All Articles on Ronald Reagan

 Why do the most "essential" workers so often earn so little—or, in the case of those who cook, clean, and care for the people they live with, nothing at all? (Photo: Giles Clarke/Getty Images) Views
Rethinking Employment in the Biden-Harris Era
One of the lies capitalism tells us is that we should be grateful for our jobs and should think of those who make a profit from our labor not as exploiters but as "job creators."
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Former President Donald Trump is greeted by his ideological precursor President Ronald Reagan at a 1987 White House reception. (Photo: Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, cc) Views
Out of the Ashes of Trump, Will the US Finally Bury Reaganism?
Ronald Reagan convinced the nation that big government was the problem. It was rubbish.
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Former Secretary of State, George Shultz died Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021 at the age of 100. (Paul Chinn/The San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images) Views
Washington Post Curates the Memory of George Shultz
By exclusion or distortion, establishment obituaries rewrite history to make the official heroes fit for adoration.
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The Biden administration must now find a recovery path out of the wreckage of four decades of Reagan radicalism and the politics it created. (Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Views
It Is Biden's Historic Task to Reverse Reagan's—and Trump's—Reckless Radicalism
Reagan's failed radicalism has now run its course, and the United States, while culturally as divided as ever, is at an economic and environmental precipice.
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In this photo illustration, a Twitter logo is displayed on a mobile phone with President Donald Trump's Twitter page shown in the background on May 27, 2020. Views
Trump, Social Media and “Orwellian” Bullshit
After a relentless and unbroken 40-year fight to hand informational control and power over to a small number of corporate actors, the political right is now wetting their collective pants over Trump being banned by a privately-owned company.
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George Floyd Square in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons) Views
How Past Economic Policies Influenced Racism of Today
Though the 2020 murder of George Floyd inspired a global racial reckoning, the injustices he faced date back to his childhood in the 1980s.
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U.S. President Donald Trump awards the National Medal of Freedom to former Attorney General Edwin Meese during a ceremony in the Oval Office at the White House October 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. Meese was appointed attorney general by President Ronald Reagan and served from 1985 to 1988. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Views
How Right-Wing Conservatives Have Laid Waste to America for 50 Years
Thanks to a half century of insidious "trickle-down" philosophy—which astoundingly continues to be preached by many of the super-rich—inequality has stretched our nation nearly to the breaking point.
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The second element of the controlled demolition of the economy was that the U.S. embarked on a plan to shift massive shares of U.S. income and wealth from the working and middle classes to the already wealthy. This is what was called “supply side economics.” It was Ronald Reagan’s signature economic policy when he ran for president in 1980. (Photo: Marion Ross/flickr/cc) Views
The Economy Isn’t Working. That’s Exactly the Plan.
Inequality is reaching feudal proportions, where very few own almost everything, and everyone else is crushed under the wheel of engineered destitution.
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 The far Right sought to divert rur­al anger against immi­grants who were “steal­ing our jobs” and away from the Reaganomics that allowed cor­po­rate con­trol of the food sys­tem and left farm­ers with few options oth­er than get­ting big or get­ting out. (Photo: KARIM JAAFAR/AFP via Getty Images) Views
How Decades of Corporate-Friendly Farm Policies Wrecked Rural America—And Paved the Way for Trump
If the Biden-Har­ris tick­et, and the Demo­c­ra­t­ic Par­ty in gen­er­al, wants to begin to heal this rift and regain what the Democ­rats have lost in rur­al Amer­i­ca, they will need to artic­u­late a clear vision for a future that includes rur­al Amer­i­cans.
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How Did We Get Here? And How Do We Get Out?
It's important that we figure this out, and figure out how to inoculate the country from this disease—the disease that conflates bravado with brains, degeneracy with dignity, greed with grace, hate with hope.
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