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george w. bush

14 articles

He Remade Our World

Dick Cheney and the political history of warrantless surveillance.


In the Darkness of Dick Cheney

“And yet we live still in Cheney’s world. All around us are the consequences of those decisions.”


Smokey and the Bandit

How Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder, with a little help from the Bush Administration, got 140 trees chopped down in a national park to improve his view and ruined the life of a park ranger in the process.


The Seduction of George W. Bush

President Bush’s strange friendship with Vladimir Putin.


Truth or Consequences

The story behind the story that ended Dan Rather’s career.


Dubya and Me

On witnessing the transformation of George W. Bush over 25 years.


The Confessions of 'Curveball'

How an Iraqi expat conned the United States, without ever once being interviewed by an American official, into making the case that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. “Believe me, there was no other way to bring about freedom to Iraq.”


"Damn Right," I Said

On George W. Bush’s memoir, Decision Points.


Me Talk Presidential One Day

A Bush speechwriter tells all.


Double Exposure

A profile of Valerie Plame and Joe Wilson, published at the height of the controversy.


The Founders’ Great Mistake

The founding fathers deserve at least some of the blame for the worst presidencies in American history—they created an office that’s vaguely defined and ripe for abuse. Plus: how to fix it.


The Marriage Cure

In an Oklahoma City neighborhood usually left off city maps, the federal government is implementing its $300 million anti-poverty plan: teaching poor Americans how to get married.


The Falling Man

In the days after 9/11, a photo of an unknown man falling from the South Tower appeared in publications across the globe. This is the story of that photograph, and of the search to find the man pictured in it.