Today is a chance to commemorate an important development for the cause of individual freedom, but it's also an opportunity to acknowledge the unthinkable violations of human rights and dignity that continue to take place around the world in places like North Korea.
The George W. Bush Presidential Center has joined the holiday festivities, offering for sale a Christmas tree ornament that features a painting by the former U.S. head of state.
The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum set a single-day attendance record Friday, as Thanksgiving vacation and a new holiday exhibit combined to attract around 3,800 visitors that day.
Thankfully, all those keepsakes will be showcased in the first holiday exhibit at the George W. Bush Presidential Center, which runs through Jan. 5. It offers visitors a festive second chance to offer a toast to Christmas past.
The holiday season after Sept. 11, 2001, provided many American families a much-needed opportunity to hold loved ones close, celebrate special traditions and share a moment of relative normal. That was even — and perhaps, especially — true at the White House.
I quickly learned, however, that for all of its outsize personality, there is a characteristic Dallas should be known for, but it isn’t quick to note: compassion. To that end, I nominate for the 2013 Dallas Morning News Texan of the Year the men, women and children of Dallas who find new and creative ways to help others.
While the former president’s paintings won’t be found at the Whitney – or even the Dallas Museum of Art – the George W. Bush Presidential Center is now selling a limited edition Christmas ornament that highlights one of Bush’s pieces.
President and Mrs. Bush appear on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno to discuss life after the presidency and the work of the Bush Institute.