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Ronald Reagan Legacy

Trump And The Failure Of The Reagan Revolution

Edward Goldberg | Posted 09.25.2016 | Home
Edward Goldberg

Who would have thought that the one underlying issue that Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton agree on is the catastrophe of the Reagan Revolution and, with it, the failure of America's democracy to respond to the negative effects of globalization.

While the Reagans Stayed Silent on AIDS, Their Surgeon General Thankfully Did Not

Melanie Brooks | Posted 04.08.2016 | Politics
Melanie Brooks

I will not forget how Dr. Koop's conviction that responding to AIDS could be "dictated by scientific integrity and Christian compassion," gave one fellow surgeon hope for a future where others like him, suffering from this devastating disease, might not be left to do so alone.

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.

Blogger Apologizes For 'Error' That Had Scott Walker Voting For Reagan (UPDATED)

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.11.2014 | Politics

UPDATE -- 3:04 p.m.: John Hawkins, the blogger who did the interview with Walker, said the transcript of Walker's comments on Reagan initially posted ...

Reagan Remembered: The Failed Legacy of Our First Corporate Politician

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Reagan's economic legacy is one of failure, but in another way it could be argued that he was genuinely transformative: as the first celebrity politician for the modern corporate state.

Reaganism, Capitalism and Sheilaism

Marty Kaplan | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics
Marty Kaplan

Thanks to generations of hagiographic Republican politicians, and the press's lazy confusion of partisan mythmaking with historical facts, the retroactive meaning of Reaganism has come to include the triumph of religious faith over secular humanism, family values over hippie hedonism, the market over the state.

This Isn't The Ronald Reagan The GOP Wants To Remember

The Huffington Post | Danielle Schlanger | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

Former President Ronald Reagan died nine years ago Wednesday, leaving behind a political legacy enshrined by many Republicans as guiding principles fo...

Ronald Reagan: A Democratic Hero

Jess Coleman | Posted 06.20.2012 | Teen
Jess Coleman

If President Reagan were still around, he would likely have trouble identifying with what today's Republican party represents.

Professors Do Not Love Reagan Enough: Report

Posted 04.08.2012 | College

Do you love Reagan enough? Well, apparently your professors don't. According to a poll done by Young America's Foundation, a conservative youth gr...

Debt Ceiling 101: The 5 Things You Should Know

Bennet Kelley | Posted 09.10.2011 | Business
Bennet Kelley

While Los Angeles braces for the upcoming Carmageddon, the sense of horror felt over not being able to use 10 miles of freeway for a weekend is amplif...

Remembering Reagan

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

23 years after leaving office, almost seven years after his death and 100 years after his birth, Reagan is a legitimate icon. While the elements of his legacy can, and must, be challenged, it remains true that in death, Reagan remains largely Teflon.

Obama Cements the Reagan Legacy

Paul Hogarth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Hogarth

In January 2008, right before the Nevada Caucus, Hillary Clinton slammed Obama for making comments to the conservative Reno Gazette Journal that appea...

Who Was Ronald Reagan?

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

If you really love your country, like Reagan did, you want the best for it. And that means recognizing the mistakes as well as celebrating the successes. Anything less would not only be unpatriotic, but a degradation of the Reagan legacy.

Newt Gingrich Angers the Zombie Reagan

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Matthew Filipowicz

Newt has done the unthinkable. He has attacked one of the Republican sacred cows. No, not the rich. But almost as bad. Newt attacked former president Ronald Reagan.

Can Reagan Save the Golden State (from the GOP?)

Bennet Kelley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

What today's Republicans ignore is that while Reagan talked the conservative talk, he governed as a pragmatist.

AIG Anger and the Free Market Myth

Charles A. Clarkson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Charles A. Clarkson

What do the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, Santa Claus and the "free market" have in common? None of them exist.

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 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.

How a Family's Divorce Impacted Obama and Other Presidents

Jill Brooke | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jill Brooke

As a child of divorce, Obama is more likely to be sensitive to policies that protect children and more likely to make family health care coverage a priority, since many divorced women lose their coverage.


Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrea Chalupa

I hate to say this, because President-Elect Obama is setting the example for us to be nice and dignified and stop all the political/cultural warfare t...

Why Obama is (So Far) No Liberal Reagan

Shaun Jacob Halper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shaun Jacob Halper

Obama will probably win this election, but only by the skin of his teeth. Let's face it: Obama is not the transformational candidate we liberals had hoped for.

Whose Flag Is This, Anyway?

Gary Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Hart

Here's a modest proposal: all of us who support Barack Obama for president should now wear flag pins. This will signal that we are all just as patriotic as anyone on the right.

From The Feed: The More Things Change, The More They Stay Tepidly Respectful Of Ronald Reagan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's the classic election season "Who loved Ronald Reagan enough to appeal to moderate Republicans but not so much that they offend the generally-Reag...