How My Mind Has Changed About George W. Bush

Photo credit: ZACH GIBSON/AFP/GETTY. George W. Bush speaks of his friendship with the Obamas. I wasn't a fan of George W. Bush when he was president. Bush looks better in retrospect. In comparison to Donald Trump and the fever in the Republican Party in 2016 and beyond, Bush's stature has grown. His speeches were articulate, he had... Continue Reading →


Smug Tribal Oneupsmanship Rather Than Respectful Exchange of Rational Differences

One of my Facebook friends, John, has a habit of pointing to the weakest and most extreme arguments of those he disagrees with, as if they are somehow representative of all political opponents, that most are somehow irrational. One can easily do that to him as well. It makes for perhaps a good game of... Continue Reading →

Jeb Bush Is Out

It is good news that Jeb Bush could not inherit his father's and brother's financial networks, raise $100 million, and purchase the Republican nomination for another Bush v. Clinton presidential race. That would have signalled a kind of sickness in American politics, that indeed symbolically the deck is stacked and the game is rigged. So... Continue Reading →

Jeb: America Moving Toward ‘Military Inferiority’

In keeping with his brother's neo-con advisors who believed in a muscular, interventionist American foreign policy, including an ill-conceived and poorly-executed invasion and occupation of Iraq, Jeb Bush in his announcement speech accused Barack Obama of seeking "military inferiority” for the United States. How in the world is the nation that spends more on defense... Continue Reading →

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