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  • Originally published 06/15/2015

    Not the Bush You Think He Is

    Jennifer Senior

    Jeb Bush is more ruthless than he looks, more conservative than moderates like to believe, and possibly more appealing to Latinos than Marco Rubio.

  • Originally published 05/30/2015

    Wrong question was asked of Jeb Bush--here's the right one

    Jonathan Zimmerman

    Our original sin was turning a blind eye to Saddam Hussein’s use of WMDs against his fellow Iraqis. And we’re still stumbling around in the dark, as Bashar Assad repeats a history that we would just as soon forget.

  • Originally published 05/27/2015

    Jeb Bush Re-Writes the History of the Iraq War

    Joseph A Palermo

    Nothing illustrates better the moral and intellectual bankruptcy of the Republican war hawks who call themselves presidential candidates than their attempts to whitewash the history of how this nation went to war in Iraq.

  • Originally published 05/14/2015

    The False Iraq War Gotcha Narrative

    Max Boot

    An honest accounting leaves plenty of blame all around—it doesn’t feed a simple “gotcha” narrative where supporters of the invasion were all evil and opponents of it all good.

  • Originally published 12/22/2014

    Jeb Bush can win it all

    Julian Zelizer

    Ever since "Bridge-gate" threatened to derail the once "inevitable" nomination of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as the Republican presidential candidate for 2016, Jeb Bush has been hinting that he might jump into the fray. Now he has.

  • Originally published 04/23/2013

    Keli Goff: Do We Need Any More Clintons or Bushes?

    Keli Goff is The Root's political correspondent. Follow her on Twitter.(The Root) -- Largely overlooked amid the wall-to-wall coverage of the Boston terror attacks was some intriguing and potentially important political news. Former President George W. Bush weighed in on speculation regarding his brother former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's presidential prospects, saying that he hopes his sibling runs for the nation's highest office in 2016.If Bush runs, it is unlikely that he will be the only familiar name on the ballot. It is widely believed that former first lady-turned-Senator-turned-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will also run. This means that regardless of political party, the White House could soon be occupied by a familiar name and family. 2016 might just end up feeling a bit like a flashback from A Christmas Carol -- except, instead of all of us taking a stroll down memory lane to revisit Christmases past, we'll be visiting elections past.Here's a question for American voters: Are political dynasties actually good for America?