Reagan, indefatigable Cold Warrior and conservative advocate for American strength, did not believe in torture, rendition, military tribunals, or in military strikes with a high risk of killing innocent civilians.
I think we can agree in our muddled political environment of 2011 that any candidate who could answer "yes" to all 10 of the following questions would make America a much better place than it's become in recent years.
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.