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Latest Ronald Reagan Items
A federal appeals court on Monday indefinitely extended its freeze on a judge's order halting enforcement of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy.
"I think we're going to hell in a handbasket." That comment was uttered at a recent public gathering here in Washington by Paul Kengor, political science professor at Grove City College and a best-selling author. In "Dupes: How America's Adversaries Manipulated Progressives for a Century," he presents mountains of research lending some credence to his above-quoted verdict on the country's direction.
If conventional wisdom holds true and conservative candidates mop up tomorrow as expected, the Republican Party had better have a serious "come to Jesus" meeting, and quick. The party will either return to the tried-and-true principles of unsullied Reagan conservatism, or the new Republican revolution will fizzle faster than you can say "Obama is a socialist."
When Ronald Reagan stepped up to the podium to deliver a speech on behalf of presidential candidate Barry Goldwater on Oct. 27, 1964, he had no idea that he was about to launch what would later be known as the Reagan Revolution. Yet this address, which was videotaped and broadcast nationwide, transformed Reagan from a washed-up actor into a leading conservative politician and ultimately led to his election as the nation's 40th president in 1980. Initially called "A Time for Choosing," it is now known simply as "The Speech" and marks a watershed moment in American political history.
Conservatives have talked wistfully for years about eliminating the Education Department, but a host of Republican "tea party" candidates this election year are saying it's time to move beyond talk and force Congress to vote.
The difficult national discourse on ethnicity, terrorism and race jolts forward every so often, blasted by dangerous incidents or startling opinions, then ramped up in the hypersensitive press echo chamber. Juan Williams was the catalyst this week.
Election season is heating up, and more Americans are turning their attention to the choices they're called to make in the polling booth. Even in the midterms, Ronald Reagan's famous measure of political effectiveness remains useful when selecting between Republicans and Democrats. Are you better off now than you were when Barack Obama took the oath of office as president? Based solely on the numbers, the answer for most Americans is an emphatic no.
The Obama White House is facing increasing criticism for being anti-business at a time when job creation is more important than it has been since the 1930s. But it is also proposing policies with one hand that will directly destroy the jobs they are purporting to create on the other hand.
Our nation is confronted with serious problems that require a fundamental reassessment of the size and role of government. With unemployment near 15 percent in many parts of the country, an unsustainable debt and unbridled federal spending, people fear the actions of a federal government that has grown too large and hinders rather than encourages economic growth. Folks desire a government that is responsive to their concerns and responsible with the resources they provide it. They want government returned to its proper, more limited role in their lives. They want a government that fosters the right conditions for job creation and economic growth.