George W. Bush

Disinaugural Blues
January 23, 2013

Libertarian protesters made a pretty big splash during the Obama years. But not on Inauguration Day.

Stop Acting Surprised By Powerful Veeps
January 05, 2013

Nearly every veep since 1976 has been the "most powerful ever."

The Fiscal Cliff Deal's Biggest Winner May Be George W. Bush
December 31, 2012

Is the proposed "fiscal cliff" deal a good one? That depends on what happens next month.

Don't Let Chuck Hagel's Hardline Israel Critics Sink His Nomination
December 18, 2012

The former Republican senator deserves a fair shot to become the next Secretary of Defense.

Soak the Middle Class! In Praise of Higher Taxes on Everybody
December 13, 2012

There’s a great fiscal debate in Washington, and George W. Bush is winning it. In 2008, Barack Obama campaigned on a pledge not to reverse Bush’s tax cuts for the bottom 98 percent of taxpayers, a promise he has worked hard to honor. That locked in 80 percent of the Bush-era revenue losses. During the current negotiations, Obama’s initial offer includes $1.6 billion in new revenue over 10 years, which would leave intact about 60 percent of Bush’s tax cuts.

Dear Courts, Please Ignore Mitch McConnell's Latest Lawsuit
December 07, 2012

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has a habit of rushing to court to reverse his political defeats. The ink wasn’t dry on the McCain-Feingold Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act when McConnell filed a lawsuit challenging its constitutionality in court in 2002. McConnell and Senate Republicans supported similar suits challenging the Affordable Care Act moments after President Obama signed it. And now McConnell is at it again. Along with 41 Republican Senators, McConnell has filed a lawsuit, which the U.S.

How Human Rights Became our Ideology
November 16, 2012

The modern idea of human rights was only created after World War II. In the next half-century, it became a global movement.

Did Romney’s Cheapness Doom His Campaign?
November 08, 2012

We're now being told that the Romney campaign was seriously hurt by a lack of funds. Should he have dipped into his own pocket?

Exit Polls Can’t Explain Why Obama Won
November 07, 2012

It's harder than you might think to figure out, from reading exit polls, the substantive reasons for President Obama's victory.

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