LONDON — Love her or loathe her, one thing's beyond dispute: Margaret Thatcher transformed Britain.The Iron Lady, who ruled for 11 remarkable years, imposed her will on a fractious, rundown nation — breaking the unions, triumphing in a far-off war, and selling off state industries at a record pace. She left behind a leaner government and more prosperous nation by the time a political mutiny ousted her from No. 10 Downing Street. Read More
With the Vice-Presidential debate behind us, all that remains of the mano-a-mano matchups before Election Day are the final two presidential debates.
According to a Pew research poll, before the first presidential debate, 51 percent of respondents believed that President Barack Obama would win. Many of us were surprised at his dismal performance, but perhaps we shouldn’t have been. Read More
Ronald Reagan may have been an actor before he became a politician, but he was never a sex symbol like Rock Hudson or Montgomery Clift. There’s a reason for that: The dude is asexual. That’s why the allegations in the upcoming tell-all, “Elizabeth Taylor: There Is Nothing Like A Dame,” are especially, um, unsettling.
According to the book’s author, a teenage Taylor went to then 36-year-old Reagan’s house for dinner and seduced him. Ew. Read More
Since 1851, the holder of the America’s Cup trophy has lost only four times. The structure of the race requires challengers to compete against each other to determine who will go head to head with the champion. While teams exhaust themselves vying for a chance to race the incumbent, the team with the trophy need only worry about the final race. Read More
For every American conservative of a certain age, a primary memory is the evening of Nov. 4, 1980, when we knew Ronald Reagan, leader of the movement since 1966, derided by liberal elites and despised by the Republican establishment, won the presidency. So the desperate gamble of modern conservatism might pay off, conservatism had a chance, America had a chance. And then, a decade later — with the Cold War won and the economy revived — conservatism was vindicated, America was restored. Read More
"In Tehran, the Iranians arrested an American press man,” Ronald Reagan recorded in his presidential diary on Feb. 1, 1987. “Took his passport, accused him of being Zionist spy & threw him in jail. He’s a Roman Catholic. I’m ready to kidnap the Khomeini.”
In these, his private thoughts, Reagan expressed what it took to deal with the mullahs of Iran — and playing nice was not it. Read More
It has become conventional wisdom that President Ronald Reagan “restored America’s confidence,” an achievement that became forever encapsulated in political lore by the famous “It’s morning again in America” television commercial that preceded his landslide re-election in 1984. But the reality is that Reagan didn’t restore something that had been lost; he simply reminded Washington that it had been there all the time. Read More
From Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, America celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month, signed into law by President Ronald Reagan. How have Hispanics fared in America over the past three years, since they helped to send Barack Obama to the White House?
Like many Americans, not well.
When Obama was elected with 67 percent of the Hispanic vote, some Americans believed he was serious about his campaign promises of immigration reform, an important issue for many voters. Read More
Republican presidential candidates kick off the critical fall campaign season tonight when they take the stage at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley. This would be a good occasion to abandon platitudes and begin hashing out concrete ideas for addressing the nation’s most pressing long-term issue — unsustainable spending on entitlement programs. Read More
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