I’m Feeling Magnanimous

Reagan’s death is getting a lot of attention and, I think, with good reason. I do remember how despondent the country felt after losing the Vietnam War and after enduring the economy of the 1970s. I was just watching Senator McCain, every Democrat’s favorite Republican (unless he became a Democrat; they would find him just as infuriating as the Republicans do), on Hannity & Colmes and he made...
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A Look Back At Reagan

I wasn’t going to write any more about Reagan today until I realized that tomorrow is the anniversary of D-Day. Tomorrow is a day for the veterans of WW2 and the people who currently serve in the military. I won’t be writing about Reagan tomorrow at all. If I do post it will be about D-Day or some thanks to the troops. However, today is Reagan’s day. As is often the case, Jeff says it best: “You...
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Reagan’s Death

It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly ten years since Reagan left the public scene with his announcement that he had Alzheimers. He’s had such a profound impact on my life and has been the best President of my lifetime. The country was a mess when he tookover – interest rates in the low teens, inflation high and unemployment high – and when he left office the country had been transformed....
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Bill Cosby Again

I’ve been getting a pretty large number of hits on this post about Bill Cosby and his impolitic remarks at a banquet celebrating the Brown v. Board of Education decision. Cosby made some remarks that were right on the mark, though not exclusive to black people, and took some heat for it. Matt Rosenberg, of Rosenblog, has written a piece in National Review on the media coverage of it and it appears...
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Right-Of-Center Bloggers Select Their Favorite Contemporary Dinner Guests

John Hawkins has a list of favorite dinner companions chosen by right-wing bloggers. Check it out.
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Early Adopters

This is a big story around the blogosphere of late — see Spoons, Glenn and Roger — and I thought I’d add my two cents. As far back as 1998 I had abandoned television altogether and was getting my news exclusively from the Internet. I was a CNN junkie starting in college in the late 1980s — I loved their use of Reagan’s famous words “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this...
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C-SPAN Is 25

WSJ.com – How the Network For Nerds Became a Big Hit For political junkies, C-SPAN is indespendible. I was in a hotel in downtown Chicago watching the House vote on impeachment for Clinton on C-SPAN. I was opposed to the impeachment but knew that I was watching history in real time, no analysis or bias. That’s what makes C-SPAN unique. It may be boring to some, but if you want to see the...
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The Iranian Earthquake

It’s hard not to, in a Bill Clinton moment, “feel the pain” of the people of Bam, Iran considering the senseless loss of life. The story about the infant that was protected in her mother’s arms while her mother died is heartbreaking. Yet, Iran will accept help from every country on earth, including The Great Satan, but won’t accept help from Israel. Israel’s people,...
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Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas To Honor Milton Friedman

WSJ.com – The Man and the Message I would love to meet Milton Friedman. Along with Jefferson and Reagan he’s one of my heros and my role model for domestic policy. I can’t think of any other figure who has had a larger impact on the United States in the last fifty years and he still has an active mind, now into his nineties. He’s even been married to the same woman for around...
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The Terri Schiavo Story

I generally avoid the mass-market stories, such as Kobe Bryant, preferring instead to focus on economics and politics, particularly foreign policy. The Terri Schiavo story has upset me enough, though, to post on it briefly. In short, if her parents want her alive she should be kept alive. If the husband wants a divorce so he can move on with his life, I can understand. For the life of me, though, I...
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