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  • Author Jon Meacham: Trump took advantage of "climate of fear"

    05/20/2018 1:28:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 20, 2018 | Emily Tillett
    Jon Meacham, presidential scholar and author of "The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels," says that President Trump is in office because "we have a climate of fear in the country" which he "took advantage of" over the course of the 2016 campaign. "Politicians are far more often mirrors of who we are than they are molders. That's why the molders are so extraordinary. Franklin Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan -- those are different kinds of figures," Meacham said on CBS News' "Face the Nation" on Sunday. "I think that President Trump in many ways is president because we...
  • Trump’s New Abortion Regulation Continues Jack Kemp’s Pro-Life Legacy

    05/19/2018 8:00:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 19, 2019 | Frank Cannon
    On Friday, President Trump’s Department of Health and Human Services announced it would be updating the Title X regulation framework to better enforce the letter of the law, which outlaws federal funding for abortion, and to ensure that federal family planning dollars do not go to facilities that perform abortion. This new framework is based largely on President Reagan’s similar Title X regulation in 1988, which was challenged in court but eventually upheld by the Supreme Court in Rust v. Sullivan.However, up to now, the framework has never truly been enforced. President Clinton quickly ditched it as soon as he took...
  • “Freedom Is Never More Than One Generation Away From Extinction”

    04/28/2018 7:50:17 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 4-28-18 | MOTUS
    Alan Dershowitz, renowned liberal lawyer, Harvard Law School Professor Emeritus and civil libertarian, is more qualified and credentialed than most to point out the hypocrisy of the left. Ever since they revealed themselves as “Get Trump At Any Cost” partisans he has been doing so with a vengeance as he sees their actions as extremely dangerous to civil liberty. His recent editorial contains a synopsis of the argument in his book, Trumped up! How Criminalizing Politics is Dangerous to Democracy. He explains how former civil libertarians are prepared to sacrifice civil liberties in the quest for their truth on the...
  • The GOP Men Who Made Women's History Month Possible

    03/03/2018 3:25:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 3, 2018 | Ryan Bomberger
    Women’s History Month. I’m all for it. We should celebrate anyone (like these fearless women) who’ve helped to positively shape the greatest nation on earth. And yes, my American exceptionalism bias will always show.Of course, in this day in age, it’s gotten a bit murky since anyone, apparently, can be a woman. Perhaps the historical designation has run its course. It’s increasingly being made irrelevant by a pseudoscientific ideology that denies there is any distinction between women and men. We’re all just the same. And we can all be the same, as long as we self-identify as anything we want...
  • The Original Comeback Kid

    02/19/2018 1:01:48 PM PST · by Academiadotorg · 3 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | February 19, 2018 | Malcolm A. Kline
    On President's Day, we not only remember George Washington and Abraham Lincoln but also another president born in February. American presidents of both parties, all too often, need to be appreciated at a distance. Of the 20th Century chief executives, perhaps only Ronald Reagan holds up well under scrutiny. Truly, the more you know about him, the more there is to like. Even a few academics appreciate him. "Political scientist Andrew Busch conducted a content analysis of major presidential speeches from Lyndon Johnson through Reagan and found that Reagan cited the Founders three to four times as often as his...
  • After Florida, the Media’s Silence on the Value of Some Lives

    02/17/2018 2:10:45 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | February 17, 2018 | Jeffrey Lord
    Journalists are racing to target President Trump and blame the Florida shooting on guns and the NRA. So, it might be a good time to look back. President Ronald Reagan wrote an essay in the spring of 1983. He was talking about exactly what was not on display in Parkland, Florida in the heart and soul of shooter Nikolas Cruz- the value of, and the respect for, human life. And in the aftermath of the school shooting that left seventeen dead? The nation’s media was also determined - one might say determined to the point of obsession to place blame.  Let’s...
  • Kelli Ward: Ronald Reagan’s Biggest Regret Was Granting Amnesty and Trusting Congress

    01/28/2018 7:35:57 AM PST · by Cheerio · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Jan 2018 | Robert Kraychik
    FULL TITLE:Kelli Ward: Ronald Reagan’s Biggest Regret Was Granting Amnesty and Trusting Congress on Border Security “President Reagan’s biggest regret as president was granting amnesty and then trusting Congress to deliver on border security,” said 2018 Republican Senate candidate Kelli Ward, expressing opposition to the White House’s recently released amnesty proposal. Ward’s comments came in an interview with Breitbart News’s Washington Political Editor Matt Boyle on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Saturday. “We have to learn from our history,” advised Ward. “In 1986, Ronald Reagan–great president, amazing conservative, lover of liberty and of America–granted amnesty; and Ed Rollins, who is helping me...
  • Dems fighting renaming park near Reagan Airport for Nancy Reagan

    01/18/2018 12:13:16 PM PST · by leaymane · 22 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 1/17/18 | Jenna Portnoy
    A House committee on Wednesday advanced a bill that would rename Gravelly Point Park after former first lady Nancy Reagan, roiling local residents who are still upset about the renaming of Washington National Airport for Ronald Reagan 20 years ago. The bill passed the House Natural Resources Committee along party lines over the objections of Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.), who accused Republicans of forcing the name change despite a complete lack of local support or input. “I have great respect for Nancy Reagan . . . ,” Beyer said. “But this bill is the equivalent of someone coming in and changing the...
  • Disgusting MSNBC Republicans: Reagan Definitely Had Alzheimer’s While President

    01/08/2018 6:35:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 67 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | January 8, 2018 | Curtis Houck
    Continuing the liberal media’s insistence that they can diagnose someone as mentally or physically ill, Monday’s Deadline: White House on MSNBC featured detestable liberal Republicans Nicolle Wallace and David Jolly asserting that Ronald Reagan had Alzheimer’s while president to the point that he may have been unfit for office.  Reagan came up during a segment about the likelihood that there’s something wrong mentally or physically wrong with President Trump (which the show insinuated was a yes).  Disgusting MSNBC Republicans: Reagan Definitely Had Alzheimer’s While President   Wallace used the late Michael Deaver (and YouTube videos) as her main sources for claims Reagan having...
  • Ronald Reagan, Speech at Moscow State University

    12/31/2017 10:38:56 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 27 replies
    Digital History ^ | 1988 | Ronald Reagan
    During a visit to the Soviet Union in 1988, President Ronald Reagan, a lifelong anti-communist, met with students at Moscow State University and delivered a stirring plea for democracy and individual rights...As he addressed the students, the president stood underneath a bust of Lenin, the leader of the Russian Revolution, and in front of a mural filled with revolutionary flags of revolution. Document: Before I left Washington, I received many heartfelt letters and telegrams asking me to carry here a simple message - perhaps, but also some of the most important business of this summit - it is a message...
  • Former secretary of state: Stop talking about 2 states

    12/11/2017 11:18:59 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/12/17
    Former United States secretary of state George Shultz says it is time to stop talking about a two-state solution. Interviewed by Maariv, Shultz said, "We must stop talking about a two-state solution and embark on a process in which people learn to live together. There is obviously suspicion, but...
  • Republican Ed Gillespie: A Reagan conservative tries to appeal and prevail in the age of Trump

    11/06/2017 9:03:06 AM PST · by leaymane · 171 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 11/4/2017 | Patrick Wilson
    When he was attending Catholic University of America, Ed Gillespie worked three jobs, one in a campus dining hall, one as a short-order cook and one parking cars at the U.S. Senate. Through the job as a parking lot attendant, Gillespie learned of an internship opportunity that led to a job on Capitol Hill, and he has not stopped working in politics and public affairs since. Gillespie, communications ace, former lobbyist and senior aide to President George W. Bush, will find out Tuesday if Virginia voters will send a Reagan conservative to the Virginia governor’s mansion in the era of...
  • [N. Korea] 3 aircraft carrier strike groups in western Pacific ahead of Trump visit

    10/25/2017 5:00:50 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2017/10/25
    3 aircraft carrier strike groups in western Pacific ahead of Trump visit A third U.S. Navy aircraft carrier strike group entered the western Pacific, the Navy announced Wednesday, just days ahead of President Donald Trump’s first trip to Asia next month. The USS Nimitz joined the Roosevelt and Reagan in the region. The Nimitz announcement came a day after the Roosevelt entered the western Pacific. The deployments came as U.S., Japanese and South Korean maritime forces were conducting a trilateral exercise aimed at improving ballistic missile defenses. On Monday, Japan's defense minister asserted that North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile...
  • Hillary’s from the Government, and She’s Here to Help You

    10/16/2017 6:16:10 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 12 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    “The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” — Ronald Reagan How tone-deaf is Hillary Clinton? There she was on CNN yesterday, sounding like a bad parody of Ronald Reagan’s famous line. Appearing on Fareed Zakaria’s show, Hillary said: “The real threat to your future is a government that doesn’t care about you.” View the video here.
  • Why the Jelly Belly Factory Has a Shrine to Ronald Reagan

    10/14/2017 10:11:19 AM PDT · by Trillian · 10 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | October 12, 2017 | Shelby Pope
    There’s plenty to do at the Jelly Belly factory, located at 1 Jelly Belly Lane in Fairfield, California. After donning a mandatory paper hat, you can take a tour, peering over a guardrail at the factory floor as machines crank out endless flats of colorful jelly beans. Afterwards, line up for your free sample of one of their dozens of flavors—you can even try the weird ones, like earwax and vomit. Peckish? Don’t miss the cafe, where you can enjoy a bean-shaped pizza or burger. But whatever you do at the factory, you’ll be watched over by the presence of...
  • Is Trump the Heir to Reagan?

    10/13/2017 5:56:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 13, 2017 | Pat Buchanan
    Three decades ago, as communications director in the White House, I set up an interview for Bill Rusher of National Review. Among his first questions to President Reagan was to ask him to assess the political importance of Barry Goldwater. Said Reagan, "I guess you could call him the John the Baptist of our movement." I resisted the temptation to lean in and ask, "Sir, if Barry Goldwater is John the Baptist, who would that make you?" What brings the moment back is Laura Ingraham's new book: "Billionaire at the Barricades: The Populist Revolution from Reagan to Trump." Thesis:...
  • US supercarrier to dock in Hong Kong before joint drills in shadow of North Korea crisis

    10/02/2017 10:10:51 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    SCMP ^ | 01 October, 2017 | Laura Zhou
    US supercarrier to dock in Hong Kong before joint drills in shadow of North Korea crisis USS Ronald Reagan may test inter-Korean maritime limit in exercises with South Korean navy A US supercarrier is set to make a port call in Hong Kong this week before heading to waters near the Korean peninsula for a joint naval drill amid heightened tensions over Pyongyang’s nuclear programme. The visit by the USS Ronald Reagan, the biggest US warship based in Asia, will be the first by an American carrier in two years – Beijing turned down a Hong Kong port call request...
  • 1992 NAB - Ex-President Reagan's Glass Statue Broken

    09/14/2017 5:00:08 PM PDT · by mairdie · 21 replies
    The NAB TV package showing Ex-President Reagan being hit by the glass shards when he is attacked at the podium.
  • Peter Bart: Ronald Reagan Would Have Hated Donald Trump’s Narcissistic Rag [Major Vomit Alert]

    08/31/2017 7:37:47 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 29 replies
    Deadline ^ | August 31, 2017 | Peter Bart
    The mounting intensity of Donald Trump’s war on the press confounds news veterans like me who remember Trump’s history as a media whore. During my 20 years as editor-in-chief of Variety, I knew Trump as an avid self-publicist who frantically sought loftier standing on Hollywood’s power pyramid. But here’s the rub: My perspective on Trump is shaped by my earlier relationship with another icon who also yearned to leverage showbiz fame into political power. Assigned to cover Ronald Reagan’s first gubernatorial campaign for The New York Times, I had an inside seat to observe how a vastly different style of...
  • What We Need Here Is More Sand

    08/18/2017 5:32:20 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 14 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 8-17-17 | MOTUS
    THINGS WE HAVE NO CONTROL OVER: Nature Consider this update on the cottage-eating sand dune near Lake Michigan that I reported on last month.  The cottage the sand dune swallowed in April, left, the threatened cottage, right.Man may not be able to dictate to mother nature, but government sure can. From the Detroit Free Press: Now, the state of Michigan has ordered the Dresslers to stop their latest effort to save the remaining summer home from destruction: The sand is protected as a "critical dune area," so trucking it away is forbidden. "They're killing us," said David Dressler, 58. "I'm...