Tag Archive for George Bush

Reagan Shot 30 Years Ago

While we’re managing our reporting of the Jerry Amante recall effort, we nearly forgot to mention that it’s been 30 years since President Ronald Reagan was shot by John Hinckley.  In constrast to the Reagan shooting, no one brought up Hinckley’s party affiliation or political leanings as Sarah Palin did with the Gabby Giffords case.…

The Trial of John Yoo

I have just returned from a debate on presidential power at Chapman University Law School. In retrospect, the event should more properly have been called “The Trial of John Yoo.” And strikingly, it was Yoo who cast himself in the role of defendant. The debate was titled “Presidential Power and Success in Times of Crisis,”…

Drinking Liberally Tonight: Last Call for George!

After 8 years of Bush & Cheney, of Ashcroft-to-Gonzales-to-Mukasey, of Rummy & Rove & Heckuva-Job-Brownie, of Iraq, Katrina & cronies & incompetence, after this week, we won’t have George Walker Bush to kick around anymore. Through 8 State-of-DisUnion Addresses, 2 UnAugurals, Presidential debates & the RNC, we’ve had to raise a glass together, because it…

Won’t Be Neoconned Again

(Proudly cross-posted at Clintonistas for Obama) I noticed something today. I noticed that something very interesting happened on this day seven years ago. Think Progress reminded me about it. Today marks seven years since the day President Bush received a President’s Daily Brief entitled “Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S.” (See the memo here.)…