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Tea Party Army: Self-Dealing Officers Prey on Small Donors

The Tea Party Army’s fundraising appeals are not subtle. A recent e-mail sent by the group, a super PAC, warns the reader that when George W. Bush left office, there were 1.8 million Muslims living America, and now there are “close to 7 million.” “This horde of new Muslims may be quiet for now,” the…

Thanksgiving in and out of Prison

In December 2001, I wrote my first column urging President George W. Bush to commute the sentence of Clarence Aaron, a federal drug offender who, at age 24 in 1993,

Torture Report: Mark Udall's World-Historical Moment to Rescue CIA Oversight

"Time Is Running Out on the CIA Torture Report," the National Journal reports: Backroom negotiations over the release of a long-delayed Senate report on the George W. Bush administration's use of so-called "enhanced interrogation" practices are again hitting a wall. [...]Show More Summary

Forget therapy, all I need to de-stress is an outline picture of a farmyard and a packet of Crayolas

A few years ago, you may remember, the distressing news went round that George W. Bush’s library had burned down. Both books had been destroyed, and what was worse he… Continue reading The post Forget therapy, all I need to de-stress is an outline picture of a farmyard and a packet of Crayolas appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

The phony bravado behind Rand Paul’s war authorization scheme

Jack Goldsmith, guru on national security law and a past member and critic of the George W. Bush administration, writes about Sen. Rand Paul’s proposal for war authorization against the Islamic State: The United States has declared war in five armed conflicts in American history: The War of 1812, the Mexican-American War, the Spanish-American War, […]

Andy Card named president of Franklin Pierce University

Andy Card, George W. Bush's longtime chief of staff, will serve as the next President of Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, NH.

DANA MILBANK: With Chuck Hagel’s departure, Obama is turning into George W. Bush. Most of Bush’s…

DANA MILBANK: With Chuck Hagel’s departure, Obama is turning into George W. Bush. Most of Bush’s flaws, none of his virtues. Plus: “Obama went on at great length about the ‘class and integrity’ of the ‘great friend’ he was pushing out the door, praising Hagel for everything from drawing down U.S. forces in Afghanistan to […]

Josh Brolin talks about the surreal experience of filming ‘Inherent Vice’

Photograph by J.R. Mankoff Josh Brolin just can't be pinned down. He has transformed into George W. Bush (W.) and a young Tommy Lee Jones (Men in Black 3). He's a great crime fighter (American Gangster) and an even better cowboy (No Country for Old Men). Show More Summary

ISIS Threatens to Behead Former Homeland Security Advisor Over Twitter

A self-described ISIS sympathizer and extremist threatened to behead former Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Advisor to President George W. Bush and President of the Counter Extremism Project (CEP) Fran Townsend over social media site Twitter on Friday. Show More Summary

How Bush Shaped Our Reading of Roth

3 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

Philip Roth denied that ‘The Plot Against America’ was an indictment of George W. Bush. But the 2004 novel’s themes of powerlessness and rage certainly resonated at the time.

Opening the Door to Muslim Dissidents

"When presidents say Islam is a religion of peace,” former George W. Bush advisor Elliot Abrams said at a forum on Monday, “the average American thinks this is crap.” Presidents Bush and Obama both publicly declared Islam to be a religion of peace, which has struck a sour chord for many. Show More Summary

Smithsonian names George W. Bush and not Obama to ’100 most Significant Americans’ and no one cares

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

This week, Smithsonian magazine asked its readers, “How much does Thomas Paine matter? More than Harriet Beecher Stowe? Less than Elvis? On a par with Dwight Eisenhower?” But curiously, the in-house magazine for the Smithsonian Institution decided that George W. Bush is a more...

Jeb Bush champions US education reform ahead of 2016

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Ex-president George W. Bush’s younger brother Jeb, who is mulling a 2016 White House run, on Thursday called for a revolution in the US education system, decrying the glacial pace of reform. The former governor of Florida has emerged over the past year as a leader of substance as the...

Dana Perino: Obama's Executive Amnesty Lawful

Dana Perino, the Fox News co-cost and former spokeswoman for George W. Bush's White House, said that President Barack Obama's executive amnesty is well within the law. She admitted on Thursday's The Five that though she "might be an outlier on this," she believed "Republicans are really boxed in" on Obama's amnesty. Show More Summary

Should Presidents Call Islam a 'Religion of Peace?' Two George W. Bush Officials Debate

Two former George W. Bush administration officials, Elliot Abrams and Michael Gerson, debated Monday whether it is appropriate for presidents to call Islam a religion of peace.

Nancy Pelosi: 'Nobody Better' on Amnesty Than George W. Bush

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) may miss former President George W. Bush as it pertains to amnesty. At a Thursday press conference, Pelosi declared that there was "nobody better" on amnesty than George W. Bush. "He was absolutely...Show More Summary

After Rising Dramatically, Marijuana Arrests Are Falling in New York City and Across the Country

5 days agoNews : Reason

A policy that ook effect in New York City this week is expected to accelerate a downward trend in marijuana arrests, which are also falling nationwide after rising dramatically during the Clinton and George W. Bush administrations. In...Show More Summary

It's official: The religious right is calling it quits

What a difference 10 years can make. In the weeks following George W. Bush's re-election to the presidency in November 2004, with exit polls saying that the election had been decided by voters who were moved primarily by "moral values," the religious right felt giddy. Show More Summary

Maddow: GOP and talk radio were ‘elated’ to block George W. Bush on immigration, too

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow pointed out on Thursday that Republicans’ staunch opposition to comprehensive immigration reform did not begin during President Barack Obama’s administration. “Not that long ago it was President [George W.] Bush pushing for immigration reform and [Sen.]...

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