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Tag Archives: Ronald Reagan
It was 25 years on, June12, 1987, that President Ronald Reagan delivered his historical speech in Berlin, Germany. Ronald Reagan stood at the Berlin Wall with the full weight of the Western world upon his shoulders. He addressed the crowd … Continue reading
It is understandable that foreign policy has taken a back seat to what is viewed as more pressing concerns: jobs, unemployment, debt, and entitlements. However, just a quick view of the world’s landscape and an articulated foreign policy is greatly … Continue reading
We’ve all compared and contrasted the Obama-Reagan parallels. And why not? There are many to choose from. Bad economic times and an apparent political turn around at which America views government and politics (though substantially changed shortly after). On personal levels, … Continue reading
What book has President Obama set aside for his holiday reading? One of Lou Cannon’s biographies of President Ronald Reagan, of course. The word is that, arguably, he chose one of his best, “President Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime.” … Continue reading
Russia is a menace but far from a new Cold War threat. A look down (recent) memory lane. The United States and Russia reached an arms control and non-proliferation agreement in July 2009. The agreement was not so much a … Continue reading
This is a subject I’ve taken a few days to look into. It interested me for a couple of reasons: To highlight the president as a national leader; and, to show how they articulate and carry out their political values. … Continue reading
Everything wrong with the health care proposal that President Obama has been attempting to ram through Congress can be found in the current health care system in Massachusetts. A system that came into being during Romney’s time as governor. Ed … Continue reading
by Mike After I posted Ron Paul, Occupiers, and Rasmussen, there was an interesting development which took place. Our friend CL of The Classical Liberal blog offered a riposte in support of Ron Paul’s anti-war sentiment. This led to an … Continue reading
Someone who agrees with the party on four out of five issues is 80 percent a friend, not 20 percent an enemy.
by Mike This intrinsic quote appearing in the title was made by former President, Ronald Reagan. It exemplifies his style of reaching across party lines to Democrats and even the more moderate members of his own party. Moreover, it has … Continue reading
by Jason By wedding the timeless truths and values Americans have always cherished to the realities of today’s world, we have forged the beginnings of a fundamentally new direction in American foreign policy — a policy based on the unashamed, … Continue reading
by Jason Old, but good for any time. Especially now during our own. “There’s no argument over the choice between peace and war, but there’s only one guaranteed way you can have peace — and you can have it in … Continue reading
One of my favorite economic writers is author, Amity Shlaes, an admitted classical liberal, Bloomberg columnist, and senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. Recently she penned “The Forgotten Man,” a chronological narrative of the Great Depression.
Her latest on Bloomberg.com is titled “Reagan Recipe on Fed, Taxes Spells Path From Funk.” Here is a little taste.
July 9 (Bloomberg) — Double-digit unemployment looms. The country is in a funk. The federal budget deficit is widening to an extent not seen in decades.
This scenario isn’t new. It also describes the U.S. in 1982. Somehow, the 1980s and the 1990s turned out to be pretty good years. So it’s worthwhile to compare current policy to the one followed then.
Today, it’s hard to say where the U.S. stands when it comes to the strength of the dollar. The country is divided on the question of whether we are confronting inflation or deflation.
In the early 1980s, things were different. For a while our officials wanted a strong dollar and managed to drive the currency up so that it bought more French francs and German marks than it had in a decade. On the home front, voters in both parties had already come to see inflation as an enemy. The Federal Reserve advocated a tight-money policy and pushed interest rates up to prove it meant what it said.
Though the position on the exchange rate didn’t hold up — our own Treasury Department came to undermine it — the Fed kept up its vigilance on inflation.
Today, taxes are on their way up. Whether it will be abolishing some of the tax deductibility of health care or increasing taxes on soda, President Barack Obama and Congress are clearly signaling the direction in which they want to move. Most tax increases under discussion would make the rich, or companies, the first to pay. The justification offered for this is that the federal government needs the money and may know how to spend it better than the private sector, anyhow. read more…
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You knew it was coming. It isn’t like this is the first time the comparison between Obama and Carter has been brought up. Just as Carter was then, President Obama is now; consumed with America’s image, America’s grace, America’s ideals, … Continue reading
President-elect Obama is facing “Monumental Expectations” for his inaugural address. Today, with history in the making and troubled times upon us the likes in which can unfairly define a new president. According to Obama’s aids, he is expected to draw from several past president with a message of renewal, hope, accountability and belief in the American system. Continue reading