Those who hope that the new library will serve as a "rebranding" of the Bush presidency, or who just want to engage in some Texas-style nostalgia for the good ol' W days -- and there were plenty of them in Dallas to cut the ribbon -- would do well to remember another mess their boy left.
Today, Dad calls himself "a former Republican." He didn't leave his political party -- his party left him.
At first glance, a George W. Bush Presidential Library might seem like an oxymoron -- think, the Sarah H. Palin Institute for International Studies.
It's all yet another case study in how the Republicans too often comport themselves in the wake of a disaster -- these self-proclaimed "patriots" are merely selective, fair-weather patriots, only willing to lend their unified support when the president is from their own party.
At the brand-new George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Texas, everybody's favorite former president, George W. Bush, wants you to know he tried really, really hard. And he seems to be asking: Would you, average American, have done any better?
The Bush presidency was a disastrous presidency which caused a range catastrophies including the Iraq war, the budget deficit, and the financial crash.
Tomorrow, April 25, on the Southern Methodist University campus in Dallas, Texas, four living presidents -- Jimmy Carter, No. 39; George H.W. Bush, No. 41; Bill Clinton, No. 42, and Barack Obama, No. 44 -- will honor one of their colleagues, George W. Bush, the 43rd president of the United States, at the dedication of his presidential library.
The "war on terror" is now engaged in various forms of military intervention in an estimated two-dozen countries, killing and maiming uncounted civilians while creating new enemies.
You have never experienced a presidential library -- or even an amusement park -- to rival the George W. Bush Presidential Center. It's nonstop action, nonstop machismo sabre rattling and, to a discerning mind, nonstop destruction of America's civil liberties, moral authority and international leadership.
If there has to be a library on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, let it be named after the man who actually ran the country, and not the man who simply nodded his head in affirmation. Let's call it the "Richard Bruce "Dick" Cheney Presidential Library."
George W. Bush presided over an international network of torture chambers and, with the help of a compliant Congress and press, launched a war of aggr...
As George W. Bush reappears in the public eye preparing for Thursday's dedication of his presidential library, the debate on his presidential performance, and legacy, has also come to the forefront once more.
Appreciation from the President of the United States is one of the highest honors any American can receive. No, it wasn't me, but the best part is that it was one of our students.
Reagan and Clarke share their reactions in personally terrorizing situations -- Ron after his father was shot, Torie at the Pentagon on 9/11 -- and how public officials should respond to violence. Good: "stay calm and carry on" like Deval. Bad: overreact w/ Iraq & torture. Ugly: vote for gun deaths.
It took only minutes for the first conservative conspiracy theories to start pinballing around the Internet. Too many conservatives are twisted enough to take any tragedy -- from Boston to Newtown to Aurora -- and turn it into an opportunity to prance.
In an historic vote yesterday, the Senate voted to safeguard a fundamental American liberty, the right to be killed.