Monday, October 5, 2015
George W. Bush

Jeb Bush Tweets Post-9/11 Photo Of George W.: ‘He Kept Us Safe’

The basic problem with Jeb’s tweet: The photo is a depiction of the time when George W. Bush failed to keep America safe.

September 17, 2015

Former W.H. Press Secretary Remembers Bush On 9/11: ‘We’re Going To Kick Their Ass’

Ari Fleischer recalled his memories of President George W. Bush’s bold, personal promises to defeat the terrorists who perpetrated that horrible act.

September 11, 2015
U.S. presidential hopeful Donald Trump speaks during a press availability at Trump Tower in New York

Trump Fights Back At Conservative Talker — With An Old Bush Strategy

What’s really going on here is a fascinating case study in karma for conservative media — and for the Bush family.

September 4, 2015
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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

Katrina Landfall Began The End Of Bush’s Presidency: Gone With Wind And Water

Frankly, my dear, Bush was gone with the wind and water in 2005. Any faith left in the Iraq War he started in 2003 collapsed. It’s a usually long way from New Orleans to Baghdad, but not on that late summer day.

August 28, 2015
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Republicans Or Social Security? On 80th Anniversary, Still An Easy Choice

Greed is always in fashion on Wall Street. But working Americans see no reason to hand Social Security over to the banks, as the Republican candidates propose, when its administrative costs amount to well under one percent of its revenues.

August 14, 2015
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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

8 Reasons Chris Christie Shouldn’t Be President (Other Than Bridgegate)

We didn’t have time to list all of them.

June 29, 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
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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
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush looks on prior to speaking at the 2014 National Summit on Education Reform in Washington, DC, November 20, 2014 (AFP Photo/Saul Loeb)

On Overseas Tour, Jeb Bush Hopes To Prove Himself On Foreign Policy

Bush’s trip is a nod to the dominant role foreign policy is expected to play in the 2016 presidential campaign.

June 8, 2015
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5 Ways Republicans Make It Harder To Vote And Easier To Buy Elections

The right-wing movement that decries bureaucracy in fact loves red tape and barriers to democracy, in order to keep “them” from the polls.

June 8, 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
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush looks on prior to speaking at the 2014 National Summit on Education Reform in Washington, DC, November 20, 2014 (AFP Photo/Saul Loeb)

Jeb Bush Says He’ll Have To Criticize His Brother, But Won’t Like It

“I have to do the Heisman on my brother, that I love. This is not something that I’m comfortable doing.”

May 31, 2015
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What Clintons Do Is ‘Scandalous,’ What Republicans Do Is… Ignored

George W. Bush’s foundation solicited millions of dollars while he was president — and refused to disclose its foreign donors for years.

May 26, 2015
Day 2-Conservatives Gather For Annual CPAC Convention - DC

A Hard Spring Brings Hard Days for Jeb Bush

Jeb Bush, the Republican frontrunner, spent days defending older brother George W. Bush, the former president, and the long war he started in Iraq. The younger brother was a one-man off-key Greek chorus.

May 22, 2015
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Jeb Bush’s Agony

Am I am the only one who has any empathy for Jeb Bush’s difficulty answering a straightforward question: Was going to war in Iraq the right thing to do?

May 18, 2015
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Pacifist Or Chickenhawk? How Jeb (Almost) Avoided The Vietnam Draft

Evidently Jeb Bush remains enthusiastic about war only for other people’s sons and daughters

May 14, 2015
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The Wrong Questions About Iraq

Republican presidential candidates are tripping all over each other to say that we shouldn’t have invaded Iraq. Unfortunately, there are far more relevant questions that Republican and Democratic candidates alike need to answer.

May 14, 2015

Thanks, Jeb: Republicans Now Oppose The Iraq War!

GOP candidates are now saying the Iraq War was a mistake, indicating that the race has officially crossed over into the Twilight Zone.

May 13, 2015

Endorse This: Another Bush’s Iraq War Intelligence

Watch Jeb Bush’s answer on what he would’ve done differently than his brother on Iraq — or maybe done the same — if he’d known everything we know now.

May 11, 2015
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Minimum Wage Is A Self-Made GOP Problem

Republicans could look to George W. Bush for an example of what to do on the minimum wage. But they won’t. And it’s going to hurt them in 2016.

May 8, 2015
Former Governor Jeb Bush of Florida speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

5 Reasons Jeb Bush Is Less Popular Than George W. Bush

Jeb Bush isn’t just less popular than you’d expect him to be, he’s less popular than his brother, someone millions of Americans consider the worst president of their lifetime.

May 4, 2015
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Whoever Wins The White House, We’ll Be Tired

Clinton fatigue is real — but every modern presidency is exhausting.

March 19, 2015
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