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  • George Bush

    Too Bad He Isn’t Trying to Save Socialism

    “I’ve abandoned free-market principles to save the free-market system.” President George Bush on CNN, November 16, 2008.

    The Newest Neo-Hooverites

    So desperate for a government takeover of the U.S. auto industry, some on the left are now stooping to borrowing rhetoric from Vice President Dick Cheney to make their case for the bailout of Detroit’s Big Three. Commenting on Cheney’s warning that “If we don’t do this, [the GOP] will … More

    President George W. Bush's Legacy

    With all the excitement surrounding Obama’s historic victory last week, relatively little attention has been given to the outgoing President’s legacy. In fact, most of Europe just seems relieved that the age of ‘Bush’s cowboy unilateralism’ is finally over. It is often difficult to judge a President before the fog … More

    Ronald Reagan Did Not Lose Tuesday

    The Politico is famous for its fact free political analysis. Glenn Thrush continues this tradition today in an article purporting to identify the biggest losers from Tuesday’s election. Thrush writes: John McCain invoked the Great Communicator as his idol — and many in the GOP believe a return to Reagan-era … More

    Morning Bell: That's Enough Big Government for Right Now, Thank You

    This past weekend President Bush announced plans to host an “emergency” summit of world leaders to “overhaul the regulatory framework for global finance.” Bush offered few details on what actual policy fixes would be addressed, but British Prime Minister Gordon Brown penned an op-ed in for The Washington Post calling … More

    Big Government Here

    Under the header Big Government Ahead, David Brooks identifies four sources of massive new spending soon to be coming out of Washington and warns: “What we’re going to see, in short, is the Gingrich revolution in reverse and on steroids. There will be a big increase in spending and deficits. … More

    The Pelosi/Bush Polar Bear Oil Ban

    Earlier this year, despite Sarah Palin’s best efforts, the Bush Administration chose to cave into the environmental left and designate the polar bear as ‘threatened’ pursuant to the Endangered Species Act. Bush made the decision despite the fact that an independent committee of scientists told the Canadian government that the … More

    Bailing Out Massachusetts?

    Is the Bush Administration supporting yet another bailout? After seven delays and months of negotiations between Massachusetts and federal officials over the renewal of the state’s Medicaid demonstration waiver which supports its landmark health reform, State House News Service has just reported that a deal has been struck. While the … More

    President Calls for Nuclear Energy

    Speaking to a group of welders in Euclid, Ohio, yesterday, President Bush called for an expansion of commercial nuclear power to alleviate America’s dependence on foreign oil. In his speech at Lincoln Electric Co., self-described as the welding capital of the world, Bush focused largely on energy prices and offered … More

    Shouldn't Reagan Be the Standard?

    Last week The Hoover Institution’s Peter Robinson posted a chart at The Corner that he said could “only be termed, alas, Republican overspending—that is, the enormous increase in domestic spending during this administration, most of which, of course, took place while the GOP held not only the White House but … More