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George Bush Legacy

Subduing ISIS With a New Model of Governance

Yassin K. Fawaz | Posted 12.06.2016 | Home
Yassin K. Fawaz

In the wake of a failed policy (to create a unified and empowered Middle East fighting ISIS), Washington and its allies now must find a new approach. Arabs want governments that respect personal dignity, protect their individual liberty and provide them economic opportunity. The old tactics of dictators insinuating fear and division to preserve stability and prevent terrorism no longer works.

Bush Name May Not Sink Jeb Bush

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.26.2016 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Jeb has frontally acknowledged the family name problem by loudly declaring that he's not his brother or father. One is the very thing that appears to be his political ball and chain: his name, Bush. In politics, as in life, name identification is everything -- both good and bad.

Kathleen Turner on Molly Ivins, Hollywood and Acting

Greg Archer | Posted 01.23.2015 | San Francisco
Greg Archer

There she is: The incomparable Kathleen Turner in a pair of fiery red cowboy boots and an oversized denim button-down shirt. She sits on the floor, ce...

How George W. Bush Benefited From Affirmative Action

Peter Dreier | Posted 11.13.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

The current public debate and wave of articles about how colleges can do a better job of providing access to students from low-income families reminds me that for over a century, most colleges have had an affirmative action policy for rich, well-connected white kids. It is called "legacy" admissions.

The Bush Doctrine Failed Twice: The Opportunity Costs of Two Gulf Wars

James Grundvig | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
James Grundvig

The ISIS debacle in Iraq, which threatens to tear apart the war-fatigued nation, has become a political blood sport of blame and finger pointing. When...

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...

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...

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...

GOP - or Fearful Old Party? A Tale of Two Speeches

Carl Pope | Posted 11.04.2012 | Green
Carl Pope

If you take Mitt Romney's speech a as sign not of his own perspective but of his party's, and contrast it with George W. Bush's acceptance message, the fear and darkness that have infiltrated the GOP is marked and alarming.

Erasing W

Robert Reich | Posted 10.11.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

As Bill Clinton is resurrected by the Democrats, George W. Bush is being erased by the GOP -- as if an entire eight years of American history hadn't happened.

It's All Bush's Fault

Al Checchi | Posted 08.17.2012 | Politics
Al Checchi

Having failed to change public perception that we are on the wrong track, if the best President Obama can do is blame his predecessor and make excuses, he is in far greater trouble than the U.S. economy.

Amanda Terkel

Nancy Pelosi Responds To George W. Bush On Social Security | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was extremely pleased with President Bush's latest revelation that his biggest failure in office was not passing...

Could George Bush Beat Obama?

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Talk about a page from Ripley's Believe it or Not. A new CNN poll now claims that the one-time universally battered, bruised, hectored and in virtual disgrace George W. Bush is almost as popular as President Obama.

How We Got Into this Mess: The Legacy of George W. Bush's Fuzzy Math

Rep. Maurice Hinchey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Maurice Hinchey

The American people deserve a full accounting of the Bush administration's disastrous economic policies that got us into this mess so that we can understand what not to do going forward.

Afghan War: 8th Anniversary Photo Retrospective

Huffington Post | Adam Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Wednesday marks the eighth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan. The notable date comes as the United States fiercely debates the future of...

Brazil Beats America And Wins Olympic Gold; Republicans Dance In The Streets

Jackson Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jackson Williams

You know we're in trouble when a major political party openly roots for its own country to lose, as Republicans did for President Obama's bid to win the 2016 Olympics for Chicago.

Census Report Shows Bush Economic Legacy Is Failure On Every Measurement

The Atlantic | Ronald Brownstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Thursday's annual Census Bureau report on income, poverty and access to health care-the Bureau's principal report card on the well-being of average Am...

Time Rewrote History With "25 People to Blame for the Financial Crisis"

David Fiderer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Fiderer

Instead of pinpointing culpability among the key players, Time deflects blame away from Republicans and falsely implicates Democrats, to create a muddleheaded "plenty-of-blame-to-go-around" narrative.

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.

Bush and Cheney: They're Baaack!

Elizabeth A. Sherman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth A. Sherman

It looks like the Bush-Cheney team and their minions have begun to roll out their "legacy project" plans to restore their administration's tarnished reputation.

America Still Screams: The Art of Liz Markus

Kimberly Brooks | Posted 02.15.2012 | Arts
Kimberly Brooks

For most artists I know, it has been impossible to not let the war seep into our thoughts and work. Which is why I was relieved to discover the works of Brooklyn-based artist Liz Markus.

No Quit: Ex Aides Still Campaigning For Bush

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The defense never rests. When President Barack Obama released his own policy this week on former President George W. Bush's practice of attaching cont...

Bush Bio Changed On Less Prosperity, More BBQ

ProPublica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ChangeTracker, our handy tool that watches for changes on White House Web sites, noticed wide changes to the biography of George W. Bus...

It is All Obama's Fault: The Republican Twilight Zone

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Clinton gets no credit for his eight years of economic prosperity, Bush gets a pass on creating the worst crisis in generations, and Obama is to blame for everything. Is there something wrong with that story line?

"The Bush Recession" -- Let's Call it What It Is

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Rosenbaum

We must talk about the difficult, complex, long-term efforts we'll need to all engage in order to reverse the toxic economic environment created by the "Bush Recession."