Ronald Reagan

Howard Baker Was the Kind of Reasonable Republican That Hardly Exists Anymore
The Senate majority leader showed that decency, patriotism, and hardball politics can coexist
June 26, 2014

The Senate majority leader showed that decency, patriotism, and hardball politics can coexist.

That '70s Show, Starring Ted Cruz
Conservatives who compare today's economy to the Carter era need a history lesson
April 15, 2014

Conservatives who compare today's economy to the Carter era get an 'F' in history.

The Best State of the Union Addresses, Ever
Historians weigh in with their top choices
January 26, 2014

When President Barack Obama delivers his sixth State of the Union address to Congress on Tuesday, he is expected to address ways of combatting economic inequality, as well as reforming immigration and the NSA.

Techies Are the New Puritans
Silicon Valley's ugly treatment of homeless people has a long history.
December 11, 2013

Techies: The new puritans.

Conservatives Haven't Wrestled With Mandela's Legacy Because They Haven't Wrestled With the Cold War
December 09, 2013

If you don't understand why someone like Nelson Mandela would have communist sympathies during the Cold War, you aren't thinking hard enough. 

All the Terrible Things Republicans Used to Say About Nelson Mandela
Reaganites called him a terrorist and a phony
December 06, 2013

Reaganites called him a terrorist and a phony.

Cahiers du Reagan
From TNR, November 1, 1980
December 01, 2013

The great Peter Kaplan's take on the 40th president's movies, published just before the 1980 election

Tom Clancy Is Dead, But His Frightening Political Worldview Is Alive and Well
October 02, 2013

The easiest point to make about Tom Clancy, who died on Tuesday at the age of 66, is that he was a mediocre writer who penned books with noxious political messages. But he was more interesting than that, even if only as a totemic cultural figure.

OK, We're Hypocrites! It's Irrelevant to the Syria Debate.
August 26, 2013

Foreign Policy's website has an excellent report on the C.I.A.'s disgraceful backing of Saddam Hussein during the time that he used chemical weapons against Iran. In 1988, as Shane Harris and Matthew M.

Our Distorted "National Debate" Over Surveillance
June 12, 2013

Back in the mid-'80s, this country engaged in a tortuous debate over aid to Nicaragua’s Contras.

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