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William Clark

In 1981, Ronald Reagan asked his former aide William Clark to come to Washington and serve as Deputy Secretary of State. The confirmation hearing was a disaster...

Ronnie's Friend Maggie

The phrase, inevitably, is Winston Churchill's. Long an advocate of Anglo-American alliance, the wartime British Prime Minister often spoke of what he called the...

Rumored Reagan Hologram is (Apparently) Real

Quick: What do Ronald Reagan and Tupac Shakur have in common? According to a report by Yahoo News,  seemingly far-fetched rumors circulating of a planned Ronald...

The Heirs of Reagan's Optimism

One perennial prediction about American elections remains likely to hold this November. The winning party will be the one that is more optimistic about...

The Third War on Terror

How does President Obama’s approach to tackling terror resemble President Reagan’s? It’s not a trick question. John Arquilla has a nifty comparison of the two...

Reagan’s Blood to Be Sold at Auction

An online auction house is now accepting bids for a vial it claims contains drops of President Ronald Reagan’s blood drawn during his recovery from a 1981...

Auction of Reagan’s Blood Cancelled

The auction house that recently put a vial of Ronald Reagan’s blood up for sale has backed down and officially cancelled the auction. The seller will instead...

Of Herman Cain, Hostages and Ronald Reagan

You can already sense the air coming out of the Herman Cain balloon–he wasn’t the main attraction last night, and the answers he gives to questions outside him...

Ronnie Obama: Why Democrats Suddenly Love Reagan

Democrats just can’t get enough of Ronald Reagan these days. He is a role model for President Obama, a liberal policy foil in the tax fight debate and a...

The U.S. and Mubarak: What Would Reagan Do?

"You will be visiting Berlin at a time of ferment," Secretary of State George Shultz wrote to his boss, Ronald Reagan, on May 11, 1987. The confidential memo was...

What Obama Can Learn from Reagan

Back in January 2008, while meeting with the editorial board of the Reno Gazette-Journal before the Democratic Nevada caucuses, Barack Obama offered some...

The End of the Reagan Era

Here's a shout-out to Andrew Jackson, Franklin Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan. You won't find them on Mount Rushmore, yet each of these Presidents can lay claim to...

In 2008 It's Ronald Reagan vs. Bobby Kennedy

"The past is never dead; it's not even past." --Gavin Stevens, in William Faulkner's Requiem for a Nun For major political parties, which outlive their...