The Republicans and their Doomed Ideology
Imagine that you are blindfolded and told that the food you are about to eat is ice cream. It turns out to be chicken liver. Or imagine that you think you are diving into warm water but instead it turns out to be near-freezing.
This is pretty much what it is like to be governed by Republicans, and there is no better case in point than George W. Bush. He, like all Republicans since the 1920s, campaigned as a shrink-the-government man. More incredible to recall, he blasted the "nation building" of Bill Clinton and insisted that the US needed a "humble" foreign policy.Read »