Bush Administration Essays

  • Batman and the Bush Administration

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    a murky world where moral decisions have to be made in order to stop evil. Because of this, The Dark Knight seems to be an allegory for the War on Terrorism. This paper will look at how the Joker represents terrorism, while Batman represents George Bush and his administration’s War on Terror. The Dark Knight opens with a predictable bank robbery. Masked robbers enter a bank, fire a few shots, and try to crack a safe. During the sequence a few of the thugs are discussing who exactly the Joker is.

  • Similarities between Obama and Bush Administrations

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    I certainly agree, to some degree, that both administrations are quite similar in some respects to the characterization that is being put forth. However, it would suffice to say that they are not absolutely continuations of Bush 43’s policies but rather amplification in some matters and a complete change in others. On the use of drones, NYT’s Peter M. Singer (“Do Drones Undermine Democracy?”) makes the comprehensive argument that the use of drones goes against the how wars are meant to be fought—human

  • 9/11: Administration's Role In The Bush Administration

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    Early in the Administration long before 9/11 attack and war talk CIA Director George Tenet knew that Iraq was going to be a concern for Bush administration. Andy Card the president Chief of staff had a conversation with President Bush about the role of the president. He told the President you are the only one will be able to make the decision to send young men and women to war. September 11 change President Bush thought process about all the responsibility of a president, September 11 made the

  • Quantitative Easing During the Bush and Obama Administrations

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    their power to change interest rates and buy massive amounts of financial assets, the Federal Reserve System applied more influence over economic growth and the employment rate in recent times than any other government entity. During the Obama administration it’s been used to sustain the financial system after the Wall Street meltdown in 2008; it also gave the economy extraordinarily methods of support during the recession such as purchases of securities, the creation of new lending platforms and

  • Social, Economic and Global Conflict’s During the Reagan and Bush Administrations

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    Social, Economic and Global Conflict’s During the Reagan and Bush Administrations In 1980, Ronald Reagan was elected President of the United States, taking over the country from President Carter. Many issues existed when Reagan took office, during his presidency more would follow and continue into the George H. W. Bush presidency. Marc Cornman who was a young family man during both of these administrations recalls the problems and benefits of the mid to late 1980’s. His family was low-income building

  • The Realist Approach To The Bush Administration

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    The foreign policy that President Barrack Obama reflects in his administration is shown by the realist approach that tackles difficult issues. How can we address this problem in such a way that will be beneficial to the international community and importantly the interests of the United States? During the presidency of George W. Bush, the foreign policy of the U.S. mainly focused on the spread of democracy to regions that were considered in need of that type of political system. “Under President

  • The Boondocks

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    Boondocks, which “stars two amusingly surly African American kids who live with their grandfather in a white middle-class suburb” is known for mocking issues that range from entertainment news (such as Whitney Houston), to political news (like the Bush administration). His most recent subject, however, may prove to be too controversial even for this strip, which is famous for it’s satirical attitude. Within two weeks of the September 11th attacks, McGruder had addressed the national crisis addressing Americans’

  • Saddam Hussein: The U.S Portrayal of Evil Encarnate

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    Saddam Hussein: The U.S Portrayal of Evil Encarnate When Iraq invaded and occupied the country of Kuwait in August 1990, the Bush administration was faced with several dilemmas. From a foreign policy point of view, this action could greatly destabilize the balance of power in a part of the world that was vital to U.S. interests. The United States was dependant on a continuous flow of oil to drive its economic machine, which Kuwait supplied greatly. In addition, this move would put more power

  • Euthanasia in Oregon

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    that Ashcroft’s reversal of the 1997 Supreme Court ruling does not prohibit medically assisted suicide in Oregon. However, it does forbid the usage of federally controlled drugs to kill a patient. The conclusion of the article talks about the Bush administration commending the decision and how Ashcroft sent out a DEA administrator to implement the new ... ... middle of paper ... ... of his explanations are unclear and vague, making the reader want to do additional research on the subject. Sarasohn’s

  • Cause and Effect Essay - The Causes of Terror

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    Terror There are (at least) three kinds of causes of radical Islamic terrorism: i. Worldview: The Religious Rationale ii. Social and Political Conditions: Cultures of Despair iii. Means: The Enabling Conditions The Bush administration has discussed only the third: The means that enable attacks to be carried out. These include: leadership (e.g., bin Laden), host countries, training facilities and bases, financial backing, cell organization, information networks, and so on

  • The Pros and Cons of Welfare Reform

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    Clinton administration. This plan was not received well since it had put a five year lifetime limit on receiving welfare and did not supply the necessary accommodations to help people in poverty follow this guideline. Under the impression that people could easily have found a job and worked their way out of poverty in five years, the plan was passed in 1996 and people in poverty were immediately forced to start looking for jobs. When the TANF Act was up for renewal earlier this year, the Bush administration

  • Bush Administration: No Child Left Behind

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    Grounds: In 2002, the Bush Administration set forward a plan to improve school education. They were determined to fix the achievement gap between white students and students of color, while also aiming to support those who have been historically disadvantaged. So, they implemented the NCLB act. Today this law affects Elementary and Secondary Education by enforcing regulations that require all states to provide schools with a curriculum that will improve students understanding of math, reading, and

  • Media Campaigns in the SUV Debate

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    and jolting our leaders into taking action.” To meet these goals the Detroit Project has produced and aired two tv spots that suggest that operating an SUV provides funds to terrorist groups. The ads are patterned after ads put out by the Bush administration that imply that funding illegal drug-dealing provides money that ends up in the hands of terrorists. The script of the first Detroit Project ad reads: "I helped hijack an airplane. I helped blow up a nightclub. So what if it gets 11 miles

  • 2001 USA Patriot Act is Unconstitutional and Ineffective

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    and the lack of checks and balances in relation to the USA Patriot Act. II. Background After the September 11th terrorist attacks, America was understandably frightened that this could happen again. Less than a week after the attacks the Bush administration introduced legislation that included items which had previously been voted down, sometimes repeatedly, by Congress. (Surveillance Under the USA Patriot Act) The Senate version of the Patriot Act, which closely resembled the legislation requested

  • The US War on Drugs in Latin America

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    the war on drugs has been a series of lost battles. Failed expectations in Panama, Colombia and Bolivia provide glaring examples. The US invaded Panama in 1989 and removed leader Manuel Noriega from power. Prior to Noriega’s arrest, the Bush administration had portrayed him as a “linchpin” in the narcotics drug trade. However, after his capture and imprisonment on drug charges,the drug trade went on unaffected. Drug trafficking actually increased through Panama (Fishlow 120). In 1995, the

  • Afghanistan

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    blame. I am ashamed to see what some of the people from my country have done, but I am not ashamed to say that Afghanistan is my home country” Sameer tells me in my personal interview with him. “Alliance Doesn’t want to shift focus to Iraq…Bush Administration understood the alliance’s preoccupied with Afghanistan” (Slavin 10A). “You read it all over the news how bad Afghanistan has been since September 11, 2001” he adds. Sameer grow-up with his mother and father, and older brother. They all moved

  • United States and French Relationship

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    not be dismissed as isolated and juvenile posturing on the part of the American people. Rather, the visceral reaction to French reluctance to follow the Bush administration into Iraq should be addressed as a substantive and not simply cosmetic distrust Americans share of the French. Kantian country In France, the “renegade cowboy” George W. Bush is anathema to a country more comfortable with shades of gray than the black and white lenses with which the United States views the world. The US and

  • monsanto good or evil

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    conclusion changed from "slightly tumorigenic" to "does not appear to be carcinogenic." the Environmental Protection Agency ordered General Electric Co. to spend $460 million to dredge PCBs it had dumped into the Hudson River in the past, perhaps the Bush administration's boldest environmental action to date. The decision was bitterly opposed by the company, but hailed by national conservation groups and many prominent and prosperous residents of the picturesque Hudson River Valley. Anniston is not

  • Politics as Media Spectacle - Arnold Schwarzenegger as Governor

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    sure that their performance is playing well with the public. In an era of media politics, celebrities can become politicians and take on increasingly political roles. Hollywood stars of film and television were prominent opponents of the Bush administration’s 2003 Iraq war, while teams of celebrities were employed by both sides in the California recall election. Arnold Schwarzenegger had a familiar role to play in the California recall election scenario. The people were angry

  • Reproductive Rights

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    reproductive freedoms we now have can be easily taken away. Some people take for granted the accessibility to birth control, condoms, and abortion. President Bush has initiated policies since coming into office that threaten women’s choices. As the Bush administration takes over, it is important for women and men to come together to support women’s rights. “Bush is setting a tone for anti-choice legislation, so I expect that any legislator who is anti-choice will put something in this year,” said Jessica Morgan