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George H.W. Bush Remains In Hospital

AP | Posted 12.27.2014 | Politics

HOUSTON (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush will remain in a Houston hospital through the weekend after experiencing shortness of breath earlie...

George H.W. Bush Still Hospitalized

AP | Posted 12.24.2014 | Politics

HOUSTON (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush will remain overnight Wednesday in a Houston hospital where he was taken after experiencing shortne...

Obama to Blame for Hurricanes, Disease -- and Everything Else

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 12.21.2014 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

In spite of the intense, unyielding, never-ending opposition to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, nobody can deny that Obama has tackled the problem of health care costs growing out of control when nobody before him would. And that's not all.

Who Would Jesus Waterboard?

Kelly James Clark | Posted 12.18.2014 | Politics
Kelly James Clark

Ben Franklin once wrote that "it is better 100 guilty Persons should escape than that one innocent Person should suffer." Dick Cheney, on the other hand, said: "I'm more concerned with bad guys who got out . . . than I am with a few that in fact were innocent."

Here's Some Painting Advice From George W. Bush

AP | Posted 12.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — George W. Bush doesn't readily offer political opinions, but when it comes to portraits, he has some broad-brush advice: ...

George W. Bush Won The Presidency 14 Years Ago

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 12.11.2014 | Politics

Fourteen years ago this week, on Dec. 13, 2000, George W. Bush declared victory as the 43rd president of the United States, 36 days after the November...

Senate Staffer Tried To Scrub 'Torture' From Torture Report's Wikipedia Entry

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 12.12.2014 | Politics

An anonymous Wikipedia user on Wednesday tried to scrub the word "torture" from an entry corresponding to the Senate Intelligence Committee report on ...

Our Shamefully Sanctioned Sadism

Justin Frank | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics
Justin Frank

By page four of the torture report we have a clear example of the powerful effects sanctioned sadism had on how the CIA's handled detainees.

The Tortured Logic of Bush and Cheney

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

With torture we get the worst of both worlds: We gather no useful intelligence and we undermine our reputation as a democratic government of principles.

A War on Reason, Not on Christmas

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

With the same predictability and inevitability of a House vote to abolish Obamacare, Bill O'Reilly yet again has declared his false war on the faux war on Christmas.

The Perils of Messianism

David Vognar | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics
David Vognar

Trouble comes when we expect immaterial values that good faith promotes to manifest into physical embodiment. Messianism is on the rise in the world, and it bodes serious ill.

The End of Shared Sacrifice Set in Stone: Yale As Metaphor

Paul Gunther | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics
Paul Gunther

It behooves Americans not only to pause and consider their war dead, even if just doing so by pondering the anonymous tale of a single lapidary name, but also to think about a contemporary society where the whole concept of such binding sacrifice is equally dead.

Alright GOP, Time to Put Up Or Shut Up

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

Congratulations Republicans, you've won control of Congress. Now it's time to put down the talking points, stop your OCD obsession with ObamaCare and ...

Why We Are So Easily Manipulated by the Politics of Fear

David Ropeik | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics
David Ropeik

Be afraid. Be VERY afraid! Of Ebola. Of ISIS. Of immigrants threatening to bring both threats across a porous border that can't be protected by a president who can't even protect his own house. Be afraid! Vote Republican.

George Bush Still Puts the 'W' in Wrong

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

There he is, still fighting the Iraq War. Still insisting the Iraq War was the right thing to do. And still hiding behind his favorite cover, how "history will tell us" whether an action was right or wrong.

George W. Bush Says Americans Just Need To Have More Patience With Iraq

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 10.02.2014 | Politics

Former President George W. Bush said Thursday that America must remain vigilant in the fight against Islamic terrorism because a healthy democracy may...

Iraq: How Many Turning Points and Milestones Until We Win?

Peter Van Buren | Posted 11.09.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

Secretary of State John Kerry said on September 8 that the formation of a new Iraqi government was "a major milestone" for the country.

The Beheadings Are Bait

Matthew Hoh | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics
Matthew Hoh

In our rush to return to war in Iraq we are playing into the Islamic State's hands, just as we played into the hands of al Qaeda in Iraq in 2004 and into Osama bin Laden's larger strategy with our morally disastrous Global War on Terror.

Obama Makes Bushism the New Normal

Dan Froomkin | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics
Dan Froomkin

As surely -- if not as enthusiastically -- as his predecessor, Obama has succumbed to the powerful systemic pressures that serve the needs of the military-intelligence-industrial complex. Secrecy is rampant. Politics drives policy. There is no accountability.

The Obama Tactic

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.11.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The American public isn't exactly strongly supportive of Obama's foreign policy right now, but one thing the public really doesn't support is getting involved with any of the various conflicts raging over there. We are still -- again, according to the polls -- a pretty war-weary nation.

Three Charts To Email To Your Conservative Brother-In-Law (Updated)

Dave Johnson | Posted 10.09.2014 | Politics
Dave Johnson

Problem: Your right-wing brother-in-law is plugged into the FOX-Limbaugh lie machine, and keeps sending you emails about "Obama spending" and "Obama deficits" and how the "stimulus" just made things worse. Solution: Here are three "reality-based" charts to send to him.

Laughing From His Grave

Matthew Hoh | Posted 10.09.2014 | Politics
Matthew Hoh

Nearly 12 years ago, the United States Congress, representing the American people, provided President George W. Bush with the authorization to invade Iraq. Friday, seemingly under this same authorization, American bombs fell again on Iraq.

Into Africa: Can BushCats Save the Beasts?

Richard Bangs | Posted 10.07.2014 | Travel
Richard Bangs

Rhodesia born Paul and his brother David have created a flying machine they think can do the job: the BushCat, a lightweight, low- and slow-winged vehicle, designed for the bush.

It's Not Me, It's You: My Break-Up Letter to President Obama

Robert Price | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics
Robert Price

Our romance began in 2008. It was the best and the worst of times.

Iraq: Learning From Yesterday and Planning for Tomorrow

Nathan Gonzalez | Posted 08.30.2014 | Politics
Nathan Gonzalez

Before embarking on another adventure to pacify the region, the United States must understand several basic facts that seemed to have eluded the architects of the war of 2003 -- an invasion that ultimately set Iraq up for its present dilemmas.