To the editor: Jonah Goldberg is wrong about so many things in his column that rather than a writing a point-by-point rebuttal, I'll employ the Socratic method and ask a few pertinent questions. ("Obama is rushing into war against Islamic State," Op-Ed, Sept. 15)
The New York Times wants us to forget how we got here. The real problem is that Barack Obama stopped reminding us
This op-ed originally ran in the Boston Globe on September 11, 2014. When former President George H.W. Bush prepared to leave office in January 1993, he asked his successor, Bill Clinton, to protect federal funding for his signature program, The Points of Light Foundation. Show More Summary
Every government has its favourite Think Tank. These sometimes shadowy and poorly-defined organisations provide the intellectual muscle and policy guidance which all prime ministers need. Maggie Thatcher favoured the Institute for Economic Affairs and the Centre for Policy Studies, while Tony Blair drew on Demos and the Institute for Public Policy Research. Policy Exchange has [...]
It might be an awkward Thanksgiving dinner for the Bush family this year. George H.W.
JACOB SULLUM: Gee, if only that Obama fellow showed the concern for constitutional niceties on warmaking that George W. Bush did. To be more precise, Obama claims Congress already declared war on ISIS, although it surely did not realize it was doing that. Thirteen years ago this week, the president notes, Congress authorized George W. [...]
Wednesday at the House Homeland Security Committee hearing on terrorist threats, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) cited an article dated 2006 in an attempt to blame President George W. Bush for the rising threat of ISIS. Lee said, "The...Show More Summary
This originally appeared in a Politico feature collecting responses to President Obama's recently announced military plan against ISIS. It's strange to think of it now, but when Congress authorized President George W. Bush to use military force in the wake of the Sept. Show More Summary
Although state polling shows the GOP slipping some in the Republican quest to win the U.S. Senate, a New York Times/CBS News poll reveals that President Obama is polling worse than George W. Bush on issues important to voters, while the GOP is gaining strength. Show More Summary
Check out all the numbers and consider the wording of the intro to the poll:A New York Times/CBS News poll shows that President Obama’s approval ratings are similar to those of President George W. Bush in 2006 when Democrats swept both...Show More Summary
New York Times op-ed: Apples and Hurricanes: Obama Beyond Bush, by Frank Bruni: Whenever Barack Obama seems in danger of falling, do we have to hear that George W. Bush made the cliff?... The I.R.S. scandal was not as bad as Watergate. (Nothing’s ever as bad as Watergate, which...
To the editor: In 2001, we went into Afghanistan to thump down the mole of Al Qaeda, which had raised its ugly head there. Then President George W. Bush wanted to beat down the Saddam Hussein mole and sent our boys to Iraq in 2003. ("Americans express ambivalence over a new Mideast military...
President George HW Bush made things kind of awkward yesterday. The 41st President endorsed David Perdue. His decision is made all the more interesting considering, you know, Michelle Nunn ran President Bush’s Point’s of Light foundation. Barbara and I enjoyed meeting David Perdue, a good man with an impressive background. I am proud to endorse […]
Rosie fights with Nicolle Wallace over, of all things, Kanye's 2005 remarks. Is this the news?
[Content Note: War.]While we were on hiatus, President Barack Obama became the fourth US president in a row to announce a bombing campaign in Iraq: Video clip of former President George H.W. Bush saying: "As I report to you, air attacks...Show More Summary
In the battle for Georgia's open U.S. Senate seat, Republican corporate exec David Perdue has nabbed an crucial endorsement from former President George H.W. Bush. - who just happens to be one of challenger Michelle Nunn's former co-workers.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
Ramzy Mardini: The United States has a tradition of misinterpreting the Middle East. President George W. Bush invaded Iraq in 2003 with misplaced certainty, misconstrued assumptions and poor foresight. After the Arab revolts began in...Show More Summary
On September 5, 2006, then-President George W. Bush gave a speech headlined "U.S. Foreign Policy and Terrorist Threats" to military officers about the "stages" of the third world war which would be begun by the establishment of a "caliphate" if America was to abandon the fight in Iraq. Show More Summary
When president Obama repeated what has become a ritual for every president since George Bush the Elder and from the White House announced a new war on Iraq, the question that should have come to everyone's mind is, "exactly what Middle...Show More Summary
While running for President in 2007, then-Senator Barack Obama sponsored a resolution to require President George W. Bush to get explicit authorization from Congress before waging war against Iran. Today, the Obama White House says the...Show More Summary