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Et Tu Obama? Letter from a Former Admirer

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Harut Sassounian

Mr. President, we are now terribly disappointed because you acted not much differently than your predecessors on the Armenian Genocide issue.

Jon Meacham Following Pulitzer WIth Bush 41 Biography

New York Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

PULITZER Prize-winning au thor Jon Meacham, whose day job is running Newsweek, has already picked his next project. He will write a biography of fo...

Santelli On Bush Library Panel Of "Experts"

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The George H.W. Bush Presidential Library Foundation at Texas A&M has announced that the former president will host an "Economic Leadership Forum" nex...

Bailing Out the Neo-Cons

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jayne Lyn Stahl

We're now witnessing the neo-carnage that has resulted from neo-cons Newt Gingrich and his "Contract on America," and Ronald Reagan's buyout by Barry ...

New Documents Indicate That Bush Didn't Show Up to Presidency

Tom McCaffrey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Tom McCaffrey

During the Vietnam War George W. Bush was handed a cushy assignment in the Texas National Guard thanks to his powerful connections. This ensured that ...

Time To Reverse 'Dover' Policy

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jon Soltz

Showing unidentified flag-draped coffins coming into Dover (or any other ports of entry) is an unfortunate part of war that the public has a right to see.

Obama Has Called the Nation to Service; He Needs to Call It to Sacrifice

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

If 4,000 have sacrificed their lives in Iraq, another 20,000 their limbs and another 100,000+ their mental health, one wonders why asking Wall Streeters to sacrifice part of their wallets would be unpatriotic?

Martha Washington Redux: America's First MILF

Warren Holstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Warren Holstein

Hold on to your hats folks or at least your iPod earbuds, Martha Washington was actually a babe! Also, she avidly consumed Gothic romance novels. Me-ow!

Will Obama's Presidency End the Progressive Movement?

Rupert Russell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rupert Russell

Progressive billionaires, bloggers and grassroots activists mobilized less against a conservative president than a complicit mainstream media and a Bush-enabling Democratic establishment.

President Obama and Our America

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Until today, I had only known two kinds of presidents, those who I really didn't like and those who I tolerated. Obama is something different, a president who I actually believe in.

The Inauguration: Greetings from the Mob

Alexander Trowbridge | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alexander Trowbridge

In this historic inauguration, seating is so much on the mind. Some people arrived at the gates just as the last of the guests at the pre-inaugural balls stumbled back in the opposite direction.

Mr. Obama's New Wheels -- First Official Look

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

I never liked the look of the Bush limo. It was too massive and appeared to be a truck that had started out as a tank. Obama's new limo looks more like an actual car, albeit a very big and heavy one.

Blaxploitation, GOP Style

Russ Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russ Baker

Tthe GOP is stepping up efforts to stress diversity, but is resorting to a tried-and-true W. tactic: the promotion of compromised, disreputable individuals -- a kind of lemon diversity that only highlights their cynicism and contempt for the public.

New Year, New Administration, More Clemency

Jason Flom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jason Flom

Obama ran on a campaign promise of change. He can begin by using the pardon power generously to correct as many individual cases of injustice as possible.

My Way By George H.W. Bush

Sean Carman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sean Carman

Yes there were times, I'm sure you knew, When I was asked, "What should we do?" And I drunk-dialed, I made the call, I phoned it in, I dropped the ball, And through it all, I stood tall, And did it my way

George W. Bush's Inaugural Gift: Blackhawk Down-Redux: Obama's First Crisis, and the Legacy of Losing Somalia

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

Lest you have forgotten, it was George H.W. Bush who left President-elect Bill Clinton with the Inauguration Day present of a crisis in Somalia.

Obama May Not Be Middle East's Messiah

Sunil Adam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sunil Adam

President-elect Barack Obama's conspicuous silence on the latest conflagration in the Middle East is perhaps not only tactical but also prudent. There...

Behind Closed Doors: When Presidents Gather

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Mr. Clinton noted that pizza was no longer on the private-dining-room menu. Mr. Bush assured Mr. Clinton that if he wanted pizza, he could have pizza

What Spies Think of Panetta

Keith Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Keith Thomson

I conducted a poll about what spies thought of the Panetta choice. The results: "Obama was wise" to choose someone out of the torture loop to run the CIA. But there's a problem.

USS George H.W. Bush: A Ship With a History

Russ Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russ Baker

This Saturday the Navy will commission the aircraft carrier CVN-77, to be named the USS George H.W. Bush. They seem in a hurry to burnish the reputation of the elder Bush while his son is still in office.

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.

Hillary Clinton, Saudi Arabia and "Foggy Bottom"

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Can Hillary Clinton assure us that there will not be any Saudi preferential access to Foggy Bottom in spite of the myriad millions visited on the Clinton foundation?

The Republican Presidential Recession Record

Jeff Madrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Madrick

Eisenhower: 2 recessions; Nixon and Ford: 2 recessions; Reagan: 1 recession; George H.W. Bush: 1 recession; George W. Bush: 2 recessions; Democrats: 1 recession. Eight to one, you decide.

The Obama Administration: An End to Dynastic Politics?

John McQuaid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John McQuaid

Obama's early moves to co-opt former adversaries Hillary Clinton and Joe Lieberman signal a different way of doing business than we've seen over the past 20 years.

Goodnight, Vietnam: Tuesday Night Will Finally Put to Rest the Ghost of a War that Ended 35 Years Ago

Daniel Sinker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Sinker

With Obama, it's not possible to fight the Vietnam war all over again. It's simply not his war.