Since WWII, Some Conservatives Have Opposed All Negotiation, All Deals

Conservatives Called Reagan 'Neville Chamberlain' For Arms Deal with Gorbachev...and seem to always prefer confrontation and war, equate negotiation with weakness. I don't yet buy into the neo-con hunger for perpetual war, a new Cold War, war with Iran, and returning US troops on the ground in Iraq, to profit America's military contractors. Russia could … Continue reading Since WWII, Some Conservatives Have Opposed All Negotiation, All Deals

Surprising Friendship: Ronald Reagan and the Kennedys

You might assume that knights of the right and knights of the left in American politics would have nothing but disdain and contempt for each other, and indeed that frequently seems to be the case. But Ronald Reagan, one "knight of the right," had quite cordial and friendly relationships with the Kennedy family, particularly Ted Kennedy. … Continue reading Surprising Friendship: Ronald Reagan and the Kennedys

‘Made for TV Election’: 1980, Explodes Myth of Liberal Media Bias

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeJxuOVXEm8 Description A William Brandon Shanley film available at Amazon.com. "Pertinent, powerful, persuasive. Handsomely produced... Brilliant." -- Los Angeles Times. "Profoundly enlightening. A devastation look at television's impact on the presidency." -- Helen Thomas. "This film should be seen by every American in every city and town." -- Norman Lear, TV Creator. Hollywood star and … Continue reading ‘Made for TV Election’: 1980, Explodes Myth of Liberal Media Bias

Ronald Reagan the Liberal; JFK the Conservative

The Republican Party's nostalgia for Ronald Reagan, their most popular president in modern memory, has grown since he left office in 1989. Thanks to his background as an actor, his ability to speak with humor, tell well-spun anecdotes (true or not) and literary-minded speechwriters like Peggy Noonan, Reagan was without question a "great communicator" that … Continue reading Ronald Reagan the Liberal; JFK the Conservative

Conservatives Frequently Under-estimated By Journalistic Elites

"One of Perlstein’s enduring themes is that when it comes to the steady ascent of the conservative movement, contemporaneous journalists and Democratic and Republican elites alike are the last to figure out what is going on. He’s a connoisseur of wrong calls, many of them premature obituaries for the right, from now all-but-forgotten opinion titans … Continue reading Conservatives Frequently Under-estimated By Journalistic Elites