Category Archives: Richard Cheney

President Nixon: Alone in the White House 9

On page 287 of President Nixon: Alone in the White House, Richard Reeves states: “If that deficit spending would entice more private spending, by both corporations and consumers, then the Republican president was now ready to buy into the pump-priming … Continue reading

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Take It Back 4: The Iraq War

My latest reading of Take It Back: Our Party, Our Country, Our Future, by James Carville and Paul Begala, was about national security.  Essentially, Carville and Begala criticized how George W. Bush’s handled 9/11—-both the events leading up to it … Continue reading

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Paul Krugman’s The Conscience of a Liberal 2

In my latest reading of The Conscience of a Liberal, Paul Krugman tells a typical left-wing narrative, and yet he also diverges from it, in areas.  Where Krugman echoed the typical left-wing narrative was in his argument that a number … Continue reading

Posted in Political Philosophy, Politics, Richard Cheney, Ronald Reagan

More Stephen Hayes

Tomorrow, I will finish and return Stephen Hayes’ biography of Cheney, so I want to take this opportunity to share some more of its jewels. The book is Cheney: The Untold Story of America’s Most Powerful and Controversial Vice President … Continue reading

Posted in Current Events, George W. Bush, Politics, Richard Cheney, Ronald Reagan

Stephen Hayes Busts Some Myths

I’m currently reading Stephen F. Hayes’ Cheney (New York: HarperCollins, 2007), which is based on hours of exclusive interviews. On Saturday night, I read the chapter entitled “Dick Cheney: New Democrat?” That was about the Vice-President’s recent conversion to neo-conservative … Continue reading

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How Cheney Became a Conservative

I remember when George W. Bush chose Dick Cheney as his running mate. An African-American Republican friend of mine was rather disappointed. “This guy has a record that is so conservative. More than that, it is unthinkingly conservative,” he said. … Continue reading

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