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A Reaganite Speech?

It was an inaugural address that, on the surface, is eloquent and seems unobjectionable. One Reagan scholar e-mailed me and said it sounded like a speech that Ronald Reagan could ...

It All Came Down to Turnout

Conservatives and Republicans will now begin fighting with each other and blaming each other. They will criticize Mitt Romney and the Romney campaign. And, indeed, adjustments need to be made ...

A Welcome Correction

I have been delighted by the huge number of e-mails — all positive — that I’ve received about my “Reagan at Notre Dame.” But I want to draw readers’ attention ...
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Reagan at Notre Dame

For those of us fascinated by Cold War history, the last few months have been a treat, with recognition of two 20th-century giants who played a huge role in peacefully ...

Ronnie and Joe

Today marks the 99th anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s birth. In a telling development, Republicans around the country have begun holding Reagan Day dinners, as they’ve long traditionally done every February ...
Politics & Policy

Witness

Alexander Solzhenitsyn, a great figure of the 20th century, is dead at the age of 89. How does one adequately honor the man? It’s impossible to capture in one tribute what ...