Ronald Reagan

Levin v. Krauthammer on Cruz

Jeff Poor, Daily Caller

Mark Levin and Charles Krauthammer exchanged heated barbs over Cruz's speech. Levin reminded his listeners that Krauthammer had been on the wrong side of Ronald Reagan.

Reagan's Battle W/ Enviro Extremists

William Perry Pendley, Human Events

In a curious twist of history, what allowed environmental extremists to get their way after Reagan was the economic recovery for which he was responsible. 

Cruz: The New Reagan?

Thomas Lifson, American Thinker

Remember, Reagan went over the heads of political opponents to the people, just as Cruz is doing with defunding Obamacare, and establishment Republicans viciously attacked him. 

House GOP: Reagans or Fords?

Jeffrey Lord, American Spectator

House GOP leaders' push to use trick votes to weaken OCare makes them look like the Gerald-Ford-estab.-R's that Reagan talked about in '76 as having made of the party a “fraternal order” when it must be “something where people are bound together by a shared philosophy.”

Scholars Say “The Butler” Gets Reagan Wrong on Race

We agree with Craig Shirley, Kiron K. Skinner, Steven F. Hayward and Paul Kengor – films like “The Butler” can be good opportunities for a healthy consideration of our troubled racial history, but not if they persist with inaccurate portrayals of President Reagan's record and personal views.

Reagan: ‘The Butler’ Distorts, Lies

James Arkin, Politico

Michael Reagan says the glossy Hollywood production unfairly depicts his father as a racist.

Why “Moderates” Don’t Own the GOP

Jeffrey Lord, American Spectator

Simply put, Lord destroys every argument that “moderates” make in claiming the Reagan mantle.

R’s Too Smart for Their Own Good?

Noel Sheppard, American Thinker

After all, most Americans don't make decisions intellectually. They make them emotionally.

Bush Lauds Anti-Reagan Flick

Mike Flynn, Breitbart

Why do GHW and Barbara Bush love a movie that portrays Reagan so negatively? In reality, the Reagans invited butler Eugene Allen to attend a state dinner. Allen's photos of the Reagans hang in his living room while other presidential pics are in the basement.

Movie Smears Reagan's Race Record

Christian Toto, Breitbart

The movie The Butler wrongly depicts Reagan as dismissive of civil rights. Reagan biographer Craig Shirley reminded all that RR signed the Dr. King holiday into law and extended the Voting Rights and Fair Housing Acts.

The Neo Con Folly of “Preemption” Defies the Wisdom of Ronald Reagan

We can’t shoot our way to victory over radical Islam – this is a cultural war – and preemptive strikes and the creation of the all-pervasive surveillance state necessary to make them a success defy the wisdom and the success of the one proven model we have for winning a cultural war; Ronald Reagan’s victory over communism.

A Reaganite Giant Dies

Bill Clark served Ronald Reagan for over a quarter of a century as a public official, advisor and friend. In Ed Meese's estimation Judge Clark was a key figure in formulating and leading United States foreign policy during the President’s administration, and was instrumental in developing the strategy that led to winning the Cold War.

Shirley, Gingrich: Stick By Principles

Craig Shirley and Newt Gingrich, CNN

As R's wrestle with how to compare the value of fights based on principle vs. fights based on clever calculation, there may be some lessons from the darkest periods of GOP history.

There’s a Grassroots Army Building to Save America, Will You Join?

Now is not the time for conservatives to give in to fear and give up.  Now is the time for us to seize the future by recruiting our friends, relatives, church members and neighbors to become members of the grassroots army Cruz, Paul and Lee are building and to turn them out to demand that Republicans fight for what Senator Ted Cruz has called “the last, best chance to defund Obamacare.”

Cuccinelli: Reagan Conservatism's Last Hope

Peter Ferrara, American Spectator

Cuccinelli’s race is make or break time for social conservatives.

In Memoriam: Ray A. Barnhart and Ronald B. Dear

Texas and the entire conservative movement have lost two giants who contributed much to the cause of freedom: Ray A. Barnhart and Ronald B. Dear

Reagan Becomes Role Model for Youth

Craig Shirley, Washington Times

Finally, a modern conservative is being presented as a positive role model to children via a new book.

Reagan Would’ve Embraced Tea Party

Benjamin Bell, ABC News

RR speechwriter Peggy Noonan says he would’ve supported the Tea Party’s limited gov't stand.

Bob Dole’s Parlor Game

Jonah Goldberg, National Review Online

Trying to guess which politicians of the past would be welcomed by today’s parties is plain silly.