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George H. W Bush

Earth to Bush Sr.: You're As Delusional As Your Son

Marlene H. Phillips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marlene H. Phillips

George Bush Sr. declared that he would love to see another Bush in the White House, this time another son, former Florida governor Jeb Bush. You've got to be kidding me.

Elder Bush On Son's Failures: Google It (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On "Fox News Sunday," former President George H. W. Bush defended his son's record. "His mother and father" are "very proud of him," Bush said. Host C...

Along Came Caroline. And Andrew. And Beau.

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

Speculation about Hillary Clinton's successor in the Senate will soon be moot, but the debate about America's political dynasties is hopefully just starting.

Achieving the Impossible: Expectations for an Obama Presidency

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The early keys to a successful Obama administration will be managing expectations and setting up an administration that will be proactive and not get sidetracked by the inevitable events and crises.

Parting Gifts

Nancy L. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy L. Cohen

Different judgments about the intentions of Bush senior in the transition period can be reached. In the sequel, however, it is becoming ever clearer that Bush junior is devoting his last days in power to a final orgy of cronyism.

McCain Plan: Repeal Arithmetic

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert S. McElvaine

John McCain's promise to balance the budget is Voodoo Squared. But to understand what that means, someone has to understand enough simple mathematics to know what "squared" means.

W.: Fool Me Once, Fool Me Twice...What Price, Thrice?

Alexandra Zacharios-Haight | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Alexandra Zacharios-Haight

Arriving early to catch a screening of Oliver Stone's new film W. gave me the opportunity to overhear one very wise reaction from a woman who had just...

The Welfare Queens of Wall Street

Kelley Bell-Wenzlaff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Kelley Bell-Wenzlaff

We have welfare queens on Wall St begging for a bailout and spending our money at the spa. The plight of these poor little rich men started when the wicked witch of Deregulation came to town.

"That one!" Condescension and Contempt Redux

Jerry Weissman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jerry Weissman

In the heat of the 1992 presidential campaign, during a town hall style debate, President George H. W. Bush looked at his wristwatch while he was bein...

Goodbye Good Times, Hello Waltons?

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kerry Trueman

How will you dress for the Bush Depression this winter? Me, I'm counting on my slightly tattered but super-toasty flannel-lined OshKosh overalls -- so old they were actually made in OshKosh.

She's Not Quayle; She's Thomas

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

A second X-chromosome is no more a sufficient qualification for being women's choice for the vice presidency than dark pigmentation was for being African-Americans' choice for a seat on the Supreme Court.

McCain's Problem with White Voters

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

It is McCain who needs to score exceptionally well among white voters, better in fact than any other Republican presidential candidate in the past 20 years, including George H. W. Bush.

The Iraq Crusade Is a Recruiting Sergeant for Bin Laden

John Tepper Marlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Tepper Marlin

Soon after President Bush swore his support of Israel before the Knesset, Senator McCain questioned whether Senator Obama fully appreciates the threa...

Thomas B. Edsall

The Huckabee Revolution: Evangelicals At The GOP Gate | Thomas B. Edsall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Mike Huckabee's insurrectionist presidential campaign is defying the determination of the Republican establishment to restrict the selection of the pa...