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  • The 75th D-Day Commemoration: Lessons learned

    06/06/2019 4:38:27 PM PDT · by JZad
    Communities Digital News ^ | June 6, 2019 | Allan C. Brownfeld
    It is only a matter of time before the long-running campaign of illegal spying on Americans and the criminal use of NSA surveillance programs is revealed. And laid at the feet of the Obama White House and Barack Obama himself.
  • Reagan at Normandy — Americans Need to Recover the Art of the Noble Speech

    06/06/2019 4:29:28 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 6/10/17 | Titus Techera
    Neither disputatious or disputable, it is the upper limit of the political, beyond which lies the holy. In 1984, on the 40th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy, Ronald Reagan spoke at Pointe du Hoc, to commemorate the greatest war operation America has undertaken, and to explain its importance and continued influence on America and the world. He wanted above all to tell people that democracy is “the most deeply honorable form of government ever devised by man.” In that proposition were the heroes of the war best remembered, the living and the dead, their destinies inextricably connected to America’s...
  • Former conservative Jamaican Prime Minister Edward Seaga dies at 89

    05/30/2019 4:24:01 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 3 replies
    Yahoo ^ | May 28, 2019 | David McFadden
    Edward Seaga, a former Jamaican prime minister who shaped the island's post-independence politics and cultural life, died Tuesday at 89. Seaga's death was announced on Twitter by Prime Minister Andrew Holness. Seaga, Jamaica's prime minister from 1980 until 1989, was the only remaining member of the generation of leaders who drafted the constitution when the Caribbean island gained independence from Britain in 1962. His political career began in the late 1950s and he won a parliamentary seat in 1962. He was West Kingston's representative for 40 consecutive years and held a parliamentary seat longer than anyone in Jamaica's history.
  • A Not-So-Distant Mirror: Remembering Reagan in the Age of Trump

    05/24/2019 7:19:29 PM PDT · by LS · 49 replies ^ | 5/24/2019 | Bruce Bawer
    If I can understand to any extent at all why millions of Americans today harbor an irrational hatred for Donald Trump, it’s because I, too, at one time, bought into the media’s systematic misrepresentations of a first-rate president. In my case, the president was Ronald Reagan, the subject of Larry Schweikart’s magnificent new biography, Reagan: The American President. Yes, I voted for Reagan in 1980, after having cast my first presidential ballot ever for Gerald Ford in 1976, but I wasn’t giving either of them a thumbs-up so much as I was expressing my abhorrence of Jimmy Carter, whose sanctimony,...
  • Larry Schweikart’s New Bio Re-evaluates Ronald Reagan in the Trump Era

    05/07/2019 12:13:45 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 7,2019 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    Both were the oldest presidents to take office; both took unconventional paths to the presidency; both had experience in Hollywood and the media. Both were also accused by critics of being controlled by their advisors. There are other uncanny similarities. In the end, what both share is an indifference to — rather than disdain for — elites. Each disrupted the establishment; each in his own way, made accommodations with it. What Schweikart sees, which others — even some Trump supporters — have yet to appreciate, is that the 45th president is not as much of an aberration as he appears....
  • Ukraine’s New President-Elect Stands Up to Putin

    05/04/2019 2:21:12 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 31 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | May 2019 | Nolan Peterson
    Less than a week after he won Ukraine’s presidential election, 41-year-old comedian Volodymyr Zelensky proved he has the chops to stand up to Russian President Vladimir Putin on the world stage. Putin signed a decree on April 24 that expedited Russian passport applications for Ukrainians living in the two war-torn, Russian-sponsored breakaway territories in eastern Ukraine. Then, on April 27, Putin upped the ante, floating the possible extension of the passport offer to all Ukrainians. With the ball in his court, Zelensky—a TV star with no political experience—responded to the Russian president with a zinger. “We are perfectly aware of...
  • For the Democrats, There is Really Only One Issue in 1984: Who Can Beat Reagan?

    05/03/2019 7:25:17 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 43 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 5/10/1984 | William Greider
    If reason ruled in politics, the Democratic party would urge its presidential candidates to eliminate the vitriolic posturing from their campaign, and would then begin to concentrate on the only question that matters: Who can beat Reagan? That is different from asking whether Walter Mondale would make a better chief executive than Gary Hart, or whether Hart’s “new ideas” are preferable to Mondale’s old-line liberal values. What troubles me is that, given the rising nastiness, this campaign begins more and more to resemble the terrible script written in 1972, when another new face, George McGovern, was buried by Richard Nixon’s...
  • Is it true that a single mother with one job was able of live well in the Soviet union?

    04/30/2019 7:34:03 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 17 replies ^ | 4-27-2016 | Tatiana Menaker,
    I have hysterical laugh when I read this BS of Stalinist propagandist Finnegan who writes about single mother in Russia with free housing, health care and propaganda painting of happy Soviet woman entering new apartment with Stalin’s portrait instead of icon. I WAS the SINGLE MOTHER’S DAUGHTER in the Soviet Union. I was born and lived in communal apartment in Leningrad near Vladimir Putin’s house. 7 families shared one toilet, one kitchen and one bathroom which did not work. We washed themselves in communal banya (bathhouse) once a week after staying in line at least 2 hours. We lived 3...
  • Today's Quotefall puzzle by Ronald Reagan

    04/13/2019 9:07:02 AM PDT · by GOP Congress · 1 replies
    Self-Published | 4/13/2013 | Self-Published
    Today's Quotefall Puzzle features a quote by Ronald Reagan. Click image for full size. To solve the puzzle, enter the letters in the top half of the puzzle into the white squares on the grid pattern below, staying in their own columns, and be used exactly once. The black squares in the grid (which represent spaces), as well as punctuation or numbers in gray, are not to be used by letters. Some words will continue from one row to another. For more detailed instructions and techniques, go here: How to solve Quotefall Puzzles. Due to issues related to front page...
  • Reagan: The American President out May 7 & new Web Site for teachers

    04/08/2019 7:10:33 PM PDT · by LS · 15 replies
    Wild World of History ^ | 4/8/2019 | LS
    My new book, based on extensive research in the Reagan Library, "Reagan: The American President," will be out from Post Hill Press on May 7. You can pre-order now on Amazon or Barnes & Noble. It has a number of revelations, some good, some bad, but in the end Reagan emerges as the greatest president of the 20th century. There is also an appendix on all the similarities between Reagan and Trump (more than you think). ALSO: We just launched a new website this month, the Wild World of History. It is for both history buffs and educators. We have...
  • President Reagan's Remarks At CPAC 3/20/81 (10 days before assassination attempt)

    04/07/2019 8:23:34 PM PDT · by Sontagged · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 7, 2019 | Reagan Library
    Reagan Library Full Title: President Reagan's Remarks at the Conservative Political Action Conference Dinner (CPAC) at the Mayflower Hotel, Washington, DC on March 20, 1981 Creator(s): President (1981-1989 : Reagan). Ronald Reagan Library Audiovisual Composite Collection. 1/20/1981-1/20/1989 (Most Recent) Series: Tom Edmonds Audiovisual Collection, 1964-2003 Collection: Tom Edmonds Audiovisual Collection, 1964-2003
  • President Reagain's Interview w/Reader's Digest June 10, 1985

    04/07/2019 6:39:05 PM PDT · by Sontagged · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 7, 2018 | Reagan Library
    Reagan Library: President Reagan's Interview with Reader's Digest in the Oval Office on June 10, 1985 Creator(s): President (1981-1989 : Reagan). White House Television Office. 1/20/1981-1/20/1989 (Most Recent) Series: Video Recordings, 1/20/1981 - 1/20/1989 Collection: Records of the White House Television Office (WHTV) (Reagan Administration), 1/20/1981 - 1/20/1989 Production Date: 6/10/1985
  • How Ronald Reagan saw the world: Hilarious 1987 map showing the 40th President's view...

    03/30/2019 12:10:03 AM PDT · by blueplum · 30 replies
    The Daily Mail UK ^ | 29 Mar 2019 | Tim Stickings
    Full Title: How Ronald Reagan saw the world: Hilarious 1987 map showing the 40th President's view of the globe - with 'pacifist wimps' in Europe, Canada as a U.S. 'subsidiary' and Russia as an 'evil empire' - goes on sale A 1980s map which pokes fun at Ronald Reagan's view of the world will go on sale at a cartography fair in London this summer. The Reagan map shows an oversized United States dominating the globe, with the 40th U.S. President himself bestriding the continent and a prominent place given to his UK counterpart Margaret Thatcher. ...There are numerous other...
  • This is how much Nancy Reagan hated Barbara Bush

    03/22/2019 10:58:52 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 48 replies
    nypost ^ | 03/22/2019 | Yaron Steinbuch
    First lady Nancy Reagan — who was no fan of Barbara Bush — personally removed Vice President George H.W. Bush and his wife from the guest list for the 1985 royal visit by Prince Charles and Lady Diana, according to a new book. USA Today’s DC bureau chief Susan Page offers the tidbit in her upcoming “The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty,” according to Axios, which obtained an advance copy. A draft of the guest list for the Nov. 9, 1985, dinner, one of the biggest social events of the Reagan presidency, shows the Bush...
  • Ronald Reagan's daughter says he would be 'horrified' by Trump's America [Patti Davis redux]

    03/20/2019 10:04:48 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 58 replies
    Cable “News” Network ^ | 8:29 AM ET, Wed March 20, 2019 | Devan Cole
    Former President Ronald Reagan would be “horrified” and “heartbroken” by America’s current state of affairs under President Donald Trump, the late president’s daughter said in a recent interview. In an interview with Yahoo News that was published Tuesday, Patti Davis sharply criticized the Republican Party and Trump’s presidency, saying the President is endangering American democracy and “assaulting” the Constitution. “What would you think (Reagan) would think about this moment?” Zainab Salbi, the host of Yahoo News’ “Through Her Eyes,” asked Davis. “I think he would be horrified,” Davis replied. “I think he would be heartbroken because he loved this country...
  • Ronald Reagan Explains the American Spirit

    03/10/2019 12:14:54 PM PDT · by dvan · 4 replies
    Firstlook News ^ | unknown | unknown
    How to Re-Instintutionalize the United States - video
  • Ocasio-Cortez: State Of America Is 'Garbage,' Reagan Pitted Whites Against Minorities

    03/10/2019 9:17:53 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 96 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | 03/09/19 | Ryan Saavedra
    Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) suggested during a talk on Saturday that America is "garbage" and that former President Ronald Reagan presented a "racist" vision of the country that "pitted" white working class people against minorities in order "to screw over all working-class Americans." Ocasio-Cortez made the remarks while speaking at the left-leaning South by Southwest Conference & Festivals in Austin, Texas. "One perfect example, I think a perfect example of how special interests and the powerful have pitted white working-class Americans against brown and black working-class Americans in order to just screw over all working-class Americans, is Reaganism in...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Reagan Used ‘Racist’ Caricatures to Divide Americans

    03/10/2019 7:33:19 AM PDT · by KC_Lion · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 March 2019 | Pam Key
    (VIDEO AT SOURCE) Saturday at the South by Southwest Conference & Festivals in Austin, TX, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said former President Ronald Reagan used “racist,” caricatures to pit “white working-class Americans against brown and black working-class Americans.” Ocasio-Cortez said, “One perfect example, I think a perfect example of how special interests and the powerful have pitted white working-class Americans against brown and black working-class Americans in order to just screw over all working-class Americans, is Reaganism in the ’80s when he started talking about welfare queens.” She added, “So you think about this image; welfare queens and what he...
  • Ilhan Omar Swings and Misses

    02/18/2019 4:09:08 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 6 replies
    Medium ^ | February 14th 2019 | James Slate
    Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) and U.S. special envoy to Venezuela Elliott Abrams got into a fiery exchange on Wednesday that began with her wondering why anything he said could be considered credible after his role in the Iran-Contra scandal. One reason people can get away with taking cheap shots at Elliott Abrams is because there arenÂ’t a dozen people in DC, and zero reporters, who know a thing about US policy in Latin America in the 1980's. LetÂ’s decipher what Ms. Omar said: She went on to recount his 1982 congressional testimony about U.S. policy toward El Salvador, where...
  • Greatest of All Time Tom Brady’s 6th Super Bowl Win Infuriates Trump Haters

    02/04/2019 5:56:45 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 98 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/03/19 | Matthew Boyle
    When the New England Patriots won their sixth Super Bowl on Sunday evening with a 13-3 defeat of the Los Angeles Rams, it was a massive loss for haters of President Donald Trump — an ardent supporter of the Patriots and their quarterback Tom Brady. Tom Brady wins his sixth Super Bowl ring comes at 41 years old, and the media and other critics of Trump–including CNN and the Daily Beast–cannot be happy. Earlier on Sunday, the Daily Beast ran a hit piece on Boston sports fans, calling the city’s history one filled with racism. The piece cited as “evidence”...