POTUS

Presidential Barbecue

Jul 9, 2014 By Daniel Vaughn

The Dark Prince of Texas barbecue smoked beef ribs for the POTUS. John Mueller is in Dallas today along with President Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi for a barbecue fundraiser at the home of Marc Stanley just southwest of Forest and 75. John Mueller commented on the president’s…

The Test of Time

Jan 20, 2013 By Paul Begala, Mark McKinnon, H. W. Brands, michael lind, Douglas Brinkley, robert caro, bobby R. Inman, matthew dowd, kathleen hall jamieson and robert dallek

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 anything, he can still do about it.

Lyndon Johnson on the Record

Jan 20, 2013 By Michael Beschloss

Working on his memoir one day in 1969, LBJ spoke more frankly into a tape recorder about the Kennedys, Vietnam, and other subjects than he ever had before. The transcript of that tape has never been published—until now. Michael Beschloss explains its historical significance.

The Man Who Isn’t There

Jan 20, 2013 By Paul Burka

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.

The Swan Song of Ron

Feb 1, 2012 By Nate Blakeslee

This year’s Republican primary will most likely be Ron Paul’s final run for office. And to the surprise of a political establishment that long ago wrote him off, he’s going out on a high note.

George H.W. Bush
FLFW Will See You Now

Jun 30, 2003 By Evan Smith

In a rare interview, George H.W. Bush—a.k.a. the Former Leader of the Free World—disses Newt and the Dixie Chicks, muses on the restorative powers of Maine, and (who'd have imagined?) has nice things to say about the current occupant of the Oval Office.

Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch

Nov 1, 2002 By Pamela Colloff

Once upon a time, the Central Texas town of Crawford was like Mayberry: Everyone knew everyone, no one talked politics, and the air was ripe with the aroma of hogs. Then the leader of the free world bought a little place west of the Middle Bosque River, and nothing was ever the same again.

Happy Babble

Jun 30, 1992 By Gregory Curtis

George H. W. Bush's commencement speech at Southern Methodist University was long on rhetoric and short on specifics.