Ronald Reagan

Is Bernie Sanders the “Ronald Reagan of Socialism?”

Or More Like Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater? Funny that New York Times columnist Ross Douthat’s latest column compares Bernie Sanders to Ronald Reagan (yes, Reagan). I was just thinking Sanders is more of a latter-day Barry Goldwater. Douthat’s case for Reagan: “Like Reagan following his attempt to primary Gerald Ford in 1976, Sanders is coming...
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Why Do Realtors Have a 17% National Approval Rating?

“Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican.” –Ronald Reagan’s so-called “Eleventh Commandment.” Why do Realtors nationally suffer from abysmal approval ratings, roughly on a par with used car salesmen and Congress? Personally, I doubt it’s because the industry is full of hucksters and charlatans. On the contrary, after 15+ years selling real estate...
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Actors for President in 2020

Is Meryl Streep “Overrated?” Put it this way:  if Streep threw her hat in the ring, she certainly wouldn’t be the worst actor to run for — or be elected — President.** Depending which way Donald Trump takes the country, look for Ms. Streep — or possibly another Hollywood marquee actor — to step forward,...
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The Yin and Yang of Presidential Politics

Effect of Internet, Social Media:  Faster Political Cycle(s) [Reader warning:  the following piece contains opinions likely to offend Republicans, Democrats, and members of various other political parties.  If you identify as one of those . . . stop reading now!  The views expressed are solely those of the author.] One theory extant in presidential politics...
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Time for a “Do-Over” on The Crash of ’08

Prescription:  ‘Take 2 4 Aspirin’ Seeing as how the current approach doesn’t seem to be working out so well, I hereby propose a “do-over” in dealing with the aftermath of The Crash of ’08. Exactly what do I have in mind? Instead of: -Rewarding the perpetrators with bailouts; –Punishing savers with the double-barreled whammy of...
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2010 Person of the Year: Jon Stewart

The New “Most Trusted Man in America??” Yeah, yeah, I know who Julian Assange is, and about WikiLeaks. And I’m aware that Time magazine chose Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg as its “Person of the Year” — if not a “jump the shark” moment, then awfully close. But my candidate for “Person of the Year” is...
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