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So the truth is out: George W. Bush lied when he claimed to be worried about Iraq's alleged weapons of mass destruction.

It would be so much easier if the Bush Administration just dropped the confusing pretension of an earnest campaign for truth, international cooperation and the rule of law.

On October 4, 2001--less than a month after that horrific day--George W.
Bush and the members of his National Security Council were nailing down
the details of the coming war in Afghanistan.

Bush's Gulf of Credibility

The President's State of the Union address deepened the gulf between
word and deed. Poll-tested packaging hid the untruths within.

Let me tell you about the state of the union: It's lousy. The only real question is whether the President doesn't know it or just doesn't care.

Affirmative action, so long distorted by its critics, makes an easy political target.

"Ask for a lawyer immediately upon your arrest," reads the little
informational card the ACLU hands out to citizens.

A continuation of the current situation will undermine Israeli
democracy.

Blogs

Compared to Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty's plan for tax reform, the Bush tax cuts are a quaint example of fiscal restraint.

June 16, 2011

Whether or not torture procured any clues leading to bin Laden’s death, Trump's birther base can obsess over it, magnifying every rumor out of all proportion.

May 5, 2011

The ACLU and the Alliance for Justice are right: the Justice Department must respond to the former president's admitted violations of laws banning torture. But it should not stop there. The Senate should examine Bush's abuse of the Constitution.

November 15, 2010

When John Kerry appeared at the convention for the most important speech of his lifetime, he showed how the screw can turn. What was his not-so-secret weapon?

November 9, 2010

Bush's attorney general says that proposals to deny birthright citizenship by altering the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution are wrongheaded.

August 23, 2010

Former Vice President Dick Cheney, who has never been as comfortable fighting the culture wars as most conservatives, has endorsed the repeal of the Pentagon's failed "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" experiment. This is rather a big deal.

February 14, 2010