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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 Newsmax.com. "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...