Tag Archives: Ronald Reagan

Lamar W. Hankins :
Both Democrats and Republicans have it wrong

Once the Republicans tried to wrest back welfare reform as a political issue from Clinton, it was a race to see who could pander most successfully to the electorate. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | March 19, … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins :
Both Democrats and Republicans have it wrong

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BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : ‘The People’s Pension’ and the War Against Social Security

‘The People’s Pension’:The war against social security The opponents of this program are not interested in saving money, a fairer distribution of benefits, or helping the elderly. They are serving an ideological agenda of social Darwinism. By Ron Jacobs | … finish reading BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : ‘The People’s Pension’ and the War Against Social Security

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Harry Tarq : Revisionist History and the ‘Great Presidency’ of Ronald Reagan

Center stage: Ronald Reagan on the set at the General Electric Theater, 1954-62. Photo from Wikimedia Commons.Ronald Reagan and revisionist history The Reagan era brought us depression, war, and mass murder in the Global South. By Harry Targ / The … finish reading Harry Tarq : Revisionist History and the ‘Great Presidency’ of Ronald Reagan

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Conservative Economics : Just Plain Loco

Cartoon by Daryl Cagle / MSNBC.Still trickling after all these years…The insanity of conservative economics By Ted McLaughlin / The Rag Blog / July 9, 2010 Like a bunch of lemmings following each other over a cliff to disaster, conservative … finish reading Conservative Economics : Just Plain Loco

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Spying on Americans : Reagan and the PROMIS Conspiracy

It’s a national tradition:Spying on Americans Part II: Reagan administration acquires PROMIS software By James Retherford and Sherman DeBrosse / The Rag Blog / February 2, 2010 [This is the second installment in a series about the U.S. government’s extensive … finish reading Spying on Americans : Reagan and the PROMIS Conspiracy

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Rogues and Centrists : How Media Frame the World

The symbolic uses of politics:The Gipper and the Rogue By Harry Targ / The Rag Blog / November 20, 2009 Moderate Republicans — yes, they are not extinct, though most are in hiding — scoff at Sarah Palin and wish … finish reading Rogues and Centrists : How Media Frame the World

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Obama Speech : You Read it Here First

Leaked: ‘The energy crisis is real. It is worldwide. It is a clear and present danger to our nation. These are facts and we simply must face them.’By Steve Russell / The Rag Blog / December 24, 2008 So it … finish reading Obama Speech : You Read it Here First

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ECONOMICS : John McCain Has Embraced Republican Orthodoxy

The Enforcer: Ronald Reagan brought laissez-faire economics to government.Laissez-Faire Economics? It’s a Code Word for One-Sided InterventionsBy Steven Conn Steven Conn is a professor of history at Ohio State University and a writer for the History News Service. As he … finish reading ECONOMICS : John McCain Has Embraced Republican Orthodoxy

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