Tag Archive for Reagan

Prosperity vs Austerity

When Bill Clinton was president and the economy was booming, the frequent refrain was “a rising tide lifts all boats.”  Government was paying down the debt accrued by the Reagan-Bush (I) years and we had a strong economy with budget surpluses.  Life was good.  When George W. Bush became president, it was tax cuts all…

RIP: The Fairness Doctrine

The FCC yesteday effectively killed the Fairness Doctrine, which had been effectively deregulated since the Reagan Administration, along with about 80 other rules affecting broadcast communication that the Obama Administration considers “out of date.” I believe this is a mistake. Mass media have evolved into multiple sources of media from a host of new satellite…

What Reagan said to schoolkids in 1988

HT to our friends at MediaMatters.org, an organization that does an outstanding job of fact-checking the right wing.  With the president’s to school kids on the importance of staying in school (stuff you heard from yours parents when you were in school and what you tell your kids today) being politicized by the right wing…

A Challenge to Chuck DeVore

Got this email from AD-70 candidate Michael Glover; Two things to mention. Mike needs to learn how to correctly spell “Reagan”as in Ronald Reagan. Chuck DeVore still uses AOL for email?  I thought that was only for luddites?  Upgrade to a real ISP Chuck. Those things aside, I’d like to see the debate Glover is…