He was an architect of one of the most important environmental achievements of the past three decades.
Jonathan RauchDon't forget (tho many do) that #Bush41 signed the law that cleaned up acid rain, @davidfrum says. And also don't forget: The Americans with Disabilities Act! I thought it would be a disaster; glad to have been wrong.
The death of George H.W. Bush has inspired high praise from across the international political spectrum. This is largely because America’s 41st president (1989–1993) was almost above politics as we know it today. ‘[B]y temperament ...
Jonathan RauchGood assessment by Australian Tom Switzer of the balanced realism that made #Bush41 so effective on foreign policy.
The New Republic | May 22, 2000 IN early 1998, if you had rummaged through the questions that pollsters tuck in, almost as afterthoughts, at the end of their surveys, you might have noticed something peculiar. Gallup asked people whether...
Jonathan RauchYes, #Bush41 was an honorable, decent, and brave man. But let's not forget his extraordinary record in office. In a 2000 @newrepublic cover story, we put him on Mt. Rushmore. History will show we called it right. He will be sorely missed.
Jonathan RauchNow is a good time to remember that GHW Bush was the best president since Ike. By tackling tough problems, he made Reagan and Clinton look good--and, for tackling those problems, he paid the political price. History will judge him kindly. Requiescat.
Donald Trump's negotiating style – “shout loudly and carry a white flag” – may seem incoherent and dishonest, but it has been spectacularly successful for him. And he's about to use it again with China.
Jonathan RauchHere's a characteristically shrewd take from Anatole @Kaletsky on why POTUS is about to back down in his confrontation with China.
The 2018 Minnesota election results reflected and amplified four important trends in the national midterm vote. Several of those tendencies have ominous implications for the Republican Party in the…
Jonathan RauchMore evidence, from Minnesota and midwest, that Trump's polarizing base-only strategy is failing and has maxed out. The Middle America giant is stirring. Republicans, do not follow this guy off the cliff. @Peter_Wehner
One week ago, three distinct but overlapping currents combined to shift tidal forces in America's midterm elections – and smash the Republican Party's congressional fortress.
Jonathan RauchMore evidence, via @JohnJHarwood, that the 2018 blue wave was bigger than the House/Senate results make it seem. Huge Dem turnout increases. Geography and gerrymandering buffered GOP, but the underlying numbers look bad for them.