Reagan

Detroit’s bondholder-friendly, worker/retiree-unfriendly bankruptcy tells the story of an economy where the priorities are completely screwed up. Read more...
GOP Rep: Republicans Have to Stop Screaming on Fox News Read more...
The Daily Show's Jon Stewart ripped former Reagan speech writer and fan girl Peggy Noonan for her selective memory on Meet the Press this past Sunday where she seemed to forget all about her former boss and his problem called Iran-Contra. Read more...
If the minimum wage had kept up with the gains in productivity since 1968 it would be $16.50 an hour today. 40% of us make less than that. Read more...
Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham on Sunday pointed to the roots of Southern strategy of the late 1960s -- which appealed to racism in the South -- as an example of how the Republican Party should reform itself after President Barack Obama won Read more...

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June 12, 1982 - Protests, Ceasefires And Final Assaults.
June 12, 1982 - Largest anti-nuclear Rally held in Central Park. British forces stage "final assault" on Port Stanley. Pope John Paul II visits Argentina. Israeli ceasefire in Lebanon announced. Simon Wiesenthal home bombed. Holmes-Cooney fight. Read more...
June 8, 1982 -  ". . .And Kermit Addresses Harvard."
News of the day for June 8, 1982 - Israeli Army advancing in Lebanon. PLO's Arafat appeals to Soviet Union for help. Falkland Islands War. U.S. Navy deploys to Mediterranean. Fiscal 1983 Spending Plan. Economic woes. Kermit the Frog addresses Harvard Graduating class. Read more...
June 7, 1984 - Summits, Sikhs And Saber Rattling.
June 7, 1984 - The London Economic Summit begins. Persian Gulf tensions increase as Liberian Grain tanker hits mine and blows up. Iran-Iraq War continues. Golden Temple Aftermath in Punjab region of India, some 300 Sikhs dead after Army storms temple. Riots break out in New Delhi. Haitian sailboat capsizes with 6 drowned and some 61 rescued. Believed to be carrying refugees. Walter Mondale gets enough delegates for an easy nomination in upcoming Democratic Convention. Flash floods in Vermont. And Acid Rain more widespread than previously thought. Read more...
May 24, 1982 - Ratchetting Up The Noise A Notch.
May 24, 1982 - the shooting war gets underway in The Falkland Islands conflict. Iran scores major victories over Iraq. Yuri Andropov pegged to be next in line at The Kremlin. Reagan/Capitol Hill budget battle. Read more...
May 21, 1984 - Selling A Bright And Stinky Package.
May 21, 1984 - President-elect from El Salvador Josè Napoleon Duartè visits the U.S. and lobbies President Reagan and Congress for military aid, despite rotten Human rights record. Iran continues to attack shipping in Persian Gulf, brings condemnation for Arab League and hints of U.S. involvement. Hindu-Muslim riots claim 100 in Bombay. Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov celebrates 63rd birthday with 19th day of hunger strike. Read more...