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A Comment on the “Birthers”

July 28, 2009

They have a name now:  “the birthers,” those who believe that Barack Hussein Obama was not born an American citizen and according to Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution of the United States, should be immediately disqualified from serving as President, and potentially rescinding all of his actions while in office.  They claim that [...]

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Bush Pardons 19, but Missed One Biggie

December 23, 2008

President Bush exercised his Constitutional right to pardon some folks today.  His number is up to 191 – much less than BJ or Reagan over their two terms.  Today, Bush issued 19 pardons and one commutation, none of which seem very controversial, and a couple were even posthumus. Missing from the pardons was Scooter Libby.  I [...]

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One Look at the Bush Legacy

June 22, 2008

Finally a journalist who has some sense of historical perspective beyond the contemporary headlines!  Andrew Roberts wrote this article* comparing George W. Bush to another heavily maligned US president in his day, Harry S Truman. I think the comparison may stand in historical perspective.  Harry Truman was deeply disliked by the American people in 1952, blamed for [...]

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McClellan’s New Book

May 28, 2008

Former Bush Press Secretary Scott McClellan has written a book that apparently says nothing new about the Bush Administration:  Plame?  Been there (Richard Armitage, folks).  The Rove-Libby-Cheney Triumvirate of Evil?  Done That.  The government response to Katrina had flaws?  Yawn.  Bush actually at one point tried to sell his Iraq policy to the people?  I’m shocked!  [...]

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