Daily Archives: January 1, 2019

The Co-Presidency of Bush and Cheney (Stanford Politics and Policy) : Shirley Anne Warshaw

51frLCJ0dlL. SX346 BO1204203200The Bush administration is out but the American public continues to suffer from its disastrous domestic and foreign policies. In this excellently documented work, presidential scholar Shirley Anne Warshaw offers an in-depth analysis and exploration of the political maneuvering that got us into our current mess. Combining her study of the motivations of both Dick Cheney and George W. Bush, knowledge of the spheres in which they operated, and personal interviews with White House staff and Washington insiders, Warshaw demonstrates that these complementary conservatives were nothing less than co-presidents.

Breaking with popular sentiment, she denies that Bush’s authority was hijacked or stolen. Bush, rather, focused on building what he called a moral and civil society, anchored by a war on science and by the proliferation of faith-based programs, while allowing Cheney to lead in business and foreign policy. Warshaw highlights Cheney’s decades-long career in Washington and his familiarity with its inner workings to present a complete picture of this calculating political powerhouse who continues to capture headlines.

From Cheney’s unprecedented merging of the vice president’s office into the president’s to his abhorrence of what he deemed congressional interference in the president’s ability to do his job, Warshaw paints an intriguing, and at times frightening, portrait.

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UCSF’s New Food Industry Documents Archive Part 1

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Wilkerson on the Real “Vice” – Cheney’s BP Disaster (2/4)

Published on Jan 1, 2019
TheRealNews

Cheney’s support for pro-industry “regulators” created massive damage to America – says Larry Wilkerson, depicted in the film VICE and former Chief of Staff to Sec. State Colin Powell – a REPLAY of a 2010 interview by Paul Jay.

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The Climate and Security Podcast Episode 5: A Conversation with Francesco Femia and Caitlin Werrell

The Center for Climate and Security
Published on Dec 31, 2018

In this episode, host Dr. Sweta Chakraborty talks to the CEOs of The Council on Strategic Risks and Co-Founders of the Center for Climate and Security: Francesco Femia and Caitlin Werrell. Sweta asks Caitlin and Frank what inspired them to launch their institute, and the answer is eye opening! They discuss a future where stresses on natural resources have the potential to influence geopolitics and increase the likelihood of mass atrocities against ethnic minorities and other vulnerable groups, as has happened in the past. They also discuss a “Responsibility to Prepare,” driven by a combination of unprecedented risks and unprecedented foresight – a core principle underpinning the Council’s work.