10 Conditions That Led the GOP to Nominate Trump

What were the conditions in the Republican Party before Trump that led the party to consider nominating him? Ten reasons: George W. Bush's venture into Iraq on false pretenses, the bad intelligence that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, and the disaster that followed. This led to a loss of faith in neo-conservativism and... Continue Reading →

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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 →

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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