Tag Archives: Ronald Reagan

New Respect for Martin Bashir

Never been a fan of MSNBC’s Martin Bashir. He used to interject a lot religious overtones on ABC’s Nightline that I didn’t agree with. But lately I’ve been warming up to his commentary. He still makes an occasional religious reference … Continue reading

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Damn Right It’s Class Warfare

And it has been waged by Republicans now for more than thirty years. It was declared by Ronald Reagan in his first inaugural address on January 20th 1981 when he exclaimed “Government is not the solution to the problem, Government … Continue reading

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Well, There They Go Again

Please read the title in your best Ronald Reagan impression. You may recall that I have previously written about the Air Traffic Controller strike in the 1980’s. During that period, Ronald Reagan fired about 11,000 Air  Traffic Controllers who went on strike … Continue reading

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The Republican Universal Tax

As the debate rages on in the never ending game of chicken in Washington politics, the machinations are baffling to observe. It’s little wonder that polls have negative numbers for both parties at almost all time highs despite the obvious brinkmanship of the Republicans. … Continue reading

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Part II: This Ain’t Your Grandpa’s Republican Party

In part one of this article we looked at the pendulum swings over time between Democratic and Republican parties. By the 1960’s there was a shift in opinion over party values. Much of it had to do with changing social … Continue reading

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Unpacking the Unemployment Lie

So there is a meme floating about on the Internet that no President since WWII has ever been re-elected with unemployment above 8%. Let’s debunk this falsehood. The underlying message here is that President Obama cannot be re-elected as long … Continue reading

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In This Corner…Mitch Daniels

2012 Contender Series: Mitch Daniels In this corner… is an ongoing series looking into the viability of potential candidates for the 2012 Presidential race. (Updated, May 22nd, 2011. Daniels declared he would not run in an e-mail late Saturday evening) … Continue reading

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