Tag Archives: Ronald Reagan

Thursday Throwback: Reagan and Electability

At one of the 2012 Republican primary debates, Newt Gingrich responded to the suggestion that he may be unelectable by noting that the same thing was said about Ronald Reagan 32 years ago. Al Checchi made a similar point writing … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: Can the Democrat’s Reagan lead to the Republican’s Clinton?

Years ago, there was some speculation that President Obama might be the Democrat’s Reagan, leading to a period in which the party dominates the White House. Andrew Sullivan had has a slightly different take on the idea, focusing on what Obama can … Continue reading

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A Nation at Risk: Surely All The Problems Observed in a 1983 Report Would Be Solved By Now

This is something I wrote for a Masters Level Education class. A Nation at Risk was a 1983 report by the National Commission on Excellence in Education, a panel appointed by the US Department of Education. According to a contemporary … Continue reading

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Can Mitt Romney Run Again?

There’s some chatter about Mitt Romney for President again. He ‘s a man who wanted to be President, and he has had a terrific year. The Netflix documentary, various media appearances and the flap about statements regarding his black grandson … Continue reading

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Recommended June 3 2013

The AV Club considers the shortcomings of Star Trek: Voyager. Still, Voyager’s ratings declined in tandem with its four-year project to defang the Borg, and its final two seasons underperformed Deep Space Nine at its lowest. After the new Star Trek standard of seven seasons, Voyager ended … Continue reading

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The Most Ambitious Presidents

When state legislators look in the mirror, they see congressmen and statewide office holders (state treasurers, lieutenant governors, state attorney generals, etc.) When congressmen and statewide office holders look in the mirror, they see governors and senators. When governors and … Continue reading

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Will Obama be the liberal Reagan?

After Obama’s inauguration speech, political pundits have started wondering whether he could be the liberal Reagan. Greg Sargent sums it up, although he prefers the term Anti-Reagan to Liberal Reagan. Little by little, it’s sinking in that Obama’s inaugural speech has … Continue reading

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