October 21, 2012 |
If you start watching "American Night" at the beginning, or come in somewhere midstream, you might mistake Julian Rosefeldt's film installation for a technically deft piece of collage, a patchwork of snippets appropriated from the cinematic canon. On each of five screens, arranged in a semi-circle at Young Projects, scenes unfurl that look utterly familiar, as if lifted from any number of classic American westerns. There's a lone cowboy on a horse, a tumbleweed rolling through a deserted town, boisterous carousing in a saloon.
October 21, 2012 |
The attack in Benghazi, which killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans, was practically the only foreign policy issue to come up in the second presidential debate, and it's sure to come up again in Monday's final debate, which will be entirely devoted to foreign policy. FOR THE RECORD: Foreign policy: In an Oct. 21 Op-Ed article about the lack of follow-through in U.S. support for Libya's revolution, the United Arab Emirates was misnamed as the United Arab Republic in a list of countries that helped wage war to topple Moammar Kadafi.
October 19, 2012 |
FT. MEADE, Md. -- Top officials in the George W. Bush and Obama administrations, including the two presidents themselves, repeatedly and publicly pronounced a group of senior Al Qaeda leaders guilty in the Sept. 11 conspiracy and created an “unlawful command influence” that pressured the U.S. military to bring capital murder charges against them in a military commission trial, defense lawyers said Friday. The lawyers, speaking at a pretrial hearing at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, asserted that the Washington officials unfairly prejudged their clients.
October 15, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - As he seeks to appeal more to moderates, Mitt Romney is putting new distance between his campaign and some prominent Republican allies who are pressing him to adopt the rousing but politically risky foreign policy principles of former President George W. Bush. The battle to set Romney's foreign policy has raged all year inside his presidential campaign, but has intensified in recent weeks as Republicans have sensed a political opportunity in the Obama administration's shifting characterizations of the terrorist attack that killed four Americans at the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.
October 14, 2012
Re "Quit blaming Bush," Opinion, Oct. 9 At the end of President George W. Bush's eight-year administration, our economy was in shambles. We were losing hundreds of thousands of jobs a month, the banking system was failing and the automobile industry was collapsing. President Obama was left with huge deficits thanks to the Bush tax cuts, two wars and a new Medicare drug benefit. Though conservatives say the Bush tax cuts boosted economic growth, the under-regulated banks were handing out billions in bad loans.
October 10, 2012 |
Former USC star and current Miami Dolphins running back Reggie Bush and his girlfriend, Lilit Avagyan, are expecting a baby. “Yes, I have a little one on the way,” Bush said Tuesday on Miami's "Paul and Young Ron" radio show. “We can't wait. It's an opportunity to bring in new life and raise a child. That's the most special gift to a man and a woman.” While Bush said they don't know the sex of the child yet, perhaps a boy would be best. “If it's a girl I'm going straight to the gun shop to buy some guns,” Bush said.
October 9, 2012 |
"Now Gov. Romney believes that with even bigger tax cuts for the wealthy, and fewer regulations on Wall Street, all of us will prosper. In other words, he'd double down on the same trickle-down policies that led to the crisis in the first place. " - President Obama in an ad released Sept. 27. FOR THE RECORD: Financial crisis: Jonah Goldberg's Oct. 9 column stated that Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) was chairman of the House Financial Services Committee in 2003, and that President Herbert Hoover nearly tripled government spending.
October 4, 2012 |
President George W. Bush became an object of scorn and near-pity eight years ago for some voters watching his first debate with Democratic challenger John F. Kerry. Sitting amid a group of 100 swing voters who assembled to watch the debate at a college auditorium in Pennsylvania, I heard some laugh. Others shook their heads in dismay, as the president smirked or stammered and groped for words - particularly as he tried to defend the troublesome war in Iraq. The crowd had been given portable dial-rating devices to instantly register their feelings about the two presidential contenders.
September 19, 2012 |
The furor over “the 47%” may go down as one of the defining moments of campaign 2012, with many conservatives - such as Rush Limbaugh, Erick Erickson and Mary Matalin - urging Mitt Romney to fully embrace his notion that the “taker” class is ruining America for the “maker” class. Among more moderate Republicans, David Frum, a onetime speechwriter for President George W. Bush,is leading the campaign to have Romney reject the maker/taker construction and focus on less divisive themes.
September 15, 2012 |
Republican leaders are sick and tired of Democrats blaming all the nation's problems on George W. Bush, and of being tarnished by the former president's legacy. From walrus-mustached former U.N Ambassador John Bolton, to Bush's brother Jeb, to Fox News host Sean Hannity (who seldom lets a guest criticize Bush without pointing out that President Obama has been running the country for years), to "tea party" activists who since the 2008 elections have been complaining that Bush's failures could be blamed on the fact that he was not sufficiently conservative, the GOP would seem to wish Bush's name could be erased from the history books.