Tag: George W. Bush

The Spirit of ‘08

It could be the ultimate anniversary celebration. The 2018 midterm elections will be held just two days after the tenth anniversary of Barack Obama’s trailblazing victory over John McCain. The memory of that moment could well inspire two groups of voters: those who demanded hope and change a decade ago, and those who were too… Read more »

On the Moral Necessity of Impeaching Trump: Part II

Yes, it was gratifying to see House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) literally speak truth to power for eight hours on Wednesday in defense of the beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Pelosi’s words were surely scorned by the soulless forces who control the GOP, but those who recognize the repugnance of… Read more »

The Grammys and Oscars Should Take It to Trump

Days after the start of the Iraq War, Michael Moore demonstrated uncommon valor by calling out the Bush administration’s obvious lies in front of an international audience: Moore’s resolve should serve as an inspiration to those who will perform and be honored tonight at the Grammy Awards, as well as those whose achievements will be… Read more »

Words of Shame

We should never forget the lies of the last Republican who snuck into the White House without the support of a majority of Americans. It was fifteen years ago tonight that George W. Bush delivered an infamous State of the Union Address that abused and prostituted the trust of the American people by making a… Read more »

A Sad Way to Go

No one ever wants to speak ill of the dead, but what happens when the dead have spoken ill of themselves? John Coleman, the “Good Morning America” forecasting icon who co-founded The Weather Channel, died [last] Saturday. The 83-year-old Coleman, in his later years, may have become best known for championing skepticism about the human… Read more »

The Arc of the Moral Universe Must Bend Towards Impeachment

Seriously, enough is enough. If Donald Trump’s effort to have Robert Mueller fired isn’t enough to justify his impeachment and removal of office, nothing is. If the House and Senate changes hands in November, the new Democratic majority will have a strong moral and legal mandate to hold this man accountable. Not removing Trump from… Read more »

The Covfefe Chronicles: How Many Lies Will Trump Pack into His Presidential Memoirs?

It’s inevitable. Once Donald Trump is removed from office—either through term limits, a 2020 loss, a resignation or (if there is enough Congressional courage following the 2018 midterms) an impeachment—he and a right-wing ghostwriter will secure a big-money contract for his presidential memoirs. There will be a built-in audience for such a book—the still-loyal members… Read more »

Why is Bill Kristol Promoting an Oprah Winfrey Presidential Campaign?

Why the hell is he with her? William Kristol’s cheerleading for an Oprah Winfrey presidential run is arguably the most disturbing non-Trump development of the new year. Notwithstanding my skepticism about celebrity involvement in politics, if Winfrey is actually serious about running, she should disavow the Kristol vision in the strongest terms possible. It’s fairly… Read more »

Future Fire and Fury: Trump’s Climate Instability

Fifteen years ago today, Senators John McCain and Joseph Lieberman introduced the Climate Stewardship Act, which would have implemented a federal cap-and-trade program to reduce carbon pollution. McCain and Lieberman were horrified by President George W. Bush’s refusal to take action on the climate crisis due to the influence of the fossil-fuel industry; that industry,… Read more »