October 30, 1988 |
Flipping burgers - that's the only kind of job left for some workers to do today, say some former Budd Co. employees. A number of them and their spouses gathered across from the now-closed Red Lion Road Budd plant Wednesday to try to make a political point: That there has been a loss of manufacturing jobs under the Reagan administration and that people, therefore, should vote for Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis.
October 24, 1987 |
With the rejection of Robert H. Bork's nomination to the Supreme Court, the administration's leading candidates are five men in their 50s who were named to the federal appeals bench by Republican Presidents Reagan, Ford or Nixon, according to White House and Justice Department sources. All are conservative jurists, but none appears to be as controversial as Bork. The Justice Department, which has prepared a short list of candidates for White House examination, favors Judges J. Clifford Wallace of San Diego; Pasco M. Bowman 2d of Kansas City, Mo., and Anthony M. Kennedy of Sacramento, Calif.
February 24, 1986 |
Oh, to be a fly on the Oval Office wall! Even while history is being made in the Philippines, the priority concern of the Reagan administration must be how to claim credit for it. The White House brain trust will work overtime on this project, knowing there's a rung at the top of the totem pole for the strategist who comes up with the most plausible reason why the fall of President Ferdinand Marcos should be seen as a triumph for Ronald Reagan's...
November 2, 2011 |
ARLINGTON, VA. - The 18 million passengers who travel in and out of the nation's capital through Reagan National Airport each year will now be greeted by a 9-foot tall, nearly $1 million bronze statue of the former president that was unveiled yesterday. The statue is the fourth dedicated by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation this year to commemorate the 100th anniversary of his birth. The foundation operates his presidential library. Yesterday's unveiling also gave travelers an opportunity to revisit the dormant debate over whether Reagan was worthy of having his name put on the airport that had long been known simply as "National.
December 4, 1986 |
The Iranian arms deals and the diversion of yet undetermined profits to the Contras involve basic White House concepts that Ronald Reagan feels passionately about - so passionately that the whole "scandal," as the liberals like to call it, becomes a study in emotions and commitment. Insisting that the Iran affair equates with Watergate, the liberal community, its inside-the-Beltway news media chapter in particular, makes a fundamental mistake. Where Watergate originated with an extraneous happening, a two-bit burglary nobody wanted to own up to, the Iran tradeoff, arms for hostages, involves the very fabric of the Reagan Administration - concepts Reagan will defend to the uttermost, in a mano y mano war to the knife.
October 16, 1986 |
"There was no connection between these two releases," said President Reagan about the swap of Nicholas Daniloff for Gennadi Zakharov. He added, regarding the Iceland summit, "This is not a summit. " Everyone was amused by these two obvious lies. Only conservatives were fuming that Reagan should agree to meet with a man who had challenged his "personal assurance" that Daniloff was not a spy. William Safire called this "the most far-reaching, calculated personal insult ever delivered to an American president by a Soviet leader . . . Mr. Gorbachev in effect called him a liar.
April 1, 1987 |
President Reagan plans to spend the afternoon in Philadelphia addressing two widely disparate controversies: AIDS and the bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution. Previously criticized for not addressing the spreading AIDS epidemic, Reagan was scheduled during an appearance before the College of Physicians of Philadelphia to make his second public pronouncement in as many days on acquired immune deficiency syndrome. "We want an all-out campaign," Reagan said last night, responding to reporters' questions at a state dinner for visiting Prime Minister Jacques Chirac of France.
October 13, 1986 |
By now you've probably read reams about how the Reagan administration has stomped all over the spirit of the First Amendment by feeding disinformation to a sadly gullible member of the working news media. Considering the mischief wrought, stomped is probably too mild a verb. As is that clinical-sounding term, disinformation. In their zeal to get self-serving, flat-out lies passed on to the public under the heading of legitimate news, Reagan's media-manipulators have performed clog dances, polkas, zapateados, horas and reels over your constitutional right to unadulterated reporting by a free press.
October 26, 1988 |
In a nationally-syndicated column, former Reagan speech writer Patrick Buchanan has proclaimed the Reagan presidency a triumphant success and suggested that President Reagan be viewed as the "man of the decade. " Buchanan cites prosperity, job creation, peace and a resurgent America as evidence of Reagan's effectiveness in office. There is, of course, another Reagan record, one that we would do well to consider as the November elections approach: Since 1979, 84 percent of job growth has been in the lowest paying industries (retail trade and service sectors)
July 18, 1990 |
Conventional wisdom suggests that Ronald Reagan and George Bush are two different political animals. That wisdom contends that Reagan was the ideologue, and Bush is the practical politician. Reagan liked the politics of confrontation. Bush prefers the politics of negotiation. Reagan did not study the issues, avoided the press and was administratively disengaged. Bush does his homework, meets often with the press and runs his administration. That is the consensus. But most of that has to do with style, approach and work habits, not substance.