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The Side of Freedom

The George W. Bush Institute | Posted 06.11.2015 | Politics
The George W. Bush Institute

Given the seemingly endless stories of tyranny and violence in the Middle East and skepticism in some corners over the possibility of democracy ever taking hold in Iraq, perhaps it's time for a reminder of what former Soviet dissident Natan Sharansky had to say in 2004's The Case for Democracy -- and why.

Attracting Immigrants Grows Our Economy

The George W. Bush Institute | Posted 06.09.2015 | Politics
The George W. Bush Institute

The country has an untapped source of economic growth potential, and that is the many creative, industrious and motivated immigrants in our country. But, too often in today's political climate, immigration is cast as a negative, with issues like border security and unauthorized immigration dominating the news cycle.

Light Through the Darkness

The George W. Bush Institute | Posted 03.09.2015 | Impact
The George W. Bush Institute

As the story of the Sony hack unfolds, the story of those living in tyranny in North Korea remains largely untold.

Closing the Gap: HIV-Vulnerable Women and Cervical Cancer

The George W. Bush Institute | Posted 01.31.2015 | Impact
The George W. Bush Institute

Countries in sub-Saharan Africa are now experiencing a new crisis -- women are surviving a diagnosis of HIV infection because of treatment with ARVs, but are dying of cervical cancer.

The Millennium Challenge Corporation Has Transformed Foreign Economic Aid

The George W. Bush Institute | Posted 01.18.2015 | Impact
The George W. Bush Institute

Over the last decade a quiet revolution has been underway in Washington, D.C. The change began ten years ago this week with the launch of the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the U.S. corporation that has transformed the nation's foreign economic aid.

Partnerships Key to Fighting Ebola Crisis

The George W. Bush Institute | Posted 12.22.2014 | Impact
The George W. Bush Institute

Partnerships can provide the essential training and tools needed to combat the outbreak. And infrastructure that's put in place to strengthen health systems for one challenge can be repurposed and fortified for another.

Golf's Way of Rehabilitating Wounded Warriors

The George W. Bush Institute | Posted 12.09.2014 | Impact
The George W. Bush Institute

No one will ever perfect the game. Nor will wounded soldiers ever be exactly the same. Yet they are progressing, hole by hole.

African First Ladies Summit Shows How Women Can Change Their Societies

The George W. Bush Institute | Posted 10.07.2014 | World
The George W. Bush Institute

First Lady Michelle Obama and First Lady Laura Bush on stage during Investing in Our Future at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, August 6, 2014. Photo ...

The Two Realities Facing Education

The George W. Bush Institute | Posted 09.29.2014 | Education
The George W. Bush Institute

The degree to which we get students from all backgrounds ready for high-skilled jobs will determine their economic and social mobility. Here, though, is my big worry: We really haven't made up our collective mind that students from disadvantaged and minority families can be -- and should be -- educated to the highest levels.

Note to Texas and Other States: Countries on the Make Are Dead Serious About Testing

The George W. Bush Institute | Posted 08.23.2014 | Education
The George W. Bush Institute

Rebellion against standardized exams is underway in states like Oklahoma, Indiana and Tennessee. The revolt there is partly stoked by the national Common Core standards, which include testing. It also is being sparked by teacher evaluations that include data from various test scores.

America 2025: How to Start Securing Enough Water

The George W. Bush Institute | Posted 06.29.2014 | Impact
The George W. Bush Institute

The drought has taken its toll on the three lakes that supply Wichita Falls with water. They are down by about 75 percent. The city has been aggressively conserving water, but now is working on a plan to turn sewer water into potable water. Yep, from the toilets to the tap.

Bush Speaks Out On New Veterans Initiative

AP | Posted 02.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President George W. Bush says his focus on a new initiative helping returning veterans also aids him emotionally. The Geor...

A Letter to George W. Bush

Ralph Nader | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics
Ralph Nader

You can imagine my surprise when I received a request from a certain notorious former President of the United States asking for my financial support in his public policy center's efforts to address the "challenges facing our world."

Solving the Developing World's Gender Gap

Charity Wallace | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Charity Wallace

With smart, targeted policies, local governments and international aid organizations can help women build the networks they need -- and ensure women are empowered. Only then can a nation be peaceful and prosperous.

Africa's Future Depends on Women

The George W. Bush Institute | Posted 08.31.2013 | Impact
The George W. Bush Institute

By Suzanne M. McCarron and James K. Glassman On July 2, First Ladies from nations across Africa will join First Lady Michelle Obama, President George...

Joy Resmovits

Bush Makes A Big Announcement

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.07.2013 | Politics

Margaret Spellings, former President George W. Bush's second Secretary of Education, will take over his foundation and policy institute in September, ...

A New Journey Begins On International Women's Day

The George W. Bush Institute | Posted 05.07.2013 | Impact
The George W. Bush Institute

by Charity Wallace This week, the Women's Initiative at the George W. Bush Institute is celebrating International Women's Day and welcoming two class...

Working Toward Economic Prosperity For Our Veterans

The George W. Bush Institute | Posted 02.11.2013 | Impact
The George W. Bush Institute

Through the Military Service Initiative, the Bush Institute will seek solutions to critical issues that affect post-9/11 veterans including housing, education, wellness and support for military families.

Elise Foley

George W. Bush: Immigration Reform Needed To Boost Economy

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former President George W. Bush stressed the importance of immigration on Tuesday at a speech in Dallas, throwing himself back in the ri...

Say "Yes" to Energy Growth

The George W. Bush Institute | Posted 01.28.2013 | Impact
The George W. Bush Institute

Americans need jobs now. One problem with many current and proposed job creation policies is that they don't create jobs in the near term, which for the millions of out-of-work citizens means next week, not next year. Luckily, there is one industry that continues to be a job creator: energy.

Bush Group Puts Out Solutions To Fix Big Problems

AP | JAMIE STENGLE | Posted 09.16.2012 | Politics

DALLAS — Former President George W. Bush said he wants his institute, which Tuesday released a book featuring experts weighing in on ways for th...

Building on the Values of No Child Left Behind

Eric Smith | Posted 06.04.2012 | Education
Eric Smith

Over the last decade, the United States has witnessed a dramatic improvement in student performance -- especially among previously underserved students at the lowest socioeconomic rungs. Those gains were in large part the result strong accountability systems.

Bush In Denver To Speak About Education

Posted 12.18.2011 | Denver

Former President George W. Bush will be taking part in a discussion about education with non-profit Get Smart Schools as well as Mayor Michael Hancock...

Laura Bush To Announce Education Initiative Focused On Middle School

AP | JAMIE STENGLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

DALLAS — The George W. Bush Institute is planning to introduce its second big education initiative Wednesday, a program that seeks to improve gr...

George W. Bush Institute Launches Initiative To Improve Principals

AP | JAMIE STENGLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

DALLAS — The first initiative of the George W. Bush Institute will focus on improving the performance of school principals, former first lady La...