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Explaining the GOP Reagan cult

Explaining the GOP Reagan cult the outsize Republican idolatry of Reagan is explained in part by the fact that there’s no one else in their history of whom they can really approve. The Bushes are a bad memory for most, Ford was a non-entity and Nixon was Nixon. Eisenhower looks pretty good on most historical […]

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Without Reagan’s Treason, Iran Would Not Be a Problem

Without Reagan’s Treason, Iran Would Not Be a Problem Behind Carter’s back, the Reagan campaign worked out a deal with the leader of Iran’s radical faction – Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khomeini – to keep the hostages in captivity until after the 1980 Presidential election. This was nothing short of treason. Reagan and his terrorist friends.

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Most of NSA’s data collection authorized by order Ronald Reagan issued

Most of NSA’s data collection authorized by order Ronald Reagan issued “In 1996, when (12333) was 15 years old, we said, ‘Gee, this probably ought to be revised.’ Now we’re more than 15 years after that,” said John Bellinger, a former legal adviser to the National Security Council during the presidency of George W. Bush. […]

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If anyone has a date and a good source for this quote, let me know. Its on dozens of news sites but I don’t see a time/date associated with it.

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Reagan Was a Keynesian

Reagan Was a Keynesian Reagan, not Obama, was the big spender. While there was a brief burst of government spending early in the Obama administration — mainly for emergency aid programs like unemployment insurance and food stamps — that burst is long past. Indeed, at this point, government spending is falling fast, with real per […]

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The great era of US economic growth was the postwar generation; even during the good years of the 90s we didn’t achieve comparable growth, and overall, the post-Reagan era was marked by slower growth than the equivalent period of time pre-Reagan. And I haven’t even gotten into the income distribution thing. All of which makes […]

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Ronald Reagan: Would America have been better off without him?

To this day I refuse to call my local airport “Reagan,” since before the name change it was Washington National, which means, thanks very much, that it was already named for a perfectly good ex-president. From Christopher Hitchens – Slate Magazine Hitchens on naming things after Reagan That’s the quip of the day.