Jeb Implodes Over Iraq

Jeb Invades Iraq

*+-Brent Budowsky: Bush’s two-day implosion of confusion about his position on the Iraq War, which he may or may not get right on his third try, will do severe and lasting damage to his presidential prospects.

The GOP’s Daddy Issues

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*+-Tina Dupuy: Apparently the tipping point in B-more needs to be met with boilerplate from people running for president. Blah blah moral code. Blah blah family structure. Blah blah idle blather tax cuts Benghazi Monica Lewinsky ISIS.

Jeb Bush: Foregone Conclusion

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*+-Tom Degan: As much damage as that family has managed to do to this country over a period of nearly half a century, I find it ironic and amazing that any of them can still be taken seriously by anyone.

Cuba: Normal Is Radical

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*+-John Peeler: Normalization of relations with Cuba is no doubt the most radical step Obama has taken in a presidency largely marked by caution and incrementalism.

Handling the Bush Family’s Business

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*+-JP Sottile: the mainstream media has a long history of bending over backwards to help handle the Bush family’s substantial pile of baggage. Like a team of personal skycaps, they’ve dutifully stored it in the deep, dark memory hole we call “the past.”

George P. Bush Preps for 2038

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*+-Victoria Defrancesco Soto: At the national level there is much discussion of Bush fatigue. With talk of P./47’s father, Jeb Bush, jumping in the race, the question is whether enough time has passed for Americans to forget about the foreign and domestic failures of George W. Bush.

My Vision for Revitalizing Public Education

*+-Mark Naison: I think you begin with creating a child-friendly environment. That means sharply reducing the number of tests, leaving ample room for exercise and play, giving primacy to the arts, and having instructions in subject areas, when possible, incorporate hands-on learning and project based activity.

Let’s Stop Talking About 2016!

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*+-Randy Shaw: Americans may “hate” politics, but the media cannot get enough of it. Since Obama’s re-election we have been deluged with stories not simply about Hillary Clinton, but also about Republicans Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush positioning themselves for runs in 2016.

Isaac: The Political Gods’ Gift to the GOP

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*+-Nomiki Konst: Scrap the Lynyrd Skynyrd concert! Cancel the Michele Bachmann movie screening! Hurricane Isaac is billowing in, forcing the RNC to deconstruct, reevaluate and hone in on its core message: The Future.

Trayvon’s Punch

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*+-Robert Illes: Anyway, for me, at least there is the newly minted image that Trayvon went down fighting for his life – “standing his ground,” don’t you know, in the spirit of Jeb Bush’s NRA written law.