What responsibility does the Bush administration bear for the current financial crisis? [more inside]
posted by Lownotes
on Mar 25, 2009 -
Help me rationally and calmly document the Bush administration to a friend who thinks history will hold it in "high regard"? [more inside]
posted by idb
on Sep 14, 2008 -
I'd honestly like to know why half of America voted for George W. Bush in 2000: what their reasoning was. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike
on Aug 25, 2008 -
I haven't watched The Simpsons
regularly since about season 12 or 13, but in those episodes I did happen to catch on TV, I have never seen them directly attack President Bush. I do remember back in the 'golden age' they used to regularly poke fun at Clinton (to name but one example, Clinton playing the sax and Moe telling him to "get back to work"). I'm wondering if regular watchers of The Simpsons
can point me to episodes from season 13 onwards where they did directly parody or attack Bush.
posted by Effigy2000
on Feb 14, 2008 -
Why is the presidential administration working so persistently to bequeath extra powers to their likely Democrat successors? [more inside]
posted by jimmyjimjim
on Jul 5, 2007 -
Some time during the past few years, I'm sure I read a quote from someone connected with the Bush administration, but I can't seem to find it now. Something along the lines of "El Salvador's current government is the political ideal." Can anyone point me to the quote, and some context for it?
posted by maryh
on Feb 5, 2007 -
I'm looking for a version of today's Al Gore speech I can put onto my iPod for the commute tomorrow. Does anyone know where I can find it in a format other than the annoying Real Media format?
posted by DragonBoy
on Jan 16, 2006 -
Did the President's Advisory Panel on Tax Reform
radically change their plans at the last minute? I read through the first few chapters of their report
(released November 1
), and then googled
to try to find some independent analysis. Several of the top links are angry articles
from around October 14, talking about how the panel is going to recommend nothing more than a couple of minor tweaks to programs to pay for repealing the AMT, and won't "seek a wholesale reform of our tax code."
But the report that came out on November 1 seems to recommend drastic changes, essentially throwing out most of the existing tax code and rewriting it from scratch. (Not that that's a bad thing.) What happened between October 14 and November 1?
posted by designbot
on Nov 4, 2005 -
Anybody know of a link to a good "Plamegate for beginners" article that I could send to someone who really wasn't paying attention until today?
posted by tizzie
on Oct 28, 2005 -
I really want to understand: Why did you vote for Bush?
Not snark at all -- a sincere question. I voted for Kerry. 51% of the people in this country think differently than I do and I'd like to try to get past my usual filters and biases and hear your point of view. If you voted for Bush/Cheney I'd appreciate you taking the time to explain to me what issues, beliefs, hopes, and fears motivated you voted the way you did, if you're willing.
posted by papercake
on Nov 6, 2004 -
Last night's debate made me think of something I heard regarding Kerry's senatorial campaign strategy boiling down to banking everything on his endgame (it may have even been in the Blue, but good luck finding that...). Is that true? Can someone shed some light on his previous campaigns?
posted by mkultra
on Oct 1, 2004 -
Debating politics with a (conservative) friend last night, we got to talking about the whole "mission acomplished" thing. He has challenged me to come up with a single quote where Bush says anything similar to "Our mission in Iraq has been accomplished" (as opposed to just standing in front of a sign that says it). Can anyone provide such a quote, with a link to back it up?
posted by anastasiav
on Sep 30, 2004 -
? To my non-historian eyes, the war on terror
and to some extent the war on drugs
strike me as neotrotskyesque. Is this a fair characterization, or have other political philosophers advanced a theory more similar to the current trends in modern US "war
posted by Kwantsar
on Jul 10, 2004 -
Excuse my naiveté: is Bush vs. Kerry the first modern presidential contest between two members of the American equivalent of the aristocracy? Call them patricians, preppies, rich kids, "old money", members of the upper or property-owning class; whatever. What does this mean, if anything? It looks significant seen from old Europe. [Given that Kerry is, like the Kennedys, a Catholic, I suppose WASPs no longer mean much in this respect.
posted by MiguelCardoso
on Mar 2, 2004 -