All Articles on Ronald Reagan

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Same Day Voter Registration a "Problem" Scott Walker Intends to Fix
As the final votes are tallied, it is becoming clear that Barack Obama won reelection November 6, 2012 with a higher popular vote than Ronald Reagan enjoyed in 1980, thanks in part to near-record turnout from young people and people of color. High voter turnout is celebrated in some quarters as a...
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Tax What They Burn Before Tax What We Earn...
As America faces the so-called "fiscal cliff," let's turn our attention to our country's systemic tax problem. To paint a picture, imagine our country as a mine car with its brake lines severed, barreling toward an uncertain fate. In this metaphor, the brake lines are represented by the U.S. tax...
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California: The Land of Milk and Honey Once More
What’s the matter with California? It is a question once asked about Kansas when that state came to be viewed as a harbinger of a more conservative America. But now the trend is quite opposite, the right wing is in retreat and the Golden State is the progressive bellwether. How is it that the state...
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The Politics and Insanity of the US Embargo on Cuba
An open letter
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'Grand Bargain' Charade a Scheme to Protect Corporate Welfare
Preserve Benefits: Cut Gouging and Inequities
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How Germany Is Getting to 100 Percent Renewable Energy
There is no debate on climate change in Germany. The temperature for the past 10 months has been three degrees above average and we’re again on course for the warmest year on record. There’s no dispute among Germans as to whether this change is man-made, or that we contribute to it and need to stop...
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Reagan is Dead. The Future Looks Bright.
No one is happier about Tuesday's election outcome than the ghost of Ronald Reagan. Finally, the Gipper's spirit can pass over the River Styx to his great reward after being held hostage by a menagerie of right-wing freaks and loons since his death in 2004. No name has been as consistently invoked...
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Who Lost the World? The Curious Case of How Libya Became an Election Issue
Who lost Libya? Indeed, who lost the entire Middle East? Those are the questions lurking behind the endless stream of headlines about “Benghazi-gate.” Here’s the question we should really ask, though: How did a tragic but isolated incident at a U.S. consulate, in a place few Americans had ever...
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If You Succumb to Cynicism, The Regressives Win it All
This is for those of you who consider yourself to be progressive but have given up on politics because it seems rotten to the core. You may prefer Obama to Romney but don’t think there’s a huge difference between the two, so you may not even vote. Your cynicism is understandable. But cynicism is a...
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Moral Leadership: In a Presidential Debate, and for Real
As Nate Silver, NY Times polling expert put it, “Instant polls conducted after the debate are suggestive of something between a tie and a modest win for Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.” Biden held his own and maybe a bit more. That was important. But President Obama has to do a lot better than...
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