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Ex Présidents

Humility and the Presidency

Terry Newell | Posted 05.26.2016 | Politics
Terry Newell

As the field of presidential candidates grows, so does the absolute certainty with which they claim to understand what ails the nation and how to fix it.

Poll Reveals Ex-Presidents' Popularity

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 04.26.2013 | Politics

Most recent presidents became more popular with the American public after leaving office, according to polling data released by Gallup on Thursday. ...

Bipartisan Effort Could Limit Clinton, Bush Perks

Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

Taxpayer-funded perks for ex-presidents added up to nearly $4 million in the 2011 fiscal year, records show. Perks included $15,000 for Jimmy Carter's...

Two Great Ex-Presidents

Lance Simmens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lance Simmens

As we reflect on this country's history with the celebration of President's Day we do so in a tumultuous world witnessing vast and rapid transformatio...

Bush Gets His Bounce

Mark Kaminsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Kaminsky

Americans and their media treat ex-presidents like kids treat difficult parents once they either die or stop parenting and start doing something useful, like helping them to pay off a mortgage.

Be an Ex-President Without Being President First!

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dave Astor

There's the Star Trek solution of changing the time-space continuum, but I'm hesitant to recommend that because of the damage it might do to the Obamas' new White House vegetable garden.

Bill Clinton and George W. to Share a Stage in Toronto and Rake Up the Bucks

Carol Felsenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carol Felsenthal

There is no pretext this time of helping anyone but themselves -- a change from the days when "W" dispatched his father and his predecessor to work in tandem for the world's good.

Formerly Famous: Bush Makes His Pitch

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

The American people are starting to feel confident about the economy, and confident that the country is going in the right direction again.

After the White House: A Retirement Plan for President Bush

Dr. Stephen Forman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Stephen Forman

As President Bush leaves the White House and returns to Texas, we can only hope for him what we want for ourselves; to learn from our mistakes and to do good in the world with the time.

Reading The Pictures: The Ex-(And Soon To Be Ex-)Presidents

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Shaw

2009-01-08-shaw_presidents.jpgObama M.O.: Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. (Check it out. He just loves working the other side of the fence.)

World AIDS Day and Bush's Tiny Shot at a Legacy

Max Bernstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Max Bernstein

Despite your leaving disaster in your wake in every other facet of your presidency, AIDS is the one issue the world will still listen to you on.