The former president based his portraits on photos of famous world leaders (and did a pretty decent job).
Common fact: They’re all weirdos.
Hey, whatever gets the kids interested in history.
This week for BuzzReads, the first Michael Hastings Fellow, Gregory Johnsen, reports on the most dangerous sentence in U.S. history. Read that and these other great stories from BuzzFeed and around the web.
“If the Chinese do not take steps to help stop the genocide in Darfur and to respect the dignity, security, and human rights of the Tibetan people, then the President should boycott the opening ceremonies,” candidate Obama said regarding President George W. Bush in April 2008. No word yet on his own plans for Sochi in 2014.
I found some old copies on my high school newspaper, the Tiger Adviser. Hundreds of years from now, historians will be able to look at these newspapers and understand what life was like for us in the ’00s.
The former president visited “The Tonight Show” and brought along some of his excellent artworks. “There’s a Rembrandt trapped in this body,” Bush said.
Georgia’s outgoing president, once a key U.S. ally, now stands alone to face growing pressure by the country’s new leadership.
Dance like no one is watching, even when everyone is.
Sen Schumer says without President Obama, President Bush, and President Bush’s pick for chairman of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, the economy could have been worse.
The bloodiest edit wars of them all.
Yes, BRA ads. For both Conservatives and Liberals.
The former president and his wife, former first lady Laura Bush, are in Zambia to promote the Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon, their cancer-fighting initiative. They also helped renovate a women’s clinic.
A day before Obama and Bush have a joint appearance in Tanzania, Obama rebuffs critics of his AIDS policy and praises George W. Bush’s efforts.
Even Ronald Reagan had a soft spot for the King of Pop.
And reporters almost fell over trying to chase them.
From the book, Air America: The Playbook: What a Bunch of Left Wing Media Types have to Teach you about a World Gone Right.
The Republican Congressman and House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy has an Instagram all Republican politicians should strive to emulate.
This is exactly what it sounds like.
Tomas Young, who was paralyzed on his fifth day of deployment in Iraq in 2004 and is now dying of complications from that injury, writes to the men who sent him to war. (via TruthDig)
BuzzFeed Animals is currently hiring an Associate Animals Editor, and George, your offer is officially on the table.
A hacker has accessed several accounts belonging to the political dynasty and given candid photos to The Smoking Gun. The most revealing pics show off the self-portraits of amateur painter and avid bather George W. Bush.
Change is the only constant.
As the president looks to tackle legacy-defining issues like gun control and immigration, bipartisan murmurs on the Hill grow louder. “They’re not talking to anybody.”
Let’s celebrate John Kerry’s expected nomination as Secretary of State by taking a look back to the early days of Election meme-ing. WARNING: Some of these are pretty bad.