STACY MCCAIN: Homelessness: Myth and Menace. “Back in the 1980s, this became an ‘issue’ because Democrats wanted to leverage homelessness as a way to impugn Ronald Reagan’s policies. But the problem had nothing to do with Reagan and everything to do with a series of court decisions that had made it more difficult to lock [...]
With President Obama confronting a wide array of crisis across the world, who can he turn to for advice about how to proceed? For Italy’s La Stampa, columnist Gianni Riotta suggests a little summer vacation reading: Reagan at Reykjavik by Ken Adelman. Riotta writes that for all of President Obama’s obvious gifts and advantages, he [...]
Labor Day is a farce. Even public employees—read Wisconsin!—are losing what security America offers. At the minimum, the first Monday in September should be called "Reagan Day."
In a discussion about physical appearances in politics on MSNBC, Andrea Mitchell defended the much-mocked beige suit President Barack Obama wore during a press conference Thursday.
Leave it to leftist Illinois to use a museum dedicated to celebrating Abraham Lincoln, one of the greatest presidents in history, as a platform to celebrate a loser like Adlai Stevenson while at the same time ignoring Ronald Reagan, a native son, big winner, and another greatest president. Show More Summary
What better way to give President Obama advice on how to handle Islamic terrorism than by way of directly channeling a fake Ronald Reagan speech? Newt Gingrich did just that.
Ronald Reagan issued Executive Order 12333 in 1981, reversing the Carter and Ford reforms of government surveillance (sparked by the Church Commission, convened in the wake of Nixon's wiretapping scandal); GWB expanded it twice more, once during each term. Read the rest
Pulitzer prize-winner Gary Webb is arguably the reason we know anything about CIA complicity in the crack-cocaine epidemic of the 1980s—collateral damage of the Reagan administration's desire to fund the Contras despite three Congressional amendments forbidding them. Even more admirably, Webb did not have a goatee. Read more...
By Steve Zachritz: Parseley Energy (NYSE:PE) Acquires Acreage Which Should Partially Address Recent Long Lateral Inventory Sellside Worries Adding Core and Tier 1 Acreage Parsley added 5,472 net acres in Reagan County, TX, adjacent to...Show More Summary
(John Hinderaker) Back in the 1980s, the Democratic Party media dubbed Ronald Reagan the “Teflon President.” By this, they meant that their false, dishonest and trivial attacks on Reagan didn’t sway the public, which appreciated theShow More Summary
You'll want to listen to Indiana Solicitor General Thomas Fisher try to defend Indiana's ban on same-sex marriage before the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals this morning—you'll particularly want to listen if you're a gay parent. The full recording is here. Show More Summary
New from PopCrunch: Uncle Jesse (perhaps better known as John Stamos to those of you born after the Reagan era) is getting some support in his lengthy campaign to bring the Tanner clan back to the small screen. Warner Bros. is tinkering...Show More Summary
I almost feel bad for the attorneys representing the states here. I can’t say I’d want to come before Richard Posner with nothing but empty tautologies either: Judge Richard Posner, who was appointed by President Ronald Reagan, was dismissive when Wisconsin Assistant Attorney General Timothy Samuelson repeatedly pointed to ‘tradition’ as the underlying justification for […]
Many or most problems in urban education are rooted in Ronald Reagan’s “Voodoo Economics.” Yes, schools declined after the 1973 Energy Crisis started the deindustrialization of America. But, Reagan’s “Supply Side Economics” accelerated the tragedy by offering tax incentives for closing still-profitable factories. Show More Summary
A particularly intolerable meme continues to play out in the news media and online: Apparently U.S. history began on January 20, 2009, when Barack Obama was inaugurated. In case you were unaware, President Obama is evidently the first...Show More Summary
When the Left can't defend their plagiarists, they attack -- the original author? Reagan biographer Craig Shirley's work has been lifted almost word for word by liberal historian Rick Perlstein in his book, Invisible Bridge: The Fall...Show More Summary
President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan ride horses next to each other at their ranch in Santa Barbara, California. Photo by Express/Express/Getty Images President Barack Obama as of Friday has spent all or part of 138 days on vacation, less time away from the White House than his predecessors. Show More Summary
A specter is haunting the Republican Party—the specter of Ronald Reagan's tax cuts. For the last 35 years, the GOP has monomaniacally focused on lowering taxes on the rich. It's one part economic theory, and another party political mythology. The theory is that letting high-earners keep more of their money gives them the incentive to […]
Over-Covering Ferguson by Michael Reagan Why have the protests and riots lasted so long in Ferguson? Why have out-of-town agitators and opportunists like the Communist Revolutionary Party and the New Black Panthers flocked to a St. Louis suburb? Why, 12 days after Michael Brown was shot to death by a policeman, do the good people [...]
Doug Bandow The New York Times wonders if the libertarian moment has arrived. Unfortunately, there’ve been false starts before. Ronald Reagan’s election seemed the harbinger of a new freedom wave. His rhetoric was great, but actual accomplishments lagged far behind. So, too, with the 1994 Republican takeover of Congress. Show More Summary