George W. Bush’s immigration alternative is a welcome message for the right

Skeptical of free trade, spooked by immigration, and hesitant to police the world. For years, these ideas were active among the American conservative base, but never cogent or articulate enough to bubble up to its leadership. In the era of President Trump and ever since, however, these ideas are mainstream in the modern Republican Party, a point criticized by a former president turned artist. “Isolationist, protectionist, and to a certain extent nativist,” said former President George W. Bush last week on the TODAY show of his former party, surrounded by his paintings of immigrants featured in his new book Out […]