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My Turn: Vote 'yes' and history is doomed to repeat

Sometimes politicians get it wrong. And sometimes history repeats itself.In 1990, President George H. W. Bush and a Democratic Congress imposed a 10 percent luxury tax on yachts, saying it would generate $31 million in new revenue annually...
My Turn: Invading Iraq wasn't our worst mistake, saying it's the root cause of the problem. The fallacy in that view is that it would mean that President George H.W. Bush and his people are to blame for the present disaster. Certainly, there is some truth to that, but to see the matter...
Melting the Ice Curtain, Pt. 2

...interview expedition members at stops along the way, but the expedition didn't see the end result. President George H.W. Bush and Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev each wrote letters about the expedition, promoting its importance."You are...
My Turn: Ryan budget means harsh cuts for Alaskans

...take any meaningful action on jobs other than the same tired, "trickle down" arguments that Republican President George H.W. Bush once famously referred to as "voodoo economics."Particularly harsh are the cuts to veterans health care. According...
Push Congress for child care help

...Alaskans should demand the House approve this measure as soon as possible.CCDBG was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush in 1990 to help working families with the cost of child care. It is now the primary federal grant program providing...
Former first lady Barbara Bush remains hospitalized in Houston

...though it wasn't announced until former President George H.W. Bush's office released a statement Tuesday night...the nation's oldest living former president. George H.W. Bush was released in January 2013 after he spent nearly...
Pittsburgh embracing playoff-bound Pirates

...1992. The 2-1 victory over the Cubs was sweet validation for a fan base that hasn't seen a winning season since George H.W. Bush was president. At a time of year when the city's attention usually turns to the Steelers, the Pirates are the...
Debates a shot at finding that 'defining moment'

...Gore sighing loudly and often, a bored-looking George H.W. Bush checking his watch, or Richard Nixon appearing clammy...character. He saw a positive one when Vice President George H.W. Bush stood up to CBS anchorman Dan Rather in a live interview...
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5 things to know about Tuesday's election

...when there was 83 percent voter turnout in the general election. The top of the ticket that year was President George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton. A full two-thirds of voters turned out in Alaska general elections in 2004 and 2008.SHALL...
Republicans ignoring signs of some economic gains

...all a marketing opportunity," said economist Bruce Bartlett, an economic adviser to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, both Republican."Some sectors of the economy are showing signs of life, others are showing weakness. I can't...
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