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Lack of US-Syria Diplomacy Leads to Dangerous Isolation

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 05.20.2012 | World
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

On Syria, there is a back-story from which the US should learn, lest it be repeated again. For years, long before the killing by President Bashar al-Assad's government began, the US preferred a policy with Damascus of disengagement. It is unclear why the White House pursued this.

George W. Bush Impersonator Found Dead

The Huffington Post | Leigh Owens | Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics

Steve Bridges, the actor who impersonated President George W. Bush at the 2006 White House Correspondents' Association dinner, has died at age 48, his...

The Invisible Arab: As Not Seen on TV

Eunice Roque | Posted 04.09.2012 | Books
Eunice Roque

They took everyone by surprise, including themselves," reads the introduction to The Invisible Arab: The Promise and Peril of the Arab Revolution, a new book by Marwan Bishara, Senior Political Analyst for Al Jazeera English.

America's Voldemort: As 2012 Campaign Begins, George W. Bush Rules From The Shadows

Howard Fineman | Posted 03.03.2012 | Politics
Howard Fineman

To Democrats, George W. Bush is the Voldemort of American politics, an evil force. But even to Republicans, he is He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named, someone you dare not talk about as you try to win the votes of conservative Iowans.

Michael Calderone

Hitchens Defended Iraq War Until The End | Michael Calderone | Posted 12.18.2011 | Media

NEW YORK -- The New York Times led Friday morning's paper with a headline over eight years in the making: "U.S. Marks End to a Long War for an Uncerta...

Banks Earned More Under Obama Than Bush

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 01.07.2012 | Business

Wall Street firms have earned more in profits so far under President Obama than during all eight years of George W. Bush's presidency, according to Th...

Rick Perry President? A Primer on What a Texas Governor's Presidency Can Do For You and the Oil Industry

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 11.12.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Would a Perry presidency be tempted to follow in this predecessor's footsteps? Given the incestuous interrelationship between Texas politics and oil, in many ways the Bush presidency becomes a cautionary tale.

9/11: The American Family Survives

Bruce Kluger | Posted 11.07.2011 | New York
Bruce Kluger

It has been a long and contentious 10 years, but we should remember the enduring bond among brothers and sisters. For all our quarreling, we of the American family do eventually return to that same shared room.

The Biggest Revelations From Dick Cheney's New Book

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.29.2011 | Politics

Dick Cheney's new memoir, which officially hits bookstores August 30, reveals new details about the inner workings of the Bush administration and Chen...

GW Bush Admits 'Fog of War' Experience of 9/11

Turnstyle | Posted 10.26.2011 | Media

Originally published on, a digital information service surfacing emerging stories in news, entertainment, art and culture; powered ...

Stalemate Standoff

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 09.24.2011 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner held dueling prime time addresses to the nation and even disagreed on whether there was a stalemate over the debt ceiling. That is the problem in a nutshell.

U.S. Jobs, Economy Largely Considered Country's Most Pressing Issues: Poll

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 09.18.2011 | Business

In Washington, talks center around whether and under what conditions lawmakers should raise the nation's debt ceiling. Elsewhere, though, Americans fi...

John Rudolf

Mexican Man Executed In Texas Despite Appeal By Obama | John Rudolf | Posted 12.01.2011 | Politics

Texas executed a Mexican man on Thursday night after shrugging off concerns voiced by Obama administration lawyers and a broad cross-section of legal ...

Cancelled Space Shuttle Program Hurts Houston Ego, Economy

Posted 09.06.2011 | Business

HOUSTON — The end of the space shuttle program is hitting its Florida launch home in the pocketbook with some areas practically becoming economic gh...

Krugman: Failure To Raise Debt Ceiling 'Not At All' Unthinkable

New York Times | Paul Krugman | Posted 08.31.2011 | Business

In about a month, if nothing is done, the federal government will hit its legal debt limit. There will be dire consequences if this limit isn’t rais...

Bank of America: Too Big to Follow the Law

Don McNay | Posted 08.29.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Take from your money from places like Bank of America and move them banks and credit unions in your community. To my knowledge, none of them have paid a $8.5 billion settlement.

10 Years Later, How Bush-Era Tax Cuts Changed America [CHARTS]

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 08.08.2011 | Business

A decade has now passed since the Bush-era tax cuts were signed into law, and the topic remains as divisive as ever. To mark the ten-year annivers...

Republican Positioning for 2012

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.27.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The Republican Party is increasingly difficult to unify behind a single candidate. By this time in the 2008, 2000, and 1996 election cycles there was already a clear front runner.

Muntazer al-Zaidi, Iraq Shoe-Thrower Journalist, Detained For Supporting Protests

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD (Reuters) -An Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at former U.S. President George W. Bush was arrested by security forces in Baghdad Thursday...

New Year's Resolutions Lack Urgency and Rarely Work for Businesses

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Did you dogmatically make resolutions in the last days of 2010? How long will you keep them? What about the ones you made in 2009? I bet you don't even remember what you resolved to do.

The Medal of Honor: An Honor Too Far?

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

Americans will feel better about themselves when all our heroes are recognized for their valor and sacrifices in a more timely, objective and equitable way.

President Obama Should Turn a Deaf Ear to Chatter About Not Running Again

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

President Obama should turn a deaf ear to the chatter about him not running again. He's heard plenty of that in the weeks since the Democrat's midterm...

Bush's Defense Of Torture Incomprehensible, Unchristian

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Michael Kinnamon Religion News Service (RNS) "Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these, you did it to me." That is the teac...

In Bush Memoir, Faith A Small But Constant Factor

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) Former President George W. Bush made no secret that his politics were tinged by his religio...

Rahm Emanuel's Legacy

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The toughness of Rahm Emanuel was always something of a myth embraced by a somewhat unquestioning media who happily mistook bluster and machismo for toughness and strength.