The need for A Bird in the Bush: Failed Domestic Policies of the George W. Bush
Administration was sparked by what many informed and responsible Americans
have seen as serious blunders committed by President George W. Bush during
his first term of office. Especially troublesome is the 2005 Inaugural Address.
This second inaugural address illustrates how “Bush II” is derailing the purpose
of America as a nation. (It is analyzed in the introduction.)
Bush II could not perform this derailing all on his own. He had help.
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Within a few months after al Qaeda’s unlawful terroristic attacks inside the
United States on September 11, 2001, the Bush administration embarked
on a “dirty war” response to terrorism involving methods of detention,
treatment, and interrogation that Vice President Cheney had generalized
as responses on “the dark side.
On August 1, 1990, Iraqi troops rolled into Kuwait. During the two
weeks prior to the invasion, members of the U.S. intelligence community
had monitored the deployment of Iraqi forces, and several of
them had concluded that Saddam Hussein intended to invade
Kuwait. The intelligence evaluators forwarded their analyses to the
top members of George H. W. Bush’s administration, who refused to
validate the conclusions until just a few hours before the start of the
The philosopher Wilhelm Dilthey believed that historians who
judge past events by the standards of later eras are acting ahistorically
and arbitrarily. It was more valid and illuminating, he
suggested, to ask whether earlier statesmen’s actions were internally
consistent and well-aligned with existing circumstances, an
approach that he called “immanent critique.”1
In judging contemporary climate policies, some scientists and
environmental activists resemble the historians of whom Dilthey
Confronting a terrorist threat that struck the
American homeland on September 11,
2001, President George W. Bush responded by
laying out a bold foreign policy and national
security strategy with few precedents in the modern
record of American diplomacy. To deal with
the threat of global terror, Bush did not explore a
reconfiguration of the global balance of power,
as, in very different ways, his father had at the
end of the Cold War and Richard Nixon had
in the early 1970s.
In late 2002 an increasingly heated debate arose within the United
Nations Security Council about the merits of using force to disarm and
depose Saddam Hussein’s regime in Iraq. The Bush Administration
gave the Council an ultimatum: uphold the rule of international law,
expressed in numerous Council resolutions calling on the regime to disarm,
or follow the League of Nations into the dustbin of history. If the
Council would not license the use of force, the United States would lead
a ‘Coalition of the Willing’ to defend the rule of law and protect international
Project Head Start has been one of the most popular and enduring legacies of
President Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society.. Although questions remain
about the long-term effectiveness of current Head Start projects, Republicans
as well as Democrats support its expansion and improvement.
One recent suggestion for improving Head Start involves enhancing its educational
From stem cell research to intelligent design to global warming, political conflict over science is heating up.
In his 2005 bestseller, The Republican War on Science, journalist Chris Mooney made the case that, again and again, even overwhelming scientific consensus has met immovable political obstacles. And, again and again, those obstacles have arisen on the right—from the Bush administration, from coalitions of Republicans and from individually powerful Republicans.
Grossman (1995) offers three main explanations as to how exactly income affects the
environment. First, is the ‘scale effect of income on the ‘environment’. As more outputs are
produced, more inputs (natural resources included) are required and more wastes and
emissions as by-products are created during the process. Thus, resulting in the use of more
natural resources to provide inputs and at the same time more polluting by-products leading
to the degradation of the environment. Second, is the technology composition effect.
Is the rule of law optional for liberal democratic societies? In the wake of
the attacks on the United States on 11 September 2001, the Bush administration
seemed to say that it is. And in the wake of the attacks on London
in July of 2005, Tony Blair has indicated that the rule of law is a luxury,
dispensable when the going gets rough.
A central philosophy of an integrated
approach to water resources management
is that water should be managed at the
lowest appropriate level. This means taking
a basin approach where appropriate and
decentralizing decision making, usually
with increasing input and role for various
stakeholders with an interest in how water
resources are allocated and management
decisions are being made.
In Thanks for the Memories, George, author and Onion contributor Mike Loew takes a humorous–yet furious–look at the last eight years of the Bush administration. From the botched evidence for the war in Iraq to the...
This work addresses a policy initiative by the Federal Administration to apply United States
Department of Energy (DOE) research to broadening the country’s domestic production of
economic, flexible, and secure sources of energy fuels. President Bush stated in his 2006 State of
the Union Address: “America is addicted to oil.
During the Bush II administration, I became concerned about
changes in the rules on short selling. Along with Republican Senator
Johnny Isaakson, I wrote to SEC Chair Mary Schapiro, asking her to
follow up on her confirmation hearing pledge to look into reinstat-ing the “uptick rule,” which had been removed in what former SEC
Chair Chris Cox admitted had been a mistake. Short sellers play an
important role in maintaining an orderly market. But there also are
predatory bears. If not policed, they could have a devastating effect
by creating a never-ending, negative feedback loop.
Greenway has also structured its offerings to physician practices into multi-year business
plans mirroring President Bush’s and former Secretary Thompson’s own Framework for
Strategic Action to ensure that healthcare providers will have quality software solutions
that inform clinical practices, interconnect clinicians, personalize patient care and
improve the overall population health.