by | Oct 31, 2019

It was 30 years ago this fall that something extraordinary happened, something foreseen by very few in 1989 or, for that matter, in 1979 — with the exception of two men: Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II. That special…

by | Oct 24, 2019

Americans are happier than ever before, and it’s all thanks to Ronald Reagan. This unexpected finding comes to us thanks to a study from the University of Warwick, in England. The Warwick researchers measured happiness by identifying, in over eight…

by | Oct 8, 2019

I hate to address this subject again, and this needs to be my last time tackling it as an article. This piece is nearly 5,000 words in length, and, believe me, I’ve held back. I’ve tried to stay away from…

by | Sep 27, 2019

We have had a series of American presidents who never should have been elected but who had amazing luck. We also have had our share of good ones of excellence who simply would not subject themselves to what this democracy…

by | Sep 1, 2019

The final results of the 1980 presidential election between the Democratic President Jimmy Carter and his Republican challenger, former California Gov. Ronald Reagan, are rightly recorded as a landslide Republican victory. Carter carried just six states: his native Georgia, his…

by | Aug 1, 2019

There’s a provocative article by NYU professor Tim Naftali in the Atlantic titled “Ronald Reagan’s Long-Hidden Racist Conversation With Richard Nixon.” It reports an insulting statement made by Gov. Ronald Reagan to President Richard Nixon in October 1971. Naftali lays out the context…

by and | Jun 28, 2019

Did Ronald Reagan have an illegitimate child with his high school and college sweetheart? That provocative question is raised by Bob Spitz in a major biography of Ronald Reagan. Spitz, New York Times bestselling biographer of figures as diverse as…

by | Jun 19, 2019

The White House has announced that President Trump is awarding Dr. Arthur B. Laffer the Presidential Medal of Freedom on June 19th. That, along with the Congressional Gold Medal, is America’s highest civilian award. It is well deserved. Robert Mundell…

by | Jun 3, 2019

I was surprised and saddened to learn about the death of Edmund Morris this past week. He died suddenly as the result of a stroke at age 78. A man who gave us great biographies of Teddy Roosevelt, Morris is…

by | May 31, 2019

What would Walt Disney say? On July 17, 1955, actor Ronald Reagan co-hosted an ABC special celebrating the opening of Disneyland. The show was a typical Disney production — upbeat, positive, a celebration of American life filled with fun and…

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