George Bush

Four Presidents

I find it interesting how hard it is to please the critics of Presidents. Let me give you some examples. Democrats mocked George Bush for being a flip-flopper after he famously said, “Read my lips: No new taxes” then he agreed (with the Democrat-controlled Congress) to the biggest tax increase in American history.  Later, Democrats […]

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A Foreign Policy Revelation

One thing I sometimes tell my history students is that generally when a country/kingdom has a conflict with another power, the citizens rally around their leader (at least over the short term).  That’s why sometimes in history leaders have started trouble.  If they are feeling the heat from their people, a little war here or

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Joe Biden: Pros and Cons

            By the time you read this, there’s a good chance John McCain will already have named his VP.  Maybe I’ll write about that for next week’s blog, but for now let’s look at the choice of Barack Obama: Joe Biden.             I actually had a student, Zak Bednar, say to me months ago that

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