovers and Even Dirtier Politics

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Andrea Chalupa

This is the happiest Matt Berninger has ever been -- sitting backstage in his dressing room at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on Saturday night, about to play a sold-out concert.

Sam Stein

VA GOP Candidate Praises Bush: I Want His Economic Record | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The legacy of George W. Bush has weighed heavily on the Republican Party, casting a large shadow over GOP candidates in the past two national election...

What the Hell is Going On?

Adam McKay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adam McKay

What happened to hissing? It works, and people like Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and John Yoo should get a wave of it every time they enter a restaurant. That's borderline civic duty type of stuff.

Jason Linkins

Len Downie Novel Gets Hammered: 'J-School Literature' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Michael Tomasky cannot put me off wanting to read this book, because even if the destination is lame, the journey is mind-bending! Sources get murdered! Deus ex machinae emerge! There is an "orgy," apparently, in "Arlington."

Sam Stein

The Stimulus Defenders Speak | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's been called a Christmas tree of spending, a sop to liberal priorities, and a Democratic power-grab in the guise of an economic recovery package. ...

I Survived the Bush Years

Aram Khayatpour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aram Khayatpour

I am not one to say that 9/11 was Bush's fault; the reasons for it are many, but what I will say is the administration is at fault for not doing everything that was in their power to prevent it.

George Bush: A Failed Presidency That Broke Faith with the American People

James Boyce and Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Boyce and Paul Abrams

Winston Churchill described the 1930s in Britain as "years the locusts have eaten". Those words are more apt for the United States in the first 8 years of the 21st century under George W Bush.

McCain is Running on the Amnesia Platform, But It's Democrats Who Need to Forget Sarah Palin

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Listening to the speech, you'd think it was the Democrats who occupied the White House the last seven-plus years and it was time to throw the bastards out.