What To Expect: The outlook for the Bush years

The outlook for the Bush years: Reaganism without ideology, persistence without brilliance -- and serious trouble with Congress

George Bush's last and greatest mission has now been defined: he is charged with taking command of the Reagan Revolution, adjusting its course a bit, and guiding it safely into the 1990s.

After his victory on Tuesday, which as recently as this summer seemed beyond his grasp, the man who has spent most of his career as a supporting player now has the chance to put his name on an era. The beginning of the decade that will end the century is destined to become known as the Bush years. The new President enters office with no clear mandate for imposing...

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