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  • 5 Ways the Soviet Union Could Have Won the Cold War (Or at Least Survived It)

    12/24/2016 7:58:23 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 61 replies
    The National Interest ^ | December 24, 2016 | Tom Nichols
    As we look back tomorrow at the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Soviet Union, an important question should be raised: could the USSR actually have won the Cold War? Or maybe a better question: at least survived? That was something we asked Professor Tom Nichols of the U.S. Naval War College and Harvard University back in 2014.
  • Rubio: Children of the Reagan Revolution Ready to 'Assume Leadership'

    02/21/2016 5:25:49 AM PST · by McGruff · 21 replies
    NewsMax ^ | February 20, 2016 | Cathy Burke
    An exuberant Sen. Marco Rubio declared his strong finish in the South Carolina primary Saturday signaled the GOP presidential contest had become "a three-person race," and that as a child "of the Reagan Revolution," he was "ready to assume the mantle of leadership." "Those of us who grew up when Ronald Reagan was in the White House are ready to do for the next generation what Ronald Reagan did for ours," the Florida lawmaker said. "The children of the Reagan Revolution are ready to assume the mantle of leadership." Rubio also hailed crucial supporters, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and...
  • Correcting the Revisionists on the Reagan Record

    01/06/2015 4:48:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 6, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    My daughter asked me my opinion on an article she read in Vanity Fair attempting to debunk the presidential record of Ronald Reagan. I happily responded. The writer of the piece is veteran liberal commentator Michael Kinsley, who used to be a regular on William F. Buckley Jr.'s "Firing Line" and CNN's "Crossfire." It's not as though he appeared out of nowhere, studied the evidence anew and shared a novel theory. He's been dissing Reaganomics for decades along with other Democrats and liberals, whose only recourse is to distort the Gipper's phenomenal record. Why is this even relevant, you ask?...
  • Joe Biden Was Behind The Robert Bork Nomination Smear

    12/19/2012 6:42:08 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 12/19/12 | Staff
    Law: A quarter of a century ago, a good and great man was slandered to maintain liberal judicial power. It was Vice President Joe Biden, who as a senator, led the injustices committed against Judge Robert Bork. The Wednesday morning death of Bork, Ronald Reagan´s failed 1987 Supreme Court nominee, should make us think how much freer and better this country would be if Bork´s intellectual power and constitutional integrity had been present within the justices´ deliberations over the past 25 years. Had Reagan nominated Bork to replace retiring Chief Justice Warren Burger in 1986, when Republicans
  • DON'T TRASH REAGAN TO SAVE ROMNEY

    11/26/2012 4:30:15 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 102 replies
    Brietbart ^ | Monday November 26, 2012 | By JENNY BETH MARTIN
    Ann Coulter, a long-time cheerleader for Mitt Romney, recently trashed the legacy of Ronald Reagan – and Americans who honor the legacy of Ronald Reagan – in a desperate attempt to deflect blame for Romney’s loss away from the candidate, and away from those who backed him. Movement conservatives, Reagan conservatives, and tea partiers did not back Gov. Romney in the Republican primaries. Despite misgivings, when the GOP establishment chose Romney, these patriotic conservatives did not sulk or stay home. They walked through fire for Romney and formed the backbone of his base and ground game. They gave their all...
  • Walesa Unveils One More For The 'Gipper'

    11/22/2011 7:02:05 AM PST · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    Lech Walesa said that there would not be a free Poland without Ronald Reagan, during the unveiling of a statue in Warsaw of the late American president on Monday.The former Solidarity leader said that “as a participant in these events,” it was “inconceivable” that such changes would have come about without the last American president during the post-1945 cold-war era. Walesa added that thirty years ago, it seemed that the fall of the communist system would not be possible without a nuclear war. The bronze statue of Reagan has been installed not far from the American Embassy, on Ujazdowskie Avenue,...
  • Gallup: “Americans Say Reagan Is the Greatest U.S. President”

    (PRINCETON, NJ) — Ahead of Presidents Day 2011, Americans are most likely to say Ronald Reagan was the nation’s greatest president — slightly ahead of Abraham Lincoln and Bill Clinton. Reagan, Lincoln, or John F. Kennedy has been at the top of this “greatest president” list each time this question has been asked in eight surveys over the last 12 years.
  • School makes boy take American flag off bike

    11/12/2010 7:41:25 AM PST · by Personal Responsibility · 173 replies · 2+ views
    Fox 40 Sacramento ^ | Nov-12 | Elissa Harrington
    13-year-old Cody Alicea rides with an American flag on the back of his bike. He says he does this to be patriotic and to honor veterans, like his own grandfather, Robert. He's had the flag on his bike for two months but Monday, was asked told to take it down. A school official at Denair Middle School told Cody some students had been complaining about the flag and it was no longer allowed on school property. "In this country we're supposed to be free," said Cody. "And I should be able to wave my flag wherever I want to. And...
  • World Freedom Day 2009 - 20th Anniversary of Reagan's achievement

    11/11/2009 11:31:04 AM PST · by U of IL Conservative · 180+ views
    Americans for Tax Reform ^ | Monday, November 9, 2009 | Nathan Pick & Joseph E. Moser
    (I should've posted this the day before yesterday - on World Freedom Day...) ...President Reagan came to office with the belief that the United States and other free nations should use all aspects of political, military, economic, diplomatic and cultural power to defeat Communism. Once in office he put those ideas into practice by encouraging and influencing other free nations to join in his endeavor. Most notably was his speech in Berlin where he declared to General Secretary Gorbachev that if he wanted peace and prosperity for the Soviet Union he must, “Tear Down this Wall.”
  • Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II forgotten as world remembers the fall of the Berlin Wall

    11/10/2009 12:55:52 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 12 replies · 668+ views
    kansascity.com ^ | November 10, 2009 | Ross Balano
    Amidst all of the hoopla surrounding the 20th anniversary of the Berlin Wall the two men most responsible have been all but forgotten. While German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other world dignitaries praised former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev for the fall of the wall, the two men perhaps most responsible, President Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II were all but forgotten. Merkel praised Gorbachev, “You made this possible---you courageously let things happen.” He let things happen? Is she kidding? Gorbachev had no choice but to let things happen. Let’s revisit real history for a moment please. The fall of...
  • Hillary Clinton scrubs Ronald Reagan from history

    11/10/2009 10:34:41 AM PST · by Schnucki · 30 replies · 1,990+ views
    Telegraph Blogs (U.K.) ^ | November 10, 2009 | Nile Gardiner
    It’s bad enough that President Obama could not be bothered to attend the celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. But Hillary Clinton’s refusal to even acknowledge the role played by Ronald Reagan in the Wall’s demise as well as the downfall of Communism was highly insulting towards one of the greatest figures of our time, and reeked of petty and partisan mean-spiritedness. The Secretary of State’s remarks yesterday in Berlin completely erased from history the huge contribution played not only by President Reagan but also by the United States in confronting the Soviet Empire....
  • The collapse of communism: Reagan, Thatcher and the Pope

    11/09/2009 2:30:05 PM PST · by doug from upland · 14 replies · 1,089+ views
    Deseret News ^ | 11-2009 | Cannon
    The collapse of communism: Reagan, Thatcher and the pope By Joseph A. Cannon Deseret News Published: Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009 12:12 a.m. MST Twenty years ago, my wife, Jan, and I were in what was then called West Berlin for a conference. One pleasant afternoon we walked along the Berlin Wall from the Brandenburg Gate to Checkpoint Charlie. During that time, there were significant rancorous anti-Communist demonstrations in East Germany, primarily in the southern part. A German friend, with typical Prussian hubris, dismissed them. "Nothing will come of this, these are just the ineffective rumblings of a bunch of Bavarians."...
  • Fall Of The Wall? U.S. Sends Regrets

    11/04/2009 4:18:56 PM PST · by raptor22 · 30 replies · 2,127+ views
    Investors Business Daily ^ | November 4, 2009 | IBD editorial staff
    Cold War: The White House has announced our absence at ceremonies marking the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Meanwhile, Russia has been practicing a nuclear invasion of an abandoned Poland. The Berlin Wall has been a famous backdrop for American presidents sounding the battle cry of liberty in the struggle against tyranny. It was there that John F. Kennedy expressed our solidarity with the encircled residents of that outpost of freedom with his famous "Ich bin ein Berliner." And it was there that Ronald Reagan, with a defiant "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall," voiced our...
  • 20 Years After the Fall: the Berlin Wall, East Germany and the Cold War

    11/02/2009 12:50:50 PM PST · by Kartographer · 6 replies · 445+ views
    VOA ^ | 11/2/09 | http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-11-02-voa37.cfm
    For nearly three decades the Berlin Wall was the symbol of the Cold War - it divided a city and in effect the entire country. And then on November 9, 1989 it crumbled and with it Communist East Germany and the Cold War itself. On the outskirts of Berlin lies the Glienicke Bridge. It spans the Havel River and connects Berlin to the neighboring city of Potsdam. Its idyllic setting belies a darker history. During the height of the Cold War, it was known as the Bridge of Spies - where communist and western officials exchanged secret agents that had...
  • The Unknown War: The defeat of communism 20 years ago was the most liberating moment in history...

    10/17/2009 1:58:43 PM PDT · by neverdem · 62 replies · 1,974+ views
    Reason ^ | November 2009 | Matt Welch
    The defeat of communism 20 years ago was the most liberating moment in history. So why don't we talk about it more? On August 23, 1989, officials from the newly reformed and soon-to-be-renamed Communist Party of Hungary ceased policing the country's militarized border with Austria. Some 13,000 East Germans, many of whom had been vacationing at nearby Lake Balaton, fled across the frontier to the free world. It was the largest breach of the Iron Curtain in a generation, and it kicked off a remarkable chain of events that ended 11 weeks later with the righteous citizen dismantling of the...
  • Reagan’s real legacy is the man himself

    05/05/2009 4:19:11 AM PDT · by Scanian · 6 replies · 581+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 4, 2009 | Byron York
    Santa Barbara, California -- You drive up a steep, rough and winding road to reach Ronald Reagan's ranch in the Santa Ynez mountains. For eight years, from 1981 to 1989, this place north of Santa Barbara was the Western White House; Reagan spent nearly a year of his time in office here. Now, what he called Rancho del Cielo is pretty much deserted. But the ranch, tended by a lone caretaker, is still much like it was when Reagan was alive. It's not open to the public; these days, the old adobe house and 688 surrounding acres are owned and...
  • Ron Reagan Offers Fearless Candor on Stem Cells, God and Taking on Conservative Blowhards

    04/14/2009 10:45:04 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 25 replies · 1,187+ views
    PR.Com ^ | April 13, 2009 | Allison Kugel
    Ron Reagan is the direct namesake of the man whom many on the right consider to be “The Greatest American Hero.” Much to their dismay he has spent his broadcasting career taking aim at the very politicians who have sought to attach themselves to his father’s (the late President Ronald Reagan) conservative legacy in order to justify everything from extreme corporate deregulation to the war in Iraq. For decades Ron Reagan has forged a path that embraces left wing ideals and touts science and progression over alleged antiquated religious rhetoric, a position that infuriates the Republican Party and warms liberals...
  • Reagan's Legacy: Our 25-Year Boom

    04/10/2009 4:16:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies · 517+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | April 9, 2009
    Golden Age: After 25 years of record-setting economic performance around the world, set off by President Reagan's free-market policies, the world has fallen into a recession. Is this the inevitable end of an era?Let's go back to 1982, in many ways the bleakest year since the Depression. The economy had emerged severely damaged by the stagflation of the 1970s. Americans' confidence, both in government and in the economy, had reached a low ebb in 1980. Many felt our best years lay behind us. On the nations' campuses and even in some of its boardrooms, people were talking about capitalism as...
  • Russian Revolution: How Reagan won the cold war.

    04/04/2009 7:46:17 PM PDT · by Tai_Chung · 9 replies · 728+ views
    National Review Online ^ | June 06, 2004, | Dinesh D'Souza
    Ten years ago Ronald Reagan stood at the Brandenburg Gate and said, "General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization: Come here to this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" Not long afterward, the wall came tumbling down and the most formidable empire in world history collapsed so fast that, in Vaclav Havel's words, "we had no time even to be astonished." With the disintegration of the Soviet Union, the most ambitious political and social experiment of the modern era...
  • Obama's missing college 'thesis' on Soviet nukes

    03/31/2009 6:26:04 AM PDT · by ETL · 62 replies · 4,202+ views
    various sources | various authors
    Obama and the case of the missing 'thesis' By Jim Popkin, NBC News Senior Investigative ProducerJuly 24, 2008 excerpt: The hunt for Obama’s senior “thesis” began with a throwaway line in a newspaper article last October. The New York Times story, on Obama’s early New York years, mentioned in passing that the presidential contender had majored in political science at Columbia and had spent his time “writing his thesis on Soviet nuclear disarmament.” Journalists began hounding Columbia University for copies of the musty document. Conservative bloggers began wondering if the young Obama had written a no-nukes screed that he might...