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June 8, 2012
How dare your letter writer compare President George Bush to Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak and to Nazi war criminals after World War II. America, before, during and after the Sept. 11 attacks on our soil, also had our U.S. Embassies, Ambassadors, our U.S. ally Israel, our Marines and American civilians abroad, attacked and murdered by terrorists who were aided and abetted by Iraq andal-Qaidaand their assorted mercenaries. Our brave soldiers were volunteers defending our country which is still being threatened.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | June 12, 2014
I am not looking to make a big deal out of this, but I thought at least one mainstream media critic ought to point out that CNN plans to air what it's calling a "documentary" about George H.W. Bush Sunday night in prime time, starting at 9. Except it's not a documentary as the word is used to describe the work of a filmmaker like Ken Burns or Frederick Wiseman. It's not even a documentary as the word might be used to describe an extended report of 30 minutes or so about a historic building airing on your hometown TV news station.
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NEWS
August 8, 2011
Regarding the editorial "We need an election" (Aug. 2) and the letter on the Internet criticizing President Obama. I agree completely. Mr. Obama is the worst president since George W. Bush. With the election in 2012 we have a chance to change that. David Ingalls, Severna Park
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By Jules Witcover | September 13, 2013
A dozen years ago, as President George W. Bush was beginning to build his case for invading Iraq, a key Justice Department lawyer argued forcefully before a Senate subcommittee that the president had the power as commander-in-chief to wage war without going to Congress. John Yoo, a deputy assistant attorney general, declared that the president was "the sole organ of the federal government in the field of international relations," rather gratuitously adding that "we would be willing to act with congressional support.
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By Luke Broadwater | July 6, 2011
It's President George W. Bush's birthday and what does he get?  Not an awesome new mountain bike or a sweet  new baseball glove or even a cool  new set of gopher traps .  No, instead all he gets is a big story in the New York Times  in which current Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry accuses him of being a liberal .  "In recent years, Mr. Perry has broken politically with Mr. Bush, questioning his credentials...
NEWS
July 12, 2012
Here's my annual contribution of my thoughts on democracy: First, God makes the weather, including violent events. So people of faith should be calling Heaven and raising Hell. Second: If you don't believe in climate change, you are gambling with your descendants' health and well-being. Third: If you want smaller government, why are you complaining about the mayor, the governor and the president? We have 300 million-plus folks to support today, compared to two-and-a half million when the Constitution was signed.
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By Jonah Goldberg | November 19, 2012
I think I owe an apology to George W. Bush. William F. Buckley once noted that he was 19 when the Cold War began at the Yalta conference. The year the Berlin Wall came down, he became a senior citizen. In other words, he explained, anti-Communism was a defining feature of conservatism his entire adult life. Domestically, meanwhile, the right was largely a "leave me alone coalition": Religious and traditional conservatives, overtaxed businessmen, Western libertarians, and others fed up with government social engineering and economic folly.
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By Jules Witcover | October 29, 2012
One of the most telling aspects of the 2012 presidential campaign now racing to its end is the matter of the vanishing former two-term Republican president. His name is so seldom mentioned by his party's nominee and other stalwarts as to take on the characteristic of a toxic distant uncle. That other GOP two-termer, Ronald Reagan, continues posthumously to enjoy the stature of political sainthood among the faithful. But the 43rd president, who is the son and namesake of the 41st, has been neither seen nor heard from in the blizzard of speech-making and television advertising by and in behalf of party standard-bearer Mitt Romney.
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By Leonard Benardo and Jennifer Weiss | August 16, 2012
Since exiting the White House in January 2009, George W. Bush has effectively managed to keep himself out of the spotlight. While a handful of news stories have captured Mr. Bush's promotion of his cancer initiative in Africa and furnished updates on the progress of his presidential library, the former president has deliberately resisted the temptations of political life. Even his endorsement of the GOP presidential candidate, made public through a spokesman - "President Bush is confident that Mitt Romney will be a great president" - seemed tepid at best.
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By Jack W. Germond and Jules Witcover | October 28, 1999
MANCHESTER, N. H. -- Early in 1980, Ronald Reagan was a prohibitive favorite for the Republican presidential nomination. He had come within an ace of snatching it away from President Gerald R. Ford four years earlier and it seemed unlikely he could be denied the second time around. So Mr. Reagan's managers decided to limit his campaigning for the Iowa precinct caucuses because they wanted to minimize the danger of him committing some gaffe that would put his position in jeopardy.
NEWS
July 11, 2013
Considering how far former President George W. Bush has stayed from politics since he left office in 2009, it's worth taking note of his decision this week to speak out in favor of comprehensive immigration reform. The issue is certainly not new for Mr. Bush - he has long been an advocate on the issue and counts his failure to enact a bill in 2007 as one of the great disappointments of his presidency. But what is particularly notable is the way he framed his remarks at a naturalization ceremony held Wednesday at his presidential center in Dallas.
NEWS
May 2, 2013
I had to laugh at Mark Ryan's letter about George W. Bush claiming that "the man woke up every morning and tried to do what was best for all Americans" ("Bush will be lauded by history," April 30). Lying to get us into a war to try to finish what his daddy couldn't, which resulted in the deaths of so many U.S. soldiers, wasn't doing what is best for all Americans. It was what was best for himself. Also, Mr. Ryan's remark that "Mr. Bush will go down in history rated far better than the presidents before and after him" is wishful thinking.
NEWS
April 25, 2013
It will be many years yet before historians can make their full assessment of the presidency of George W. Bush, but we have a sneaking suspicion their conclusions will not be nearly as generous as the puffery that has accompanied the opening of his presidential library this past week on the campus of Southern Methodist University. That's to be expected, of course. Presidential libraries have become less about housing presidential papers and more like modern (and enormous - at 226,000 square feet, the George W. Bush Presidential Library is bigger than the average Walmart)
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By Jonah Goldberg | November 19, 2012
I think I owe an apology to George W. Bush. William F. Buckley once noted that he was 19 when the Cold War began at the Yalta conference. The year the Berlin Wall came down, he became a senior citizen. In other words, he explained, anti-Communism was a defining feature of conservatism his entire adult life. Domestically, meanwhile, the right was largely a "leave me alone coalition": Religious and traditional conservatives, overtaxed businessmen, Western libertarians, and others fed up with government social engineering and economic folly.
NEWS
November 13, 2012
It is amazing how differently different people see things. I suspect much of these differences boil down to simply which news broadcasts and talk show hosts we tune to. If only we could have news stations like the BBC, which believe it or not, actually broadcasts news. We could then take the facts that are reported as the basis for making up our own minds. Instead, we have "facts" that are manufactured by people from either the extreme left or right, which are then played full strength over and over.
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By Doyle McManus | November 8, 2012
Second terms have rarely been kind to American presidents. Our last two-term leader, George W. Bush, ended his tenure with a financial crash so disastrous that his own party has tried to erase him from memory. Mr. Bush's predecessor, Bill Clinton, was more successful, but he still spent much of his second term enmeshed in a sex scandal and battling impeachment. Even our greatest modern presidents had rocky second terms: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Dwight D. Eisenhower and Ronald Reagan are all revered more for what they accomplished in their first four years than for their later acts.
NEWS
November 1, 2012
So much for unbiased reporting. One look at the three headlines on the entire commentary page of the Tuesday, Oct. 30 edition of The Sun says it all. "The 2012 elephant in the room: George W. Bush. " "Md. congressional map is fair, legal. " And here's the topper: "Romney's jobs failure. " Except for the token weekly column you allow Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., the rest the paper is undeniably an organ for Democrat positions. Thomas R. Foster, Parkville
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January 17, 2010
Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush; Lt. Gen. Ken Keen, deputy commander of the U.S. Southern Command; Rajiv Shah, U.S. Agency for International Development administrator. 9 a.m.: WMDT (Channel 47) 10 a.m. WJLA (Channel 7) 10:30 a.m.: WMAR (Channel 2) Clinton, Bush, Keen, Shah. 10:30 a.m.: WUSA (Channel 9) and WJZ (Channel 13) Clinton, Bush, Keen, Shah. 10 a.m.: WGAL (Channel 8), WBAL (Channel 11)
NEWS
November 6, 2012
I am a proud Democrat and have been for my entire adult life. So when the Supreme Court ruled that George W. Bush was the winner of the 2000 presidential election, I was deeply disappointed but consoled myself by thinking, "how much harm could one president do?" Well, I found out. In the eight disastrous years of the Bush presidency, our country went from prosperity - the budget surplus was a huge campaign issue! - to nearly complete economic collapse, and from a nation whose president helped to end long-standing international conflicts (remember President Clinton's actions in Bosnia and Ireland?
NEWS
November 1, 2012
So much for unbiased reporting. One look at the three headlines on the entire commentary page of the Tuesday, Oct. 30 edition of The Sun says it all. "The 2012 elephant in the room: George W. Bush. " "Md. congressional map is fair, legal. " And here's the topper: "Romney's jobs failure. " Except for the token weekly column you allow Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., the rest the paper is undeniably an organ for Democrat positions. Thomas R. Foster, Parkville
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