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Was Reagan's Decision to Cut-and-Run Really so Courageous?

Jason Saltoun-Ebin | Posted 04.13.2014 | Politics
Jason Saltoun-Ebin

I recently read a piece on Foreign Policy arguing that President Reagan showed courage for his decision to cut-and-run in Beirut, which he made about 30 years ago this month. I have spent way too much time on this subject not to respond.

Reagan Official: Obama Is Not The New Reagan

The Huffington Post | Samreen Hooda | Posted 01.24.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Barely into his second term, President Obama is already being hailed by some as the Liberal Reagan. But not everyone buys into the idea that the P...

The Reagan Era Is Over, The Obama Era Has Begun

Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.24.2013 | Business
Mark Gongloff

President Obama has still got four more years (minus one day) in office, but it is already time to start thinking about his legacy.

Reagan Era, Meet Obama Era

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 01.22.2013 | Business

Science has determined that people need to know 7.5 things per day, on average, about the world of business. You can't argue with science. Lucky for y...

The Reagan Ruins

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

Reagan, no doubt, was a transformational president. He was a transformational president who launched America on a misguided, 30-year experiment with market fundamentalism.

Overstating Reagan's Effect on Public Opinion

Brendan Nyhan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brendan Nyhan

Reagan's powers of persuasion have been wildly overstated. Obama's "bromance" with the phony narrative of Reagan's presidency is likely to lead him astray.

Paul Krugman: Obama Has 'Largely Accepted Conservative View Of The World'

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

More and more, it's becoming clear that progressives who had their hearts set on Obama were engaged in a huge act of self-delusion. Once you got past ...

Howard Fineman

Obama Channels Reagan, and Risks Becoming Carter | Howard Fineman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

By staking his next two years on hundreds of billions of dollars of new or renewed tax cuts, Obama is alienating his own Democratic base in a way that could make him what Carter was: a one-term, ineffective "outsider" president. Back when he was a presidential candidate, Obama expressed surprising admiration for Reagan's game-changing, tax-cutting presidency. Maybe he's just been backed -- or backed himself -- into a Reaganite corner, but after the sweeping tax deal the president just made with Republicans, I'm wondering if he hadn't meant more than we thought at the time.

Election Forecasting 'Outliers'

Huffington Post | Emily Swanson & Brad Shannon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Doug Usher thinks 2010 could be worse than 1994 for Democrats. Patrick Ottenhoff points to an Obama-Reagan parallel on approval and unemployment. Mi...

Reagan Rules

Andrew Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Levine

On the scale of historical villainy, George W. Bush and Richard Nixon are small potatoes. By that measure, the worst administration without a doubt is the one that nowadays receives bipartisan adulation -- Ronald Reagan's.

Obama's Recipe: Two Parts FDR, Dash Of Reagan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Abraham Lincoln may be President Barack Obama's favorite predecessor, but in his early White House days his recipe has been two parts Franklin D. Roos...

Obama The Visionary Minimalist

Washington Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Some public officials are minimalists. They do not like to reject the fundamental commitments of their fellow citizens. On environmental questions, se...

Another Reason We Need Shorter Campaigns

Paul Reiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Reiser

At Friday's press conference Obama was trying to put out a fire that wasn't really there, and in the process, made a silly joke. Clearly, there's some sort of transition time needed between campaigning and having won.

Conservative Krauthammer Gives Up On McCain

RealClearPolitics | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Krauthammer's Hail Mary Rule: You get only two per game. John McCain, unfortunately, has already thrown three. The first was his bet on the surge, a d...

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...

Jason Linkins

Clinton's 'Reagan' Critique: A Cast Stone, But Hardly Sin-Free | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If Clinton insists that this election "is about replacing disastrous Republican ideas with new ones," it is also fair to ask why she didn't seem to feel this way the last time she stood for election.

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...

Clinton SC Ad Stretches Obama's Reagan Comments

Politico | Ben Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In this negative spot sent to reporters by the Obama campaign, Clinton continues to take Obama's line that Republicans were the "party of ideas" to su...

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...

Krugman Attacks Obama's Reagan Comments

NY Times | Paul Krugman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Historical narratives matter. That's why conservatives are still writing books denouncing F.D.R. and the New Deal; they understand that the way Americ...

Clinton Hits Obama For Calling GOP The "Party Of Ideas"

New York Daily News | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Hillary Clinton just whacked Barack Obama after he had something complimentary to say about Republicans, in this case that they where the party of ide...