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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...

Romney and the Decline of the Tea Party

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Should Mitt Romney, as is increasingly likely, win the GOP presidential nomination, it will be a severe defeat for the Tea Party faction of the party.

I'm In, but Without Any Enthusiasm

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 06.05.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

While the good news for Democrats is that Obama may be in a relatively strong position to get reelected, the bad news for progressives is he is now clearly just another Democrat with little real ability to inspire or bring about real change.

Money, Money, Money: Plays Tackle The Economic Crisis

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

During the 1992 Presidential election, Bill Clinton's campaign team hit on a slogan that was easy to pronounce and just as easy for people to understa...

Charlie Sheen's Rant: Maybe it's Time to Stop Channeling Mel Gibson

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

Heretofore, I have never been a Charlie Sheen fan nor have I disliked him. I've been disappointed as have many others with his apparent shallow lifes...

Simon Johnson: Tax Cut Package Is Voodoo Economics Revisited

Project Syndicate | Simon Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON, DC - Democratic and Republican leaders in Washington are suddenly falling over themselves to agree on the need for major tax cuts - affect...

Unauthorized, But Not Untrue

Kitty Kelley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Kitty Kelley

The difference between authorized and unauthorized biographies is the difference between riding in carriage or squatting in steerage. The authorized b...

George H. W. Bush Reveals Who He Thinks Would Make 'Very Good' President

The Huffington Post | Nick WIng | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former President George H.W. Bush appeared to give an early presidential endorsement to Mitt Romney Monday, when he told CNN's Larry King in an interv...

The Prince and the Paupers

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

Bush's stunted moral development (stalled at about age fourteen, for a particularly unintelligent boy) is perceptible everywhere on the political landscape.

Obama's Mideast Policy: An Unpromising Drive Towards a Cost-Effective Pax Americana

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leon T. Hadar

President Barack Obama is continuing to reorient U.S. foreign policy in general, and in the Middle East in particular, along the lines of the internationalist/neo-realist approach pursued in the pre-9/11 years

The Non-Bush Doctrine: Still Waiting for Obama's

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leon T. Hadar

That the Obama Doctrine and the foreign policy that the president has been pursuing are closer in terms of substance and approach to those advanced by Bush I and Clinton may sound like very good news.

No Tea Parties for "Bibi"

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leon T. Hadar

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's arrival in Washington shortly after President Barack Obama's victory on health care reform had both symbolic significance and practical implications for the Likud leader.

We've Finally Got Health Care, Hallelujah: All the GOP Can Conjure Is the Bogeyman!

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Russnow

Why is it that Americans only see Republicans' true colors when their results are catastrophic, as in the case of the unending wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the financial crises of the last couple of years?

The Corporatist Explanation for Obama's "Failed" Presidency

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anis Shivani

Obama, more than Al Gore, George W. Bush, John McCain, or Hillary Clinton, has been the most fully realized CONSENSUS CORPORATIST CANDIDATE of the las...

Gorbachev: George H. W. Bush Called Reagan "Extreme" And GOP Supporters "Blockheads"

The Nation | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On September 23, Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel and her husband, Stephen F. Cohen, a contributing editor, interviewed former Soviet President Mik...

George H. W. Bush Heckled At Pizza Place (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When he ran into George H. W. Bush at a pizza place, one man decided to give the former president a piece of his mind. The man called Bush a "murder...

Who's the CML Champ, Cheney or Gonzales?

Norm Stamper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norm Stamper

Nobody listens to Alberto Gonzales in large part because, putting it charitably, he was not merely an unprincipled attorney general but an uninspired one. Of course, we also tune him out because we can't be sure he's telling the truth.

George H.W. Bush Questions Iran Election Results

The Washington Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The 41st president said Monday that the official results of Iran's election claiming a landslide victory for President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad were fishy....

Obama: The Environmental President?

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Will Obama be able to advance an environmental agenda? If so, he will have distinguished himself from Democratic administrations that promised a lot but delivered little on the environment.

New Year, New Administration, More Clemency

Jason Flom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jason Flom

Obama ran on a campaign promise of change. He can begin by using the pardon power generously to correct as many individual cases of injustice as possible.

Barack Obama and Ernie Shore

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Barack Obama is like a relief pitcher who was brought in to pitch with his team down by about ten runs and is somehow expected to lead them to victory.

Bush "Fox News Sunday" Interview: I Refused To "Bail Out" GOP (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Bush told Brit Hume on "FOX News Sunday" that he refused to "bail out my political party" by withdrawing troops "during the darkest days of ...

Not a Woman in the Picture

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

Is it a coincidence that in the world's largest economy, whose military expenditure accounts for half the global total, the most senior posts dealing with money and war are still reserved for men?

Earth to Bush Sr.: You're As Delusional As Your Son

Marlene H. Phillips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marlene H. Phillips

George Bush Sr. declared that he would love to see another Bush in the White House, this time another son, former Florida governor Jeb Bush. You've got to be kidding me.

Elder Bush On Son's Failures: Google It (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On "Fox News Sunday," former President George H. W. Bush defended his son's record. "His mother and father" are "very proud of him," Bush said. Host C...