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Bow "Hunting" For Sharks With Ronald Reagan

This video is a bit long, but if you're a history buff, fan of Ronald Reagan (who narrates), bored at work, or need a laugh, it's definitely worth a watch. Shot south of Los Angeles in Mexican waters, it provides a great look back at the attitude towards sharks in the 1950s. Show More Summary

Syrian Opposition Fractured, Washington Lacks Full Picture

Richard Murphy, who served as US ambassador to Syria and Saudi Arabia under US presidents Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan, said that a Syrian opposition is "elusive" and represents a patchwork of groups with disparate agendas for countering Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Report: Female Special-Ops Marines Cannot Meet Some Standards

During Johnny Carson’s 1975 interview with Ronald Reagan, the latter referred to a federal study unearthed by a congressman entitled The Demography of Happiness. Some $249,000 was spent to discover that people who make more money are...Show More Summary

Defeatists Policies #NothingCanBeDone

A personal comment...Over the last several years, I noted on several occasions that Congress has been a disaster. They've opposed economic policies normally supported by both parties - and by Milton Friedman and Ronald Reagan - and this has hurt the economy. Show More Summary

Time for Sensible Background Checks

Nate Beeler / Columbus Dispatch Making Sense by Michael Reagan In the wake of the recent homicidal shooting rampage at an Oregon community college, I’m forced to come to the conclusion that it is high time for common sense national background...Show More Summary

The Billionaire Hypocrisy of Helping the Poor

There's one thing that both progressives and conservatives can agree on, and they can quote both FDR and Ronald Reagan on it. And that is that, "The best welfare program is a job".

5 Interesting Facts About the Christian Faith of Jim Webb

Jim Webb, a United States Naval Academy graduate and Marine Corps veteran, served in the Ronald Reagan administration in the 1980s. a recipient of the Navy Cross and Silver Star during Vietnam, he has served as the Secretary of the Navy and as a U.S. Senator from Virginia. He was a vocal opponent of the George W. Bush administration handling of the war in Iraq.

Rupert Murdoch: Propaganda Recruit

Special Report: Journalistic objectivity was never high on Rupert Murdoch’s ethics list, but “secret” records from the 1980s show how far the media magnate went to ingratiate himself with President Reagan by collaborating with U.S. propaganda operations, reports Robert Parry. Show More Summary

Republicans and Democrats support sentencing reform. This is what stands in their way.

During the most recent Republican presidential debate, the candidates called mass incarceration a major problem. With 2.2 million Americans now incarcerated — triple the number locked up in the 1980s when President Ronald Reagan escalated a “war on drugs” and legislators vied with one another to appear toughest — the United States holds the dubious […]

Shocked at evangelicals' flocking to Trump? Blame it on Reagan

Among the more bizarre developments of the campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination is Donald Trump's apparent popularity among evangelicals. Several polls show Trump garnering a plurality — though not a majority — of evangelical votes. Pundits, religious and otherwise, have been...

Sigourney Weaver on Talking to Ronald Reagan About Abortion Rights

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Though typically known for portraying some seriously badass women onscreen, it turns out Sigourney Weaver is a total boss in real life too. On Friday night, Weaver sat down with film critic Anthony Lane at the New Yorker Festival, and recounted one particularly bold interaction she had with President Ronald... More »

‘Blue Bloods’ Introduces A Serial Killer Storyline [Spoilers]

Blue Bloods new season started off with a bang, literally, as there were bombs constructed by a terrorist group. Now, Danny Reagan is spearheading an investigation into a serial killer who is taunting him, calling him on the phone to let him know that he plans to kill more young women in the New York... Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton, Ronald Reagan, UFOs and Aliens

What do former First Lady and current presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and former President Ronald Reagan have in common? At first glance, other than living in the White House for eight years, your answer might be “Not much.” However, recent comments suggest that Hillary Clinton and Ronald...

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

By request, here is another update of an earlier post through the September 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

Obama Blames Us for the Oregon Shooting, and He's Right

James Brady's death last year was ruled a homicide. After he was shot in the 1981 assassination attempt on Ronald Reagan's life, the president's press secretary spent the rest of his life in a wheelchair. When he died 33 years later, the coroner declared it was the original gunshot that killed...

'Blue Bloods' Season 6 News, Spoilers: Danny Receives A Chilling Message From A Possible Serial Killer

Just as promised, the sixth season of CBS' hit police-procedural drama TV series "Blue Bloods" opens up with a story that immediately excites the audience as the famous Reagan family tackles an international terrorism threat.

Anti-Environment Republicans Are Defying Some Of History’s Most Well-Known Conservative Leaders

"What is a conservative after all, but one who conserves?" -- President Ronald Reagan The post Anti-Environment Republicans Are Defying Some Of History’s Most Well-Known Conservative Leaders appeared first on ThinkProgress.

John Roberts’ right-wing crucifixion: How conservatives turned their back on Ronald Reagan’s truest heir

The Supreme Court is poised to stake huge wins for conservatives in the upcoming term. So why do they hate Roberts?

US Aircraft Carrier Ronald Reagan Arrives in Japan

During her transit across the Pacific Ocean, the Ronald Reagan completed a blue water certification, replenishment at sea, day and night flight operations and damage control and medical drills.

Lessons Learned in Our Nation's Capitol and Global Governance

A few months after Ronald Reagan entered office as president of the United States for the first time, I started my first job as an intern on Capitol Hill. While I eventually abandoned a career-path in the political arena, I never forgot the important lessons I learned from my boss Patsy Guyer, Executive Assistant to former Senator J. Show More Summary

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