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The Stasis Of Our State Of The Union Addresses (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

We've gone back down memory lane, and have prepared to you the essential State of the Union master cut. We'll probably be able to seamlessly add tonight's edition to this later, and you won't even notice.

Desert Storm Turns Twenty: What Really Happened in 1991, and Why it Matters, Part I of II

Geoffrey Wawro | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Geoffrey Wawro

It's been twenty years since we went to war in Iraq for the first time. The years have been kind to Desert Storm, which is now remembered as an unalloyed triumph. But was it?

Operation Desert Storm: 20 Years Later

Brandon Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brandon Friedman

Among the anniversaries of war, the transition from Operation Desert Shield to Operation Desert Storm is a small one. But what I know about war now is that this date is important.

The President's Greatest Secret

Brad Meltzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Brad Meltzer

But the more times I read the letter, I quickly realized that what Bush had sent me was the greatest secret of the US Presidency.

The Danger of Losing the Base

Dr. Philip Neches | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Philip Neches

If you want to make money in the stock market, buy low and sell high. If you want to get and hold elective office in two-party America, secure your base in the primary and win the middle in the general.

Haiti's Political and Economic Earthquake "Made in the USA"

Eric Michael Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Michael Johnson

(updated below - Update II - Update III) This morning, as political and financial leaders from around the world convene at the World Economic Forum, ...

Sports Analogies for Tax Legislation

Dr. Philip Neches | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Philip Neches

Progressives want Obama to be their quarterback, pitcher, goalie, and head coach -- all at once. Maybe Obama, like President Taft, feels himself better suited to be the referee.

Political Corruption: GOP Embraces the Ken Lay Way

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Republicans are obfuscating about the real reason for their opposition to extending unemployment benefits, the way Enron CEO Ken Lay concealed the truth about billions in losses his corporation racked up.

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...

Bushes Thanksgiving

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


George W. Bush and Thanksgiving

Nigel Hamilton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nigel Hamilton

Thanksgiving is a time of togetherness, and gratitude. I'm grateful that the "Bush Years" came to an end in January 2009, and a president took over wh...

George W. Bush -- and Selective Memory

Nigel Hamilton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nigel Hamilton

At the heart of former President George W. Bush's jokey new memoirs is the serious matter of war -- in fact two wars, waged on two fronts. Why the pre...

A Way Forward for Nuclear Arms Control

Jonathan Pearl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Pearl

Even if New START is ratified before the Democrats' Senate majority significantly shrinks, it will not help advance nonproliferation advocates' long-term goals unless a lost consensus on arms control fundamentals is rebuilt first.

Mourning in America: Death of the Middle Class

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

The deficit, the Social Security shortfall, difficulties with Medicare -- they could all be solved if the nation returned to taxing policies that existed under Republican President Eisenhower, when the rate on top earners was 91 percent.

As the Dust Settles

Nigel Hamilton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nigel Hamilton

So it's over. No good crying over spilt milk. Except that we never seem to learn. It happened in 1994, and although President Clinton pulled himself ...

Former Presidents To Throw First Pitches Before Game 4

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

ARLINGTON, Texas — Former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush will throw out ceremonial first pitches before Game 4 of the World Seri...

The Great GOP Nat'l Debt Machine

Joe Vecchio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Vecchio

President Obama should get the Bush tax cuts back and pay down an enormous chunk of the national debt.

"Obama's Wars": The Real Story Bob Woodward Won't Tell

Russ Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russ Baker

For almost four decades, under cover of his supposedly "objective" reporting, Woodward has represented the viewpoints of the military and intelligence establishments. Often he has done so in the context of complex inside maneuvering.

Newt Gingrich: It's Time to Tell Us What Bush Told You

Charlie Reina | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Charlie Reina

If those recently-declassified documents from the early days of the Bush administration haven't convinced Americans that Bush planned the Iraq War long before September 11, 2001, maybe Newt Gingrich can.

Our Fourth Instinct

John Bridgeland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
John Bridgeland

It is no surprise then that service has been the golden thread of American democracy. Like democracy itself, service has to continually reinvent itself to meet the needs of the modern age.

GOP Pledge: Repeal Arithmetic!

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

American students currently rank 25th in math among advanced nations. The Republican "Pledge to America" will further lower that ranking.

Reagan and Clinton Raised Taxes in Recessions -- And Created 40 Million Jobs

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

It is positively flabbergasting to observe otherwise intelligent and knowledgeable economists swallow the political pablum that raising taxes in a recession inevitably chokes a recovery.

Left Unsaid: Obama, the Bushes, the CIA, and the Media

Russ Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russ Baker

Presumably, Obama called Bush -- because in a tough midterm election year he would like to emphasize the bipartisan nature of his foreign policy. But it would be nice to know more about how and why these tidbits emerge.

The Bushs' Swing Represents a Party's Shift

David Gray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Gray

The Bush family has had remarkable timing and thus success in politics, and their success mirrors that shift in ideology of the GOP.

John Michael Farren, Bush Lawyer Jailed For Attempted Murder, Posts Bail

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

STAMFORD, Conn. — A former White House attorney charged with trying to kill his wife at their Connecticut home has posted bail and is undergoing...