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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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
A special report on the presidential front-runner who isn’t running—yet.
And just how long are his coattails? Texas politics is always interesting, but the 2002 election—with two formidable tickets, four big races, and a healthy debate over whether this is still a two-party state—promises to be one for the books.
In the campaign for governor, the Republican nominee is out to prove to voters—and himself—that he’s his own George Bush.
Is she a “saccharine phony”? A closet liberal? A foot soldier—or a rebel—in the culture wars? The truth about Laura Bush is that her ambiguity makes her a model first lady: a blank screen upon which the public can project its own ideas about womanhood.
A first read on the Midland librarian in the White House: what she has learned so far and how her life has changed.
In word and deed, the George W. Bush now residing in the White House bears little resemblance to the Texas governor I gladly sent to Washington. That's why I'm so ambivalent about reelecting him.
After spending her adolescence largely out of view (except for a few scrapes with restaurant and bar employees), presidential spawn Jenna Bush is emerging as a public person in her own right. But her return to private life can’t come soon enough.
Who feeds Zuni stew and scrambled eggs to George W. Bush? Meet Sarah Bishop, the young chef at the Governor’s Mansion—and try out some of her favorite recipes.
Eight years ago, the closest presidential election ever was settled in a political street fight. In this oral history of the Florida recount, the victors recall the unbelievable twists and turns that put George W. Bush in the White House.
Joe Hagan profiles the Bush dynasty for New York magazine.
Happy Presidents' Day! Before the three presidents from Texas were politicians they were ... babies. See baby pictures of LBJ, George H.W. Bush, and George W. Bush.
The governor may have taken a break from the campaign trail for Thanksgiving, but that didn’t stop the campaign press corps.
The Huffington Post web site noted yesterday that Rick Perry’s biggest career donor, Bob Perry, has not yet contributed to the governor’s presidential campaign. A likely reason is Rick Perry’s support for legislation that adversely impacts Latinos, such as Voter I.D. laws and sanctuary cities policies. Perry flip-flopped on
(The famous Perini Ranch mesquite-smoked peppered beef tenderloin. Photo by Pat Sharpe)Editor's Note: This guest post is by longtime Texan Jim Shahin, now a resident of Washington, D.C.... and "craving Central Texas barbecue almost every minute of every day," he says. The "Smoke Signals" columnist for the Washingon Post,
I misinterpreted an e-mail that I received from Allbaugh, which I discuss below. Allbaugh was forwarding an article from Huffington Post by Howard Fineman. The headline of the article was highlighted in the e-mail: “Karl Rove created Rick Perry–Now can he stop him?” The rest of my original post
Wayne Slater has an interesting story [this was earlier in the week] — which I am unable to link to, but it is in the Quorum Report — about Karl Rove’s displeasure with Rick Perry’s lack of gratitude toward then-Governor Bush during the 1998 primary races for governor and lieutenant
I am totally dismayed to see that Governor Perry chose Donald Rumsfeld and several of his neoconservative disciples to advise him on foreign affairs. Rumsfeld was the worst secretary of defense in American history. He couldn’t even manage to put armor on humvees. How many young lives did he