Headlines 

Twitter grapples with the mixed legacy of President George H.W. Bush

How should the world remember George H.W. Bush?Image: MIKE SARGENT/AFP/Getty Images The nation, and the internet, are remembering President George H.W. Bush following his death just after midnight on Dec. 1. Some obituaries and remembrances are highlighting what writers describe as his “civility” — a hot button word that pundits and critics have variably longed for in both the actions of political protesters, and our word-diarrhea prone President. Bush, Sr. was reportedly affable and diplomatic; he certainly did not use dehumanizing language in 280 characters to disparage his enemies while…

Read More
Headlines 

George H.W. Bush receives a loving tribute from ‘Saturday Night Live’ and Dana Carvey

Former president George H.W. Bush died on Friday, and Saturday Night Live took a moment the next evening to pay tribute. The Weekend Update sketch paused to air a montage of Dana Carvey impersonations of the former president. Carvey’s legendary Bush Sr. impression has no equal, and it became such a fixture of pop culture during the ’90s that Bush Sr. himself once got on camera to spar with the SNL alum. You can see that moment, along with a bunch of other classic Carvey moments, in the montage here.…

Read More