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    10/16/2018 10:36:56 PM PDT · by changedLiberal · 77 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...
  • Conservatives Hit Reagan on Treaty : One Calls President 'a Useful Idiot' of Soviets; Criticism...

    07/18/2018 12:55:05 PM PDT · by cowboyusa · 15 replies
    la times ^ | Dec 5, 1987 | JAMES GERSTENZANG and ROBERT SHOGAN
    <p>WASHINGTON — President Reagan encountered a growing storm of criticism Friday from conservatives over the intermediate-range nuclear missile treaty scheduled to be signed with the Soviet Union next week, with one critic denouncing him as a "useful idiot for Soviet propaganda."</p>
  • Helsinki Human Rights Day: Proclamation by Ronald Reagan (Flashback 1983)

    07/17/2018 1:30:26 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege
    American Presidency Project ^ | July 25, 1983 | Ronald Reagan
    Proclamation 5075 -Helsinki Human Rights Day By the President of the United States of America: A Proclamation When the Final Act of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe, widely referred to as "Helsinki accords," was concluded in Helsinki on August 1, 1975, thirty-three governments of Eastern and Western Europe, as well as the United States and Canada, committed themselves to "respect human rights and fundamental freedoms, including the freedom of thought, conscience, religion or belief, for all without distinction as to race, sex, language, or religion." The participating governments further committed themselves to foster "freer movement and contacts,"...
  • Flashback: Reagan Flubs Reykjavik Summit

    07/16/2018 6:12:29 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 29 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | December 4, 1986 | WILLIAM GREIDER
    To Ronald Reagan and his entourage, the summit meeting in Iceland looked like the perfect photo opportunity. Three weeks before the midterm elections, Reagan would be pictured shaking hands with the smiling Russian in his Fifties fedora. The president would be portrayed in the media as an earnest peacemaker, diligently searching for ways to end the nuclear-arms race. This time, though, the photos turned out badly. When he emerged from his bargaining sessions with Mikhail Gorbachev, the president looked stung, like a small boy who had burned his fingers playing with a light socket. Reagan came home empty-handed from Iceland,...
  • (What school was like) Learning during my 1970s High School years

    07/14/2018 7:02:38 PM PDT · by vannrox · 152 replies
    Metallicman ^ | June 2018 | editorial staff
    Do you remember what it was like going to High School in the 1970s? I do. I most certainly do. In fact, the older I get the more removed that I am from it. As time passes, it starts to look like some kind of a scene from “The Twilight Zone”. The truth is that the kind of life that I had growing up is really alien to the way kids grow up today. That is worrisome, and it really concerns me. When an American intern comes in to work for me, I am stunned just how absolutely helpless they...
  • Dems' socialist meltdown

    07/10/2018 3:46:51 AM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    NJ Herald ^ | 7/10/18 | Michael Reagan
    What a great July 4. The skies over America the Beautiful were filled with fireworks, and the Twittersphere was filled with three Democratic senators blowing themselves up. My U.S. senator Kamal Harris, Massachusetts' Elizabeth Warren and New York's Kirsten Gillibrand spent their holiday week attacking President Trump in speeches and tweets. It was rough stuff from three lefties who think they're going to be the next president and apparently think that tweeting like Trump is going to make their delusion come true. Sen. Harris of California warned her followers that Trump is planning to nominate someone who'll overturn Roe v....
  • Ronald Reagan Museum. Points of interest we must see?

    07/02/2018 9:40:19 PM PDT · by 1_Inch_Group · 15 replies
    Reagan Foundation ^ | Today | Me
    "Old" School Reagan Republican here. My 99 year old grandmother mentioned she'd like to go see the Genghis Khan exhibit at the Ronald Reagan Museum. I've never been, she's never been. We're going. So, if you've been there....what is Must See? Genghis Khan. Then what. Me and gramma talk politics quite a bit. We both leave the conversation laughing. Where should I push her to after Genghis Khan? 99. Thank You.
  • Was just thinking the other day.....

    07/02/2018 2:36:03 PM PDT · by nesnah · 22 replies
    none | today | me
    It hit me the other day. The first Presidential election I was eligible to vote in was 1980. Since January 20, 1989, I have been wishing for a Ronald Reagan on steroids. I got my wish in November of 2016. The kicker: THE BEST PRESIDENTS of my lifetime have had the first names of Ronald and Donald. Just a fun observation.....carry on.
  • Dennis Quaid to Play Ronald Reagan in New Biopic

    06/21/2018 6:01:29 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 24 replies
    Mark Joseph, who is producing the biopic, met with 50 of the former president's friends, confidantes and cabinet members, including his pastor and the surgeon who saved his life after he was shot. Dennis Quaid has inked a deal to play President Ronald Reagan in a film expected to begin shooting in the fall, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The long-in-the works feature film will explore Reagan's life from boyhood through his presidency — of both the U.S. and the Screen Actors Guild — and he will be played as a young man by David Henrie, best known for his...