The empathic gaze of the Fort Worth artist is on view at Austin’s Blanton Museum this summer and fall.
Can a batch of new books, a documentary, and Donald Trump’s calamitous administration resuscitate the legacy of our 43rd president—and his illustrious family?
After more than four decades as one of the state's top political reporters, Ratcliffe has decided to retire from 'Texas Monthly.'
The 41st president was the oldest living former president in the history of the United States
The 41st president's death comes less than eight months after that of his wife, Barbara.
On our latest podcast, a timely chat about Kavanaugh, Beto, and Mueller with the creator and cohost of Showtime’s 'The Circus.'
Presidents past and present, as well as leaders from across the political spectrum, mourn the death of the former first lady.
She was only the second woman in U.S. history to have been married to one president and the mother of a second president.
As I have aged and faced my own challenges as a female on this planet, I have come to a different understanding of Barbara Bush.
In an announcement, the former first lady has decided against any further medical treatment and will focus on comfort care.
George P. struggles in his reelection campaign, and George W. finds his approval rating soaring as Americans compare him to President Trump.
Without naming Trump, Bush bashes nativism, protectionism, bigotry, and bullying.
Our favorite political reads of the week.
George W. Bush, portraitist.
Can lawmakers invest in the future of Texas children with $2.8 billion less to spend?
A new biography takes a hard look at our forty-third president’s foreign policy record, with assessments that often stand in stark contrast with Bush's own verdict on his presidency.
The grandson of a president. The nephew of a president. And the son of a candidate who’s currently on the stump. Such is the reality for George P. Bush, the state’s first-term land commissioner and the newest face of the family dynasty. But what course is he setting for himself?
On Thursday, the president said that Congress had left him no choice but to act alone. Conservatives can argue otherwise.
His "World Leaders" series of portraits opened last week at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, albeit to mixed reviews. What should the former President paint next?
A look back at the 1994 campaign for governor.
No matter how you feel about him, hearing the former President declare, "Well, uh, I've become a, uh, painter" over the faint strains of "Good King Wencelas" is pretty darn charming.
In Dallas, our newly not-so-unpopular forty-third president tries to bend the arc of history’s judgment.
The opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Center went smoothly, complete with blue skies and warm feelings. There were a few protestors with signs on the SMU campus, but they were stationed a long distance from the area occupied by the presidents–and out of their sight. The best description
The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum opened today. Americans are still trying to figure out how we feel about that.
Looking back on 43 as the the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum opens its doors.
The George W. Bush Presidential Center will be dedicated by the ex-prez this week and is opening to the public May 1. Visitors will get a chance to judge for themselves how history will view the 43rd president, and a new poll suggests his legacy will be more positive than
1. Independent WomanOn May 24, Twentieth Century Fox will release the computer-animated movie Epic, in which Beyoncé, arguably the biggest star of our time, will voice the role of Queen Tara, the empress of a microscopic kingdom. What could be more appropriate?Think about it. Over the past year or so,
And tells readers to wish him a "Happy Iraq War Day."
He signs his landscapes, dog portraits, and bath scenes "43."
“I get to see things other people don’t get to see.”
Ten years after their remarkable fall from grace, no one is quite sure why the onetime Nashville darlings tumbled so far—and never got back up.
Just surveying the property will cost up to $25,000.
Why Texas should think about raising the minimum wage—and why doing so might not be such a good idea in other states.
Does the George W. Bush presidential library need some art? A hacker who goes by "Guccifer" may have rustled up some options.
G.B. Trudeau worked the Alamo, SXSW, Bush, Perry, and an Aggie joke into six Doonesbury strips about Texas secession, but unlike his sonogram law series, hardly anybody noticed.
Peter Beinart of the Daily Beast argues that it's George W. Bush—and the way the country feels about his presidency—that will determine the 2012 election.
Exploring the culinary preferences of George W. Bush, George H.W. Bush, and Lyndon Baines Johnson.
Only 29 percent of Texans would support Perry for a fourth full term.
George W. Bush's post presidency has been marked by silence. What has he been up to?
In a Q&A with the Atlantic, Kentucky senator Rand Paul handicaps his father's presidential campaign and its larger impact on the Republican Party.
In 2004 Dan Rather tarnished his career forever with a much-criticized report on George W. Bush’s National Guard service. Eight years later, the story behind the story can finally be told: what CBS’s top-ranking newsman did, what the president of the United States didn’t do, and how some feuding Texas
By now we've heard plenty about how smart senior presidential adviser Karl Rove is, and how he's the most powerful political consultant of all time, and how he delights Republicans and bedevils Democrats. But how did the man who made George W. Bush famous get to be famousand infamoushimself?
October 26, 2010, Dallas.
Two years after leaving office under a cloud of controversy, with a historically low approval rating, George W. Bush is reentering the spotlight and, with the groundbreaking of his library, launching his post-presidency. The question is, What will he do now?
George W. Bush says he doesn’t have time to think about his legacy, but the rest of us have no such trouble. We asked some of the smartest people we could think of—prize-winning historians, presidential scholars, White House vets—to predict how 43 will be judged and to suggest what, if
Preston Hollow gets its Bush back.
A special report on the presidential front-runner who isn’t running—yet.
What Bush could learn from Nixon, Carter, and Clinton.
Sophisticated, likable politician? Arrogant, not-ready- for-prime-time player? Rick Perry is both—as well as the presumptive next governor of Texas.
Comparing Rick Perry's 2010 campaign to George W. Bush's 1998 reelection campaign.