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  • Vanity: Finding Reagan Responses To Terrorism

    08/20/2014 1:16:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 16 replies
    Kind of a Freeper Challenge! Find the best Ronald Reagan responses to terrorism! His address to Gaddaffi was great! But I know he had several where he "called a spade a spade" This is response to the loser in chief's response today to the beheading of an American.
  • Book Inflaming the American Right—Invisible Bridge: Fall of Nixon & Rise of Reagan by Rick Perlstein

    08/17/2014 6:33:39 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 3 replies
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | 17 Aug 2014 | Tim Stanley
    <p>To understand the roots of the Perlstein controversy, you have to go back to his first book. Before the Storm (2001) told the story of Barry Goldwater’s radical Republican campaign for the presidency in 1964 – an effort infamously summarised by Goldwater’s assertion that “extremism in the defence of liberty is no vice”. Perlstein’s book was different from all that came before because it was free of authorial voice, letting the protagonists speak for themselves for the first time. Liberals praised his research; conservatives loved his open-mindedness. It seemed that Perlstein had invented an apolitical way of writing political history.</p>
  • May the government try John Hinckley for James Brady’s murder?

    08/09/2014 2:15:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Washington Post's The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | August 8, 2014 | Eugene Volokh
    The death of James Brady, President Ronald Reagan’s press secretary, at age 73 earlier this week has been ruled a homicide by a medical examiner. Brady was injured during an attempt on Reagan’s life in 1981. Let’s assume that the government can prove beyond a reasonable doubt that, but for the shooting, Brady would have lived longer (pretty much the legal test for causation in this sort of situation). Could the shooter, John Hinckley Jr., be tried for murdering Brady, even though he has already been tried for attempting to kill Brady, and found not guilty by reason of insanity?...
  • Mark Levin: Michael Savage is a “mouthpiece” for Vladimir Putin

    08/08/2014 5:06:15 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 22 replies
    On Wednesday, Michael Savage interviewed Professor Stephen Cohen concerning US provocations in Ukraine…. He will…confirm my suspicion…that it is not Russia that is the aggressor, but the United States and the EU. Levin, who follows Savage on WABC, accused Savage of serving as a pro-Russian “mouthpiece”… "It’s amazing to me. There’s a handful of mouthpieces out there who trash Reagan, who trash Lincoln, and defend Putin! Really kinda sick, if you think about it. " (SNIP) Despite all evidence to the contrary, Levin continues to deny George Soros’ involvement in the funding of right-wing neo-Nazis behind the overthrow of the...
  • James Brady's Death Was a Homicide, Medical Examiner Rules

    08/08/2014 3:28:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    WRC-TV ^ | August 8, 2014
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The death of James Brady -- President Ronald Reagan's press secretary who was wounded in the attempt on Reagan's life in March 1981 -- was a homicide, the medical examiner for the Northern District of Virginia ruled Friday. The medical examiner said Brady died as a result of the grievous injuries he suffered 33 years ago, which means that gunman John Hinckley Jr. could be charged with Brady's murder. Brady was 73 when he died earlier this week. He had been partially paralyzed and in a wheelchair since the assassination attempt, and his speech was slurred. He used his own...
  • Updating the Reagan v. Obama Economic Rout: Comparing economic legacies after 6 years of incumbency

    08/06/2014 9:13:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/06/2014 | Tom Blumer
    The Hill reported last week that President Obama wants to “pivot to his economic legacy.” Specifically, “the White House hopes to ride the wave of an economic recovery to improve Obama’s approval numbers over the final two years of his presidency, setting up a possible Democratic successor at the White House.” If The Hill’s Amie Parnes and Peter Schroeder had submitted their writeup to The Onion, they would have gladly run it.Unfortunately for the president, one good quarter — assuming it even survives subsequent revisions, and especially following a quarter of contraction which was originally reported as positive before...
  • The Insiders: Ted Cruz is burning bridges in Washington. Does it matter?

    08/05/2014 7:14:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Lately, I had been thinking about writing a piece asking the question of whether Senator Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) is more like the late Sen. Jesse Helms (R-N.C.) or if he is more like President Ronald Reagan. For those of you who don’t remember — or who weren’t born yet — the irascible Helms served in the Senate from 1973-2003. He was well known for his independent streak, and he was certainly not shy about ignoring the will of Senate leaders when he did not see things their way. Some of his stubborn pursuits and lonely battles in the Senate are...
  • Patriot's History/Rockin' the Wall Tour update

    08/05/2014 5:54:14 AM PDT · by LS · 2 replies
    LS ^ | 8/5/2014 | LS
    This fall is the 10th anniversary of the publication of A Patriot's History of the United States, and is also the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. I'm doing a kind of national book/film tour combining the two, in which we show our film "Rockin' the Wall" and then either do a reception or separate booksigning event. You can see the trailer for "Rockin' the Wall" at www.rockinthewallstudios.com under Projects: Completed. You can also see our full schedule there, which includes LA, Phoenix, Cincy, Raleigh, central FL, Atlanta and more than a dozen other venues. If you...
  • Former White House Press Secretary James Brady Dead at 73

    08/04/2014 11:18:31 AM PDT · by matt04 · 62 replies
    Former White House Press Secretary James Brady, who was famously shot during the attempt on then-President Ronald Reagan's life in 1981, has died. He was 73. "Jim touched the lives of so many and has been a wonderful husband, father, friend and role model," his family said in a statement. "We are enormously proud of Jim's remarkable accomplishments - before he was shot on the fateful day in 1981 while serving at the side of President Ronald Reagan and in the days, months and years that followed. Jim Brady's zest for life was apparent to all who knew him, and...
  • James Brady, White House press secretary under Reagan, dies

    08/04/2014 10:53:08 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 48 replies
    James Brady, who served as White House press secretary under President Ronald Reagan, has died, Fox News has learned. He was 73.
  • Question: Who endorsed/supported Bush in the 1980 primary?

    07/31/2014 4:48:31 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 42 replies
    My brain | 07/31/2014 | thetallguy24
    I have been trying to find out if there's a list out there of the people, especially those still in power today, who endorsed Bush over Reagan in 1980.
  • A Brief History Of Mental Illness

    07/30/2014 12:40:46 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 7 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 7-30-2014 | Bill Whittle
    In this searing and personal Firewall, Bill Whittle talks about his Brief History of Mental Illness, how he managed to avoid going Full Progressive, the famous author who helped bring him back to sanity, and asks the fundamental question: "What if I'm wrong?"
  • PM of Australia Reganesque politician?

    07/29/2014 4:04:30 AM PDT · by se99tp
    CCD Report ^ | July 27, 2014 | B.G.
    Prime Minister of Australia Tony Abbot said words, which convey truth that was until that day rejected in West and censored in East. Like Reagan over thirty years ago, Prime Minister Abbott reminded about the boundary between the good and evil in a public life:...
  • President Reagan welcomes PSU Football [1987 video]

    07/27/2014 9:35:31 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 3 replies
    youtube ^ | 1987 | abc news
    youtube link here as well
  • KFI TIM CONWAY SHOW: Great Reagan anecdote from cadet at fundraiser

    07/23/2014 8:50:17 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 8 replies
    kfi ^ | 7-2014
    Because the Kenyan squatter is in town, Tim Conway show was discussing fundraisers. Callers, who have attended fundraisers, were phoning in and telling what happens at the events. Here is the best anecdote. A young cadet from Cal State Fullerton was there with other cadets as part of the Honor Guard. When Reagan greeted them, he asked the cadet his name and was open to a question from him. The cadet said, "Can I ask anything?" The President said he could. So the cadet said (paraphrasing) - Cadet - Mr. President, do you remember when you were doing a sound...
  • Wow, great Ronald Reagan story on Tim Conway Jr. Show just now.

    07/23/2014 8:23:51 PM PDT · by Yaelle · 4 replies
    KFI 640 am Los Angeles ^ | 07/23/14 | Self
    Since O is back in town, Timmy was asking his audience if anyone had ever been to one of these costly meet and greet fundraisers and met any of our Presidents. I'm going in and out of the room with the radio on, so I didn't catch the beginning of this one call, but the woman had been to one for Ronald Reagan. When she got her chance for the quick one-on--one moment with President Reagan, she asked him about the recent time when, at a sound check for a public event, he made that crack about dropping the bombs...
  • Compare and contrast- Obama vs Reagan (videos)

    07/18/2014 10:03:21 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 6 replies
    YouTube.com | 7-18-2014 | vanity
    Here’s our current President talking about the (apparent) Russian attack on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17: (Longer version so you can really get the full effect.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3u69nOm-6esHere’s President Ronald Reagan talking about the Russian attack on Korean Airlines Flight KAL-007: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VA4W1wDMAk
  • Megyn Kelly Gets Her History Wrong

    07/18/2014 9:07:56 AM PDT · by 7thson · 48 replies
    Anyone catch Megyn Kelly last night? She led with the shot down airliner. Whem mentioning the 1983 Korean plane that was shot down, she stated "accidently shot down by the Russians." Two things wrong - One - the Reagan administration had the goods and played the recording at the UN. The Soviets knew it was a civilian aircraft and shot it down anyway. Nothing accidental about it. Two - she can't even say Soviets. President Reagan did not say Russians - he said Soviets. What is wrong with these people?
  • Two Presidents Address The Downing of a Civilian Airliner: Compare and Contrast

    07/18/2014 6:26:54 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 10 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-18-2014 | MOTUS
    This is how a 20th century U.S. President addressed the downing of a civilian airliner: This is how a more enlightened 21st century U.S. President addressed the downing of a civilian airliner:“It looks like it may be a terrible tragedy.”Translation:“Why can’t I just eat my waffle?”BO’s well crafted 38 second response was completely pragmatic: after all, the plane had already crashed and burned. So what difference, at this point, does it make?America evolving: Open all night . And by open, I mean “OPEN.”Posted from: Michelle Obama’s Mirror
  • (reprise) DFU SONG: Where Have All the Cowboys Gone (where has Ronald Reagan gone?)

    07/17/2014 7:57:17 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 6 replies
    FR ^ | orig 2009 | DFU
    We need this man now more than ever. WHERE HAVE ALL THE COWBOYS GONE - MIDI found here
  • Chris Matthews: Reagan Knew The Way Americans Felt After Soviets Downed A Plane in 1983

    07/17/2014 6:36:32 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 47 replies
    CHRIS MATTHEWS: Let me finish tonight with a flashback. From the moment I heard about today's shooting down of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine, I remember that 1983 shooting down of a Korean airliner over Soviet airspace (Korean Air Lines Flight 007). Back then, the Soviets, still in a Cold War mindset refused to even admit responsibility for the deliberate murder of 269 passengers including, U.S. Congressman Lawrence McDonald of Georgia who was aboard. Here's how President Reagan reacted: REAGAN: What can we think of a regime that so broadly trumpets its vision of peace and global disarmament and yet...
  • Editorial: Let's see leadership from Palin at JBS Institute event (Quick push-back, pardner!)

    07/16/2014 10:58:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Midland Reporter-Telegram ^ | July 16, 2014 | The Editors
    The John Ben Shepperd Leadership Institute at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin raised some eyebrows Wednesday with the announcement that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will be the speaker at its Distinguished Lecture Series event on Feb. 12. For many of our readers, a night with Sarah Palin is a must-attend event. Fortunately for some of those readers, there will not be a four-digit-a-plate price tag to hear the former Republican nominee for vice president. If you are into politics, we would encourage you to make the event at the Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center on UTPB’s...
  • Extremism in the defense of liberty is still no vice

    07/16/2014 5:25:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 16, 2014 | Rick Manning
    "Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue." —Barry Goldwater The 50th anniversary of Barry Goldwater's clarion call for liberty acceptance speech for the Republican nomination passed this week. In a modern world where politicians talk, but their words are hollow, listening to Goldwater's message a half a century later is like a drink of fresh water. But the words were no less scary to politicians less than a year from President Kennedy's assassination. The establishment Republicans, then known as Rockefeller Republicans, played...
  • Ronald Reagan QUIZ (Moderate)

    07/16/2014 9:57:05 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 12 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 16 July 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Previous (basic) Ronald Reagan quiz -here- ________________________________________________________________ This week's (moderate) quiz: 1. What was President Ronald Reagan's US Secret Service codename?a) Rawhideb) Bonzoc) Beand) Knute 2. During his first term as President, Reagan fired what politically unreliable Secretary of the Interior?a) James Wattb) Donald Reganc) Caspar Weinbergerd) George Schultz 3. At a young age, Ronald Reagan's nickname became "Dutch"- Why?a) He thought Ronald wasn't a name rugged enough for a red-blooded American boy and liked "Dutch" betterb) His father called him "the Dutchman" upon seeing his newborn sonc) Ronald Reagan's family was descended from Dutch ancestryd) Ronald Reagan's family was...
  • Entertainment for an old-fashioned afternoon

    07/09/2014 12:38:16 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 1 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | July 9, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Here's a video of Michael Davis performing at the Ford Theater. Former President Ronald Reagan, Mrs. Reagan and Tip O'Neil and Mrs. O'Neil laughed unreservedly. Watching the video, so did I. It's a refreshingly old-fashioned type of humor. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6mbW-jMtrY&w=640&h=390] Video link
  • “Something there is that doesn't love a wall” – Mending Wall

    07/08/2014 5:53:58 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-8-2014 | MOTUS
    Ronald Reagan, 1987: “Tear down this wall!” Barack Hussein Obama, 2014: “Tear down this border!” (h/t Greg Gutfeld) Because…we don’t need no stinkin’ wall. Oh sure, there are times when “Something there is that doesn’t love a wall:” Then again, wherever there be cows, "Good fences make good neighbors." With my sincere apologies to Mr. Frost’s sensibilities. If that’s inadequate, Right, Big Guy? Right. Posted from: Michelle Obama’s Mirror 
  • REM's Michael Stipe delayed HIV test to stay out of the, um, Reagan-Bush internment camps

    07/05/2014 10:42:18 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 50 replies
    Cain TV ^ | Monday June 30th, 2014 | Dan Calabrese
    You remember those, right?If you ever wonder where delusional left-wingers get their ideas that what is happening in the world, it's useful to know your history. They didn't just start believing crazy things when George W. Bush won the Florida recount, or when dastardly Republicans started criticizing Barack Obama. They've been this way for a long time.And as is so often the case, the insanity is influenced and often led by figures in pop culture. REM front man Michael Stipe provided a perfect example in a recent statement about why, back in the 1980s, he decided not to get tested...
  • Petition begun to rename Reagan Airport after Tim Howard

    07/02/2014 10:06:43 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 61 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | July 2, 2014 | Ryan Parker
    Tim Howard may very well be the most popular man in America at this moment. So much so, an official White House petition was started Tuesday night to rename the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport after Howard -- seriously.
  • Q Poll: Gipper tops poll of best presidents since WW2: Obama worst

    07/02/2014 7:56:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/02/2014 | Rick Moran
    A new poll by Quinnipiac shows that Americans believe President Obama to be the worst president since World War II. The poll showed people thought that Ronald Reagan was the best.Might the scales finally be falling from America's eyes? Reuters: In a survey of 1,446 registered voters, 33 percent said Obama was the worst president since World War Two, while 28 percent pointed to his predecessor, George W. Bush, as the worst, the poll by Quinnipiac University found. Voters were split over which of the two most recent presidents has done a better job with 39 percent saying Obama has...
  • Self-Esteem, Anti-Competition and Victimhood Society Created Elliot Rodger

    06/27/2014 4:44:36 AM PDT · by IndianaJax · 11 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 06/25/14 | Rob Binsrick
    Much has already been written about Elliot Rodger and his horrific acts of murder in Isla Vista, California last month. And some may wonder why an economic policy writer would take up such a subject. But one must remember that economics is a study of human behavior, generally about financial decisions but also the underlying reasons behind those decisions. Many have speculated that Rodger was simply a troubled kid, suffered from depression and/or was just pure evil. I personally do not share that view. I believe that there was a reason why Rodger became the person who he was because...
  • (Basic) Ronald Reagan Quiz

    06/26/2014 8:57:13 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 26 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 26 June 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    1. When was Ronald Reagan first sworn in as President of USA?a) 20 January 1981b) 4 November 1980c) 20 January 1989d) 4 March 1981 2. When was Ronald Reagan born?a) 6 February 1911b) 3 April 1912c) 4 July 1916d) 25 November 1921 3. Where was Ronald Reagan born?a) Honolulub) Los Alamosc) New Hampshired) Tampico 4. Which college did Ronald Reagan attend?a) Eureka Collegeb) Bethany Collegec) Trinity Colleged) Brown College 5. When did Ronald Reagan marry Nancy Davis?a) 4 March 1952b) 9 May 1956c) 6 June 1946d) 14 December 1948 6. What was Ronald Reagan's preferred nickname until the late...
  • Bob Dole: Hillary Clinton's Age Will Be Issue In Potential Campaign

    06/06/2014 1:10:01 PM PDT · by kingattax · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 Jun 2014 | by TONY LEE
    World War II veteran and former Republican 1996 presidential candidate Bob Dole said that Hillary Clinton's age will matter if she runs for president in 2016. Dole, who turns 91 next month, was 73 when he ran for president with Jack Kemp. Democrats made his age an issue then, just as they made Sen. John McCain's age an issue in 2008. Regardless of whether it is fair, Dole said that Hillary Clinton's age will also be fair game in a potential presidential campaign. “We had signs, ‘Dole in ’96,’ and the Democrats in some areas changed it to ‘Dole is...
  • President Commemorates Anniversary of Normandy Invasion

    06/06/2014 5:54:45 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 8 replies
    vanity ^ | today | self
    Watch this awesome video of our President's Address at the Ceremony Commemorating the Anniversary of the Normandy Invasion, D-day at Point-du-Hoc. President Commemorates Anniversary of Normandy Invasion
  • 10 years after Reagan’s death: How does Obama's record compare to Reagan's?

    06/05/2014 4:31:05 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 24 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | June 5,2014 | Paul Kengor
    I recently received several emails from liberals upset with comparisons I made between the economic records of President Obama and President Reagan, who died 10 years ago today on June 5.
  • Reagan, Then and Now: Commentators and politicians are underestimating him — again. (Craig Shirley)

    06/04/2014 2:48:14 PM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies
    National Review Online ^ | JUNE 4, 2014 | Craig Shirley
    This is a year of important anniversaries for Ronald Reagan and his legacy. It is the tenth anniversary of his passing; it has been 25 years since he left the White House and 50 years since his groundbreaking speech on behalf of Barry Goldwater in 1964. It is also 30 years since his monumental reelection of 1984, ratifying the Reagan Revolution. The election of 1980 would have been meaningless, a detour in history, without 1984 legitimizing it. The Reagan Library, Eureka College, and the Reagan Ranch have taken various steps to commemorate these important anniversaries. And the effort to name...
  • Been 10 Years Now...

    06/05/2014 6:12:54 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 11 replies
  • Hillary Clinton Absent From White House Summit On Concussions

    05/30/2014 10:09:48 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 30 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 30, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Valid Questions: After Bill Clinton contradicted State Department claims about Hillary's health with news of a six-month rehab, her fitness should be as much of an issue as Sarah Palin's baby and John McCain's age. Karl Rove has taken a lot of heat for raising the issue of age and mental condition of a secretary of state who disappeared from public view as the Benghazi controversy arose. The questions are similar to those asked about President Reagan after his first debate with Vice President Walter Mondale, and those asked about Sen. John McCain and his prisoner of war experiences. So...
  • TOP TEN PRESIDENTS ACCORDING TO WATCHMOJO.COM

    05/27/2014 8:15:45 AM PDT · by 7thson · 43 replies
    There is an internet site called WatchMojo.com. It has numerous top ten videos - top 10 Queen songs, top 10 nominated actors who never won an oscar , top ten Marvel movies, etc. I like going there to see various top 10 lists and such. Yesterday while browsing through it, they had a Top 10 U.S. Presidents. I watched it to see if I would be disappointed and to no surprise, I was. Why? Two things. One - President Reagan was not in their top 10. They had one term James Polk in there - #8 I believe - but...
  • Elizabeth Warren: You know who’s really to blame for this middle-class erosion? Reagan.

    05/21/2014 7:04:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/21/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    Because when President Barack Obama was blaming every problem under the sun on his predecessor President George W. Bush, he just wasn’t go back far enough. Via RCP:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO WARREN: I grew up in an America that was investing in kids. It was investing in public universities. It had a higher minimum wage. It was an America that said every kid would get a fighting chance. And that’s how we built America’s great middle class. Then starting in about the 1980s, we turned in a different direction.COLBERT: You mean when Reagan came in and it...
  • Bill Maher Illustrates the Make-Believe World of Liberals!

    05/21/2014 4:43:15 AM PDT · by Desperado67 · 22 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 05/21/2014 | Rob Binsrick
    This past weekend on his HBO show, host Bill Maher suggested that conservatives were fine with the federal government until five years ago after Barack Obama was elected to the presidency. The headline of a video clip on the Real Clear Politics website of Maher's statements stated, "Why Were Conservatives Okay With Government Up Until Five Years Ago?" While Maher never actually posed that question verbatim, some of his other statements and questions lead to the summary contained in the headline. The video clip can be found here. For those who cannot handle the video, here are a couple of...
  • BJP Heading For A Historic Win

    05/15/2014 11:01:16 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 19 replies
    http://news.outlookindia.com ^ | MAY 16, 2014 | NEW DELHI
    BJP has reached the half-way mark and it is for the first time since 1984 that a single party seems set to get a simple majority. According to recent trends, NDA is leading in 321 seats while the UPA is leading in only 67 seats. Counting of votes, the grand finale in the nine-phased Lok Sabha elections, began today across the country. Election Commission said the counting exercise to be held at 989 counting centres is likely to be completed by 4 PM. By noon, a final picture should emerge on who would be the major players in the 16th...
  • GOP mission: Name 3,000 things after Reagan (Mount Reagan, Grover Norquist)

    05/14/2014 8:05:39 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 30 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 13, 2014 | Carolyn Lochhead
    Conservative activist Grover Norquist wants to name 3,000 things after Ronald Reagan. His next target is a small mountain in Democratic Sen. Harry Reid's home state. The would-be Mount Reagan, at 3,366 feet, is not nearly the highest peak in Nevada. But it does overlook Las Vegas and, as such, would remind all who visit and live there of the former two-term California governor who went on to become president and lodestar of the Republican Party.
  • Phantom Menace: How unproven, widely-mocked technology scared the Soviets into ending the Cold War

    05/12/2014 2:59:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | May 11, 2014 | Ken Adelman, Fmr. US Arms Ctrl. Dir.
    For decades, Ronald Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI)—an ambitious ground- and space-based “shield” to protect the United States from nuclear ballistic missiles—has been mocked and criticized. First proposed by the president in 1983, it was immediately dubbed “Star Wars” by the mainstream media and dismissed as unscientific, infeasible and even counter-productive. The Union of Concerned Scientists, 100,000 members strong, was fierce in its opposition. The Arms Control Association declared that SDI would end arms control, while some Soviets felt SDI would end the world. Domestic critics became furious, and the Kremlin went ballistic. But while Reagan’s critics might not have...
  • Eugene Robinson: Obama’s transformational presidency -- The most consequential since Reagan

    05/09/2014 1:32:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05/09/2014 | Eugene Robinson
    Is it safe to say that Barack Obama’s presidency will be remembered as the most consequential since Ronald Reagan’s — a presidency that “changed the trajectory of America” and “put us on a fundamentally different path”? That was the audacious goal Obama set for himself during his 2008 campaign. Now is a useful time to assess his progress because the sixth year of any president’s tenure tends to be seen as a low point. Familiarity breeds impatience and frustration — among commentators, at least, whose narrow focus on which party is perceived as “winning” the day or the week misses...
  • President Reagan's Address to the Nation on Soviet Attack on Korean Airliner on September 5, 1983

    05/06/2014 7:52:30 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 5 replies
    I was just doing a bit of farting around on You Tube and came across this amazing speech by President Reagan regarding KAL Flight 007. This is REAL leadership, something the current occupant of the White House is incapable of. President Reagan's Address to the Nation on the Soviet Attack on a Korean Airliner
  • Ukraine's Burning Desire to Turn Westward Surely Inspired by Neighbor Poland's Glittering Example...

    05/06/2014 3:14:17 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 24 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 06 May 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Gdansk, Poland If only Ronald Reagan -and Pope John Paul- were here to see what freedom and prosperity their little project has brought the Polish people over the last quarter-century now... but I think they're looking down with a smile. Small wonder the Poles are more than ready to fight in order to defend their hard-won liberty (and booming economy) from the Russians... and why the Ukrainians have now said "Hey!- that's what we should have been doing for the last two lost decades..." Photo presentation at Reaganite Republican-
  • Reagan administration warned Russian pipeline through Ukraine would weaken West

    05/03/2014 6:24:19 AM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 5 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 5 March 2014 | Jeffrey Scott Shapiro
    In a memo to the White House in July 1981, advisers in the Ronald Reagan administration urged opposition to a new pipeline from Russia’s oil- and gas-rich regions to Europe, warning that it would weaken the West’s bargaining hand. “Our strategy is aimed at limiting Soviet economic leverage over the West,” Pentagon aides told the White House in the memo. The Trans-Siberian Pipeline, which crosses modern-day Ukraine, was built nonetheless, and it helped transform Russia into an energy superpower that nurtures the European Union’s dependence on its fossil fuels. Nearly 33 years later, the warning from Reagan’s defense advisers stands...
  • Rand Paul Doesna t Know Much about Reagana s Budgets

    04/29/2014 12:45:39 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 7 replies
    National Review Online ^ | Patrick Brennan
    Ramesh and Reason’s Nick Gillespie have been going back and forth over Rand Paul’s claim (from a number of years ago) that Jimmy Carter was a more fiscally conservative president than Ronald Reagan. Mother Jones collected a series of appearances over the years in which the Kentuckian argues that Reagan’s budget performance, compared with Carter’s, is evidence Republicans don’t really mean it when they claim the mantle of fiscal conservatism. Gillespie argues that Reagan’s deficits means he wasn’t a fiscal conservative, while Ramesh argues (and Nick seems to agree to some extent) that probably a better measure is rate of increases in spending...
  • Reason Magazine: Rand Paul Is Right, Carter Was Thriftier Than Reagan

    04/25/2014 7:04:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    REASON ^ | 04/25/2014 | Nick Gillespie
    Mother Jones does love found footage, doesn't it? The progressive mag's airing of Mitt Romney's "47 percent" comments at a fundraiser definitely hurt the former Massachusetts governor in his attempt to boot President Obama in 2012. Now Mojo is back with the vid above, which the mag must hope will discombobulate Republicans and help put the brakes on a libertarian-leaning senator whose anti-war and anti-NSA stances draw long looks from disaffected liberals and lefties."Rand Paul: Jimmy Carter was better on the budget than Ronald Reagan" is how the vid begins. It shows the Kentucky senator in a variety of settings...
  • In The Past 15 Years 9 States With No Income Tax + $146B 9 States With Highest Tax Lost $107B

    04/24/2014 8:52:13 PM PDT · by lbryce · 13 replies
    GenerationOpportunity.org ^ | April 24, 2014 | Staff
    Consider sharing with your Facebook friends. Taxes Are Too Damn High! April 23, 2014 by Free The Future Taxes collected this year hit a new all-time record! This means that Americans pay more in taxes than food, housing, and clothing combined! Lower taxes means you get to keep more of your hard-earned money. Lower taxes mean the economy can grow. Lower taxes are better for everyone. Sign the petition if you agree “Taxes Are Too Damn High!” Click on the bottom of each page to link through to the following page up until you get to the Facebook sign...