Tag Archive for Ronald Reagan

Bruce Bartlett: Conservative’s Anger at Obama is Misplaced

The Daily Beast.com features a fascinating column by conservative economist Bruce Bartlett that should be must reading for every teabagging protestor out there.  Bartlett challenges readers top produce evidence that our economy would be better if John McCain had been elected or if Republican policies followed, because it appears he can’t. From the column: In…

Krugman’s NY Times column: Point the Finger at Ronald Reagan

Since our local paper can’t and won’t run a center-left columnist, I’m happy to provide this link to today’s column by Nobel Prize winning economist Paul Krugman, a Princeton professor, who suggests that the Garn-St. German Depository Institutions Act, signed by Ronald Reagan has a lot to do with the root causes of today’s economic…

Ronald Reagan on Gay Rights

With the coming debate over the proposed amendment to the California Constitution defining marriage as between one man and one woman, I give you a California Icon in the battle for equal rights for Gays and Lesbians — Ronald Wilson Reagan. Photo of Rep. David Dreier with President Reagan from the Village Voice The Gipper was…

John McCain booed during his MLK Speech

Why was he booed?  McCain admits to having voted no in 1983 for a National Holiday to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  He just didn’t know enough about MLK at the time to see him as a national hero nor to understand how his work merited a Holiday in his name.  I find it…

Would Reagan have been kicked to the curb today?

Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee gets no love from the Flash Report.  Jon Fleischman has a brief post about this with a link to site about the sins against conservatives committed by “Tax Hike Mike.” Yet, based on the same standards Huckabee is being held to by conservatives, how would Ronald Reagan have fared? Reagan…