Media Reports

Media Reports, Op-Eds, Blogs, and Letters to the Editor

Another Nixon Pardon,” David Greenberg, Slate, January 24, 2006

University Accused of Cheating To Win Bush Library,” Meghan Clyne, New York Sun, February 28, 2006

Baylor caught in squabble over Bush library plans,” Hannah Elliott, ABP, February 28, 2006

Scraping to fill the shelves of the Bush library,” Derrick Z. Jackson, Boston Globe, May 10, 2006

Gift Boosts SMU Bush Library Bid,” Andrew Albanese, LibraryJournal.com, September 15, 2006

The George W. Bush Library: asset or albatross?” Bill McElvaney and Susanne Johnson, SMU Daily Campus, November 10, 2006

“The Presidential Library and Open Debate and Dialogue Among All Lovers of SMU” Shannon Jacuzzi, SMU Daily Campus, November 15, 2006

Ayalon: We’ll build Bush institute in Israel,” Yitzhak Benhorin, YNetNews.com, November 16, 2006

W library in record book,” Thomas M. DeFrank, New York Daily News, November 27, 2006

Mr. Bush Welcomes You to Libraryland,” Robert J. Elisberg, Huffington Post, November 20, 2006

Scholarly Archive or Ideological Center?” Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed, December 18, 2006

Washington Post Reports SMU Staff And Students Support Bush Library, Ignores Protests,” ThinkProgress.org, December 22, 2006

S.M.U. Faculty Complains About Bush Library,” Ralph Blumenthal, New York Times, January 10, 2007

History v. Hagiography,” Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed, January 10, 2007

Dubya’s Tower of Babel,” Bill Berkowitz, MediaTransparency, January 10, 2007

SMU Faculty Members Oppose Bush Library,” Angela K. Brown, Associated Press, January 12, 2007

A Discordant Chorus Questions Visions for a Bush Library at Southern Methodist,” Ralph Blumenthal, New York Times, January 14, 2007

SMU President Defends Plan to Host Bush Library,” Thomas Korosec, Houston Chronicle, January 17, 2007

SMU chief addresses faculty’s Bush library concerns,” Holly K. Hacker, Dallas Morning News, January 17, 2007

Turner addresses library concerns,” A. Neely Eisenstein, SMU Daily Campus, January 18, 2007

Individual political views shouldn’t influence Library,” Brandon Brown, SMU Daily Campus, January 18, 2007

The Bush think tank: A giant Trojan horse among the Ponies?” Andrew Weaver and George Crawford, SMU Daily Campus, January 18, 2007

Another Bush library deep in the heart of Texas,” Dale McFeatters, ScrippsNews, Thursday, January 18, 2007

Methodists: No Bush Library at SMU“, Angela K. Brown, Associated Press, January 18, 2007

Bush responds to complaints about SMU library plans,” Todd J. Gillman, Dallas Morning News, January 18, 2007

Methodist faction fighting Bush library at SMU,” Dallas Morning News, January 19, 2007

Minister closely linked to SMU opposes war, library,” Dallas Morning News, January 19, 2007

Ambushing the Bush Legacy,” Naomi Schaefer Riley, Wall Street Journal, January 19, 2007

Schutze is Lonely. Please Send Him Comments, Dallas Observer, January 19, 2007

The Biggest Man on Campus,” James F. Hollifield, New York Times, January 20, 2007

Archives of Spin,” Benjamin Hufbauer, New York Times, January 20, 2007

Disquiet in the library over Bush’s plans for presidential institute,” Philip Sherwell, Sunday Telegraph, January 21, 2007

“All the Presidents’ Libraries,” Stanley Fish, New York Times, January 21, 2007

Letter to the Editor, SMU Daily Campus, January 24, 2007

Religion frames Bush library debate,” Eileen E. Flynn, Austin American-Statesman, January 24, 2007

SMU Profs Easily Housebroken, Looks Like,” Robert Wilonsky, The Dallas Observer, January 25, 2007

University Holds Meeting on Bush Library, SMU Faculty Concerned About Reputation, Political Interference,” Matthew C. Wright, The Washington Post, Thursday, January 25, 2007

Faculty meeting focuses on Bush Institute,” Mark Norris, SMU Daily Campus, January 25, 2007

Bush library donors could remain anonymous,” Todd J. Gillman, Dallas Morning News, January 25, 2007

Another group rears its head in SMU’s Bush library bid,” Dallas Business Journal, January 25, 2007

Letter to President Turner, John C. McQueen, SMU Daily Campus, January 26, 2007

Speak out against the Institute,” SMU Daily Campus Editorial Board, January 26, 2007

Concerns mount over Bush library,” Miguel Bustillo, Los Angeles Times, January 26, 2007

Consequences of Bush library outweigh benefits,” Baylor Lariat, Staff Editorial, January 26, 2007

Bush’s Folly: The Presidential Library & Neoconservative Boot Camp/Bordello,” mickarran.com, January 26th, 2007

Bush legacy should be planted at SMU,” Editorial Board, Austin American-Statesman, January 27, 2007

Letters to the Editor, Dallas Morning News, January 27, 2007

Ponying up to the shrine; into the health care debate,” Cragg Hines, Houston Chronicle, January 27, 2007

All the President’s papers,” Alan Freeman, The Globe and Mail, January 27, 2007

The George W. Bush Library: Scholarly Mecca or $500 Million Oxymoron?” Dorothy Samuels, New York Times, January 28, 2007

SMU flap: Kids right, bishops not,” Rick Casey, Houston Chronicle, January 28, 2007

Times and Chronicle are Forgainst the Bush Library,” Robert Wilonsky, Unfair Park-The Dallas Observer Blog, January 29, 2007

It’s just not right,” Gary Jetton, SaveMockingbird.org, January 29, 2007

Institutional Identity and the Problem of the Presidential Library,” Tim Kumfer, Always New Depths, January 30, 2007

SMU and Bush Library,” Mary C. Decker, Lufkin Daily News, January 30, 2007

Questions for Conservatives,” Matthew Haley, SMU Daily Campus, January 31, 2007

Student Senate endorses quest for Bush Library,” A. Neely Eisenstein, SMU Daily Campus, January 31, 2007

Letter to the Editor, SMU Daily Campus, January 31, 2007

Letter to the Editor, SMU Daily Campus, January 31, 2007

Proposed Bush library sparks heated debate at SMU,” Ross Frazier, Brown Daily Herald, January 31, 2007

Answers for a Liberal,” Zachary Upcheshaw, SMU Daily Campus, February 2, 2007

Pro-collaborative think tanks,” Shannon C. Jacuzzi, SMU Daily Campus, February 2, 2007

Bush library debate hits local airwaves tonight,” Mark Norris, SMU Daily Campus, February 2, 2007

SMU pressed to fight Bush’s secrecy,” Todd J. Gillman, Dallas Morning News, February 5, 2007

Policy institute is part most likely to enrich university,” Matthew Wilson, Dallas Morning News, February 5, 2007

Methodist Bishops Back Library,” DMagazine.com, February 5, 2007

A major partisan institute is a major miscalculation,” Benjamin Hufbauer, Dallas Morning News, February 5, 2007

University under pressure on Bush secrecy,” Washington Times, February 5, 2007

Even Bush opponents can gain from library,” Rebekah Miles, wfn.org, February 5, 2007

For the Bush Library,” Arkansas Blog, February 6, 2007

Discord over Bush’s lavish library plans,” Kathryn Westcott, BBC News, February 6, 2007

Broadening the Bush Library Debate,” Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed, February 6, 2007

Passionate debate shows SMU’s good side,” Barbara Kincaid, SMU Daily Campus, February 6, 2007

Letter to the Editor, SMU Daily Campus, February 6, 2007

The White House Move to Texas & a Political Op Squad,” Freckerick Clarkson, Daily Kos, February 6, 2007

SMU Petitions: A referendum on the Bush Presidency?” Melinda Pillsbury-Foster, How the Neocons Stole Freedom, February 6, 2007

The Empty Archive?” ACRLblog.org, February 6, 2007

SMU confirms park could be used for library site,” Kristen Holland, Dallas Morning News, February 6, 2007

Guest Blogger Reports on University Park Meeting,” February 6, 2007

Foes, backers have say on park sale to SMU,” Kristen Holland, Dallas Morning News, February 7, 2007

University Park residents debate land sale to SMU,” Mark Norris, SMU Daily Campus, February 7, 2007

The Bush Library: On truth squads and tarnished reputations,” David J. Weber, SMU Daily Campus, February 7, 2007

Library and institute will do more good than harm,” Taylor Russ and Ben Hatch, SMU Daily Campus, February 7, 2007

Letter to the Editor, SMU Daily Campus, February 7, 2007

SMU faculty won’t vote on Bush institute,” Holly K. Hacker, Dallas Morning News, February 7, 2007

Not Everyone at SMU Hates Bush,” Mark D. Tooley, FrontPageMag.com, February 7, 2007

Here’s a W library starting point,” GetReligion.org, February 8, 2007

Faculty Senate Meeting Causes Confusion,” Sam Merton, Dallasblog.com, February 8, 2007

Presidential Order 13233 and the purpose of Presidential Libraries,” Edward Countryman, SMU Daily Campus, February 8, 2007

W. and Us,” Jim Schutze, Dallas Observer, February 8, 2007

Open discussion is key for Library talks,” Shannon Jacuzzi, SMU Daily Campus, February 9, 2007

Bush Library Debate Spurs Efforts to Overturn Executive Order,” American Library Association, ALA.org, February 9, 2007

As I See It: Public has interest in how history is represented,” Larry J. Hackman, Kansas City Star, February 10, 2007

Will Bush library be a target?” Kristen Holland, Dallas Morning News, February 10, 2007

Full Disclosure,” Dallas Morning News editorial, February 11, 2007

Bush Library to Boost a Sagging Legacy,” Bill Berkowitz, IPS, February 12, 2007

Letter to the Editor, SMU Daily Campus, February 13, 2007

Bush says SMU ‘good fit’ for his library, Todd J. Gillman, Dallas Morning News
February 12, 2007

Philosophy Prof Reports on Senate Faculty Meeting,” Steve Sverdlik, February 14, 2007

SMU faculty opposes executive order limiting release of documents,” Angela K. Brown, Associated Press, February 14, 2007

“SMU history faculty pans Bush’s privacy order“, Holly K. Hacker, Dallas Morning News, February 15, 2007

“Faculty Senate resolution challenges Bush order,” Sarah Scott, SMU Daily Campus, February 15, 2007

Faculty Senate Presses SMU President on Executive Order,” February 15, 2007

“Bush library puts backs up,” Pat Ashworth, Church Times, February 16, 2007

“Vocal SMU Professor Standing Back in Library Fight,” Sam Hodges, Dallas Morning News, February 17, 2007

The Bush Library: Who Needs it?” Jim Lane, People’s Weekly World, February 17, 2007

Sneak Preview of the Bush Library at SMU. (Don’t miss it!),” Melinda Pillsbury-Foster, OldRightPundits.com, February 17, 2007

Methodists Call for Expulsion of Bush, Cheney From Church,” February 18, 2007

News Hour Examines Presidential Libraries,” February 19, 2007. Transcript at PBS.org.

Too Many Chiefs,” Hendrick Hertzberg, The New Yorker, February 19, 2007

George W. Bush Presidential Library,” Source Watch, Center for Media & Democracy

SMU Faculty Discussion of Library and Institute,” SMU Daily Data, February 20, 2007

The Power of Words:Why I Want the Bush Presidential Library at SMU,” Rebekah Miles, United Methodist Nexus, February 21, 2007

Faculty Senate Update: SMU President Responds to Resolutions,” February 21, 2007

Letter to the Editor, SMU Daily Campus, February 22, 2007

Institute will put SMU’s science programs at risk,” Campbell Read, SMU Daily Campus, February 22, 2007

Protest as affirmation of SMU’s future,” William K. McElvaney, SMU Daily Campus, February 22, 2007

Nebraska History Professor Weighs in on SMU’s Reputation and the Bush Complex,” Andrew Graybill, February 22nd, 2007

Dallas Resident Offers Perspective on Bush Library, Institute from Outside Academia,” February 23, 2007

Half Billion Dollar Bush Library Planned,” TheHollywoodLiberal.com, February 24, 2007

Presidential politics on campus from D.C. to Dallas,” Clayton McCleskey, George Washington University Hatchet, February 26, 2007

“Bush’s Obstruction of History,” John Wertman, The Washington Post, February 26, 200

Trustees should follow lead of First Lady,” Andrew J. Weaver et al., SMU Daily Campus, February 27, 2007

W, The Library: The Update,”Matthew C. Wright, Texas Observer Blog, February 27th, 2007

Large, Undisclosed Contributions to Presidential Libraries Create Potential for Corruption,” OpenSecrets.org, February 28, 2007

Bush donates $107,440 more to own library,” Todd J. Gillman, Dallas Morning News, February 28, 2007

“Call grows to do presidential library gifts by the book,” Todd J. Gillman, The Dallas Morning News, February 28, 2007

The Secret History,” Paul Burka, Texas Monthly, March 2007

Subcommittee Holds Hearing on The Presidential Records Act of 1978,” March 1st, 2007

Bill may loosen Bush grip on papers, Sudeep Reddy, Dallas Morning News, March 1, 2007

Open Up, Mr. President!” Elizabeth Redden, Inside Higher Ed, March 2, 2007

A gulf between institutions,” Schubert Ogden, with a foreword by Susanne Johnson, SMU Daily Campus, March 2, 2007

When Archivists Deal with Power Players,” Maarja Krusten, History News Network, March 4, 2007

SMU President, Board Formally Respond to Faculty Senate . . . Or Not,” March 4, 2007

Sealed archives may be released,” Ilya Blanter, The Daily Princetonian, March 5, 2007

Editorial: SMU has difficult decision to make,” Stephen F. Austin University Pine Log, March 5, 2007

When History Becomes Legacy,” David Glenn, Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription only), March, 2007

SMU faculty split on ties to Bush institute,” Holly K. Hacker, Dallas Morning News, March 7, 2007

Historians Fight Bush on Access to Papers,” Patricia Cohen, The New York Times, March 8, 2007

A Critique of the Proposed Bush Institute at SMU” (PowerPoint presentation), Alexis McCrossen, March 8th, 2007

House panel reverses Bush on archive secrecy,” Peter Szekely, Reuters, March 8, 2007

Anti-war march set near possible Bush library site,” Holly K. Hacker, Dallas Morning News, March 8, 2007

Fallout over faculty senate vote,” A. Neely Eisenstein, SMU Daily Campus, March 9, 2007

Rove Doing His Part to Help Shape a Positive Legacy for Bush,” Michael Abramowitz, Washington Post, March 9, 2007

Disclose library gifts,” Toledo Blade, March 10, 2007

ALERT-Tell Congress to Restore Access to Presidential Records,” AHA Today, March 9, 2007

Sunshine on History,” New York Times March 12, 2007″

Presidential papers belong to the people,” Washington Post, March 13, 2007

President Bush, and his successors, should be required to say who’s footing the bill,” Washington Post, March 13, 2007

Nixon Foundation deletes Coulter column,” Glenn Greenwald, Salon.com, March 13, 2007

Veto threatened on bill to keep presidential papers secret,” Daniel Dale, Houston Chronicle, March 14, 2007

Methodist panel backs SMU Bush library,” Associated Press, March 14, 2007

Methodists approve leasing SMU land for Bush library,” Angela K. Brown, Associated Press, March 14, 2007

Report on Methodist Council Meeting,” Benjamin Johnson, March 14th, 2007

High stakes for UP park vote,” Wendy Hundley, Dallas Morning News, March 14, 2007

SMU Gets Go-Ahead on Bush Complex Lease,” Cynthia B. Astle, UnitedMethodistNexus.org, March 15, 2007

UMC leaders OK Bush library plan,” Holly K. Hacker, Dallas Morning News
, March 15, 2007

House votes to reverse Bush’s sealed-records order,” Todd J. Gillman and Sudeep Reddy, Dallas Morning News, March 15, 2007

House Passes Open-Government Bills,” Elizabeth Williamson and Jonathan Weisman, Washington Post, March 15, 2007

CREW: White House Violated Presidential Records Act,” CitizensForEthics.org, March 15, 2007

A room of his own,” The Economist, March 15, 2007

French Professor Weighs in on Bush Complex, Faculty-Administration Relations,” Bill Beauchamp,
March 19th, 2007

Demonstration, Gonzales Mess, Continued Discussion of Bush Institute,” Benjamin Johnson, March 20th, 2007

Protesters take message to presidential library site,” Jon Nielsen, Dallas Morning News, March 20, 2007

Protest marks fourth anniversary of war,” Kelsey Jukam, SMU Daily Campus, March 20, 2007

Methodist council approves land lease for Bush library,” Mark Norris, SMU Daily Campus, March 20, 2007

Those articles of incorporation: An Inconvenient Truth,” Susanne Johnson, SMU Daily Campus, March 20, 2007

WFAA pulls image of purported library plans,” Mark Norris, SMU Daily Campus, March 22, 2007

Collaborative think tank could be Bush’s finest legacy,” Shannon C. Jacuzzi, SMU Daily Campus, March 22, 2007

Miers embarrasses her alma mater: Is our administration putting politics before justice?” The Daily Campus Ed Board, March 22, 2007

Another Side on Bush Institute,” Carolyn Barta, Dallas Blog, March 21, 2007

After 5 years, a broken military, broken Constitution, broken laws and broken troops,” Joseph L. Galloway, McClatchy Newspapers, March 21, 2007

Legal battle between lawyer, SMU is dealt another twist,” Michael Grabel, Dallas Morning News, March 24, 2007

SMU profs protest intelligent design conference,” Jeffrey Weiss, Dallas Morning News, March 24, 2007

University Gardens case comes back to life,” Mark Norris, SMU Daily Campus, March 27, 2007

WFAA image was UD model,” Mark Norris, SMU Daily Campus, March 27, 2007

Religious Community Challenges a Visit by Dick Cheney,” RockridgeNation.org, March 27, 2007

Every Man for Himself: Bush administration discipline slips further,” John Dickerson, Slate.com, March 27, 2007

It’s the Institute, Stupid,” George Henson, SMU Daily Campus, March 28, 2007

News: Congress Demands All “Non-Internal” WH Docs,” Daily Kos, March 28, 2007

George Bush’s Favorite Historian: The strange views of Andrew Roberts,” Jacob Weisberg, Slate, March 28, 2007

Follow the e-mails,” Sidney Blumenthal, Salon, March 29, 2007

Waxman Reveals New Evidence Showing White House Use Of Political E-mail Accounts,” ThinkProgress, March 29, 2007

A preview of a partisan presidential think tank,” Andrew Weaver, SMU Daily Campus, March 30, 2007

The Email Trail,” NPR, March 30, 2007

The Rovian Era,” New York Times, April 1, 2007

Students Lie in Front of Car, Delay Rove After Speech,” Martin Weil and Peter Baker, Washington Post, April 4, 2007

Waxman Requests RNC Emails,” Paul Kiel, TPMmuckraker.com, April 4, 2007

New SMU Faculty Petition Launched,” Benjamin Johnson, April 4th, 2007

Faculty members launch anti-institute petition,’ Sarah Scott, SMU Daily Campus, April 5, 2007

Will Karl Rove be the First Head of the Bush Institute? Questions about the Bush Complex, Faculty Leadership, and the Future of SMU,” Benjamin Johnson, April 7th, 2007

Plans for Bush library stir Texas-size tempest,” Mark Silva, Chicago Tribune, April 8, 2007

Party-issued laptops now a White House headache: Democrats say a private e-mail system was used in violation of federal rules,” Tom Hamburger, Los Angeles Times, April 9, 2007

Old Story About Bush I Library Seems Eerily Relevant for Bush II Complex,” Benjamin Johnson, April 10, 2007

Congressional investigators probe why White House aides used GOP-sponsored e-mail accounts,” Jennifer Loven, Associated Press, April 11, 2007

Continued Faculty Wariness of Bush Institute on Display in Senate,” Benjamin Johnson, April 12th, 2007

Faculty Senate approves two resolutions,” Sarah Scott and Mark Norris, SMU Daily Campus, April 12, 2007

Clear separation of SMU, Bush institute urged,” Sommer Saadi, Dallas Morning News, April 12, 2007

Guest Blogger Reports on Faculty Senate Meeting,” Steve Sverdlik, April 12th, 2007

Countless White House E-Mails Deleted,” Dan Froomkin, Washington Post, April 12, 2007

Methodists split over Bush think tank plan,” Alex Spillius, The Telegraph, April 13, 2007

Protesting the “Partisan” Bush Library,” Mark D. Tooley, FrontPageMagazine.com, April 13, 2007

Presidential Records Evasion,’ The Progress Report, April 13, 2007

Mail Saga Gets Fishier,” Dan Froomkin, Washington Post, April 13, 2007

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