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Thursday, May 24, 2018
Dick Cheney

Trump Pardons Scooter Libby, Sending Signal To Witnesses In Special Counsel Probe

Subtle as ever, Donald Trump sent a clear signal to former aides with his unexpected pardon of Lewis “Scooter” Libby on Friday afternoon: If you cover my ass when the special counsel asks questions, and you too can expect presidential clemency. “I don’t know Mr. Libby, but for years I have heard that he has […]

April 13, 2018
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Saturday Night Live: In Cold Open, The Return Of Will Ferrell As Dubya

You know things are out-of-control awful and weird in Washington when you think wistfully of the Bush years from time to time. You can shake it off and recall the horrors of life with George W. Bush and his twisted vice president Dick Cheney, but there is something still more ominous about Trump and Pence. […]

January 28, 2018
Donald Trump, Democracy, and Indecency

From Nixon To Trump: Democracy and Indecency

Trump made scores of promises he could not possibly fulfill. The biggest was the same one fascist strongmen always offer: transcendent national renewal, built upon the cleansing of dangerous untermenschen from the body politic.

December 2, 2016

Trump May Name Iraq War Propagandist John Bolton As Top US Diplomat

Not only did John Bolton support the scheme to attack Iraq, but he actively promoted the official lies and propaganda that led up to the US invasion.

November 15, 2016
Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence holds a joint news conference with U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) (not pictured) following a House Republican party conference meeting in Washington, U.S. September 13, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Trump VP Pence Says He Views Cheney As A Role Model

“I frankly hold Dick Cheney in really high regard in his role as vice president and as an American,” Pence said in an interview on ABC’s “This Week” that was taped on Saturday and aired on Sunday. “Vice President Cheney had experience in Congress as I do and he was very active in working with members of the House and the Senate,” Pence said.

September 19, 2016
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

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

Cartoon: Liz Cheney Decides To Run (Again) For Congress

“Well, I’m off to fulfill the Cheney destiny.”

November 17, 2015

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

“Neil Bush, what are you doing here?”

November 9, 2015

Endorse This: Jeb (Still) Loves Cheney

Because there’s really one thing Jeb needs to do right now: Remind the public just how well a Bush administration can function together for America.

November 5, 2015

Former President George H.W. Bush Raps Cheney, Rumsfeld In Biography: Fox News

In new biography, Bush 41 says Dick Cheney and Don Rumsfeld were too hawkish and that their harsh stance damaged the reputation of the United States.

November 5, 2015

Back To The Dark Side: Dick Cheney’s Pax Americana

Dick Cheney’s new book deserves to be dismissed and ignored, except that to ignore it is to let the subversive ideas therein go unchallenged. They are an affront to our history, to our values, to our culture, and must be fought.

October 26, 2015

5 Times George W. Bush Didn’t Keep Us Safe

If Jeb Bush wants to argue that George W. Bush did a nice job of bringing America together and trying to avoid the demonization of Muslims in the aftermath of 9/11, there’s a case to be made. But W.’s record of “keeping us safe” in comparison to every other modern president is non-existent.

October 19, 2015

Late Night Roundup: Joe Biden Goes Heart-To-Heart With Stephen Colbert

In a truly remarkable interview, Vice President Biden sat down with Stephen Colbert to talk about his life, his family, and the recent loss of his son Beau.

September 11, 2015

Endorse This: ‘Dick Cheney Is A War Criminal’

It’s getting so that Dick Cheney can’t give a speech without somebody jumping up and calling him a warmonger.

September 8, 2015

Cartoon: Colin Powell Supports The Iran Deal, Dick Cheney Does Not

“Well, who are you gonna credit?”

September 8, 2015

This Week In Crazy: What Will You Say ‘When Daddy Comes Home’?

Summer is winding to a close, and sanity is in short supply.

September 4, 2015
Joe Biden

Biden Mum On Presidential Run Despite Approaching Deadlines, Antsy Supporters

Even Dick Cheney — yes, *that* Dick Cheney — wants him to run.

September 2, 2015

Endorse This: Dick Cheney’s Reality

Watch this marvelous dual display of poor self-awareness from the ex-Veep who helped to create the disasters plaguing the Middle East, and from one of his loudest media cheerleaders. But who knows, perhaps Cheney is so repugnant and tone-deaf that he might just help Obama’s chances of pulling off the Iran deal.

September 1, 2015

Creators Of Iran Situation Should Stay Out Of It Now

In a speech on the Iran deal President Obama chastised Dick Cheney and his ilk. He didn’t mention the former vice president by name, but few in the audience would have missed the reference.

August 8, 2015

‘The Great War Of Our Time’ Goes Inside The CIA, To A Point

In his book The Great War of Our Time, former CIA deputy Director Michael Morell explains the blunder that led to Saddam Hussein being deposed and sent him into hiding in a spider hole.

June 21, 2015

Late Night Roundup: The *Real* Iranian Agent!

That’s not a red balloon with a frowny face drawn on — it’s former Vice President Dick Cheney — and Jon Stewart has got some questions for him about Iran.

April 17, 2015
Former vice president Dick Cheney addresses CPAC (Gage Skidmore via Flickr)

Cheney Says Obama And Holder Have ‘Played The Race Card’

Surprise! Dick Cheney is still President Obama’s most bitter critic.

March 18, 2015

Whose Values Did The Torture Program Uphold?

Why Americans must press for torturers to be held accountable.

December 17, 2014

Cheney Leads Defense Of CIA Torture Of Prisoners

Cheney and other Bush administration figures are offering a spirited defense of torture.

December 15, 2014