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George W Bush


  • Colin Powell’s Recent “Lincoln Medal” Disregards A Checkered Past

    by Jeffrey J. Matthews

    Powell’s outstanding service as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff notwithstanding, the perpetual lionizing of the general has had the effect of misbalancing the historical record. Despite of—or because of—his popularity and patriotic achievements, Powell has not been held to account for some of his major failings as a public servant.



  • Good News for Republicans, It's Not 2006

    For, one, Trump’s job approval rating in the Gallup survey is 45 percent, eight points higher than the dismal 37 percent where George W. Bush was sitting at this point in 2006.



  • George W. Bush & GOP lack standing to bash Trump for Racism

    by Juan Cole

    Trump is merely the logical conclusion of the Southern strategy, and until the Republican Party comes to terms with its decades of latent racism and its rather loud dog whistle, it will create more and more Trumps.



  • Desert, Storm

    by Paul A. Kramer

    The Bush administration thought an elective war would make America safer. Then Katrina hit. The untold story of the Iraq war’s toll on New Orleans.



  • How Bad Can a President Be?

    by Thomas Mallon

    A new biography exposes the mysterious confidence behind George W. Bush’s greatest failures.