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  • 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 ^ | 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

    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 ^ | 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 |
    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 ^ | 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...
  • The Real Reagan Legacy: A Reevaluation of Reagan's Economic & Defense Policies

    03/27/2009 11:33:06 AM PDT · by TexCon · 2 replies · 521+ views
    Thoughts From A Texan ^ | March 27th, 2009 | Joseph "Tex" Dozier
    “Never before in our history have Americans been called upon to face three grave threats to our very existence any one of which could destroy us. We face a disintegrating economy, a weakened defense, and an energy policy based on the sharing of scarcity.” - Ronald Reagan Time to Recapture Our Destiny (RNC Address - July 17th, 1980) The story goes that Governor Reagan, while strategizing with his political allies in a Beverly Hills Hotel in early 1980, found the moment opportune (as he so often did) to make a point. Leaning over to Dick Allen, his soon-to-be national security...
  • NOV. 9, 1989 Fall of the Berlin Wall - GOD BLESS YOU, RONALD WILSON REAGAN!

    11/10/2008 12:44:52 AM PST · by doug from upland · 11 replies · 160+ views
    YOUTUBE ^ | 11-2009 | Peter Jennings reads the news
    Where have all the cowboys gone? We never thought we would see it happen. Thanks to the greatest president of my lifetime. He spent his life fighting the greatest evil of the 20th Century. HERE IS A SHORT YOUTUBE VIDEO THAT MEMORIALIZES THE EVENT
  • Obama - Iran…No Big Deal

    05/19/2008 9:30:45 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 10 replies · 156+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-19-08 | Curt
    Obama preached to his flock yesterday and what he said would surprise many people with a little knowledge of history (a class Obama clearly flunked). He said that the Soviet Union collapsed because we negotiated with them.....stop laughing, let me finish.....and that Iran really isn't that big of a threat:, history lesson. The USSR collapsed because their economy collapsed. That collapsed because they tried to keep up with Reagan and the defense build up along with the "star wars" program. Then he goes on to say Iran and the US have common interests? Is he freakin insane? We neither...
  • The Left Starts to Rethink Reagan

    05/04/2008 5:37:40 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 17 replies · 231+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 5/12/08 | Evan Thomas
    WILL: I was at the Truman library in Independence, Mo., last week, and was looking at a black-and-white photograph of Harry Truman giving a speech in a stadium in Los Angeles during the '48 campaign. Seated next to the lectern, right next to Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart, is a man who had introduced Truman, and it was a 37-year-old Ronald Reagan. That was probably the last time he voted for a Democrat. And so Sean's right, he was the first Reagan Democrat, but what really made Reagan Democrats were Democratic policies. One of the worst things that ever happened...
  • The Gipper's Win

    02/21/2008 5:29:23 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies · 172+ views
    IBD ^ | February 21, 2008
    SDI: A destroyed satellite attests to the prowess of U.S. technology and our ability to defend ourselves. Democrats said it wouldn't work. Adversaries say it's provocative. Somewhere Ronald Reagan must be smilingRarely is military technology put to so public a test with so much riding on its success or failure. With the whole world watching, a modified Standard Missile-3 was launched Wednesday night from a Navy cruiser in the North Pacific, its target a spy satellite in a decaying orbit headed to Earth full of hazardous hydrazine fuel. Deputy National Security Adviser James Jeffrey discounted any comparison with an anti-satellite...
  • Charlie Wilson's War is "a drive-by shooting of Reagan policy and the truth itself"

    01/14/2008 6:30:14 AM PST · by connell · 29 replies · 247+ views
    Stalin (and his ilk) were constantly scrubbing history to fit their agenda. It is said, in fact, that in the USSR, the future was was the past that was always changing. Today's American left are driven by the same impulse, and will use whatever means at their disposal to do the same thing. Fortunately, American liberty prevents them from getting away with as much as Stalin could...though if they had the power afforded them by the totalitarian system to which their core ideology is always slouching, they surely would. Using the three pillars of information dissemination—academia, entertainment, and the...
  • The Collapse Of The Soviet Union Was Staged

    11/25/2007 9:23:45 AM PST · by Fennie · 115 replies · 534+ views
    In 1984 a book was published with the title New Lies For Old. It was written by Soviet KGB defector Anatoly Golitsyn. The book claimed that the Soviet Union had a secret long-term strategy to disarm and defeat the United States through a controlled collapse of the Soviet empire that would take place in the last decade of the twentieth century. In the book's most remarkable chapter, titled "The Final Phase," Golitsyn accurately described the future of the Soviet bloc. Communism would give up its monopoly of power in Russia, he explained, as apparent freedom and democracy would be introduced....
  • {Fred]Thompson’s ‘testing’ ploy raises eyebrows (GOP gnats attack)

    06/29/2007 7:48:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies · 1,190+ views
    The Hill ^ | June 29, 2007 | Sam Youngman
    Former Sen. Fred Thompson (R-Tenn.) may be violating Federal Election Commission (FEC) laws by failing to report funds raised in the second quarter, which ends tomorrow — giving his probable presidential campaign a one-month fundraising advantage over his rivals in the third quarter. Republican or Democratic rivals could file a complaint against Thompson if he enters the 2008 presidential race and it becomes apparent that he spent the month of June campaigning rather than wrestling with the decision to run. Thompson is operating under the “testing the waters” clause of FEC laws, allowing him to raise money, travel and conduct...
  • US Rep. Miller (R-FL1) supports Fred Thompson for president

    06/28/2007 10:20:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies · 756+ views
    NW Florida Daily News ^ | June 28th, 2007 | Tom McLaughlin
    Jeff Miller is a friend of Fred. Florida’s First District congressman couldn’t wait for former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson to officially enter the presidential race to declare his allegiance. Thompson has formed a committee to explore his options and is expected to state his intention to seek the presidency sometime in July. Miller, R-Chumuckla, sent a letter to supporters June 20 backing the Republican from Tennessee. “Now that he has established his exploratory committee and a decision to run appears imminent, I want to make my endorsement of Senator Thompson for President official,” Miller said. In the letter, Miller calls...
  • How conservative is Fred Thompson?

    06/23/2007 7:19:15 AM PDT · by etradervic · 287 replies · 3,957+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 06/23/2007 | Editiorial
    After John East, a stalwart conservative from North Carolina, entered the U.S. Senate in 1981, wags began referring to Jesse Helms as "the liberal senator from the Tar Heel state." We are reminded of this tale as Republican activists rush to encourage, if not yet fully embrace, the presidential candidacy of Fred Thompson, the former senator from Tennessee. The Republican base is evidently unimpressed or uninspired (or both) by the conservative credentials of the top three Republicans (John McCain, Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani) seeking the 2008 presidential nomination. Mr. Thompson's most-oft-cited conservative credential is his 86.1 percent lifetime (1995-2002)...
  • [Illinois] Group wants actor, ex-Sen. Thompson to run for president

    06/23/2007 5:07:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies · 989+ views
    The Bloomington Pantagraph ^ | June 22, 2007 | Blackwell Thomas
    SPRINGFIELD — He hasn’t announced if he’s running for the presidency yet but that isn’t stopping a group of Illinois Republicans from backing former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson for the job. Members of Illinois Citizens to Draft Fred Thompson gathered in the Capitol on Friday said they expect the deep-voiced Tennessean to announce for the presidency soon and when he does they want the campaign off to a quick start. To help their cause they have begun urging Illinoisans to go online and register as a Thompson supporter at the group’s website. Former head of the Illinois Republican Party, Donald...
  • TIME: The Speech That Brought Down a Wall (Reagan's 'Tear Down This Wall')

    06/12/2007 7:59:30 PM PDT · by Mr. Brightside · 24 replies · 830+ views
    TIME Magazine ^ | 6/12/07
    The Speech That Brought Down a Wall Monday, Jun. 11, 2007 By ROMESH RATNESAR The four most famous words of Ronald Reagan's Presidency almost were never uttered. Twenty years ago, on the morning of June 12, 1987, Reagan arrived in Berlin, on the occasion of the city's 750th birthday. He was scheduled to speak on the Western side of the Brandenburg Gate, for years the city's symbolic dividing line. His speechwriters had drafted an address intended as much for Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, with whom Reagan was forging a close relationship, as for the 20,000 people who gathered to hear...
  • Video: "Tear down this wall"

    06/12/2007 5:54:14 AM PDT · by bnelson44 · 7 replies · 826+ views
    Powerline ^ | 6/12/07
    Twenty years ago today Ronald Reagan stood in front of the Berlin Wall at the Brandenburg Gate and gave the speech heard 'round the world. Our friend Peter Robinson was the man who wrote the speech. He tells the story behind the speech in his terrific book How Ronald Reagan Changed My Life. Peter has kindly condensed his account for Power Line readers today: In April 1987, when I was assigned to write the Brandenburg Gate address, I spent a day in Berlin with the White House advance team, the logistical experts, Secret Service agents, and press officials who went...
  • Fred Thompson Seeks $4.6 Million

    06/06/2007 3:54:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies · 1,453+ views
    NewsMax ^ | June 6, 2007
    Supporters of Fred Thompson are seeking to raise $4.6 million to help launch the former senator and "Law & Order” star’s expected run for president in 2008. A group called the First-Day Founders got the ball rolling when all 100 members each donated the primary maximum of $2,300 on June 1, the day Thompson’s exploratory committee filed with the Tennessee secretary of state, allowing the committee to begin fundraising. If the First-Day Founders come through with their fundraising efforts, "Thompson presumably would start off with $4.6 million in ‘seed money,’” The Hill newspaper reported. "Speculation has been rampant as of...
  • Happy Reykjavik Day

    10/12/2006 11:08:30 AM PDT · by Physicist · 30 replies · 3,382+ views
    History ^ | October 12, 1986 | Self
    Twenty years ago this very day, President Ronald Reagan destroyed the Soviet Union. On the morning of October 12, 1986, it seemed as if the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. were on the brink of sweeping reductions in their nuclear arsenal. President Reagan's refusal to abandon SDI caused the talks to collapse. This locked the Soviets into continuing an arms race that they could not afford, could not win, and could not abandon, dooming their empire to eventual collapse. The results of the SDI program President Reagan refused to abandon could well save our lives from North Korean aggression.
  • Reagan's Vision, Rumsfeld's Legacy...(missile defense from vision to reality)

    09/05/2006 6:14:15 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 31 replies · 707+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 9/5/2006 | Jed Babbin
    Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has a suggestion for those who still doubt we should be building a missile defense system. In my interview with him last Thursday, Mr. Rumsfeld said, "All anyone has to do is read the words of the leadership in [North] Korea and Iran, and look to their behavior with respect to the development of ballistic missile technologies and nuclear capability." Even for those of us who have been supporters of missile defense since President Reagan announced it in 1986, Mr. Rumsfeld's mild admonition is good advice. Examining Mr. Rumsfeld's examples -- Kim Jong-il's North Korea and...
  • Alive and Kicking Twenty-five years after the Reagan tax cuts, the economy is still cruising along.

    08/15/2006 7:31:40 AM PDT · by PDR · 11 replies · 530+ views
    National Review Online ^ | August 14, 2006 | Larry Kudlow
    The great American consumer has been written off so many times in the last couple of years, just like the rest of the economy. But he/she is alive and kicking. Another great story never told. Retail sales came in at 1.4 percent for July, way above Wall Street expectations, while core sales excluding autos, gas, and building materials — a number that feeds directly into GDP — increased 0.6 percent. Over the past 3 months core sales rose 6.7 percent at annual rate, and in the past year they’re up 7.4 percent. Excluding autos alone, sales have gained 9.2 percent...
  • The Clinton Legacy vs The Reagan Legacy

    07/08/2006 11:34:03 PM PDT · by Cato Uticensis · 24 replies · 464+ views
    The Republic of Utica ^ | 9 Quinctilis 2006 | Matt Dedinas aka Cato Uticensis
    I remember 1989 and 2001. I remember how in 2001 Bill Clinton was scrambling around like some great booby trying to find his legacy. Ronald Reagan, a humble man, let his legacy speak for itself in 1989. That year the Berlin Wall came down and Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, East Germany and Romania tasted freedom after decades of bitter Soviet occupation. After the better part of a year trying to convince us how great he was for us, we still only remembered Bill Clinton for his romp with Monica Lewinsky. One might argue that that was all he deserved to be...
  • ( Recent History:)Reagan's Liberal Legacy

    05/21/2006 1:47:28 PM PDT · by woofie · 53 replies · 849+ views
    Washington Monthly ^ | January/February 2003 | Joshua Green
    What the new literature on the Gipper won't tell you. Over the past several months, Nancy Reagan has quietly been alerting friends and family that the health of her husband Ronald Reagan, the nation's 40th president, is failing rapidly due to Alzheimer's. Reagan will turn 92 on Feb. 6, and the signs seem to suggest that he won't be with us for very much longer. It is not uncommon, when such circumstances involve a national figure, for the media to prepare tributes and obituaries in anticipation of the event. But in the case of Ronald Reagan, the magnitude of this...
  • Barone: Living in the World of Thatcher & Reagan

    05/15/2006 3:33:39 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 13 replies · 921+ views
    Creator's Syndicate ^ | May 15, 2006 | Michael Barone
    As Washington insiders pore over the latest low job-approval ratings for George W. Bush, and as aficionados of British politics ponder the latest low ratings of Tony Blair, let's take a longer look at the political ebb and flow in America and Britain over the last quarter century or so. There is a certain parallelism.In the late 1970s, both countries experienced something like collapse -- a collapse of the Keynesian economics dominant in the post-World War II years, a collapse of the accommodationist foreign policy prevailing since the setback in Vietnam.From that collapse arose two improbable leaders on the political...
  • Betraying the Reagan Legacy (Bruce Bartlett Alert)

    02/28/2006 7:02:23 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 83 replies · 1,360+ views
    Creator's Syndicate ^ | February 28, 2006 | Bruce Bartlett
    Last week, I published a new book, "Impostor: How George W. Bush Bankrupted America and Betrayed the Reagan Legacy." A lot of my friends are not happy with me for writing it, and I have been embraced by a number of people on the left whom I would ordinarily consider my political enemies. Both are mistaken about why I wrote the book and what I hope to accomplish with it.Some of my former friends on the right have attacked me as an opportunist who sold out his party and his president to get a best-seller. They would not think so...
  • ZOT this Fashist!

    02/08/2006 12:53:07 PM PST · by fingerlakestennesee · 197 replies · 7,796+ views
    In this war freedom should come first not after! In New Hampshire the Motto is Live free or Die! I don't need Bush spying on law abiding americans and taking our freedoms. Anyone who surrenders a square inch of freedom to the government in the name of saftey is a traitor and should be treated like one! Let the Bush Fashists all drop dead! Filthy Commys! LET FREEDOM RING!
  • IN REMEMBRANCE: Reagan's legacy on 95th birthday

    02/01/2006 4:43:12 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 8 replies · 289+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 2 February 2006
    He would have turned 95 on Feb. 6 – the most recent former president to die and likely the most popular and inspiring chief executive of the 20th century. Ronald Reagan – known as unflappably pro-defense yet able to forge friendships with his adversaries. Staunchly partisan and loyal to the Republican Party yet deft at crafting compromise with Democratic lawmakers to move his agenda forward. A tax cutter who presided over a significant expansion in revenues to the federal government. Though Reagan's legacy includes accomplishments in all areas of public policy, it is his success in toppling the "Evil Empire"...
  • Alito Seen as Carrying the Torch of Reagan

    01/31/2006 4:38:57 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 34 replies · 908+ views
    LA Times ^ | 1 February 2006 | David G. Savage
    WASHINGTON — Twenty-five years ago, President Reagan came to Washington with bold plans to move the Supreme Court to the right. He and his lawyers wanted a high court that would uphold state laws that impose the death penalty, restrict abortion and allow a greater role for religion in public life. They favored property rights over environmental regulation, states' rights over broad federal authority and executive power over Congress and the federal courts. Now, with the Senate about to confirm Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr., a second generation of Reagan disciples stands ready to fulfill the former president's vision for...
  • In Alito, G.O.P. Reaps Harvest Planted in '82

    01/30/2006 1:30:00 AM PST · by RWR8189 · 37 replies · 1,461+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 30, 2006 | DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK
    Last February, as rumors swirled about the failing health of Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, a team of conservative grass-roots organizers, public relations specialists and legal strategists met to prepare a battle plan to ensure any vacancies were filled by like-minded jurists. The team recruited conservative lawyers to study the records of 18 potential nominees — including Judges John G. Roberts Jr. and Samuel A. Alito Jr. — and trained more than three dozen lawyers across the country to respond to news reports on the president's eventual pick. "We boxed them in," one lawyer present during the strategy meetings said...
  • Reagan's Legacy Will Stand Test of Time

    01/20/2006 1:33:57 PM PST · by Reagan Man · 3 replies · 234+ views
    Human Events ^ | January.20,2006 | Frank Donatelli
    I have distinct recollections of that historic day January 20, 1981. First was the setting. I recall that it was a cold, crisp, though not frigid day, certainly nothing like the snowstorm that paralyzed the city during JFK’s inauguration or the frigid conditions just four years later that required Reagan’s second inaugural to be moved indoors. This inaugural was the first to be held on the West side of the Capitol facing out over the entire mall -- a symbol of the rise of the Western US that was Reagan’s electoral base and of the Western Pacific Region and the...
  • Reagan Changed America and World

    01/20/2006 4:07:12 PM PST · by Reagan Man · 12 replies · 357+ views
    Human Events ^ | January.20,2006 | Congressman John Shadegg
    Ronald Reagan ran for President to change America. In the end, he changed the world. Today, on the 25th Anniversary of his Inauguration, we should remember his legacy and remind ourselves that what brings Republicans together is far stronger than what pulls us apart. When we are the party of ideas, we win because our ideas are better. As Republicans, we believe in a smaller, more efficient federal government, returning power to the states, lower taxes, and individual freedom. None of these beliefs is shared by our Democrat colleagues, who continue to rely on old-fashioned, big government solutions to every...
  • Ronald Reagan’s Unlikely Heir (Ken Blackwell)

    01/17/2006 2:38:26 PM PST · by oxcart · 41 replies · 1,159+ views
    The City Journal ^ | Winter/2006 | By Steven Malanga
    Ohio’s Republican gubernatorial front-runner Ken Blackwell is “Jesse Jackson’s worst nightmare.” Ken Blackwell has just finished regaling a group of Ohio retailers with his vision of how to turn around the state’s struggling economy with a heavy dose of fiscal restraint and tax cuts. The crowd, accustomed to Republicans who tax and spend as furiously as Democrats, is rapt. But as Blackwell works the room afterward, on a warm fall afternoon in Columbus, one well-dressed woman stops him to outline her concerns. “I like your ideas on taxes,” she tells the former college football star, who at 6 foot 5...
  • Reagan's Legacy

    01/10/2006 5:14:05 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 17 replies · 483+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 11 January 2006 | Marc Rotterman
    During the Reagan campaign of 1980 one felt part of movement or “revolution” that was going to change not only the nation but perhaps the world. Then “Governor” Reagan’s vision was clear and concise and left little room for doubt... America must shrink the size of the federal government, reduce regulations on business, and cut taxes “across the board” for all Americans. In other words, Reagan instinctively knew that -- given the tools -- the American entrepreneur would lead the country back to prosperity and out of double-digit inflation and double-digit interest rates. Reagan also understood that communism’s worldwide influence...
  • The Ash Heap of History (June 8, 1982)

    01/08/2006 10:11:13 PM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 2 replies · 469+ views ^ | June 8, 1982 | Ronald Reagan
    Speech to the House of Commons Ronald ReaganJune 8, 1982"The Evil Empire" We’re approaching the end of a bloody century plagued by a terrible political invention — totalitarianism. Optimism comes less easily today, not because democracy is less vigorous, but because democracy’s enemies have refined their instruments of repression. Yet optimism is in order because day by day democracy is proving itself to be a not at all fragile flower. From Stettin on the Baltic to Varna on the Black Sea, the regimes planted by totalitarianism have had more than thirty years to establish their legitimacy. But none —...
  • 25 Years After Reagan: Where Does the GOP Stand?

    01/06/2006 10:01:10 AM PST · by Reagan Man · 29 replies · 767+ views
    Human Events ^ | January.5,2006 | Craig Shirley
    “Both major parties have been around so long that they exude the seedy, unmistakable odor of entrenched and callous old age. But in the eye (or nose) of public opinion ... the GOP unquestionably forged into a commanding lead in this unhappy respect.” Sounds familiar, right? Except this observation of the Republican Party was penned in 1975 by National Review editor and revolutionary thinker William Rusher in his critically acclaimed book, “The Making of the New Majority Party.” In the wake of Watergate and the unprecedented resignations of Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew and after Nixon’s successor, Gerald Ford, continued...