Bush on the Home Front: Domestic Policy Triumphs and Setbacks

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Index
Page numbers in italics refer to tables.
Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, 129
accountability, 77–78, 280–81. See also standards and testing movement
accounting standards, 268
achievement gaps, 63–64, 91. See also education reform
activism: and base politics, 18; and bipartisanship, 315; and consumer activists, 171–72; and crossover voting, 321; and party activists, 18–19; and political polarization, 13. See also environmental issues and activism
“adequate yearly progress” (AYP) standard, 77–79, 79–81, 88
adjustable-rate mortgages, 273, 276–77
affirmative action, 9
Afghanistan: and budget deficits, 50; and the Bush legacy, 292, 331; and evaluation of Bush policies, 303–304; and military spending, 303; and oil prices, 164; and tax policy, 44
AFL-CIO, 245
Africa, 158, 229
African Americans, 67–68, 80–81, 91–92, 306
age issues, 95
agenda-control powers, 239, 320–24
agricultural interests, 116, 151, 155, 241, 323. See also ethanol
AIG, 283
air quality issues, 207–209, 210–13, 214–17. See also environmental issues and activism
Akaka, Daniel, 125
Alabama, 128
Alaska, 117, 120, 127, 128
Alexander, Lamar, 198
Allard, Wayne, 322
Allen, George, 322
Alliance for School Choice, 81
alternative minimum tax (AMT), 38, 44, 45, 148, 284
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), 59, 93–94, 97, 100, 103, 113
American Home Mortgage, 279
American Jobs Creation Act, 187
American Medical Association (AMA), 100, 232
anti-immigration sentiment, 223, 225– 26, 234, 242
antiwar sentiment, 305
appointment powers, 325
appropriations bills, 166, 203, 237
Archer, Bill, 55

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface and Acknowledgments vii
  • 1 - Ambiguous Mandate, Polarized Congress 1
  • 2 - Lower Taxes, More Spending 27
  • 3 - The Social Security Debacle 54
  • 4 - Making Sure Kids Learn 63
  • 5 - Drug Coverage for Seniors 93
  • 6 - Producing More Energy 115
  • 7 - Consuming Less Energy 163
  • 8 - Cleaner Air, Warmer Climate 194
  • 9 - Illegal Immigration- Punishment or Amnesty? 221
  • 10 - Tort and Regulatory Reform 251
  • 11 - Meltdown and Bailouts 272
  • 12 - Taking Stock, with Lessons for Future Presidents 292
  • Notes 333
  • Index 403
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