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Our Founding Fathers’ Daddy Issues

Who would Jefferson have liked best: FDR, Reagan—or the Tea Party? Three new books look at Americans’ never-ending fixation with what our formative figures would want us to do.

In His Farewell Address, Ronald Reagan Warned Against Whitewashing American History

Ronald Reagan, one of the nation’s best presidents, warned America about liberals who want to expunge American history. In his farewell address, Reagan warned Americans not to let liberals Stalinize

Public and Private Sector Payroll Jobs: Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama

By request, here is an update on an earlier post through the June employment report.NOTE: Several readers have asked if I could add a lag to these graphs (obviously a new President has zero impact on employment for the month they are elected). Show More Summary

Independence Day links

Want some inspiration? Read Lincoln’s 1858 speech on the meaning of Independence Day: “Let us stick to it then. Let us stand firmly by it then.” More excellent speeches from Coolidge (1926) and Reagan (1986). Video of the Reagan speech...Show More Summary

27 Awesome Quotes About Freedom for Independence Day

What do Gloria Steinem, Ronald Reagan, Bob Marley, Greta Garbo, Stephen King and many others have in common? A burning desire for liberty, and a healthy respect for what it takes to be free.

Jim Webb On Education: 5 Things The Presidential Candidate Wants You To Know

Former Virginia Senator Jim Webb entered the race today for the Democratic presidential nomination. Webb, a decorated Marine who served as Secretary of the Navy under Republican President Ronald Reagan, is known for his focus on foreign issues, but he did mention education in his announcement video. “Let’s put a [...]

Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb to run for president

Webb was the first Democrat to form an exploratory committee, announcing his interest in a presidential campaign last November. A Vietnam veteran and former Navy secretary under President Ronald Reagan, Webb was elected to the Senate in 2006 and served one term.

The Confederate Flag Flap

Rick McKee / Augusta Chronicle Making Sense by Michael Reagan You can tell it’s presidential election season. Once again, politicians and the mainstream media are being stupid and irresponsible. They are wasting our time on minor issues...Show More Summary

12 Good Ol' Facts About 'The Dukes of Hazzard'

2 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Nancy Reagan was apparently fond of those Daisy Dukes.

Cenk Uygur says pope could break up Reagan’s moral majority: ‘He’s making conservative heads spin’

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Cenk Uygur told “Nightly Show” host Larry Wilmore that Pope Francis is splitting up the religious conservative coalition built during Ronald Reagan’s 1980 presidential campaign. “The Young Turks” host appeared Wednesday night alongside comedians Jim Gaffigan and Kerry Coddett to discuss the pope’s...

8 Stupidest Economic Ideas GOP Presidential Candidates Are Hearing from Their Experts

Why are GOP advisers promoting such extreme ideas? There's an old saying going back to the Reagan years: “personnel is policy.” It means that the sort of advisers and staff public officials surround themselves with are key indicators of the sort of policy regimes they will put into place. Show More Summary

Reminder: Reagan Was for Tax Relief for Families, Not Just Rate Cuts

It’s become an article of faith among the uber-supply-siders to criticize any tax reform plan that includes expanded child tax credits. The idea that families need tax relief to help them raise their children doesn’t rate with them. Instead,...Show More Summary

An Edward Snowden “Terminator”

James Cameron’s original “Terminator,” released in 1984, late in Ronald Reagan’s first term, was a response to Star Wars—not George Lucas’s movie, but the popular term for the Strategic Defense Initiative, Reagan’s 1983 proposal for a space-based, computer-controlled shield to protect the country against incoming nuclear missiles. Show More Summary

Agency Creatives Launch Tinder…for Baby Names

Hey there, agency creatives: are you and your significant other expecting yet still struggling to decide whether your first-born will be Jayden, Reagan or Madison? Damjan Pita and Derek Evan Harms–who both happen to be ACDs at BBDO New...Show More Summary

UCLA Patient Is First in the World to Successfully Receive a Heart Transplant After Using Experimental 50cc Total Artificial Heart

A 44-year-old woman has received a successful heart transplant at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, thanks to an experimental Total Artificial Heart designed for smaller patients. The UCLA patient is the first person in California to receive the smaller Total Artificial Heart, and the first patient in the world with the device to be bridged to a successful heart transplant.

McConnell Once Wanted Reagan on $10 Bill, Now Says Replacing Hamilton Is ‘Terrible Idea'

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

When Ronald Reagan died, Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., proposed replacing Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill with the Republican president. But McConnell slammed the Treasury Department’s plan to replace Hamilton to make room for a woman when asked about it Tuesday. Show More Summary

Lladro's porcelein legacy

Lladro pieces are given by the Spanish royal family as state gifts. They are customers, too – of romantic pieces depicting ballerinas and cupids – along with Queen Elizabeth II and former US presidents Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton. Read the rest of the story at: Lladro's porcelein legacy

Time for a Principled Policy on Iran

Almost 30 years ago, when the US was negotiating with the Soviet Union about intermediate-range nuclear weapons, President Ronald Reagan was told that the Russians like to talk in proverbs.

Rebel Flags Coming Down and Progressive Patriotism Rising. Are Flag/ACA/Gay Issues Related?

LISTEN HERE: By Mark Green This was the week when lame duck Obama became a political lion. Lowry and Reagan debate its impact on the country and '16. Can Rich find a pony in there somewhere? Key question: will GOP prospects promise new...Show More Summary

Blogger: Bernie Sanders As Vice President ‘Would Finally Put the Corpse of Reaganism Into the Ground’

Presidential nominees sometimes choose one of the candidates they defeated during primary/caucus season as their running mate for the general election. In that tradition, the Washington Monthly's D.R. Tucker recommends that Hillary Clinton,...Show More Summary

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