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Reaganism

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.

Ronald and Me: How Michael Moore Shaped the Legacy of Vincent Chin

Scott Kurashige | Posted 08.26.2012 | Detroit
Scott Kurashige

As we remember Vincent Chin, it is important to see how this incident and case were part of broader historical, economic, political, and cultural shifts in American society.

Think Again: "As Ronald Reagan Said... Oh Never Mind"

Eric Alterman | Posted 03.28.2012 | Media
Eric Alterman

Conservative media outlets are falling all over themselves looking for the "true" heir to Ronald Reagan. Thing is, Ronald Reagan actually raised capital-gains taxes.

Hacking Rupert Murdoch

MP Nunan | Posted 09.11.2011 | Comedy
MP Nunan

What would it look and sound like if we could see the hacked voicemails and texts between Rupert Murdoch, and his son and heir-apparent, James Murdoch -- as they deal with the fallout from the crisis?

Ronald Reagan: Setting the Record Straight

Bob Burnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Ronald Reagan has been out of the White House for twenty-two years but his legacy lingers on, leading us down the path to "Twilight in America."

Two Reaganite Presidents: Bill Clinton and Barack Obama

Andrew Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Levine

Barack Obama understands the evils of Reaganism even better than Bill Clinton. He also knows what ought to be done and what he, as President, must do to get it done. Shame on him, therefore, all the more.

The End of Reaganism

Robert Slayton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Slayton

For the right, the health care bill is the biggest attack on economic inequality since the Age of Reagan, and the first major challenge to the principles the Gipper fought for.

Cut What?

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

This post originally appeared at Campaign for America's Future (CAF). I am a Fellow with CAF. Here's an easy way to win an argument with a conservat...

Ross Douthat: No Tax Cuts, Regulate To Contain Busts

New York Times | ROSS DOUTHAT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

...As the 2010s begin, there's reason to worry that America has further to fall. Our politics are polarized, our finances are still overleveraged, and...

Krugman: Why The Public Option Matters

New York Times | Paul Krugman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Most arguments against the public option are based either on deliberate misrepresentation of what that option would mean, or on remarkably thorough mi...

The GOP's "Nah Nah Nah Can't Hear You!" Argument

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

Obviously, the Right understands what's really going on in America -- and is working to reinterpret that reality.

Conservative Socialism: Spreading Debt Around

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Obama's tax policies cannot be described as socialist except by those too ignorant to know the difference or too cynical to reveal the truth.

Jon Voight Supports Palin for President at SoCal Rally

Lisa Derrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lisa Derrick

Sarah Palin was in Southern California, and wingnut actor, anti-father figure and notorious Campaign Chest Supporter Jon Voigt was working the crowd ...

Channeling Ronald Reagan

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jayne Lyn Stahl

Sarah Palin's pathetic attempt to channel Reagan does a disservice not just to her party, not just to history, but the truth of who Ronald Reagan was.

Behind Wall Street's Collapse

Walden Bello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Walden Bello

In a nutshell, the Wall Street meltdown is not only due to greed and to the lack of government regulation of a hyperactive sector.

The Fiscal Meltdown Reveals the Democratic Deficit

Benjamin R. Barber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Benjamin R. Barber

In response to this financial crisis, consumers must become citizens again, reclaiming their democratic right to fiscal transparency, political oversight and market regulation.

The Politics of Bad Ideas: The Curse of Reaganism

Bryan D. Jones and Walter Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bryan D. Jones and Walter Williams

America must come to realize that Reaganism is the philosophical underpinning of our woes. They are due to George W. Bush's mismanagement, but more fundamentally, by our slavish worship of flawed political philosophy.