Tag: Ronald Reagan

Is The Left Really Wary Of Clinton?
August 18, 2016

Is The Left Really Wary Of Clinton?

BY FROMA HARROP The hard left can be an unforgiving crowd, not always mindful of the give-and-take required to get things done. Donald Trump’s fascist-lite ravings are anathema to them, but with moderate Republicans migrating to Hillary Clinton, some on the left worry that a President Clinton might feel less obliged to push a vigorous…

Donnie’s Little Lies Are Huuuuuge
August 17, 2016

Donnie’s Little Lies Are Huuuuuge

BY JIM HIGHTOWER An old saying asserts that falsehoods come in three escalating levels: “Lies, damn lies, and statistics.” Now, however, we’ve been given an even-higher level of intentional deception: Policy speeches by Donald Trump. Take his recent highly publicized address outlining specific economic policies he would push to benefit hard-hit working families. It’s an…

California Counts For Nothing – Again
June 3, 2016

California Counts For Nothing – Again

BY SUSAN ESTRICH I got my absentee ballot in the mail, which reminded me: We have an election next Tuesday. The excitement is hard to bear. Oh, wait. There is no excitement. The ballot is still sitting in the pile on the kitchen table. I intend to fill it out because that’s what good citizens…

Actors And Demagogues
May 30, 2016

Actors And Demagogues

BY SHARON MARTIN Because the people who benefitted from the demotion of the middle class have kept the legend alive, there are plenty who still believe Ronald Reagan was a good president. He wasn’t. His policies hurt the working poor, the middle class, and minorities. A friend, a good woman who turned out to be…

Donald Trump?
May 16, 2016

Donald Trump?

BY SUSAN ESTRICH Donald Trump: the Republican Party’s nominee for president? Yes. Could there be some last-minute twist, some redemption, an unfinished Frank Capra movie? No. There are no backrooms anymore. Delegates are enthusiasts. Try convincing them – I have – to switch. They don’t. We put our faith in democracy, but it’s a risky…

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