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Republican U.S. presidential candidate Bush walks past rival Trump and his wife Melania at the conclusion of the Republican U.S. presidential candidates debate sponsored by CBS News and the Republican National Committee in Greenville

How George W. Bush Made It Possible for Donald Trump To Wreck the GOP

Donald Trump mentioned the one indisputable fact you’re never, ever supposed to point out as a Republican: George W. Bush was president on 9/11. The only way he could go any further would be to actually throw a shoe at a Bush.

February 15, 2016
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It’s Not Too Soon To Judge George W. Bush’s Presidency On Key Issues

History is ready to judge George W. Bush, and it won’t be kind.

February 10, 2015

Exclusive: Anti-Tax Crusader Speaks Out Against Default “Experiment”

As president of Americans for Tax Reform, the right-wing activist and lobbyist Grover Norquist defers to nobody in his zeal to slash government spending and cut taxes, no matter the consequences. His organization’s famed “anti-tax pledge” bears the signature of nearly every Republican member of Congress — and all of them evidently fear that he […]

July 21, 2011

Republican Tax King Frees Lawmakers To Let Bush Tax Cuts Expire

Grover Norquist, whose conservative watchdog group Americans for Tax Reform has convinced basically every Republican running for Congress over the last decade to sign a never-raise-any-taxes pledge, told The Washington Post‘s editorial board that, to their (and, I think, the world’s) astonishment, that GOP congressmen who vote to let some or all Bush tax cuts […]

July 21, 2011

CBO: If Congress Does Nothing, Deficit Gone Before 2020

The United States Congress–to be fair, the Senate in particular–is great at inaction. Despite a Democratic trifecta in government from 2009 to the end of 2010, the Employee Free Choice Act, a cap-and-trade bill to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and a litany of key economic policy appointments–especially to the Federal Reserve Board–died in the world’s […]

June 24, 2011