In the history of mankind, many republics have risen, have flourished for a less or greater time, and then have fallen because their citizens lost the power of governing themselves and thereby of governing their state. TR

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Video || George W. Bush Throws Another Strike

Apparently. The guy doing the video kind of missed it. But either way, Bush looked pretty good throwing out the first pitch of Sunday night’s World Series game. Hard to believe he’s 71 years old. A nice touch having his dad hand him the ball. H.W. is 93 and, if you want some perspective, was elected to Congress in the 1960s and was elected vice

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Bushes, Clintons to attend Inauguration

Even thought they’re gonna hate it. From the Washington Examiner: The Clintons and Bushes will attend Donald Trump’s inauguration after all, despite their bad blood with the president-elect. Former President Bill Clinton, 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, former President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush all plan to attend the inauguration ceremonies Jan. 20, it was announced Tuesday. There had been

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Bono Lauds George W. Bush’s Work on AIDS in Africa

One of the great ironies of the Obama administration is that George W. Bush, both during and after his presidency, has done more for Africa than President Obama, the son of an actual African. Bush’s efforts to combat the plague of AIDS in Africa have been aggressive, consistent, and successful. For a time during his presidency, I remember, Bush and Bono were kind of joined

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The Dissing of America: Our enemies and rivals show no respect

As President Obama was traversing Alaska last week sounding the alarm about the theoretical consequences of global warming, a more concrete threat loomed just off the coast, in the Bering Sea. Five Chinese naval ships suddenly materialized and were cruising about, symbols of China’s growing military might and its challenge to America’s naval hegemony in the Pacific. That Chinese warships had appeared on U.S. radar in

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Combine and Conquer: Candidates Link Bush Brothers to Bring Down Jeb

Republican candidates are beginning to target the presidency of George W. Bush, viewing it as an Achilles’ heel for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush even though they are attacking the most recent chief executive from their own party. This week, both Carly Fiorina and Ohio Gov. John Kasich suggested massive failures on the part of the older Bush brother during his presidency, seeking to diminish

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Video || So Obama Got a Tough Question. He’s Not the First

Some, including journalists, are simply appalled that President Obama was asked provocatively Wednesday why it was he didn’t bring U.S. hostages home as part of the Iran nuclear deal. Seems to me I remember lots of provocative questioning of George W. Bush. The Washington Free Beacon has dug up a sampling, not all of it verbal.

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How Obama Lost Iraq and Allowed ISIS to Bloom

President Obama is playing his customary Blame Bush card, trying to heave the Iraq catastrophe, featuring the ISIS caliphate, onto his predecessor. “ISIL is a direct outgrowth of al Qaeda in Iraq that grew out of our invasion,” Obama said in an interview with VICE News released Monday. “Which is an example of unintended consequences. Which is why we should generally aim before we shoot.” I suppose,

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Bush Criticizes Obama: I Would Have Kept Troops in Iraq

Former President George W. Bush today gave a rare TV interview and, in what may be an unprecedented step, directly criticized President Obama. Bush, who was being interviewed at a golf tournament for wounded warriors by Brian Kilmeade of Fox News, said he agreed with an assessment by Obama’s military advisors that a serious, though not vast, contingent of troops should remain in Iraq. Bush was

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Obama Revives Charge Bush Administration Tortured

President Obama today said the United States tortured people in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, saying that while he understood the emotion that drove the practice, it was nevertheless unequivocally wrong. Obama spoke today during an impromptu press conference at the White House. “We tortured some folks,” Obama said during a long answer to a question not directly concerning the response to 9/11. Obama has previously referred

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