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Lift embargo, but don't destroy Cuba's heritage

To the editor: News of the U.S. government opening talks with Cuba on normalizing relations and ending the 54-year embargo is long past due; indeed, it recalls Ronald Reagan's "blue jeans and Coca-Cola" strategy in prying open the Iron Curtain that kept much of Europe under communism until...

Robert Reich: Insider traders are hosing us all

The former secretary of labor examines how deregulation under Reagan and Bush has spawned savage inequalities

NATIONAL JOURNAL: Obama Goes Cowboy On Cuba: With respect to Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush, the …

NATIONAL JOURNAL: Obama Goes Cowboy On Cuba: With respect to Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush, the true cowboy diplomat may be the White House’s current occupant. President Obama, as he has shown all year, isn’t about to go quietly into the lame-duck night, even with Republicans ready to take full power down the street. […]

The End of an Error

Cuba? At this point, Obama is just trolling wingnuts. Tomorrow he will rename Reagan Airport to Alinsky-Ayers-MalcolmX airport. — John Cole (@Johngcole) December 17, 2014 I knew as soon as I saw the news that Obama was going to move away from our awful, stupid, evil, counter-productive cold war era policy with Cuba that has [Read more...]

Dog Actually Eats Student's Homework, Needs Medical Intervention

3 days agoOdd : Neatorama

YouTube Link Texas high school student Reagan Hardin made a diorama of a farm in the middle ages for her AP World History class. But before she could turn in her homework, her dog Roscoe scarfed it down, plastic sheep and all. Roscoe...Show More Summary

Target Corporation (TGT): Here’s Why Banks Claim No Liability For Breach Costs

Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) is still reeling from the effects of the massive data breach it experienced last year. According to Courtney Reagan on CNBC’s Closing Bell, The company is still facing over 100 civil lawsuits stemming from the breach. Reagan said that one particular lawsuit filed against Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) is a class action lawsuit […]

Interview: Rand Paul on Foreign Policy Realism

3 days agoNews : Reason

On October 23, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) gave a major foreign policy address at the Center for the National Interest in which he declared himself a "conservative realist," aligning himself with the tradition of Ronald Reagan and Caspar Weinberger. Show More Summary

Torture’s Partisan Divide

by Dish Staff It’s massive: Jane Mayer fears that “torture is becoming just another partisan issue”: This wasn’t always the case—it was Ronald Reagan who signed the U.N. Convention Against Torture, in 1988. But polls show both a growing acceptance of the practice and a widening divide along party lines. “It’s becoming a lot like […]

The truth about the New Republic: Kinsley, Krauthammer, Oliver North and a liberal magazine’s demented war on liberalism

TNR spent the '80s in bed with Reagan and Ollie North, backing tax cuts, proxy wars -- and screwing liberalism hard

Wily Texas dog literally eats his owner's homework

Of all the reasons to request an extension on an assignment, "My dog ate my homework" is one most likely to receive an eyeroll from a skeptical teacher. But Reagan Hardin's dog, Roscoe, really did eat a farm diorama she made for her AP history class in Magnolia, Texas — and it nearly killed him. Show More Summary

Wily Texas dog literally eats his high school owner's homework

Of all the reasons to request an extension on an assignment, "My dog ate my homework" is one most likely to receive an eyeroll from a skeptical teacher. But Reagan Hardin's dog, Roscoe, really did eat a farm diorama she made for her AP history class in Magnolia, Texas — and it nearly killed him. Show More Summary

Chomsky: Reagan 'An Extreme Racist'

Professor and political activist Noam Chomsky argued that "Ronald Reagan was an extreme racist" on GRITtv's "The Laura Flanders Show" broadcast on Tuesday. "this is a very racist society, I mean it's pretty shocking" he declared, before launching into a discussion on the post-Civil War era in the United States. Show More Summary

What choice does the right have in 2016?

The most conservative candidates are, with the exception of 1964, invariably the bridesmaid and never the bride in the GOP presidential primary. (In 1980, there were candidates such as Rep. Phil Crane of Illinois to Ronald Reagan’s right.) Part of the explanation is that the most conservative voters divide their support among candidates, leaving a […]

World War 3 – It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I don’t feel fine

last weekOdd : Boing Boing

Since 1979, World War 3 Illustrated has been a forum for those who chafed at the treacly bromides of Ronald Reagan, who heaved on the endless hypocrisy of religion, who were seriously cheesed at the presumption of male politicians to deny woman their reproductive rights, and who had nothing but contempt for the fearmongering that followed the tragedy of 9/11. Read the rest

Noam Chomsky: Reagan was an ‘extreme racist’ who re-enslaved African-Americans

last weekNews : The Raw Story

In an interview with GRITtv’s Laura Flanders, linguist and political analyst Noam Chomsky discussed how the events in Ferguson, Missouri and the protests that followed demonstrate just how little race relations in the United States have advanced since the end of the Civil War. “This is...

Ronald Reagan Movie Headed to Lebanon

The distribution deal comes a month after a similar one for Latin American markets read more

Students demand Michigan State cancel appearance by ‘rape apologist’ George Will

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Washington Post columnist and former Reagan White House staffer George Will is facing backlash from students at Michigan State University, where he was named as speaker for the college’s fall commencement ceremonies. According to Jezebel’s Anna Merlan, students are demanding the faculty...

Toys are more gendered now than they were 50 years ago

last weekOdd : Boing Boing

Before Reagan's FCC deregulated kids' TV and allowed toy-makers to produce 22-minute commercials disguised as cartoons, there had been major strides in de-gendering toys, grouping them by interest, rather than by constraining who was "supposed" to play with them. Read the rest

Reagan James sings ‘Put Your Records On’ (VIDEO)

Reagan James sang 'Put Your Records On' on The Voice 2014 Season 7 Wild Card on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 for Team Blake Shelton. Check out video, results and MP3: The post Reagan James sings ‘Put Your Records On’ (VIDEO) appeared first on Rickey - Entertainment News, Videos, Recaps, Results.

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