George W. Bush
(see also Presidential Politics, 2000 Election & 2004 Election)
Bush's War on Honest Economics, Noam Scheiber, New Republic (4/29/02). Undermining independence of Council of Economic Advisors.
George W. Bush's Resume. Kelley Kramer, BuzzFlash (4/23/03).
Questionable Ties: Tracking Bin Laden's Money Flow Leads Back to Midland, Texas. Wayne Madsen, In These Times. Bush family's financial dealings with individuals/banks connected to bin Laden/al-Qaeda.
On the Web: Specialized Sites
Buzzflash. Keeps tabs day by day on the Bush Administration's abuses of power.
Carlson, Tucker. "Devil may care," Talk (9/99). Brief encounter with G.W. Bush shows meanness of character.
Confessore, Nicholas. "Welcome to the machine: how the GOP disciplined K Street and made Bush supreme," Washington Monthly (7-8/03):31-37..
Hitchens, Christopher. "Thinking like an apparatchik," Atlantic Monthly (8-9/03): 129-142.
Lemann, Nicholas. "The controller," New Yorker (5/12/03):68-83. On Karl Rove.
Fallows, James. "When George meets John," Atlantic Monthly (7-8/04). Charts decline in President's rhetorical & debating skills since he took office.
Prejean, Helen. "Death in Texas," NY Review (1/13/05). 1998 Karla Faye Tucker case revealed a good deal about characters of then-governor George W. Bush & his legal counsel, Alberto R. Gonzales.
Price, Joseph M. "Letter," Atlantic Monthly (10/04):14. Physician's reasoned argument, based on public information rather than direct examination, that President's recurrent "confabulation" & other difficulties of expression cannot be explained by learning disabilities, suggesting rather a diagnosis of "presenile dementia."
In the Library: Non-Fiction Books
Alterman, Eric & Mark Green. The Book on Bush: How George W. Bush (Mis)Leads America (NY: Viking, 2004).
Bonifaz, John. Warrior-King: The Case for Impeaching George W. Bush (NY: Nation, 2003).
Burbach, Roger & Jim Tarbell. Imperial Overstretch: George W. Bush & the Hubris of Empire (NY: Zed, 2004).
Byrd, Robert C. Losing America: Confronting a Reckless & Arrogant Presidency (NY: Norton, 2004).
Corn, David. The Lies of George Bush: Mastering the Politics of Deception (NY: Crown, 2003).
Dean, John W. Worse than Watergate: The Secret Presidency of George W. Bush (NY: Little, Brown, 2004).
Drew, Elizabeth. Fear & Loathing in George Bush's Washington (NY: NY Review, 2004).
Fritz, Ben; Bryan Keefer & Brendan Nyhan. All the President's Spin: George W. Bush, the Media, & the Truth (NY: Simon & Schuster, 2004).
Frum, David. The Right Man: The Surprise Presidency of George W. Bush (NY: Random House, 2003).
Hilliard, Brian; Tom Lansford & Robert P. Watson (eds.) George W. Bush: Evaluating the President at Midterm (Albany NY: SUNY, 2004).
Ivins, Molly & Lou DuBose. Shrub: The Short but Happy Political Life of George W. Bush (NY: Random House, 2000).
__________. Bushwhacked (NY: Random House, 2003).
Kaplan, Esther. With God on Their Side: How Christian Fundamentalists Trampled Science, Policy, & Democracy in George Bush's White House (NY: New Press, 2004).
Kengor, Paul. God & George W. Bush: A Spiritual Life (NY: Regan, 2004).
Kessler, Ronald. A Matter of Character: Inside the White House of George W. Bush (NY: Sentinel, 2004).
Kraus, John; Kevin J. McMahon & David M. Rankin (eds.) Transformed by Crisis: The Presidency of George W. Bush & American Politics (NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004).
Minutaglio, Bill. First Son: George W. Bush & the Bush Family Dynasty (NY: Times, 2003).
Moens, Alexander. The Foreign Policy of George W. Bush: Values, Strategy & Loyalty (Burlington VT: Ashgate, 2004).
Moore, James & Wayne Slater. Bush's Brain: How Karl Rove Made George W. Bush Presidential (Hoboken NJ: Wiley, 2003).
Nichols, John. Dick: The Man Who is President (NY: New Press, 2004).
Phillips, Kevin. American Dynasty: Aristocracy, Fortune & the Politics of Deceit in the House of Bush (NY: Viking, 2004)
Renshon, Stanley A. In His Father's Shadow: The Transformations of George W. Bush (NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004).
Schier, Steven E. (ed.) High RIsk & Big Ambition: The Presidency of George W. Bush (Pittsburgh PA: U. of Pittsburgh, 2004).
Singer, Peter. The President of Good & Evil: The Ethics of George W. Bush (NY: Dutton, 2004).
Suskind, Ron. The Price of Loyalty: George W. Bush, the White House, & the Education of Paul O'Neill (NY: Simon & Schuster, 2004).
Unger, Craig. House of Bush, House of Saud: The Secret Relationship between the World's Two Most Powerful Dynasties (NY: Scribner, 2004).
In the Library: Fiction
Palacek, Mike. The Truth (?: Writers Publishing Cooperative,2003). Administration's shortcomings as viewed by an Iowa postman.