All Articles on Ronald Reagan

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What the Democrats Can Learn From Ted Cruz
He's a fraud and a wacko bird, but at least the Texas senator has the courage of his convictions.
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The Coming Grand Bargain: 'We're All Neoliberals Now'
After the U.S. government shutdown you'd expect Republicans and Democrats to remain at each others’ throats, so different was their vision for the country, or so it appeared. In reality, however, only a bit of the political theater was reserved for "Tea Party" Republicans to invest in their...
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Race Is Central to the Fear and Angst of the US Right
The shrinking white base of the Republican party cannot accept the country in which it now lives – so it shut it down
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The Abject Failure of Reaganomics
Even as the Republican Right licks its wounds after taking a public-opinion beating over its government shutdown and threatened credit default, the Tea Partiers keep promoting a false narrative on why the U.S. debt has ballooned and why the economy struggles, a storyline that will surely influence...
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Duffy's 'Small Ask': Disregard Democracy
Congressman Sean Duffy was making the rounds of national TV shows last week, proposing his solution for the standoff that created the government shutdown. The northern Wisconsin Republican said that he and his House colleagues would be delighted to back away from a hardline stance if the Obama...
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The Jellification of Politics
A mindless, voracious invasive species threatens to take over politics as surely as the maritime version took over the Black Sea.
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America's Education Whistleblower: Diane Ravitch and the Reign of Error
Author's note: On September 18, Joe Bowers listed 33 reviews of Diane Ravitch’s new book, Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America’s Public Schools . Since then, many other reviews have appeared, including a very substantial one by George Schmidt at Substance...
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The Crazy Party
Early this year, Bobby Jindal, the governor of Louisiana, made headlines by telling his fellow Republicans that they needed to stop being the “stupid party.” Unfortunately, Mr. Jindal failed to offer any constructive suggestions about how they might do that. And, in the months that followed, he...
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The House’s Un-American Activities
The Constitution does an admirable job of describing the way our government is supposed to operate, and nowhere does it say the House of Representatives has the power to shut it down in order to revoke a law that displeases it. In fact, it makes it clear that this is not how our system works. And...
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Obama Remembers He’s Not George W. Bush
It may come to naught—calls for peace so rarely still the drums of war—but there was a moment Monday when the odds for sanity seemed to finally stand a chance of prevailing. It came when President Obama acknowledged the Russian proposal for Syria to avert war by agreeing to destroy its chemical...
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