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Reagan Was No Friend of Blacks

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Michael Reagan can absurdly twist history to make his father a paragon of civil rights. But Reagan was hardly the "best friend" of blacks.

Tearing Down the Reagan Myth: Now More Than Ever

Will Bunch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Will Bunch

Progressives can't win their case in 2010 with a direct assault on Reagan. But they don't have to. Here are three ways that progressives can take back the political debate by turning the Reagan legacy on its head.

Obama's State of the Union Inspiration: Ronald Reagan

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Zelinsky

In past speeches, Obama has sought to channel famous Americans ranging from Martin Luther King to Abraham Lincoln. Tonight, he tried for Ronald Reagan.

Alert The TV News Media: Obamanomics Isn't Working

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Diane Tucker

Ronald Reagan governed over high unemployment numbers, and he was covered by a hyper-critical media. Yet today, most TV news outlets are giving President Obama a free pass on equally bleak statistics.

Two Great Speeches, Two Very Different Messages

Jason Saltoun-Ebin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jason Saltoun-Ebin

See if you can guess which quotation came from Ronald Reagan's speech in 1998, and which quotation came from Barack Obama's speech on education.

McCain's Move to Canonize "St. Ronnie"

Will Bunch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Will Bunch

McCain says that he may vote against an Obama appointee for the sole reason that the nominee made what strikes me as a fairly tepid criticism of the 40th president, in a comment that was really aimed at Bush.

Obama's Plan Is About Dreams, Not Dollars

Will Bunch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Will Bunch

It's true -- Barack Obama cannot cure cancer. By as president, he has the power to do something else that's almost as amazing: To help America to dream big again.

Obama's Inauguration Could do With Less Reagan, More (Gasp) Carter

Will Bunch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Will Bunch

While his words may be invoking Lincoln a lot this week, Obama's style, in pulling off the most expensive inauguration in American history as thousands are losing their jobs, is straight from the Gipper's playbook.

Where Will Conservatives Threaten to Move To When Obama Takes Office?

Jason Notte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jason Notte

Alaskans may actually welcome secession and a few more like-minded friends with whom to celebrate it.

Sam Stein

Reagan Aides See Echo Of The Gipper In Obama Diplomacy | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

An unexpected if not remarkable component has emerged in this still developing general election race: both candidates are, in one way or another, tryi...

Clinton Pulls Misleading SC Ad

Washington Post's The Trail | Anne Kornblut | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Under fire for airing misleading attacks on Sen. Barack Obama, the Clinton campaign has pulled a radio ad that quoted the Illinois senator calling Rep...

Edwards Rips Obama Over Reagan Comparison

CBS News | Aaron Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John Edwards ripped Barack Obama for praising the way Ronald Reagan brought about change when he was President of the United States.... ..."He was op...