Tag Archive for Ronald Reagan

Editing Textbooks with a Conservative Bias

In case you missed this story over the weekend, the Texas Legislature has approved sweeping new changes to the content of textbooks used by schoolchildren there. And since Texas is the second largest market for textbooks in the nation and California likely won’t be ordering new editions of textbooks until 2014, these edits — which…

In a New York Minute…Everything Can Change

With apologies to Don Henley, the dynamics of the 2010 US Senate election campaigns have changed in a New York Minute for State Rep. Chuck DeVore. DeVore now has a primary to worry about in his Quixotic bid to replace Senator Barbara Boxer.  Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina has taken steps to declare her candidacy…

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

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVqv68TPrSg[/youtube] 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…