In an era where the formally debased are redeemed by Trump's vulgarity, most of our effort goes to inventing a peaceful, prosperous past that never, ever was.
David Frum helped to write George W Bush's iconic "Axis of Evil" speech a decade ago. That speech was heavily criticised at the time, but Bush's claims have all been proved true, says Frum.
When Barack Obama replaced George W. Bush, environmentalists in the US shared the President's hope for the future. The tide seems to be turning, however, with environmental activists becoming frustrated with the Government's lack of progress, writes Brad Knickerbocker.
The Bush administration's attempts to prove that "enhanced" interrogation techniques did not constitute torture actually involved the CIA using human experimentation on detainees.
The US National Security Strategy was announced last week, finally bringing an official end to the War of Terror. The war strategy shows Barack Obama as a very different president to his predecessor, writes Waleed Aly.
The Republican Party has launched so far to the hard right that none of the modern Republican presidents -- not Reagan nor Nixon nor Dubya -- would be able to be elected today.
Laura Bush, wife of Dubya, may have kept silent during her time as First Lady, but now she is openly contradicting her husband on issues of gay marriage and abortion.