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Former U.S. first lady Laura Bush and former President George W. Bush join his brother Republican U.S. presidential candidate Jeb Bush on the campaign trail at a campaign rally in North Charleston, South Carolina

Donald Trump Has The Bush Camp Divided

The emerging rift in the GOP is making itself evident within the party’s most important family: Many members of the Bush family as well as their former advisers are hesitant to endorse Trump, unlike right-wingers like Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld.

June 23, 2016

Poppy Speaks Out At Last — Too Little, Too Late

More than most, the Bushes have played their family dramas out in public, at our expense. The American people are still paying the bill.

November 13, 2015

Cartoon: Contemplating Thanksgiving Dinner At The Bushes, Family, And (?) Friends

“Neil Bush, what are you doing here?”

November 9, 2015
Bush Family Jan 6, 2005

Dynastic Politics: A Tale Of Crimson Colors And Blue Blood

Dynasties will stay on our minds while there’s a Bush or a Clinton in the 2016 presidential race. But I have a little news to break: The Bushes are an American political dynasty, and the Clintons certainly are not.

September 4, 2015

Service Record: Trump, McCain, And Republican Contempt For Veterans

Nobody should be shocked to hear a right-wing chicken-hawk disparaging a worthy veteran at this late date. In the Republican Party, it is standard operating procedure — and for any Republican to pretend otherwise now is risibly hypocritical.

July 20, 2015
Bush Family Jan 6, 2005

Jeb And His Vassals Lose Sight Of The Serfs

The feudal system lives on in modern American politics.

July 16, 2015
Jeb Bush on Jimmy Fallon

Jeb Is the Bush Tribe’s Third Strike

There’s nothing the Bushes put before family, not even country.

June 19, 2015

Cartoon: George H.W. And George W. Not Invited To Jeb’s Presidential Announcement

“You’d think he’d at least mention his last name!”

June 17, 2015

Jeb Bush Enters GOP Presidential Race

After six months of fundraising, foreign tours, town halls, and media interviews — conducted under the pretense of “considering a run” — Jeb Bush made it official with a rally Monday afternoon.

June 15, 2015
Former Governor Jeb Bush of Florida speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

Can Jeb Bush Be His ‘Own Man’?

Jeb Bush’s last name comes with advantages that are difficult to overstate. In a presidential race, he gets, among other things, instant name recognition and a built-in fundraising apparatus from his father and brother. Those assets alone explain why a man who hasn’t won an election in more than a decade is nonetheless considered a […]

June 5, 2015

Bush Follows Bush On Campaign Trail

The Bush name, and more important, its financial and political network, provide a huge advantage in the early going. Jeb Bush is well aware he can’t escape.

April 17, 2015