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  • Reagan's Last Win

    07/29/2005 5:00:12 AM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 19 replies · 678+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | July 29, 2005 | Editorial
    Trade: The House's cliffhanger 217-215 passage of the Central America Free Trade Agreement is a decisive victory for free markets and democracy. It's also Ronald Reagan's final triumph. This victory is President Reagan's legacy. Because CAFTA, by slashing duties and giving free markets a boost, makes Reagan's Caribbean Basin Initiative permanent. As such, CAFTA creates a vast permanent bulwark against totalitarianism that will benefit the U.S. and its southern neighbors. Central America now has a bright future based on the one thing that makes democracies strong and nations viable — free markets. Reagan knew that in the struggle against tyranny,...
  • Reagan is Greatest American

    06/26/2005 6:55:58 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 154 replies · 3,631+ views
    Reagan is the greatest American!
  • The Reagan Legacy

    06/05/2005 8:14:08 AM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 10 replies · 556+ views
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | June 3, 2005 | Lee Edwards, Ph.D.
    It’s been one year since the death of Ronald Reagan, whose standing as a president grows steadily. He is now ranked as a “great” or “near-great” president in most public polls, although the reaction among political historians and commentators remains somewhat mixed -- perhaps because first judgments are not easily set aside. The number of experts who in 1980 dismissed Reagan as too old, too dumb and too conservative to be president is legion. Some remain skeptical. Anthony S. Campagna, a professor of economics at the University of Vermont, says flatly that Reaganomics failed, leaving “many more serious problems to...
  • Reagan in Retrospect: How the 40th president looks to history.

    05/15/2005 4:13:27 AM PDT · by billorites · 5 replies · 573+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | May 23, 2005 | Stephen F. Hayward
    THERE ARE AT LEAST THREE major cycles to the historical process of judging presidents. There is the initial summation upon leaving office. Then there is a reappraisal period, when we start to recall the unappreciated virtues of these men, and when previously secret documents and circumstances shed new light on a president's designs and actions. And finally there is revisionism, which has epicycles of its own.Modern presidents usually fare poorly in the initial summation upon leaving office: Harry Truman was unpopular, Dwight Eisenhower was a dunce, Lyndon Johnson, Jimmy Carter, and George H.W. Bush were failures, while Richard Nixon and...
  • Advisor: Reagan Threatened War Over Poland

    04/04/2005 5:29:57 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 104 replies · 3,423+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 4/4/05 | Phil Brennan
    After forming a close alliance with Pope John Paul II, Ronald Reagan was prepared to go to war with Russia to stop a planned invasion of Poland, one of Reagan's top advisers tells NewsMax Magazine. Judge William P. Clark, President Reagan's National Security Adviser (1982-1983), revealed just how close the world came to the brink of war and possible Armageddon in the early 1980s. Clark made his revelations in NewsMax Magazine's latest edition "The Pope's Final Battle in These End Times." After Archbishop Karol Wojtyla's rise to the papacy in 1978, he soon ignited a prairie fire for freedom in...
  • FREEDOM'S MEN: The Cold War Team of Pope John Paul II and Ronald Reagan

    04/04/2005 4:14:31 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 17 replies · 906+ views
    National Review ^ | 04/04/05 | Mark Riebling
    April 04, 2005, Freedom's Men The Cold War team of Pope John Paul II and Ronald Reagan. By Mark Riebling Though Pope John Paul II and Ronald Reagan will be remembered as the pope and the president who defeated Communism, the exact nature of their relationship has remained elusive. Some journalists have posited a "holy alliance" between the two, with the CIA briefing the pope each Friday. Others, like George Weigel writing in National Review, have argued that "there was neither alliance nor conspiracy [but] a common purpose born of a set of shared convictions." Which view is more correct?...
  • Lebanese Defy Protest Ban as Debate on Hariri Rages

    02/28/2005 7:00:00 AM PST · by GulfBreeze · 5 replies · 464+ views
    reuters ^ | Mon Feb 28, 2005 08:31 AM ET | Lucy Fielder
    Lebanese Defy Protest Ban as Debate on Hariri Rages Mon Feb 28, 2005 08:31 AM ET By Lucy Fielder BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's Syrian-backed government came under fire in parliament Monday over the assassination of ex-premier Rafik al-Hariri, while streets away thousands defied a protest ban to demand it stand down. The debate, which looked certain to roll on to Tuesday, was expected to close with a no-confidence vote. But the government has a sound majority and was expected to win. Banks, schools and businesses closed in a general strike the opposition called to coincide with the debate on Hariri's...
  • Ronald Reagan's Legacy - Top Ten points for Parents, Families and Schools

    02/07/2005 3:13:44 PM PST · by KevinNuPac · 282+ views
    gopusa ^ | August 12, 2004 | Kevin Fobbs
    Ronald Reagan's Legacy - Top Ten points for Parents, Families and Schools By Kevin Fobbs August 12, 2004 In less than a month young school children all across America will be returning to their classrooms and the shadows of their summer vacation will slowly evaporate into distant memories. In this summer we lost a great president, in Ronald Reagan and it is important for both school students, parents and teachers to not only remember the legacy of this man, but more importantly, with the coming school year, to tell and teach the truth of the impact he had on this...
  • PETA using Reagan image to promote itself

    11/18/2004 6:59:47 AM PST · by Slyfox · 20 replies · 650+ views
    Meat Increases the Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease “Extensive evidence points to the rich Western diet as the fundamental cause of Alzheimer’s disease: … Worldwide, the incidence of AD [Alzheimer’s disease] is more common among people who follow meat- and dairy-centered diets, than among those people who eat a more plant-based diet.” —Dr. John McDougall, McDougall Wellness Center Indeed, a flood of research shows that the toxins in meat, including chicken and fish, increase your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, while the antioxidants in vegetables help prevent this deadly disease. Click here to learn more. In the wake of former President...
  • "If Walter Cronkite Was Around Today...Kerry Would Be President" (Barf Alert!!!)

    11/15/2004 10:13:05 AM PST · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 72 replies · 5,084+ views
    "If Walter Cronkite was around today," USA Today founder Al Neuharth proclaimed in a speech in South Dakota last week, "I think John Kerry would be President" because of "the trust the people in Middle America had in Cronkite, when he returned from Vietnam opposed to the war, public opposition soon followed." As recounted by the Daily Republic in Mitchell, South Dakota, in addition to boasting of the influence of Cronkite's bias, Neuharth "said he thought if McGovern had won the presidency in 1972, U.S. troops would have pulled out from Vietnam a lot sooner with a lot fewer casualties,...
  • Cheney says if Kerry had been president, Soviet Union likely would still exist

    10/23/2004 5:12:02 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 59 replies · 4,175+ views
    AP ^ | October 23, 2004 | MARK EVANS
    The Soviet Union might still exist and Saddam Hussein might control the Persian Gulf and possess nuclear weapons had Democrat John Kerry been president when the United States faced those regimes, Vice President Dick Cheney said Saturday. "I think it's a good thing that he wasn't in charge," Cheney said. Kerry asserted Friday that had he been president during the war in Afghanistan, terrorist leader Osama bin Laden would be in captivity or dead. The Democratic nominee has long criticized President Bush for abandoning the pursuit of the alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks so that U.S....
  • Military Plans to Put Missile in Alaska

    10/14/2004 9:29:19 AM PDT · by No Surrender Monkey · 13 replies · 623+ views
    AP ^ | Tue Oct 12, 2004 | RACHEL D'ORO
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The military plans to place a sixth ballistic missile interceptor inside a silo at Fort Greely by the end of the month, as initial tests of a national defense system critics contend is highly flawed near their conclusion. To prepare for activation, the military is conducting exercises at the Interior Alaska post, where five of the 55-foot-long rockets have been installed since July, as an essential component of the Bush administration's national security policy. The first two interceptors destined for Vandenberg Air Force Base in California will go into existing silos in November, with two more scheduled...
  • The Reagan Wing of the Republican Party

    09/08/2004 2:49:44 PM PDT · by writer33 · 26 replies · 377+ views
    Financial Sense University ^ | 08/05/2004 | Reagan Renaissance
    Much of the feedback that I have had concerning this series has been focused on the idea that the Republican Party has not drifted away from its foundation, but rather has abandoned its core principles effectively becoming a big government socialistic party like the Democrats with the major distinction between the two being only how big and how quick. Against that back drop, most of the people who support a movement to restore the Constitutional limits on government have suggested to me that they believe the only way to overcome existing Republican opposition to such a move would be by...
  • Polish city of Krakow to name square after Ronald Reagan

    09/08/2004 1:34:36 PM PDT · by Lukasz · 36 replies · 950+ views
    TheLedgerOnline ^ | September 8, 2004 | The Associated Press
    The southern Polish city of Krakow decided Wednesday to name a square after former President Ronald Reagan in recognition of his role in ending communist rule. Krakow councilors voted 19-17 to give the name "Ronald Reagan Square" to the main square in Nowa Huta, a communist-era development built around a major steel plant. Currently called Central Square, it was the scene of numerous protests by workers in communist times. Reagan, who died at age 93 on June 5, is fondly remembered in Poland for his support of the anti-communist Solidarity movement during the period of martial law, imposed by Poland's...
  • Bush's real strength

    09/03/2004 4:33:58 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 23 replies · 1,331+ views
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 09/04/04 | Leader
    For an explanation of President Bush's enduring popularity, consider the horrible images from North Ossetia. Faced with men who can do such things, voters naturally prefer the President's religious certainties to his critics' sophistry. This is worth pointing out because, for many Britons, Mr Bush's standing must be utterly bewildering. If your chief source of news were the BBC, it would be incomprehensible that such a dolt could command majority support. Should he somehow win in November, the corporation will have a great deal of explaining to do. One thinks of the recent Iraq war, where BBC presenters kept telling...
  • Reagan Inspires Future GOP Stars

    09/02/2004 9:00:26 PM PDT · by Mich0127 · 12 replies · 976+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 9-3-04 | Wes Vernon
    NEW YORK -- The spirit of our late President Ronald Wilson Reagan was evident among the Republicans gathered in this city for the Republican National Convention. Ronald Reagan's influence lives on amongst the younger GOPers who are here seeking help for their own campaigns to carry the Reagan Revolution well into the 21st Century. Duane Sand, now running for Congress from North Dakota, rose from dirt poverty to become a successful businessman in real estate and running a restaurant. "When Ronald Reagan ran, I was 12 years old," he told "I was struck by how he gave me a...
  • Gaining Ground: The Reagan Legacy

    07/07/2004 1:59:41 PM PDT · by Reagan Man · 165+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | July.6,2004 | Horace Cooper
    "It is my intention to curb the size and influence of the Federal establishment and to demand recognition of the distinction between the powers granted to the Federal Government and those reserved to the States or to the people." Radical at the time, these words by President Reagan set the tone for his administration. Leadership requires transformation. Ronald Reagan's presidency meets that definition as his presidency represents the most abrupt shift in American philosophy in the 20th century since FDR. Most Americans recognize the significance of Ronald Reagan's transformational leadership particularly on issues involving international and economic affairs. But greater...
  • Top News Local immigrant family remembers former President Ronald Reagan for legislation

    07/03/2004 11:53:53 AM PDT · by ambrose · 3 replies · 214+ views
    Zwire ^ | 6.30.04 | Steven Lopez
    Local immigrant family remembers former President Ronald Reagan for legislation By: Steven Lopez 06/30/2004 This week one local Hispanic family is remembering former President Ronald Reagan for actions he took to pass the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA). Advertisement The Lopez family of Channelview believes it was one of many hallmarks of the Reagan administration. Along with his contribution to end communism, they believe he gave many immigrants a chance to live the "American Dream." After coming to the states from a war-torn El Salvador, Luis and Morena Lopez began their life like any other immigrant in...
  • Reagan's legacy

    06/28/2004 6:21:57 AM PDT · by xsysmgr · 2 replies · 127+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | June 28, 2004 | Ion Iliescu
    <p>Recently, I came to America to join the world in saying goodbye to former President Reagan. His spirit and vision will live forever in the hearts of the freedom-loving peoples he inspired. As the leader who dared to dream that the wall of tyranny dividing Europe could be torn down, he made freedom's victory in the Cold War possible. Romanians have a full understanding of the values that Mr. Reagan espoused. In 1989, as the Berlin Wall was dismantled, the Romanian people threw off the yoke of a corrupt, totalitarian regime.</p>
  • Defending the Reagan Deficits

    06/18/2004 6:31:03 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 12 replies · 295+ views
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | 6/16/04 | Brian Riedl
    Critics of President Reagan’s budget deficits should answer one simple question: Would you trade the collapse of communism, your smaller tax burden, some of your income -- and possibly your job -- in exchange for eliminating that $2.1 trillion in added debt? Coverage of President Reagan’s legacy has been generally fair, with one exception. Many say, “Reagan masterfully won the cold war … but those budget deficits.” Or “America needed Reagan’s infectious optimism … but those budget deficits.” Not all debt is bad. Mortgage debt and student loan debt are worthy investments. No one criticizes President Franklin Roosevelt for the...
  • Dems glom onto Reagan's legacy

    06/17/2004 7:13:05 PM PDT · by paltz · 6 replies · 168+ views
    sun times ^ | 6/17/04 | Bob Novak
    Ronald Reagan had been dead for less than three days when one of President Bush's top advisers last Tuesday forecast to me the political fallout. The chorus of Democratic praise for the conservative Republican president would climax with renewed pressure on Bush to reverse his stand against embryonic stem-cell research. This aide predicted the president would be under intense pressure but would stand firm. Four days later, Sen. John Kerry broke a supposed weeklong moratorium on overt political campaigning by delivering the weekly Saturday Democratic radio address. He called for government to ''lift the barrier'' on stem-cell research to fight...
  • Carrying Reagan's Torch: A Writer, A Talker and A Doer

    06/13/2004 6:44:52 PM PDT · by Jack Bull · 10 replies · 143+ views
    Think Before You Vote ^ | 6/13/04 | R. Davis
    I believe there are three people today who best carry the torch of freedom once held by Ronald Reagan. One is a writer, another is a talker and the third is a doer. The Writer. Peggy Noonan was a speech writer for President Reagan. Fortunately, she shares her astute political observations with us thanks to the astute business judgment of several print editors. Make no mistake; Ms. Noonan has strength of character and a firmness of principles equal to anyone in the knock-down, smash-mouth arena we've come to know as politics. Yet, her words are almost poetic, her phrasings so...
  • Former Army Specialist Once Stationed at Berlin Wall Went to Washington to Say Goodbye

    06/12/2004 5:36:41 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 1 replies · 180+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 06-12-04 | Olson, Ilene
    Former Army specialist once stationed at Berlin Wall went to Washington to say goodbye By Ilene Olson Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE - As a young specialist in the U.S. Army during the 1980s, Clyde Hutchins Jr. had a personal understanding of what the Berlin Wall meant to the people it blocked from freedom. "I did border patrols on the East German border," he said. "On occasion, we would help people who would try to escape. We saw firsthand how important freedom was to people." As a child growing up in the Cold War era, Hutchins knew the...
  • History embraces Reagan's legacy

    06/11/2004 11:47:19 PM PDT · by kattracks · 2 replies · 122+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 6/12/04 | Donald Lambro and Ralph Z. Hallow
    <p>The week of solemn pageantry surrounding President Reagan's funeral will reinforce his place in history, and has shown that even critics of his policies credit him with transforming both the United States and the world around it.</p> <p>It also served to introduce him to a new generation.</p>
  • Legacy of Reagan's Presidency Now Begins the Test of Time

    06/11/2004 1:41:14 AM PDT · by conservative in nyc · 8 replies · 559+ views
    New York Times ^ | 6/11/04 | R.W. APPLE Jr.
    June 11, 2004WASHINGTON LETTERLegacy of Reagan's Presidency Now Begins the Test of TimeBy R. W. APPLE Jr. ASHINGTON, June 10 — Franklin D. Roosevelt once defined great presidents as those who were "leaders of thought at times when certain ideas in the life of the nation had to be clarified."By that reckoning and most others, Roosevelt himself earned a place on the list of greats for rallying the nation in the Depression and leading it to the brink of victory in World War II. Washington, who bent to the hard work of nation-building; Lincoln, who saved the union; and...
  • The Legacy of Ronald Reagan - Peace

    06/10/2004 4:27:58 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 2 replies · 121+ views ^ | June 10, 2004 | Charles R. Smith
    The 1980s were a dangerous time for the world. The Soviet Union stood at the peak of its military and political power, its nuclear forces ranged from pole to pole. The globe stood at the brink of World War III with a final countdown of 25 minutes from launch to total thermonuclear combat. The Soviet Union led the world with an extraordinary increase in nuclear and conventional arms. The Soviet Union had 4.9 million active soldiers, 42,000 tanks, 2,2000 warships, 15,000 combat planes, 1,500 long range nuclear tipped missiles, 1,000 short range nuclear missiles and 900 sub based nuclear missiles....
  • How Reagan Made Soviet Society Face Its Failures

    06/10/2004 12:03:41 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 12 replies · 240+ views
    The American Enterprise Institute ^ | June 10, 2004 | Leon Aron
    Where Ronald Reagan's role in the fall of the Soviet Union is concerned, most obituaries mention the re-armament of America, the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) and the resistance to Soviet expansion in the Third World. These policies, the story goes, had dramatically increased the cost of global military and political competition with the United States, forcing the Soviet leadership to change its policies. True enough, as far as it goes. However, this précis leaves out the most important dimension of Reagan's contribution to the collapse of the Soviet Union: the deep impact he had on the self-perception and self-confidence of...
  • Help finding Fortune/Forbes article

    06/10/2004 12:54:17 PM PDT · by bolobaby · 2 replies · 167+ views
    All, I searched using every parameter I could think of, but I can't track down this article that was posted here a couple of days ago. I believe it was either a Fortune or a Forbes article. It specifically compared the debt incurred under Reagan to the growth in the value of the nation's assets. Something like $16 trillion to $33 trillion for only $1 trillion in debt. Or something like that. Anyone have the link? Thanks!
  • The Reagan legacy He led a revolution. Will it survive?

    06/10/2004 1:03:55 PM PDT · by propertius · 12 replies · 155+ views
    The Economist ^ | 10th June, 2004 | The Economist
    The Reagan legacy He led a revolution. Will it survive? Not the purest of conservatives, but he turned American politics upside-down THIS week American party politics was put on hold as the nation mourned Ronald Reagan. The news programmes endlessly replayed Reagan's great lines—“Mr Gorbachev tear down this wall”—while talking heads mused on how the star of “Bedtime for Bonzo” made it to the world's most powerful job. No ceremony was stinted in saying goodbye to the actor turned president. His body was flown from California to Washington, DC, on an aeroplane designated Air Force One for the day. The...
  • East: Reagan Leaves Complex Legacy In Former Soviet Bloc

    06/10/2004 12:15:22 PM PDT · by microgood · 2 replies · 119+ views
    Radio Free Europe ^ | Jun 10, 2004 | Jeremy Branston
    Former U.S. President Ronald Reagan's death and state funeral in Washington tomorrow are an opportunity for people across Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union to reflect on the legacy of the 40th U.S. president, whose greatest accomplishment -- in the eyes of many -- was to hasten the end of the Cold War. Prague, 10 June 2004 (RFE/RL) -- Although Ronald Reagan's domestic legacy is still a matter of contention in the United States, many believe that his shining moment on the international stage was as one of the key actors who helped end the Soviet empire. Reagan left...

    06/08/2004 8:27:35 PM PDT · by Steven W. · 54 replies · 299+ views
    Hard Copy | 6/7/04 | Reagan Library
    In Memory ofRonald Wilson Reagan Because of the love and deep respect President Reagan held for the people of California, it was his wish that a special time be set aside to give his friends and supporters on the west coast an opportunity to pay their respects and say goodbye. President Reagan will lie in repose at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library for a period of 32 hours. He will then be taken to our nation's Capital for the State Funeral events. There he will lie in state at the United States Capitol, and a funeral ceremony will follow at...
  • Bush puts poll faith in spirit of Gipper

    06/08/2004 8:17:16 AM PDT · by demlosers · 5 replies · 102+ views
    The Australian ^ | June 09, 2004 | Roy Eccleston
    RONALD Reagan might be dead but the White House is keen to resurrect his political spirit if it will help George W. Bush in the knife-edge presidential election campaign. As Americans started a week-long farewell to the former president yesterday, a senior Bush aide suggested Reagan's fight against "evil" and ambitions to spread democracy around the world had parallels with the current President's foreign policy. "He was absolutely clear that when liberty and freedom are on the march, America was safer; and when liberty and freedom are in retreat, America is weaker," National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice said at the...
  • Kerry about to walk past Reagans casket

    06/08/2004 1:38:49 PM PDT · by Dog · 923 replies · 411+ views
    MSNBC is about to show Kerry.....Kerry gets his photo op.
  • President Reagan Changed Me

    06/07/2004 12:52:11 AM PDT · by kattracks · 16 replies · 337+ views ^ | 6/07/04 | Tammy Bruce
    There are events in life which remind one of what’s truly important. Last week, for example, the subject for this column was going to be the depraved absurdity of O.J. Simpson attempting to explain himself to the media. Again. On this ten-year anniversary of the murders of Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman, Simpson was making the interview rounds as the car wreck of the week. Then President Reagan died. Once again, in a world which seems to be swamped in the ugly and hopeless (think Michael Moore and O.J, Simpson), Reagan emerges as a reminder of the class, style, compassion...
  • The Reagan Legacy (by a Nicaraguan newspaper staff)

    06/08/2004 12:42:12 PM PDT · by gedeon3 · 24 replies · 714+ views
    La Prensa (The Press) ^ | 06/08/04 | Editorial staff
    The reactions caused in Nicaragua by the death of the ex- President of the United States, Ronald W. Reagan, demonstrate in an unequivocal way, that the wounds of the pro-communist revolution and the civil war of the Eighties, are still open and still bleed. In fact, as we have said in previous occasions, in spite of the well-meaning thing that is the expression of forgetting the past and to look only ahead, it is only a rhetorical phrase. The truth is that as long as the personal protagonists, active and passive, oppressors and victims, of those ill-fated events who were...
  • Keep the Reagan Legacy going. Here's what you can do in your town and county.

    06/07/2004 7:06:34 AM PDT · by 1Old Pro · 4 replies · 122+ views
    Do your part to keep the legacy of Ronald Reagan growing so the generations to follow will be able to benefit from this great man. We are already working in our town and county to get highways, roads, building etc named after Ronald Reagan. Peggy Noonan said the Leftist media will just about blow after this week, let's keep the legacy going so the media can't rewrite history. Legacy Project Links if you need help:
  • Victor Davis Hanson: Reagan: The Legacy

    06/07/2004 5:14:10 AM PDT · by Tolik · 11 replies · 145+ views ^ | June 6, 2004 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>Reagan's achievement and legacy are twofold, but do not necessarily lie in either his legislative record or seminal foreign policy initiatives-although it is hard to believe few other presidents would have gone ahead with the substantial tax cuts, necessary Pershing missile deployments, the decision to fund missile defense, or his reconstruction of our military forces.</p>
  • Cuba Lambasts, Says Former President Ronald Reagan Should ``Never Have Been Born''

    06/07/2004 12:51:50 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 58 replies · 325+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 6/7/04 | AP
    HAVANA - Cuba harshly criticized former President Ronald Reagan and his policies on Monday, saying he should ``never have been born.''       In the first reaction to Reagan's death from the communist government, Radio Reloj said:       ``As forgetful and irresponsible as he was, he forgot to take his worst works to the grave,'' the government radio station said.       ``He, who never should have been born, has died,'' the radio said.       The statement did not mention Cuba's relationship with the United States under Reagan, a staunch foe of communism.       It also did not mention Reagan's decision to...
  • A President Who Listened (Gorbachev on President Reagan)

    06/06/2004 11:06:23 PM PDT · by conservative in nyc · 10 replies · 115+ views
    New York Times ^ | 06/07/04 | MIKHAIL GORBACHEV
    June 7, 2004OP-ED CONTRIBUTORA President Who ListenedBy MIKHAIL GORBACHEV OSCOW — I have just sent to Nancy Reagan a letter of condolence for the passing of Ronald Reagan. The 40th president of the United States was an extraordinary man who in his long life saw moments of triumph, who had his ups and downs and experienced the happiness of true love.It so happened that his second term as president coincided with the emergence of a new Soviet leadership — a coincidence that may seem accidental but that was in effect a prologue to momentous events in world history.Ronald Reagan's...
  • Forever the Optimist

    06/06/2004 11:14:38 PM PDT · by conservative in nyc · 1 replies · 144+ views
    New York Times ^ | 06/07/04 | Bob Dole
    June 7, 2004OP-ED CONTRIBUTORForever the OptimistBy BOB DOLE ASHINGTON — When he said goodbye to the country during his last public appearance at the 1992 convention, Ronald Reagan said he wanted to be remembered as someone who "appealed to your greatest hopes, not your worst fears, to your confidence rather than your doubts."A modest request for The Great Communicator, but Reagan believed that if he could accomplish that feat for free people anywhere, particularly in America, he had changed the world. That's how powerful he understood basic human liberties, respect for human life and democracy to be. The Reagan...
  • Reagan's message, legacy live on . . .

    06/06/2004 8:23:10 AM PDT · by kattracks · 1 replies · 83+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 6/06/04 | Boston Herald editorial staff
    He began his tenure in the White House as one of the nation's most underrated presidents. Just an aging actor, playing the part of president, his critics insisted. But Ronald Reagan left the White House as its most beloved occupant, beloved because he came to personify the best of this nation's spirit. Even when tragedy struck, his words lifted us up and gave us hope. As they did in the wake of the Challenger disaster when he spoke directly to the school children of America: ``It's all part of taking a chance and expanding man's horizons,'' he said. ``The future...
  • The Reagan Legacy

    06/06/2004 4:43:02 AM PDT · by billorites · 5 replies · 341+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | January 19, 1989 | Robert L. Bartley
    As Ronald Reagan leaves office, the nation still has not quite taken his measure. Even his critics like the guy, and even his friends often sound disappointed. Someone ought to say that his is likely to prove the most epochal presidency since Franklin D. Roosevelt's. Not the least of Mr. Reagan's accomplishments is how much the nation has forgotten. He took office in the very shadow of a hostage crisis, remember? Remember gasoline lines? Remember double-digit inflation and interest rates twice today's? Remember Watergate? Remember Vietnam? As Ronald Reagan hands over the reins tomorrow, the first President since Eisenhower to...
  • Check out - It has Reagan's pictures, speeches.. everything

    06/05/2004 12:34:55 PM PDT · by ambrose · 20 replies · 443+ views
    Be sure to have your audio on when you click on the home page...
  • The Reagan Legacy - Greenspan's Text [Very nice]

    04/10/2003 2:19:39 PM PDT · by NativeNewYorker · 8 replies · 868+ views
    The Fed ^ | 4/10/3 | Alan Greenspan
    One day during the 1984 reelection campaign, a television correspondent, Andrea Mitchell to be exact, shouted a question across the Rose Garden to President Reagan: "What about Mondale's charges?" Without missing a beat, the President paused as he was returning to the Oval Office and replied, "Tell him he should pay them." Ronald Reagan brought a lightness and benevolence to the serious business of the Oval Office that few have been able to match. He had inherited a dysfunctional economy and dealt with global dangers, but his spirit never wavered. Though such one-liners and anecdotes were indeed humorous, many also...
  • I need help with my turn page paper on the collapse of communism

    04/30/2004 10:13:23 AM PDT · by johnmartineu · 381 replies · 5,673+ views
    myself | 4/30 | johnmartineu, author of the NY Times bestseller, "kittens ripped my turn page paper"
    Hi! My name is John Martineu. Im 18 and a student of Dover high School in Dover Delaware. I have been assigned a final term project. We are to do a 20 page turn paper on different subjects. I am doing one on the collapse of communism. Since you coservatives know alot about this, I was wondering if you could help me out. First Id like to know what communism is and how it is different from socialism? Second I would also like to know about why Russia collapsed. Third could you tell me why you refer to certain people...
  • Soviets Burned By CIA Hackers?

    03/28/2004 5:48:30 PM PST · by freedom44 · 7 replies · 411+ views
    Godlike Productions ^ | 3/28/04 | Godlike Productions
    The author of a new book detailing a plan to use a Trojan horse embedded in stolen software to wage economic war against the Soviet Union fired back Thursday at charges the book´s revelations are "rubbish." Thomas C. Reed, a former secretary of the Air Force and special assistant to President Reagan, detailed the stunning story in At the Abyss: An Insider´s History of the Cold War. According to Reed, the Reagan administration faced a choice in 1981 when it "gained access to a KGB agent in their technical intelligence directorate" and discovered that Soviet theft of American technology had...
  • Soviets Burned By CIA Hackers?

    03/26/2004 11:03:34 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 4 replies · 258+ views
    Wired ^ | 3/26/04 | Steve Kettmann
    <p>The author of a new book detailing a plan to use a Trojan horse embedded in stolen software to wage economic war against the Soviet Union fired back Thursday at charges the book's revelations are "rubbish."</p> <p>Thomas C. Reed, a former secretary of the Air Force and special assistant to President Reagan, detailed the stunning story in At the Abyss: An Insider's History of the Cold War.</p>
  • Answer some questions

    03/10/2004 12:47:41 PM PST · by Mad_at_Taxes · 70 replies · 1,061+ views
    A friend at work and I were having a discussion and he asked some questions that I was unable to answer and I knew I could get the answers here: 1)Why are gas prices so high and Why has the Bush administration turned a blind eye when Clinton/Gore were able to call for investigations to keep the prices low. 2)Who sold North Korea their WMDs and what did Clinton do about it? 3) Other than break-up the Soviet Union, What did Reagan accomplish other than a 12 year recession (I've already pointed out that it was Carter's fault and he...
  • Preserving the Reagan legacy

    02/02/2004 10:58:02 PM PST · by kattracks · 6 replies · 137+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 2/03/04 | James C. Miller III
    <p>As President Reagan's birthday fast approaches, those who worked for him and others who cherish his contributions should redouble their efforts to preserve his legacy.</p> <p>Don't expect the academic community and professional writers to do that for us. University departments most likely to write the history of this era and to interpret Mr. Reagan's contributions tilt to the left. Respected writers, including Edmund Morris, are so jaded by enigmatic, Machiavellian figures they have difficulty understanding and appreciating a man who said what he meant and meant what he said.</p>
  • Reagan Enriched the Poor(Reaganomics: Were the 1980s the Decade of Greed?)

    01/09/2004 8:39:11 AM PST · by m1-lightning · 13 replies · 1,018+ views
    The Left Says:"The 1980s were "a time of Reaganomics, burgeoning yuppies, and the Decade of Greed." Source: Source: Matt Lauer, NBC Today Show, December 30, 2003, as cited by the Media Research Center's CyberAlert of December 31, 2003. What Conservatives Think:Conservatives think it is odd that economic growth when a conservative is president is called "greed," while economic growth when a liberal is president is called "prosperity." Nonetheless, here are facts about the 1980s: From 1982 through 1989, the years President Reagan's economic policies were in effect, corporate contributions to charities grew an average of 10 percent per year, outstripping...