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You can call me an Eisenhower Republican. There is a gigantic gulf between an Eisenhower Republican and the kind of fringe brand of Republicanism that…
War is party-blind. It doesn’t care who is in the Oval Office. The forces that drive us to war don’t care whether it’s Republican, Democrat,…
The thing that happens is that politicians run on tough-on-crime rhetoric. You appeal to the public and say, ‘Let’s put more money into taller fences,…
The Tea Party is a group that rejects deep thinking, it rejects the very complex analysis that is involved in public policy, it rejects the…
Ronald Reagan’s legacy is deeply misunderstood because there are political actors in America who, for several reasons, have privately held agendas that they want to…
The big lesson of Reagan is: To think that he was some sort of simple figurehead and didn’t do the thinking and simply read a…
Reaganism as a political movement has enormous resources behind it and it seeks – through stagecraft and through a tremendous level of effort toward propaganda…
Reagan himself, for much of his life, was devoted against the elites. His antagonism to the Soviet Union is antagonism against oppression by the elites…
Like most Americans, I live in the line of fire of a shooting match that is going on over Reagan’s legacy. It’s between shrill and…
It was natural to see the struggle for dignity for black people in America as a sister struggle of the Jewish struggle. So growing up,…
If we went back to the imprisonment rate we had in the early ’70s, something like four out of five people employed in the prison…
I have criticisms of Ronald Reagan, but he lives in another universe from the kind of political theater that is represented by people, like Sarah…
I mean, like a lot of kids growing up in the early seventies, I was fed Dr. Kissinger with my Fruit Loops. He was the…
As I was growing up, you know, I’m a white Jewish American born to Holocaust parents. My father fled Nazi Germany in 1939 and my…
You can’t have a discussion about politics without mentioning Ronald Reagan.
Frank Capra made a series of films during World War II called ‘Why We Fight’ that explored America’s reasons for entering the war. Today, with…
There are people who are trying to advance themselves by wrapping themselves in Reagan.
Ronald Reagan had many fine qualities and he had many shortcomings. He’s not the simple, folksy figure that he’s often portrayed as.
Ronald Reagan felt very great regret about the deficits to which he contributed on his watch.
I don’t think Reagan is primarily funny, and I don’t think he’s primarily marvelous; he’s complicated.
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