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  • In Memoriam: With God and Richard Pipes

    05/22/2018 11:39:10 AM PDT · by GreyFriar · 12 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | May 22, 2018 | Paul Kengor
    America loses its greatest scholar of Russia and communism. The most respected academic authority on the Russian Revolution, 20thcentury communism, and the Cold War has died. He was Richard Pipes, longtime professor of Russian history at Harvard, and a remarkable man. Where to start with an adequate tribute to Professor Pipes? I’ll start with some biographical observations and then finish with personal reflections. Richard Pipes was born in Poland on July 11, 1923. As a 16-year-old Jew at the time of Hitler’s invasion, Pipes mercifully escaped, thanks to a clever and shrewd father. He credited not only his father but...
  • Amb. Faith Whittlesey, Reagan Revolutionary and Conservative Pioneer, Dead at 79

    05/21/2018 5:25:10 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 21, 2018 | Staff
    Faith Whittlesey, President Ronald Reagan’s ambassador to Switzerland, who helped popularize the message of the “Reagan Revolution” and advocated for a staunch, traditional conservatism for decades, passed away Monday at 79. Whittlesey, lately of Delray Beach, Florida, succumbed to a long bout with cancer in Washington, DC, surrounded by family and friends.
  • Author Jon Meacham: Trump took advantage of "climate of fear"

    05/20/2018 1:28:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 20, 2018 | Emily Tillett
    Jon Meacham, presidential scholar and author of "The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels," says that President Trump is in office because "we have a climate of fear in the country" which he "took advantage of" over the course of the 2016 campaign. "Politicians are far more often mirrors of who we are than they are molders. That's why the molders are so extraordinary. Franklin Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan -- those are different kinds of figures," Meacham said on CBS News' "Face the Nation" on Sunday. "I think that President Trump in many ways is president because we...
  • Stefan Halper Agent Provocateur – In His Own Words…

    05/20/2018 8:24:14 AM PDT · by mairdie · 14 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | May 20, 2018 | sundance
    ... Rather ironically, five days before the 2016 election intelligence agent provocateur Stefan Halper gave an interview to Sputnik News where he outlined his agenda; in hindsight the aggregate agenda of the Obama administration: 2016 was not CIA/FBI Agent Halper’s first endeavor into manipulating the outcomes of U.S. political elections. Indeed manipulating elections it is a specific skill-set within his curriculum vitae. As noted in a New York Times article 35-years ago: 1983 – […] An operation to collect inside information on Carter Administration foreign policy was run in Ronald Reagan’s campaign headquarters in the 1980 Presidential campaign. […] it...
  • Is Trump the Second Coming of Reagan?

    05/18/2018 8:32:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The New Yorker | May 18, 2018 | Susan B. Glasser
    Link only due to copyright issues: https://www.newyorker.com/news/letter-from-trumps-washington/is-trump-the-second-coming-of-reagan
  • Contain Iran? Trump Should Copy Reagan.

    05/16/2018 7:27:26 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 12 replies
    realclearpolitics ^ | 05/16/2018 | David Ignatius
    ABU DHABI -- Arab leaders love the idea that President Trump is ready to give Iran a punch in the nose. But is this White House truly serious about challenging Iranian power in the Middle East? The evidence is mixed, at best. I heard passionate enthusiasm for Trump's decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal from prominent Arabs gathered here last weekend for a conference sponsored by the Beirut Institute. They know that scuttling the nuclear deal could be dangerous, and that the region is already a powder keg. But many Arab leaders don't seem to care. To put...
  • MAGA requires reclaiming the language

    05/08/2018 2:01:26 AM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 18 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 5/7/2018 | D Hawthorne
    We have lost our culture to the Cultural Marxists and, increasingly, our liberty to the Rogue Ruling Class™. It is easy to despair. But, in the late 1970s, it was also hard to believe we could defeat Soviet Communism. Then three courageous people—Pope John Paul II, Margaret Thatcher, and Ronald Reagan—changed the world. Reflecting on that, Robert Reilly describes what we must do today to win our war: Language, then, and the restoration of its relationship with reality were critical to the Communist collapse. This was no small feat since, for many in the West, words had lost their meaning....
  • MAGA! FLOTUS Hat Edition

    04/24/2018 7:38:52 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 20 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 4-24-18 | MOTUS
    Have you seen Melania this morning? She’s Making America Great Again. Many First Ladies have worn hats: Pat, Mamie, Rosalyn  Lady Bird, Hilz, JackieNancy and  of course Lady M owned dozens of wig hats:But nobody, not even Jackie or Nancy, has ever worn them like Melania:And how dare she flaunt her white privilege like that?Life really isn’t fair, is it? America: We’ve always the one wearing the white hat.Posted from: MOTUS A.D.
  • Reagan's appointed ambassador to Mexico dies

    04/15/2018 4:12:56 PM PDT · by patriot08 · 15 replies
    John Gavin, the movie star who graced the big screen in “Psycho,” “Imitation of Life" and “Thoroughly Modern Millie” has died at age 86, Fox News confirmed Friday. The tall, strikingly handsome entertainer had led a decades-long career in Hollywood. He won a Golden Globe for 1958’s “A Time to Love and a Time to Die,” appeared alongside blonde bombshell Lana Turner in 1959’s “Imitation of Life” and starred as Julius Caesar in 1960’s “Spartacus” with Kirk Douglas, among others. He famously played Janet Leigh's divorced lover Sam Loomis in the 1960 Alfred Hitchcock thriller “Psycho.” The Hollywood Reporter claimed...
  • Efrain Rios Montt: Guatemala ex-leader tried for genocide dies

    04/01/2018 1:08:42 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 9 replies
    BBC News ^ | 1st April 2018 | BBC News
    Guatemala's former military leader Efrain Rios Montt, who briefly ruled the country in the 1980s, has died at the age of 91. In 2013, he became the first former head of state to face genocide charges in his own country. Gen Rios Montt was accused of ordering the killing of more than 1,700 ethnic Mayans during a civil war. The last several years of his life were spent fighting a legal battle against the allegations in court. Gen Rios Montt seized power during a 1982 coup d'etat, in the midst of a bloody civil war in the country between the...
  • Ronald Reagan State of the Union (on Budgets and Deficits, 1988)

    03/23/2018 3:19:34 PM PDT · by Hostage · 2 replies
    Joint Session before Congress ^ | January 25, 1988 | Ronald Reagan
    And let's begin by discussing how to maintain economic growth by controlling and eventually eliminating the problem of Federal deficits. We have had a balanced budget only eight times in the last 57 years. For the first time in 14 years, the Federal Government spent less in real terms last year than the year before. We took $73 billion off last year's deficit compared to the year before. The deficit itself has moved from 6.3 percent of the gross national product to only 3.4 percent. And perhaps the most important sign of progress has been the change in our view...
  • Lessons for Today from Reagan’s 1982 Deficit Reduction Compromise

    03/23/2018 3:05:07 PM PDT · by detective · 4 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 25, 2011 | Mike Brownfield
    Want some perspective on the debt ceiling negotiations and calls for tax increases in exchange for spending cuts? You might want to consider a cautionary tale dating back to 1982 when President Ronald Reagan agreed to a deficit-reduction compromise—and a result he didn’t bargain for. Former Attorney General Edwin Meese III, who served under President Reagan, and Heritage Action for America’s Michael Needham write in today’s USA Today of the agreement Reagan struck in 1982 in hopes of tackling high deficits. He agreed to a modest increase in business taxes (which he didn’t like) in exchange for spending cuts (which...
  • Reagan Protectionism vs. Trump Protectionism

    03/05/2018 6:15:30 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 14 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 2, 2018 | Holman W. Jenkins, Jr.
    Ronald Reagan was the protectionist Donald Trump might want to be, yet didn’t provoke market panic or a trade war. Reagan slapped import quotas on cars, motorcycles, forklifts, memory chips, color TVs, machine tools, textiles, steel, Canadian lumber and mushrooms. There was no market meltdown. Donald Trump hit foreign steel and aluminum, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell more than 600 points on Thursday and Friday. Reagan was no genius administrator ( Herbert Hoover was) so that’s not the difference. Though he promised Michigan auto workers help with Japanese imports and was grateful when they voted for him, he...
  • GOP Tariff Scolds Are Rejecting Reagan’s Steel Protection Legacy

    03/03/2018 11:41:44 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 2, 2018 | by JOHN CARNEY
    Capitol Hill Republicans went into an emotional meltdown after President Trump announced plans to impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. “Let’s be clear: The President is proposing a massive tax increase on American families. Protectionism is weak, not strong. You’d expect a policy this bad from a leftist administration, not a supposedly Republican one,” Sen. Ben Sasse said, according to NBC News. But Sasse and other Republicans pouncing on the White House because of the tariffs are engaging in a bit of historic revisionism. Far from being a deviation from Republican orthodoxy, Trump’s tariffs have very clear precedents in...
  • President Reagan - We Must Fight

    02/06/2018 8:26:10 AM PST · by NEWwoman · 6 replies
    youtube ^ | 21 June 2011 | TeufelBAMF
    President Reagan - We Must Fight This is one of the best speeches given by the best President we've ever had. It rings just as true today as it did in 1964 (A Time For Choosing).
  • Kelli Ward: Ronald Reagan’s Biggest Regret Was Granting Amnesty and Trusting Congress

    01/28/2018 7:35:57 AM PST · by Cheerio · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Jan 2018 | Robert Kraychik
    FULL TITLE:Kelli Ward: Ronald Reagan’s Biggest Regret Was Granting Amnesty and Trusting Congress on Border Security “President Reagan’s biggest regret as president was granting amnesty and then trusting Congress to deliver on border security,” said 2018 Republican Senate candidate Kelli Ward, expressing opposition to the White House’s recently released amnesty proposal. Ward’s comments came in an interview with Breitbart News’s Washington Political Editor Matt Boyle on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Saturday. “We have to learn from our history,” advised Ward. “In 1986, Ronald Reagan–great president, amazing conservative, lover of liberty and of America–granted amnesty; and Ed Rollins, who is helping me...
  • Heritage Foundation Says Trump Has Embraced Two-Thirds of Its Agenda (surpasses Reagan)

    01/25/2018 11:55:48 AM PST · by Mariner · 11 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 22nd, 2018 | By JEREMY W. PETERS
    WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has pursued policies that have hewed remarkably close to the recommendations of a leading conservative think tank, the Heritage Foundation, which found in a new review that nearly two-thirds of its ideas had been carried out or embraced by the White House over the past year. Not one to dwell on the details of governing, President Trump has shown a considerable degree of deference to groups within the conservative movement like Heritage, leading to a rightward shift in social, environmental, immigration and foreign policy. The results, Heritage found in its review, exceeded even the first...
  • Heritage Foundation Rates Trump’s First Year Better Than Reagan’s

    01/25/2018 10:30:21 AM PST · by entropy12 · 22 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Jan 25, 2018 | Joe Hoft
    The New York Times reported that the conservative Heritage Foundation ranks President Trump as doing even better than conservative icon President Ronald Reagan in the first year of his Presidency –
  • America's Role in El Salvador's Deterioration(Hurl Alert)

    01/20/2018 3:00:33 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 20 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 20th January 2018 | RAYMOND BONNER
    When Donald Trump said this month he would end temporary protected status for almost 200,000 Salvadorans, the number of immigrants standing to lose protections under this president approached the 1 million mark. This includes people, like those from El Salvador, that now stand to be deported to countries where their lives could be in danger. El Salvador has one of the world’s highest homicide rates—due in no small part to the policies of the country now trying to expel them. Trump promised to end the protected status granted to Salvadorans in 2001 following a devastating earthquake. Then, a few days...
  • Liberals Cheered When Reagan Was Shot

    01/14/2018 4:54:52 PM PST · by tom h · 53 replies
    Newsbusters and Others ^ | March 30, 2013 | Tom Blumer
    [Vanity] Freepers, please provide your own story of what happened during March 1981 when you first heard the news that President Reagan was shot by John Hinckley Jr. I was an Ivy League graduate student at the time, in a technical field, and I was shocked to hear faculty in my engineering department say they were glad that Reagan was shot. Wayne Allyn Root relays a story from Columbia, where all his classmates leaped into the air, cheering wildly, as if the Columbia football team had finally scored a touchdown. [http://rootforamerica.com/the-real-obama-agenda-direct-from-his-columbia-university-classmate/] The Newbuster article referenced above relays some AP and...