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Marty Pasetta dies at 82; directed 17 Oscar shows, Elvis satellite concert

3 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

Marty Pasetta, a veteran director of live TV extravaganzas, including 17 Academy Awards shows and inaugural galas for Presidents Carter and Reagan, has died. He was 82.

Jeb Bush Adopts Voodoo Economics

Jeb’s father in 1980 got it right with his phrase “voodoo economics”. Of course Papa Bush had to settle for being Reagan’s Vice President. We know George Jr. listened to the Three Stooges (Art Laffer, Lawrence Kudlow, and Stephen Moore). Show More Summary

Would Ted Cruz Blame Reagan For The Failed Iran Hostage Rescue?

I'm sure you're looking at this headline and wondering what's up. Reagan wasn't responsible for that 1980 fiasco. He didn't become U.S. President until 1981! And Senator Ted Cruz would never say something like that!! But some presidential...Show More Summary

At the D.C. Embassy Chef Challenge, Venezuelan cuisine comes out on top

Looking for the new it food? It might be time to try Venezuelan. The 7th annual Embassy Chef Challenge to benefit Cultural Tourism DC took place Wednesday night at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center. Twelve embassies prepared an amuse-bouche of dishes in hopes of winning top honors. Chef Irma Japaridze from the Embassy of Georgia (first […]

Look what they’ve done to Ronald Reagan, and to our country

Sometimes you hear people say that America can no longer afford X, Y or Z because we’re broke. We just don’t have the money. We are not broke. We are not anywhere near broke. But we...

How Fox News Changed American Media and Political Dynamics

I am pleased to introduce to Big Picture readers Bruce Bartlett, who worked for Congressmen Ron Paul and Jack Kemp, and in the Office of Policy Development in the Reagan White House, and at the Treasury Department for George H.W. Bush. He is now a political independent. Enjoy. ~~~~   How Fox News Changed American...Read More

Fox News viewers least informed among media consumers, says new study by former Reagan adviser

Fox News viewers tend to be less informed about current affairs than people who obtain their news from other news sources and are even less informed than people “who don’t watch any news at all.” That is the controversial conclusionShow More Summary

David Stockman Interview: Why Obama’s Economic Recovery Claims Are Bogus Supporters of Barack Obama say his economic record is actually quite strong, and that right-wingers simply can’t accept that. David Stockman, formerly of the Reagan administration, reduces these claims to rubble, and then destroys the rubble. Show More Summary

The Late Show is over

For those of you who are too young or too old to remember, the 1980s were a terrible time. We’ve touched on this before, but it might have been the one decade in which it was cool to be conservative. Smug assholes like Reagan, Alex P Keaton, and P. J. O’Rourke were everywhere. I mean, [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.

The Last Great 'Mad Men' Debate: Who Won the ’60s, the Hippies or Ronald Reagan?

We won't debate the finale as long as we'll argue about the consequences of the '60s, claimed by both right & left. “Mad Men,” which concluded its award-winning eight-year run on Sunday, invited viewers to look anew at the 1960s. Rather...Show More Summary

Open Thread - Think Tanks

Via, h/t Reagan was a Horrible President. Open thread below...

Conservatives think Susan Sarandon blamed Reagan for homelessness — now they’re sputtering in rage

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Pundits at several conservative media outlets expressed disapproval this week toward a statement by Susan Sarandon about the lasting effects of President Ronald Reagan’s economic policies, particularly as they pertain to homelessness in the United States. On the Tavis Smiley show in May,...

Invoking Reagan, Ted Cruz Discusses His Presidential Campaign and the Fight for Religious Liberty

Senator Ted Cruz, who appeared in Georgia over the weekend at the Republican state convention in Athens, sees his candidacy for President of the United States as Reaganesque. Comparing the 1980 and 2016 election cycles, he noted the similarity between incumbent Democratic presidents Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama. Show More Summary

What Really Happened When Reagan Got Shot

When President Reagan got shot, Secretary of State Al Haig stunned the nation by saying he was "in control"—but really someone else was about to be, the Dallas Morning News reports. Relying on White House tapes and interviews with people involved, the Morning News describes a "palpable tension" radiating...

The last great “Mad Men” debate: Who won the ’60s, the hippies or Ronald Reagan?

We won't debate the finale as long as we'll argue about the consequences of the '60s, claimed by both right & left

Scott Walker stands by firing American workers as his top foreign policy idea

Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) Scott Walker got a little bit of side-eye from CBS's Bob Schieffer on Face the Nation Sunday over Walker's insistence that the most important foreign policy decision of his lifetime was Ronald Reagan firing striking air traffic controllers. Show More Summary

Civil War on the Left, Part 19

(Steven Hayward) I recall back in the 1980s that you could always count on Duke political scientist and “Sovietologist” Jerry Hough to take the wrong line on everything. Reagan was a dunce, the Soviets are normal folks just like us,Show More Summary

David Stockman: "We Are Entering The Terminal Phase Of The Global Financial System"

by Eric King via Contra Corner blog, Today David Stockman, the man President Ronald Reagan called upon along with Dr. Paul Craig Roberts to help save the United States from disaster in 1981, warned King World News that we are now entering the “terminal phase” of the global financial system that will end in total collapse. Show More Summary

Presidential Caricatures #40- Ronald Reagan!

Fun Facts: Loved jelly beans; oldest president to take office at nearly 70; was a semi-famous actor before he got into politics

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