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  • Reagan, Then and Now: Commentators and politicians are underestimating him — again. (Craig Shirley)

    06/04/2014 2:48:14 PM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies
    National Review Online ^ | JUNE 4, 2014 | Craig Shirley
    This is a year of important anniversaries for Ronald Reagan and his legacy. It is the tenth anniversary of his passing; it has been 25 years since he left the White House and 50 years since his groundbreaking speech on behalf of Barry Goldwater in 1964. It is also 30 years since his monumental reelection of 1984, ratifying the Reagan Revolution. The election of 1980 would have been meaningless, a detour in history, without 1984 legitimizing it. The Reagan Library, Eureka College, and the Reagan Ranch have taken various steps to commemorate these important anniversaries. And the effort to name...
  • Happy Birthday Ronald Reagan

    02/06/2014 12:55:09 PM PST · by al baby · 12 replies
    vanity | Today | Me
    Happy 103 Birthday to Ronald Reagan. We sure could use man like you in the White House today. The Al baby household still holds you and Nancy in our hearts and prayers.
  • That Awful 'Racist' Reagan Visited Victims of Md. Cross Burning in 1982,

    09/01/2013 7:21:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 1, 2013 | Tom Blumer
    <p>Earlier this evening at NewsBusters, Tim Graham noted that the Washington Post gave space, in an item entitled "Reagan Historians to Decry 'Ahistorical Caricature' as Racist in 'The Butler' Movie," to refute the false portrayal of the Gipper in that film.</p>
  • Four Historians Take On 'The Butler's' Racist Depiction of Reagan

    08/31/2013 9:48:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 08/30/2013 | Courtney Coren
    Four Ronald Reagan historians have slammed the portrayal of former President Reagan in the movie "The Butler," saying that the 40th president's "attitudes toward race" as shown in the movie are inaccurate. They begin the article, "What 'The Butler' gets wrong about Ronald Reagan and race," published in The Washington Post, by recounting instances in Reagan's life when he decried racism and took a stand for the African-American community. While serving as president of the Screen Actors Guild, for example, "Ronald Reagan called upon the entertainment industry to provide greater employment for black actors." That position was controversial at the...
  • Ronald Reagan dies at 93

    06/05/2011 1:51:36 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 47 replies · 2+ views
    CNN ^ | June 5, 2004 | RRPL
    Former President Ronald Reagan died Saturday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 93. Reagan led a conservative revolution that set the economic and cultural tone of the 1980s, hastened the end of the Cold War and revitalized the Republican Party. He suffered from Alzheimer's disease since at least late 1994. At least two of his children and his wife, Nancy, were at his bedside, according to the former president's Los Angeles office.Ron Reagan Jr. and Patty Davis -- children from his current marriage to Nancy Davis Reagan -- were with him at his home in the Bel Air...
  • Obama Refers To Himself As "The Gipper" In Farewell To Gibbs

    02/11/2011 5:39:41 PM PST · by Red Badger · 62 replies
    Politico(n) ^ | 11 FEB 11 | Staff
    President Obama recounts an anecdote about the 2004 Democratic National Convention at White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs' final press briefing:"The most challenging problem was what tie to wear. And this went up to the very last minute I mean, 10 minutes before we were about to go on stage we were still having an argument about ties. I had bought five, six ties. And Michelle didn't like any of them, Axelrod didn't like a couple of them -- him being one of the best dressed men in the world. So we really valued his opinion."And then somebody -- I...
  • Looting Social Security

    01/01/2011 8:02:36 AM PST · by EBH · 92 replies
    The Nation ^ | 3/2/09 | William Greider
    Governing elites in Washington and Wall Street have devised a fiendishly clever "grand bargain" they want President Obama to embrace in the name of "fiscal responsibility." The government, they argue, having spent billions on bailing out the banks, can recover its costs by looting the Social Security system. They are also targeting Medicare and Medicaid. The pitch sounds preposterous to millions of ordinary working people anxious about their economic security and worried about their retirement years. ... ...To understand the mechanics of this attempted swindle, you have to roll back twenty-five years, to the time the game of bait and...
  • A Time To Gather Stones Together For Iran

    07/14/2010 6:53:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies · 1+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 14, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Mideast: Years of a growing nuclear threat plus recent developments are converging to signify that the time for waiting is over. Either the United States, or the Israelis backed by the U.S., must act against Iran. 'To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose," the Book of Ecclesiastes says. "A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to be far from embracing ... a time of war, and a time of peace." With the intensification of the greatest threat to the world since...
  • Memoirs of a W.H. Piano Man

    07/12/2010 7:12:00 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/12/10 | KIKI RYAN
    Former White House pianist Bob Smith provided entertainment to presidents, their spouses and guests for more than 30 years. As such, he has plenty of stories to tell — like the one from his White House debut, with the Army Band Chorus, at Tricia Nixon’s 1971 St. Patrick’s Day engagement party. “My Three Sons” star Fred MacMurray arrived at the event seemingly inebriated and took up the saxophone. “He was just horrible. ... The most awful thing you heard in your life,” Smith recalled. President Richard Nixon asked Smith to “get rid of him,” and Smith, with help from the...
  • Twenty Years Later: Why the Berlin Wall Fell

    11/09/2009 11:34:58 AM PST · by honestabe010 · 8 replies · 503+ views
    The Woodward Report ^ | Swaminathan S. Anklesaria Aiyar
    We are approaching the 20th anniversary of the fall of Communism. This comprehensively refuted the Communist claim to represent the people. Yet, the claim continues, sometimes dazzling a new generation of youngsters with no inkling of why the Berlin Wall fell on November 9, 1989. In democratic Capitalism, said Karl Marx, the rich became richer and the poor poorer. Marxism inspired young idealists for over a century. Lenin's revolution in Russia in 1917 was hailed as a new dawn. Stalin's invasions brought Communism to Eastern Europe. Communist governments there pledged to create a paradise for workers, who would be freed...
  • Happy May Day to All FReepers - Shouldn't this be Ronald Reagan Day - National Holiday? (Vanity)

    05/01/2009 7:58:29 AM PDT · by matginzac · 6 replies · 233+ views
    May 1 2009 | me
    Forgive this vanity but on reflection of this day, shouldn't someone propose May 1st as Ronald Reagan Day, a national holiday? Remember May Days of the past: the Soviets rolling out their hardware, tanks, bombs, troopers, etc on parade; growing up learning to "duck and cover" at school , under your desk, in reaction to the Soviet nuke threat; our valiant amateur athletes competing against Soviet govt sponsored athletes in the Olympics; (add your favorite Evil Empire memory)...If you agree with me that RR was as effective in preserving our national security as well as interest as was Abe Lincoln,...
  • We are witnessing today a great revolutionary crisis (Eerie Sppech from the Past)

    02/16/2009 11:42:39 AM PST · by jessduntno · 3 replies · 374+ views
    reagan ^ | reagan
    Snip We are witnessing today a great revolutionary crisis, a crisis where the demands of the economic order are conflicting directly with those of the political order. Snip It also is in deep economic difficulty. Snip What we see here is a political structure that no longer corresponds to its economic base, a society where productive forces are hampered by political ones. Snip Since the exodus from Egypt, historians have written of those who sacrificed and struggled for freedom -- the stand at Thermopylae, the revolt of Spartacus, the storming of the Bastille, the Warsaw uprising in World War II....
  • First Test Fire of an Airborne Laser

    12/04/2008 11:54:17 PM PST · by gandalftb · 53 replies · 1,871+ views
    BBC ^ | 17:52 GMT, Tuesday, 2 December 2008 | staff
    The US military has carried out the first test-firing of a laser weapon system housed aboard a 747 plane. The Airborne Laser (ABL) was conceived to shoot down enemy ballistic missiles in the early stages of their flight. An airborne intercept of an in-flight ballistic missile is planned for 2009. Scientists are reported to be working out other uses for the flying weapon - which could help secure continued funding. These extra missions include shooting down surface-to-air missiles, cruise missiles and even enemy aircraft. A laser beam travelled the length of the aircraft at 670 million miles per hour. It...
  • Absolutes, Moral Clarity, And The Great Political Divide (A Michael Medved Liberalism Primer Alert)

    08/19/2008 9:35:28 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 8 replies · 325+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 8/20/2008 | Michael Medved
    Why do conservatives and liberals respond so differently to the current war in Georgia? The answer to that question exposes the great political divide separating left and right, Democrats and Republicans, in today’s America. The stark contrast between Barack Obama and John McCain at this weekend’s televised Civil Forum at California’s Saddleback Church further underlined the vast gulf in worldviews when it comes to injecting moral standards or arguments into politics. Conservatives approach every challenge with a determination to approach the question (as far as possible)as a choice between right and wrong, good and evil. Liberals, on the other hand,...
  • McCain's Boots Defeat Obama's Suits (Ben Shapiro On Why Americans Favor A Boots President Alert)

    08/13/2008 10:02:36 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 9 replies · 207+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 8/13/2008 | Ben Shapiro
    A man, they say, can be judged by his friends. If that's the case, then Barack Obama can surely be judged by George Clooney. The UK Daily Mail reported this week that the "Ocean's Eleven" actor regularly speaks with and text messages the presumptive Democratic nominee, advising him on everything from fashion to foreign policy. "George has been giving him advice on things such as presentation, public speaking and body language and he also emails him constantly about policy, especially the Middle East," stated a Democratic Party insider. "George is pushing him to be more 'balanced' on issues such as...
  • 'Star Wars' and the Phantom Menace [Take your blodd pressure medicine first]

    03/21/2008 4:49:12 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies · 703+ views
    Time via yahoo ^ | Fri Mar 21, 3:10 PM ET | MARK THOMPSON
    Perhaps it is fitting that the 25th anniversary of President Ronald Reagan's "Star Wars" speech falls on Easter Sunday. After all, many had believed Reagan's grand plan for a system that would render Moscow's nuclear-tipped missiles "impotent and obsolete" died along with the Soviet Union. But "Star Wars" has been resurrected, and has been standing guard over America's skies since 2004. But the more than $120 billion spent over 25 years to build the "Star Wars" missile shield has not left the U.S. less vulnerable to attack - some would argue that it has done exactly the opposite, by diverting...
  • Helen Thomas: 'Reagan Diaries' Make For Must-Read Fare

    06/25/2007 12:48:45 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 56 replies · 2,153+ views
    TheBostonChannel.com ^ | 14 Jun 07 | The one and only Helen Thomas
    Read the newly published "The Reagan Diaries" if you want a true insight into the mind of the nation's 40th president. The diaries -- written daily from 1981 until President Ronald Reagan left office in 1989 -- reveal him to be much more involved in the nitty gritty of national and world affairs than many White House reporters thought. He had often been portrayed as a detached, "chairman of the board" kind of president. The diaries show that Reagan had something to say about everything and everybody; his thoughts were often summarized in one handwritten sentence. His notations mixed the...
  • Reagan diaries reveal president's private musings ("Getting shot hurts")

    05/01/2007 7:12:34 PM PDT · by Mr. Brightside · 20 replies · 1,269+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 5/1/07
    Reagan diaries reveal president's private musings By Daniel Trotta 1 hour, 28 minutes ago NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ronald Reagan saved his most private and dramatic thoughts for a handwritten book -- a diary in which he recalled his running frustration with the Israeli invasion of Lebanon, his fear that Armageddon was near and coughing up blood on the day he was shot. Diary excerpts, released by Vanity Fair magazine on Tuesday, also reflect on the troubled relationship he had with his son Ron, his preoccupation with the "mad clown" Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and his personal chemistry with Mikhail...
  • Ronald Reagan on Gun control

    06/21/2006 8:27:22 AM PDT · by tcostell · 49 replies · 1,867+ views
    Guns and Ammo Magazine ^ | September 1975 | Ronald W. reagan
    In our September 1975 issue, Ronald Reagan, then two-time Governer of California, penned this column. A man of conviction, Ronaldus Magnus was true to these words before and during his eight-year presidency. There are tales of robbery victims that are shot down in cold blood or executed "gangland style." There are stories of deranged parents killing their children or deranged children killing their parents. There are reports of snipers. And now and then the headlines blurt out that an assassin has struck again, killing a prominent official or citizen. All of these stories involve the use of guns, or...
  • Reaganomics at 25

    08/12/2006 12:46:58 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies · 812+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 12, 2006 | Wall Street Journal
    Twenty-five years ago this weekend, Ronald Reagan signed the Economic Recovery Tax Act. The bill cut personal income tax rates by 25% across the board, indexed tax brackets for inflation and reduced the corporate income tax rate. The anniversary is worth commemorating as a seminal moment that continues to influence policy for the better in the U.S., and around the globe. The achievement of Reaganomics can only be fully understood by recalling the miserable state of affairs a quarter-century ago. Newsweek summarized the national mood when it wrote in 1981 that Reagan "inherits the most dangerous economic crisis since Franklin...
  • Poll: Bush Worst President Since 1945 - Reagan Picked As Best President In Nationwide Survey

    06/01/2006 8:35:25 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 115 replies · 2,819+ views
    Poll: Bush Worst President Since 1945 Reagan Picked As Best President In Nationwide Survey (CBS News) President Bush has been named as the worst president since the end of the World War II in a new national poll. Mr. Bush was chosen by 37 percent of the voters who participated in the the Quinnipiac Unversity survey. Richard Nixon finished second with 17 percent -- just ahead of Bill Clinton with 16 percent. Ronald Reagan was the top choice as best president, with 28 percent. Finishing second was Clinton with 25 percent. The poll reflected deep partisan divisions. Mr. Bush was...
  • Happy Birthday, Ron

    02/06/2006 4:11:42 AM PST · by azhenfud · 18 replies · 689+ views
    2/6/2006 | RK Davis
    We miss you.
  • Enemy Territory

    01/09/2006 12:10:18 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies · 418+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | January 9, 2006 | Erik Rush
    On October 7, 1985, Americans were treated to one of the first more "intimate" instances of nascent terrorist activity when four members of a Palestinian Liberation Organization faction hijacked the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro, ostensibly to forcibly bring about the release of Palestinian prisoners held in Israel. During the incident, the terrorists shot an elderly, wheelchair-bound Jewish passenger from the United States named Leon Klinghoffer to death and dumped his body overboard. It was one of the most hideous acts American news viewers had seen up to that point, though still occurring far from our shores. There followed a...
  • Jet set for Reagan library event (F-14 will be exhibited)

    08/14/2005 12:13:48 PM PDT · by Mark · 78 replies · 1,817+ views
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 8/14/05 | Eric Leach
    SIMI VALLEY- An F-14 Tomcat fighter jet will be hoisted into a permanent display area next week close to the nearly completed Air Force One Pavilion at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. The 30,000-pound Northrop Grumman aircraft will be carried by a crane outside the pavilion in a ceremony celebrating Reagan's "peace through strength" strategy and marking a milestone in the making of the Air Force One Pavilion. "This is the last of the really large artifacts coming to the library to complete the Air Force One Pavilion," said Melissa Giller, director of communications for the Reagan Library....
  • Happy Birthday Ronnie, We Miss You! Sunday, February 6

    02/05/2005 9:00:29 PM PST · by Anita1 · 35 replies · 780+ views
    What more can be said! He was and is Still - an inspiration to all of us - including President Bush! May we never forget his kind, refined, yet determined spirit for a vision for our nation. May we never forget Jimmy Carter too - the 19% interests rates, turmoil, gas shortages, hostages, etc. - and how Ronnie came to give us unity and pride once again in our nation!
  • Ron Reagan, Jr.: Bush-Hater?

    06/15/2004 7:22:09 PM PDT · by txradioguy · 132 replies · 2,240+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 15 June 2004 | Staff Report
    Republicans were dismayed to hear Ron Reagan, Jr., deliver what sounded like a rebuke to President Bush during a final tribute before his father was buried on Friday. Referring to his dad as "a deeply, unabashedly religious man," the Reagan son added, "But he never made the mistake the fatal mistake of so many politicians - wearing his faith on his sleeve to gain political advantage. . . " "He accepted [his faith] as a responsibility, not a mandate," noted the presidential son. "And there is a profound difference." Presidential historian Douglas Brinkley said there was no doubt the comments...
  • The media's double-edged sword

    06/14/2004 8:47:54 PM PDT · by txradioguy · 14 replies · 127+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | 14 June 2004 | Barbara Simpson
    I couldn't attend the Reagan ceremonies, so I did the next best thing: I watched the live TV coverage of the events honoring the life and death of former President Ronald Wilson Reagan. I wanted a variety of coverage. But I dropped the hope of "variety" quickly as I realized that mainstream media couldn't resist petty partisanship and historical revisionism. CNN went on about how Mr. Reagan really didn't have much to do with the fall of the Soviet Union. ABC's Peter Jennings reminded us that Simi Valley was home to the white police involved in the Rodney King scandal....
  • Seeking Audio of Ronald Reagan vs. Bobby Kennedy Debate

    06/13/2004 11:39:15 AM PDT · by Choose Ye This Day · 2 replies · 224+ views
    Shameless vanity | June 13, 2004 | Self (Vanity)
    I was wondering if any kind FReeper knows where I can find the AUDIO of the Reagan-Kennedy debate online? I've found the transcript a few places, but no sound.
  • What Makes a President Great? Scholars finally begin giving Reagan his due.

    06/10/2004 9:52:04 AM PDT · by txradioguy · 6 replies · 200+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | 10 June 2004 | James Taranto
    Ronald Reagan has had a hard time getting his due from scholars. In 1996 Arthur Schlesinger Jr. conducted a poll of historians asking them to rank the presidents, and Mr. Reagan came in 25th out of 39, putting him in the "low average" category. The Gipper had done only slightly better in a Siena College survey two years earlier, finishing 20th out of 41--below Bill Clinton (16th), who had been in office less than two years, and well below Lyndon B. Johnson (13th). It's hard to agree that the president who won the Cold War was less successful than the...
  • Little Memories Remembering Ronald Reagan.

    06/08/2004 6:59:41 PM PDT · by txradioguy · 3 replies · 233+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 08 June 2004 | William F. Buckley
    Q: You knew him well, right? Even back when he was still a Democrat? A: Yes. It happened one night. It was his job to introduce me, as the evening's speaker, to a group of California doctors. He acted like a gymnast out of Barnum and Bailey. The control room for the loudspeakers had been left locked. Nobody could find the janitor. So he cat-walked above the traffic to the window of the control room and smashed it open with his elbow, turning on the juice, the show must go on. Nice preview of Reagan, policymaker. Q: You became friends...
  • Kerry's Former Campaign Manager: I Dreaded Reagan's Passing(RAT MEGA-BARF ALERT!!!)

    06/07/2004 4:46:38 PM PDT · by txradioguy · 38 replies · 236+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 07 June 2004 | Staff Reports
    Sen. John Kerry's former presidential campaign manager said Monday that he'd been "dreading" the prospect of Ronald Reagan's death because it was likely to give President Bush a major political boost. "I've been dreading this every election year for three cycles," said Jim Jordan, who resigned from the Kerry campaign last year, in comments to the New York Times. "Bush has totally attached himself to Ronald Reagan. He's going to turn Reagan into his own verifier." Kerry campaign aides said they hoped the political impact of Reagan's death would fade by the summer, but top Republicans believe that many Americans...
  • Reagan Tribute Image

    06/05/2004 4:49:18 PM PDT · by Registered · 64 replies · 2,360+ views
    RegisteredMedia ^ | 06-05-04 | Registered
  • How a Cause Was Born. Ronald Reagan, father of the pro-life movement.

    11/06/2003 8:53:41 AM PST · by .cnI redruM · 10 replies · 324+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Thursday, November 6, 2003 12:01 a.m. EST | BY FRED BARNES
    <p>When President Bush signed a ban on partial-birth abortion yesterday, it marked the first congressional rollback of Roe v. Wade since the landmark Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion was handed down in 1973. And it marked the success of an idea as well. The idea, of course, is that abortion is inhuman and should be limited as sharply as possible and ultimately outlawed altogether.</p>
  • REAGAN REMEMBERED - "Ronald Reagan: A Legacy Remembered" Tonight at 9 on The History Channel

    11/25/2002 1:40:17 AM PST · by kattracks · 71 replies · 746+ views
    New York Post ^ | 11/25/02 | ADAM BUCKMAN
    <p>Tonight the History Channel presents a special on the life and legacy of the former Hollywood star, governor and president, Ronald Reagan, who is shown here with his wife, Nancy, in a 1994 photo.</p> <p>BEFORE he was 22, Ronald Reagan had pulled 77 people out of an Illinois lake where he worked as a lifeguard, preventing the drowning deaths of at least some of them.</p>