George W. Bush official portrait

George W. Bush: A Uniter, Not A Divider

It would be an understatement of biblical proportions to write that November 4, 2008 went badly for the Republicans. The dust is still settling, but it is clear the Democrats picked up at least 6 Senate seats and 19 House seats. Obama won the Presidency handily, with a comfortable margin in the Electoral College and…

Bob Woodward 'Plan of Attack'

Bob Woodward ‘Plan of Attack’ (book review)

Bob Woodward’s Plan of Attack is a must-read for students of government, and is an invaluable source of information on how the Iraq war was formulated and put into action. Through interviews with all of the principals (including a three and a half hour interview with George W. Bush), Woodward constructs an intimate portrayal of…

War in Iraq | An Illegal and Dangerous Precedent

Generally speaking, anti-war activists address war in Iraq in human terms, emphasizing the mass destruction of homes and terrible carnage inflicted on the Iraqi civilian population by U.S. military force. Images of mangled bodies are accompanied by ominous estimates of the ultimate costs of rebuilding Iraq. Activists also offer the simple answer that war in…