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Profiles in Courage in Our Time

Jack Schlossberg | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics
Jack Schlossberg

It is tempting to see the system as broken or to regard the possibility to change it as simply unrealistic. For hope and guidance, therefore, we are well served to look back and remember times when disagreement did not mean disengagement and our leaders put nation above party to provide solutions.

Understanding The National Review's Climate Change Coverage

D. R. Tucker | Posted 04.24.2014 | Politics
D. R. Tucker

Note that in this column, Goldberg does not declare climate change a hoax. Of course, if he did so, he would, in essence, label his NR colleague Jim Manzi a liar, and he's not about to do that. So if it isn't a hoax, one has to ask: How does he think the GOP should address this issue?

George H.W. Bush's Kooky 'Face Socks' Earn $535 For Charity

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 12.12.2013 | Impact

These socks pretty much outdid every other zany pair, but George H. W. Bush still donated them to a good cause. President Bush recently gave hi...

George H.W. Bush Donates Cactus Socks To Charity

AP | Posted 10.18.2013 | Impact

PORTLAND, Maine -- PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush says his wife is getting fed up with his flashy socks, so he's donated a...

Confronting Bigotry In All Its Forms: When Is the Word "Jew" An Offensive Stereotype?

Peter Dreier | Posted 09.15.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Stereotypes are harmful not only because they demean an entire group, but also because they can lead people to translate their mental prejudices into hateful behavior and various forms of institutional discrimination.

Bush Library Opening Offers Rare Opportunity

Reuters | Posted 06.22.2013 | Politics

* Obama, both Bushes, Clinton and Carter to attend ceremony * Political enemies with mutual respect * The closest ties: ...

How Do Presidents Deal With Ex-Presidents?

Al Eisele | Posted 04.17.2013 | Comedy
Al Eisele

The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and the issue it raises of how his successor deals with a living ex-pope has touched off a heated debate among presidential historians about how American presidents deal with their predecessors. Here are some examples.

Karl Rove Is Done

Howard Fineman | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics
Howard Fineman

Deep-dyed conservatives have a right to ask the Roves of the world what the establishment GOPers have done to erase the debt, limit the reach of the federal government or enhance a libertarian view of the world. The answer, to the Rand Pauls of the world, is simple: nothing.

Good News For George H.W. Bush

Reuters | Posted 03.15.2013 | Politics

By Corrie MacLaggan AUSTIN, Texas, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush, who has been hospitalized in Houston sin...

Bush Sr.'s Health Looking Up

Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics

By MICHAEL GRACZYK, The ASSOCIATED PRESS HOUSTON -- Former President George H.W. Bush remains in intensive care at a Houston hospital, but he's imp...

Cerberus Collected Ex-Government Opportunists

Robert Scheer | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics
Robert Scheer

How fitting that Dan Quayle, a bumbling excuse for a vice president of the United States, should end up as a top executive of a $20 billion private equity firm mired in controversy.

Bush Aide: 'Put The Harps Back In The Closet'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.27.2012 | Politics

An aide to former President George H.W. Bush, who remains in intensive care after being hospitalized for a cough stemming from bronchitis, requested T...

George H.W. Bush Spends Christmas In Hospital

Agence France Presse | Posted 02.24.2013 | Politics

Former President George H.W. Bush celebrated Christmas in a Texas hospital with his family Tuesday after a series of health setbacks that have delayed...

George H. W. Bush In Good Spirits Amid Hospitalization

AP | RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI | Posted 02.02.2013 | Politics

HOUSTON — Former President George H.W. Bush remains Monday in a Houston hospital, where he is being treated for a painful, lingering bronchitis-...

Federal Reserve Policy and the Presidents of the United States

Robert Auerbach | Posted 12.24.2012 | Business
Robert Auerbach

Whether you like or dislike Federal Reserve policy, its policy record from World War II to the Bernanke Fed is generally related more to who was President rather than to who was Federal Reserve chairman.

Who Really 'Lost' the Middle East?

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics
Leon T. Hadar

How can you attack President Barack Obama for "appeasing" the Ayatollahs in Tehran, if it was your own policy of removing Saddam Hussein from power that helped strengthen Iran and its satellites in the region?

The 'Empty Chair' in Tampa Belonged to George W. Bush

N. E. Marsden | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics
N. E. Marsden

Eastwood's gag dramatically (and some would say brilliantly) turned the spotlight on Obama, while deflecting attention from the president who was missing. After all, Eastwood "talked" to Barack Obama. No one talked to Bush.

Bush To Skip RNC Convention

Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics

A spokesman for George H.W. Bush tells The Hill that the former president will not be in attendance at the Republican National Convention in Tampa nex...

First Dads Share Spotlight With Political Kids

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.17.2012 | Politics

Father's Day is a big deal, even if you're the President of the United States. Obama recently called Father's Day a "forgotten holiday," noting tha...

Romney Wraps It Up

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 06.10.2012 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The Republican nominating season was good entertainment, but much less competitive than many had hoped. By the end of the first week of April, Mitt R...

Weak Candidates are the Least of the Republicans' Problems

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The most serious problem facing the Republican Party is that they have backed themselves into the corner of being a party whose base, and to a large extent, entire electorate is white and born before about 1960.

Diane Ravitch Calls Herself A Voice For Teachers, In A Cruel Reform Movement

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 03.26.2012 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Robyn Gee Professor Diane Ravitch is a big voice in education policy and a huge critic of No Child Left Behind. Yet, as former Assistant Secreta...

Never Go Naked To A Knife Fight

Christopher Lamb | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics
Christopher Lamb

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who just won the New Hampshire primary, needs to keep in mind what happened to McCain in South Carolina or else he will find himself dazed and confused, and talking out of both sides of his mouth. Again.

Peter Terpeluk, Republican Titan, Man of Joy

David Paul | Posted 10.30.2011 | Politics
David Paul

If Rick Perry has a weak spot, it is not intelligence -- the great Democrat blind spot -- but his apparent meanness. Not meanness of policy, but of attitude. America does not vote mean. Or if it does, that is when it will be time to fear for our nation.

New Bush Baby Name Cracks Us Up

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 10.19.2011 | Style

It seemed like an inarguable fact that Lauren Bush Lauren, David Lauren's bride-to-be, would have the silliest name in the Bush family. But we were...