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  • Reagan's 'Rosebud' (Ronald Reagan stopped the Communist Party in Hollywood)

    02/14/2012 2:44:35 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    Ricochet ^ | February 13, 2012 | Molly Hemingway
    All self-respecting Ricochet readers will want to go read this amazing story published in the Los Angeles Times Magazine (!) about how President Ronald Reagan came to understand the threat of Communism in Hollywood and develop effective strategies for fighting it. After cultivating a relationship with former movie-industry union chief Roy Brewer, reporter John Meroney obtained access to his voluminous archives filled with private correspondence, speeches, congressional documents, Communist Party newspapers, transcripts of testimony from executive sessions and minutes from closed union meetings. Meroney discovers Reagan's "Rosebud," as he puts it, since the information explains so much about why President...
  • Say What?

    05/23/2004 7:17:02 AM PDT · by miltonim · 10 replies · 176+ views ^ | 5/21/2004 | Greg Pierce - Inside Politics
    "Democrats fretting over fumbles by John Kerry's campaign have something new to agonize over — his bizarre flip-flop [Wednesday] on abortion rights," the New York Post's Deborah Orin writes. "After months of saying he'd have a litmus test as president and only pick pro-choice Supreme Court justices, Kerry did an about-face and said he might name some right-to-life justices after all. " 'I will not appoint somebody with a 5-4 [Supreme] Court who's about to undo Roe v. Wade,' Kerry told the Associated Press. " 'But that doesn't mean that if that's not the balance of the court, I wouldn't...