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  • NYT Editorials About Deaths of Reagan, Bush Slammed Current Republican Presidents

    12/06/2018 4:42:56 PM PST · by detective · 7 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 5, 2018 | David Rutz
    Shortened title. Full title: NYT Editorials About Deaths of Reagan, Bush Called Them Fortunate in Foreign Policy, Slammed Current Republican Presidents The New York Times editorials about the last two elected Republican presidents to die, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, have strong similarities, calling them both fortunate in their foreign policy victories, comparing them positively to the current GOP office-holders, and bemoaning the negative state of politics under the current commanders in chief. Reagan, the 40th president, died in 2004 at the age of 93, and Bush, his vice-president who succeeded him as the 41st president, died Friday at...
  • Keynote Address with U.S. Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis — 2018 Reagan National Defense Forum

    12/02/2018 1:30:14 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 9 replies
    Reagan National Defense Forum ^ | Dec. 1 , 2018 | Reagan Foundation
    Keynote Address with the U.S. Secretary of Defense, The Honorable James N. Mattis. Moderated by Bret Baier, Fox News
  • REAGAN AT MIDTERM; News Analysis (Sky-is-falling sentiment in 1982 strikingly similar to now)

    11/21/2018 11:30:15 AM PST · by DoodleBob · 14 replies
    NY Times ^ | December 29, 1982 | HEDRICK SMITH and SPECIAL TO THE NEW YORK TIMES
    At midterm, the once-dazzling political momentum of what conservatives enthusiastically called the Reagan Revolution has stalled. In the year ahead, President Reagan faces what his allies and advisers see as the most critical tests of his Presidency both at home and abroad. ''Historically, the third year is the one that makes or breaks a Presidency, and Ronald Reagan's third year is more critical for him than any President since World War II,'' said Richard Wirthlin, the President's longtime poll-taker and a fellow California Republican conservative. ''It's the year when people will judge the President not only by the goals he...
  • The 2018 Midterms: Christians vs. Communists

    11/05/2018 6:40:14 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/05/18 | Dennis Jamison
    In the decades since Truman, Kennedy or Reagan, what happened to the genuine Christians in helping America to remain free? Long ago, from the past of a distant America, during another election year, a man named Ronald Reagan gave a speech that set him on a journey that would eventually lead to him becoming president of the United States. On October 27th, at the height of the presidential campaign of 1964, Ronald Reagan delivered a rousing speech at the GOP National Convention to support Barry Goldwater’s effort to receive the Republican Party’s nomination. While endorsing Goldwater, Reagan stressed his own...
  • New Book about Reagan

    11/02/2018 2:54:21 PM PDT · by DanielThomas
    In this ambitious work David T. Byrne analyzes the ideas that informed Ronald Reagan’s political philosophy and policies. Rather than appraising Reagan’s personal and emotional life, Byrne’s intellectual biography goes one step further; it establishes a rationale for the former president’s motives, discussing how thinkers such as Plato and Adam Smith influenced him. Byrne points to three historical forces that shaped Reagan’s political philosophy: Christian values, particularly the concept of a universal kingdom of God; America’s firm belief in freedom as the greatest political value and its aversion to strong centralized government; and the appeasement era of World War II,...
  • "Are You Better Off?" [Reagan in 1980]

    11/01/2018 7:38:05 PM PDT · by BlackAdderess · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | Mar 3, 2011 | Ronald Reagan
    "Next Tuesday is Election Day. Next Tuesday all of you will go to the polls, will stand there in the polling place and make a decision. I think when you make that decision, it might be well if you would ask yourself, are you better off than you were four years ago? Is it easier for you to go and buy things in the stores than it was four years ago? Is there more or less unemployment in the country than there was four years ago? Is America as respected throughout the world as it was? Do you feel that...
  • Let’s stop asking Trump for comfort after tragedies (Barf alert)

    10/30/2018 3:28:42 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 29th 2018 | Patti Davis
    <p>When I was writing my book “The Long Goodbye,” a memoir about losing my father to Alzheimer’s, I spoke with veteran reporter Harry Smith about my father’s legacy. Harry was my neighbor when I lived in New York, and I had become friends with him and his family.</p>
  • U.S. Navy Helicopter Crashes on Flight Deck of U.S.S. Ronald Reagan

    10/19/2018 7:54:15 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    ktla ^ | 10/19/2018
    he MH-60 Seahawk hit the flight deck of the USS Ronald Reagan shortly after takeoff around 9 a.m., according to a statement released by the Navy’s Seventh Fleet. All injured are in stable condition and are being evaluated by medical staff. The Navy did not say how many people were injured but that some “will be medically evacuated ashore” without specifying a location. An investigation has been opened into the cause of the crash, according to the statement. The incident occurred during routine operationsi

    10/16/2018 10:36:56 PM PDT · by changedLiberal · 88 replies
    frontpagemag ^ | October 15, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. In high school, Jamal Khashoggi had a good friend. His name was Osama bin Laden. “We were hoping to establish an Islamic state anywhere,” Khashoggi reminisced about their time together in the Muslim Brotherhood. “We believed that the first one would lead to another, and that would have a domino effect which could reverse the history of mankind.”
  • A Movie Tribute to the 1980’s When Ronald Reagan Ran America

    10/15/2018 12:22:13 AM PDT · by vannrox · 8 replies
    metallicman ^ | 15OCT18 | Editorial staff
    For eight years, from 1981 until 1989, the United States had one of the greatest Presidents running the nation; Ronald Reagan. Of course, the media hated him. Of course, subsequent politicians and their media sycophants have rewrote the narrative, turning the amazing decade into one of “racism”, inequality, and a trampling of rights. What a crock of ********. It was no such thing. You can tell simply by looking at pop culture from that time. If everyone was sad, unhappy, unemployed and suffering, the pop culture would reflect it. Just like pop culture reflected World War II, and the 1950’s....
  • Compilation of President Reagan's Humor from Selected Speeches, 1981-89

    09/30/2018 8:59:12 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | Apr 24, 2018 | The Reagan Library
    Posted as a service to the younger folks on Free Republic. DC wasn't always ugly 24/7.
  • ‘Reagan: An American Journey’ Review: The Arc of an All-American

    09/29/2018 11:21:27 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 2 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Septenber 27, 2018 | Richard Brookhiser
    The reputations of politicians go through distinct phases. First comes the real time of campaigning, public pronouncement and journalism, a mixture of confetti, gravitas and sleet-storm. Retirement brings the memoirs of subject, colleagues, relatives and eye-witnesses. Only after death does biography sculpt its first substantial image, which can last a long time. Later historians will argue and chisel, but they will work on that initial posthumous statue. “Reagan: An American Journey” by Bob Spitz aims to create such an image. The cover says it all: a shining black-and-white shot of a handsome man, his face simultaneously genial and serious, his...
  • Abortion and the Conscience of a Nation

    09/23/2018 2:36:14 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 6 replies
    Human Life Review ^ | 03 Feb 1983 | Ronald Reagan
    THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY of Roe v. Wade is a good time for us to pause and reflect...The consequences of this judicial decision are now obvious: since 1973, more than 15 million unborn children have had their lives snuffed out by legalized abortions. That is over ten times the number of Americans lost in all our nation’s wars. Make no mistake, abortion-on-demand is not a right granted by the Constitution... Nowhere do the plain words of the Constitution even hint at a “right” so sweeping as to permit abortion up to the time the child is ready to be born. Yet...
  • Ronald Reagan’s letter to his dying father-in-law, annotated

    09/14/2018 9:59:24 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 42 replies
    Aug. 7 [1982] Dear Loyal, I hope you’ll forgive me for this, but I’ve been wanting to write you ever since we talked on the phone. I am aware of the strain you are under and believe with all my heart there is help for that. First I want to tell you of a personal experience I’ve kept to myself for a long time. During my first year as Governor you’ll recall the situation I found in Calif. was almost as bad as the one in Wash. today. It seemed as if the problems were endless and insolvable. Then I...
  • This day in history: President Reagan responds to Soviet Union's downing of Korean Air Flight 007

    09/06/2018 3:23:39 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 3 replies
    New York Times ^ | 09/06/1983 | Ronald Reagan
    My fellow Americans, I'm coming before you tonight about the Korean Air Line massacre - the attack by the Soviet Union against 269 innocent men, women and children aboard an unarmed Korean passenger plane. This crime against humanity must never be forgotten, here or throughout the world. Our prayers tonight are with the victims and their families in their time of terrible grief. Our hearts go out to them - to brave people like Kathryn McDonald, the wife of a Congressman whose composure and eloquence on the day of her husband's death moved us all. He will be sorely missed...
  • Remember this Guy?

    09/04/2018 3:01:09 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 19 replies
    multiple | 9/4/2018 | Ronald Reagan
    Too many people have forgotten, and too many don't even have a clue. His quotes are right up there with other famous quote makers like Thomas Jefferson, Mark Twain and Will Rogers.. "Socialism only worksin two places: Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they already have it." -Ronald Reagan 'Here's my strategy on the Cold War: We win, they lose.' - Ronald Reagan 'The most terrifying words In the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help.' -Ronald Reagan 'The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; it's just that...
  • Flashback: John McCain Compared Sarah Palin to Ronald Reagan – “I’m Proud of Her” – Video 11/28/2010

    08/30/2018 8:25:50 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 25 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 30, 2018 | Brian
    Flashback to November 2010. A video we posted almost eight years ago of Sen. John McCain on CNN praising Gov. Sarah Palin up one side and down the other. He even compared her to Ronald Reagan, saying “I think she’s doing a great job,” and “I’m proud of her.” Also remember that Sarah Palin went to Arizona and endorsed John McCain for re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2010........(video)......Palin stood up for McCain when he needed it most. What a contrast to numerous media reports that indicate Palin was not invited to attend McCain’s upcoming funeral service. Some say there...
  • Propaganda: Much More Important Than a Soap Opera or a Horse Race

    08/28/2018 5:39:43 AM PDT · by NOBO2012
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 8-28-18 | MOTUS
    If you have ever done a Google search for anything related to Trump you know how biased the entire  internecine world of internet technology is; 90% of the first 20 pages of results will be anti-Trump. From search engines to social network platforms the tech world is pro-progressive and anti-conservative. And they can’t believe that it didn’t work in their favor in the last election. I’ve got bad news for them: it’s not going to work in the next one either. Why?  David Catron explains: In Reagan’s America: Innocents at Home, Garry Wills described the 40th President’s relationship with the...
  • Trump slams FBI for not warning him Manafort was under investigation

    08/01/2018 7:26:40 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/01/18 | John Bowden
    President Trump went after the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the FBI on Wednesday, arguing that his 2016 campaign team should have been warned that campaign chair Paul Manafort was under investigation at the time. In a tweet, Trump questioned why law enforcement didn't "tell me" that Manafort was being investigated at the time of his hiring, noting that his former aide had previously worked for GOP figures such as President Reagan and Sen. Bob Dole (R-Kan.). "Paul Manafort worked for Ronald Reagan, Bob Dole and many other highly prominent and respected political leaders. He worked for me for a...
  • The conservative position: Free trade or protectionism? [Reagan was a Protectionist]

    08/02/2018 6:32:58 AM PDT · by Moseley · 35 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | July 24, 2018 | Jonathon A Moseley
    In a trade war, we are told, foreign manufacturers are not affected at all by tariffs imposed by the U.S. government. Only U.S. consumers will pay more. Yet, mysteriously, if a foreign country imposes tariffs on U.S. exports, it is a catastrophe for U.S. manufacturers and “farmers” (giant conglomerates). So we are told that U.S. exporters will suffer from a trade war. However, foreign producers importing to the U.S. will not be affected in the slightest. That is not sound analysis, but propaganda. Saying that tariffs hurt U.S. consumers and U.S. producers, but tariffs have no effect at all on...