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Wolfowitz is in trouble. The World Bank leader got his girlfriend a pay
raise, lied about it and alienated his staff. But don't worry--Bush
still thinks he's doing a bang-up job.

By refusing to negotiate at home and abroad, Bush has become isolated and dangerous.

An investigation into Blackwater USA reveals a frightening picture of a politically connected private army that serves as the administration's Praetorian guard.

Why should the Vice President have a national security adviser to begin with?

In just six years, Bush has squandered centuries of American progress. It's time to start repairing the damage.

Are Bush and Cheney so wedded to their delusions that they might
gun the car and head directly over the cliff in a confrontation with
Iran?

Modesty is a virtue, but rather than telling the courts to
practice restraint, the Bush Administration should rein in its own
abuses of power.

As voters expressed their disgust, this election signaled a repudiation of the corrupt Bush regime, a clear antiwar victory and the collapse of the conservative order.

The 109th Congress, led by Republican
Senators McCain, Warner, and Graham and with the acquiescence of many
Democrats, is poised to legalize torture, trials with secret evidence,
and annulment of the right of habeas corpus

As a strike group of six US Naval vessels prepares to deploy to the Persian Gulf, wary critics of the Bush Administration and some members of the military are raising flags that an "October surprise" attack on Iran may be imminent. Others are skeptical.

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Doesn’t our acknowledgment of the abuse prove our fundamental decency?

December 15, 2014

Yoo’s “torture memo“ was part of a Bush administration conspiracy to violate the federal torture act.

December 12, 2014

What the CIA found out about its torture program is much different than what officials have said publicly.

December 10, 2014

Virtually every Bush-era claim about torture doesn’t withstand scrutiny after the investigation.

December 9, 2014

Lawmakers say the CIA redacted “key facts” from a long-awaited investigation into the agency’s cruel interrogation tactics.

August 6, 2014

McConnell finds himself in another tight re-election race with his career on the line, and another crisis in Iraq.

June 19, 2014

There is a model for Dick Cheney’s belief that when it comes to being greeted as liberators, second time’s a charm.

June 18, 2014

The federal government is really bad at preserving records—and this has led to many scandals.

June 18, 2014

He once lobbied for dictators and served as trade czar for George W. Bush. What is he doing on Romney's short list for running mate?

June 25, 2012