Ronald Reagan


Moderate Republicans In Denial

Mickey Edwards steals a page from those early Progressives who believed the cure for democracy was more democracy.


It's Politics Stupid!

In May 2009, former International Monetary Fund chief economist Simon Johnson wrote an important essay in The Atlantic on the origins and implications of the 2008 financial collapse, called "The Quiet Coup."


Defending the One Percent

It seems puzzling that Harvard University would grant tenure, let alone appoint someone to be the chairman of its economics department, who fundamentally doesn't believe in economics.


Mr. Obama, Tear Down This Wall

JFK spoke at the Brandenburg Gate 50 years ago when East Germans lived in fear of the Soviet State. Now, the German Chancellor lectures the US President about the ethics and limits of state-based surveillance.


What Was The Southern Strategy?

Atwater: You start out in 1954 by saying, "Nigger, nigger, nigger." By 1968 you can't say "nigger" — that hurts you. Backfires. So you say stuff like forced busing, states' rights and all that stuff.


U.S. Foreign Policy Should Reflect the Compassion of the American People

It is of course necessary for the U.S. Government, like any government, to do what it can to protect its own interests. However, has not the United States government had policies in the past that was not so much for the interest of the country as a whole, but wealthy interests instead?


Top 10 Crazy Quotes After The Healthcare Ruling

After the supreme court ruled in favor of the healthcare mandate, many conservatives lost their heads and said some really ridicules things. I made a list!


Why no-compromise politics works.

Why are right-wingers winning in the political war they've been waging against everyone else for the past century?  They refuse to compromise.  Oh sure, they earn the scorn of self-proclaimed "pragmatists", those who made a fetish of "compromising" (today's codeword for craven capitulation, or as we used to call it in decades gone by, selling out).  But when you measure it in terms of getting one's political agenda made into normal American policy, the far right has enjoyed tremendous success.


A Nation of Workers is a Nation of Consumers

Is it a progressive idea to see that when people work they become consumers? Is it also a liberal idea that when workers make more money, they spend more money? The answer is; not really. Or at least it shouldn’t be. What it should be called is logical, not liberal.