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What responsibility does the Bush administration bear for the current financial crisis?

What responsibility does the Bush administration bear for the current financial crisis? [more inside]
posted by Lownotes on Mar 25, 2009 - 28 answers

What will outgoing President Bush be doing during the Obama inauguration?

What will outgoing President Bush be doing during the Obama inauguration? [more inside]
posted by gregb1007 on Jan 18, 2009 - 6 answers

A coherent, succinct history of the failures of the Bush Administration

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 - 34 answers

What Makes a Dubya 2000 Vote an Understandable Decision?

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 - 100 answers

Has The Simpsons ever attacked President Bush directly?

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 - 19 answers

Executive Branch Power

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 - 31 answers

Who Said This About El Salvador?

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 - 6 answers

Bush and Civics

How do civics teachers handle their jobs? [more inside]
posted by SBMike on Dec 12, 2006 - 15 answers

Bush and the Immigrants

Was this actually shown on TV?
posted by owalt1 on May 30, 2006 - 10 answers

How to effectively, intelligently protest warrantless wiretapping?

Say you wanted to organize a protest re: Bush's warrantless wiretapping... [more inside]
posted by Ash3000 on Feb 13, 2006 - 10 answers

Who's the man now Dog?

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 - 5 answers

What happened to the Tax Reform report?

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 - 6 answers

Plamegate 101

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 - 16 answers

Bush Administration triumphs

What accomplishments have been achieved by the current Bush administration? [more inside]
posted by DeepFriedTwinkies on Feb 19, 2005 - 25 answers

Why did you vote for Bush in 2004?

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 - 62 answers

What did Bush say to Kerry after the debate last night?

What did Bush say to Kerry after the debate last night? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by Vidiot on Oct 14, 2004 - 13 answers

Can someone shed some light on Sen. Kerry's previous campaigns?

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 - 3 answers

Did George W. Bush Actually Ever SAY That Our Mission Was Accomplished?

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 - 16 answers

Are the war on terror and the war on drugs neoTrotskyesque?

BushTrotsky? 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 - 5 answers

Bush Drove Up the Cost of Oil; Will Kerry Drive Up the Cost of Ketchup?

Bush and the Oil Cartel have driven the price of oil up. Will John Kerry do the same for Ketchup ?
posted by Kwantsar on May 22, 2004 - 11 answers

Bush vs. Kerry - American Aristocracy Contest?

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 - 23 answers

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