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    Defense Spending: What Would Reagan Do?

    In his State of the Union address to Congress, President Obama acknowledged the problems of massive deficit spending and mounting debt and offered a general plan that he said would restore fiscal health. It includes cuts to the defense budget. With two ongoing wars, numerous asymmetrical threats to our security, … More

    Remembering Challenger: 25 Years Later

    Today, America marks the 25th anniversary of the space shuttle Challenger tragedy. On January 28, 1986, America lost seven brave explorers – Dick Scobee, Michael Smith, Ellison Onizuka, Judith Resnik, Ronald McNair, Gregory Jarvis and Christa McAuliffe – when NASA suffered its first-ever in-flight loss. The loss of the Challenger … More

    30 Years After Reagan Was Inaugurated

    January 20, 2011, marks the 30th anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s inauguration as the president of the United States. Ronald Reagan, throughout his presidency, used humor as a way to captivate audiences whenever he spoke, which  earned him the nickname ‘The Great Communicator.’ However, President Reagan was always serious when he … More

    Morning Bell: Release the START Negotiating Record

    Yesterday, the Senate voted 66–32 to begin debate on the New START agreement with Russia. Only a simple majority (51) was required, but vote counters can use yesterday’s roll call as a benchmark for final ratification, which will need 67 votes to pass. With the seating of Senator Mark Kirk … More

    Reagan Recovery vs. Obama Recovery in Pictures

    According to The National Bureau of Economic Research, the Great Recession began in December 2007, lasted 18 months, and ended in June 2009. The last recession that lasted this long  began in July 1981, lasted 16 months, and ended in November 1982. No two recessions are the same. And no … More

    Only Peace Through Strength Makes the U.S. More Secure

    Much is at stake for President Obama in the lame duck session. New START, an offensive arms control treaty with the Russian Federation, is capturing the stage as the most important foreign policy issue before the new Congress is sworn into the office in January. However, concerns with New START … More

    Obama’s New START Would Have Been Reagan Non-Starter

    In his last gasp effort to rush his New START agreement with Russia through the Senate, President Barack Obama again invoked the name of President Ronald Reagan from the White House yesterday. Three times President Obama cited Reagan as justification for ratification of New START. But while President Reagan did … More

    Reagan Recovery vs. Obama Recovery in Pictures

    According to The National Bureau of Economic Research, the most recent recession began in December 2007, lasted 18 months, and ended in June 2009. The recession which most closely resembles the most recent one began in July 1981, lasted 16 months, and ended in November 1982. No two recessions are … More

    Tea Party Dead Right on New START

    Josh Rogin took note when a major Tea Party group rallied against New START, the arms control treaty Obama signed with the Russians. He was right to pay attention. The Tea Parties have said little on defense issues. Some on the left had high hopes, even as they trashed the … More

    Video: Reagan's Words Still Speak Volumes Today

    In October 1964, then spokesman Ronald Reagan stepped into the national political spotlight for the first time with his now-famous “A Time for Choosing Speech,” delivered in support of presidential candidate Barry Goldwater. His words stand in stark contrast to those of many of America’s elected officials today, as this … More