Bush Administration

Gina Haspel and the Revival of the Torture Era

Trump's nominee for CIA Director puts in a positively Bushian performance during her confirmation hearings.

By Nathan Pippenger

An Important Test for the "Keep Walking" Theory

Gina Haspel's nomination for CIA Director belies the idea that the country has "moved past" the torture era.

By Nathan Pippenger

The Rove Legacy

He concedes nothing. He accepts no responsibility. He blames liberals. Why Karl Rove is still an icon for today's Republicans.

By Thomas B. Edsall


The past eight years of the George W. Bush Administration have seen significant restrictions of individual liberty. Much of the impetus for these restrictions has come from the tragedy of September 11 and its complex aftermath: War inevitably magnifies the...

By Geoffrey Stone