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April 28, 2013 10:22 AM George W. Bush’s Long-Shot Campaign to Be Seen as Another Truman

The dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum was more than an opportunity for the five living U.S. presidents to compare notes on what Stefan Lorant called “the glorious burden” of the office. It also was...

By Jonathan Alter

April 26, 2013 11:53 AM George W. Bush: Mr. Debt-man

With the opening of his presidential library in Dallas, the forty-third president is enjoying renewed popularity. How quickly America forgets. The Washington Post treats readers to these adorable photographs of the dedication ceremony. Ron Fournier writes at the National Journal...

By Daniel Luzer

October 18, 2012 11:08 AM George W. Bush Haunts Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney has a George W. Bush problem. In fact, that’s Romney’s biggest problem. It’s George W. Bush, not Barack Obama, who has made voters skeptical of many of Romney’s core policies. It’s George W. Bush, not Obama campaign...

By Ezra Klein

September 05, 2012 10:39 AM Are You Better Off Without Dumb Campaign Questions?

“Are you better off than you were four years ago?” That’s the question Ronald Reagan famously used in 1980 to end Jimmy Carter’s hopes for a second term as U.S. president. And that’s the question Republicans Mitt Romney and Paul...

By Ezra Klein

March 13, 2012 8:30 AM Did George W. Bush Persuade the Public on the Iraq War?

Ezra Klein’s new piece on presidential persuasion is stimulating a lot of debate.  I’ll have more to say.  But let me make one small point in response to Kevin Drum’s critique.  Drum writes: I also think that Ezra doesn’t really...

By John Sides