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Hurricane Sandy Helped Obama, So Why Didn’t Hurricane Katrina Help George W. Bush?

A number of political analysts have labeled Hurricane Sandy as one of the factors that helped Barack Obama win re-election. Here, for instance, is a typical news analysis about it. Some conservatives have even gone so far as to say … Continue reading

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A Surprising Difference Between Rick Perry and George W. Bush

Mr. Perry’s quick rise has invited comparisons to former President George W. Bush. Both, after all, are Republican governors of the state of Texas. Both speak with the same Texas drawl. Democrats will be quick to embellish these similarities, attacking Mr. Perry as another term of the unpopular Mr. Bush. Continue reading

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Inside the Nomination Process

Most nominations – around 90%, according to this lawyer – have almost no presidential involvement. Continue reading

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Predicting George W. Bush’s Presidency

More than ten years to this day, George W. Bush was inaugurated as president. Upon this event, The Onion – a famous satirical magazine – published an article titled “Our Long National Nightmare of Peace and Prosperity is Finally Over.” … Continue reading

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Reading “Decision Points”

Former president George W. Bush’s book “Decision Points” has recently been published. While not exactly an exciting page-turner, the book does provide some insight into the White House for much of the last decade. There are several interesting things that “Decision Points” says. Continue reading

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Bipartisan Hypocrisy on the Bush Tax Cuts

Some of former President George W. Bush’s most significant economic policies were his tax cuts. At the end of 2010, those tax cuts are set to expire; all tax rates will bounce back to Clinton-era levels. In this change lie … Continue reading

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Republican Merrymaking After 2004

Four six years ago the Republican Party ruled American politics. A Republican president had just been re-elected, cementing two decades of Republican dominance (apart from the freak election of one President Bill Clinton). It held solid majorities in the House … Continue reading

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