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Posts Tagged ‘Reagan


May 27, 2013

    Republicans believe that God loves them again. Having lost all foothold on their anti-Obama attacks since his re-election, and staring at the chance of a mid-term electoral disaster, along came some red meat not even of their making.     Well, the Benghazi smear is their creation, given that it was all they had–before the […]


May 22, 2013

    Presidents Day occasioned my annual peek into history, bringing me this time to Eisenhower, about whom no one seems to know jack. But he is vaguely recalled with fondness because time colors current perceptions.     Ike was commander of all Allied forces in Europe during WWII, and when we and our pals won, he […]

Mosque-ing the Truth

September 9, 2010

Anything Obama says or does will be criticized by the radical right, who are masquerading as “conservatives,” though not worthy of the name. It warmed my heart to see him give voice to religious freedom in regard to the mosque center–and he did not “back off” or “qualify” that stance the following day. Whoever can […]

Looking Presidential

February 26, 2010

Somebody please tell me which was the real “Presidents Day”? There’s Washington’s and Lincoln’s to whom we used to give a nod teach Feb. 12 and 22. Maybe no others were born in this month of the most “r’s” and the most oysters. Truth be told, some years we’re big on those two guys, some […]

Two Walls Not to Like

November 21, 2009

The Wall on the U.S. southern border is a barrier of shame. I think of Robert Frost’s timeless line, “Something there is that doesn’t like a wall.” We hated the Berlin Wall throughout its some 25 years of miserable existence and joined the recent anniversary celebration of its collapse. Some people still imagine that Reagan’s […]