My Father, Ronald Reagan, Taught Me a Healthy Fear of Guns

There are people in America who want the rest of us to be afraid. History shows that every democracy that has crumbled did so in an atmosphere of fear.

#brady-james-s, #gun-control, #mass-shootings, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #supreme-court-us, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

Decades Ago, Alito Laid Out Methodical Strategy to Eventually Overrule Roe

A slow-burning hostility to constitutional abortion rights runs through the career of the author of the Supreme Court opinion overturning them.

#abortion, #alito-samuel-a-jr, #justice-department, #law-and-legislation, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us, #yale-university

How I Became an Asian American

The killing of a Chinese American, David Chin, 40 years ago changed the way people of Asian descent began to see themselves.

#asian-americans, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #chin-vincent, #chinese-americans, #deaths-fatalities, #detroit-mich, #discrimination, #hate-crimes, #international-trade-and-world-market, #japan, #japanese-americans, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #race-and-ethnicity, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-economy

When Picking Judges, Democrats Need to Stop Ignoring Economics

President Biden needs to nominate jurists who share his commitment to revitalizing antitrust enforcement. So far, he has not.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #federal-courts-us, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #united-states-economy

How My Father, Ronald Reagan, Grappled With Abortion

Even as his beliefs on abortion shaped global policy, he was never entirely at peace with the issue.

#abortion, #california, #law-and-legislation, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us, #united-states

Republicans Are Officially the ‘Stop the Steal’ Party Now

The primaries are exposing the rage at the core of the G.O.P.

#barnette-kathy-1971, #budd-ted-1971, #cawthorn-madison, #fetterman-john-1969, #internal-sub-only-nl, #lamb-conor-j-1984, #mastriano-doug, #mccormick-david-h-1965, #mccrory-pat, #oz-mehmet-c, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j

Robert C. McFarlane, Top Reagan Aide in Iran-Contra Affair, Dies at 84

As national security adviser, he pleaded guilty in an illegal scheme to aid Nicaraguan rebels in the 1980s. Guilt-ridden, he attempted suicide.

#deaths-obituaries, #iran, #iran-contra-affair, #mcfarlane-robert-c, #nicaragua, #north-oliver-l, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #washington-dc

Donald Trump Didn’t Hijack the G.O.P. He Understood It.

Matthew Continetti traces the hidden populist history of the American right.

#buckley-william-f-jr, #conservatism-us-politics, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Right Likes Book Bans. That Fuels the Left’s Cancel Culture.

Recreational puritanism begets itself.

#blume-judy, #bridges-ruby, #cancel-culture, #critical-race-theory, #forever-book, #internal-sub-only-nl, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #roots-tv-program, #sex, #slavery-historical

Oh, Brother: The Not-Quite-Tell-All Books by Presidential Sisters

Valerie Biden Owens is one of a handful of presidential sisters who have taken the opportunity to dish on their brothers.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #book-trade-and-publishing, #books-and-literature, #grain, #internal-sub-only-nl, #iowa, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #roosevelt-theodore, #united-states-politics-and-government

Ronald Reagan’s New Economic Order, and What It Meant for America

Gary Gerstle’s “The Rise and Fall of the Neoliberal Order” traces the political shifts that have characterized modern American history.

#books-and-literature, #clinton-bill, #gerstle-gary-1954, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #republican-party, #the-rise-and-fall-of-the-neoliberal-order-america-and-the-world-in-the-free-market-era-book, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

How Europe Got Hooked on Russian Gas Despite Reagan’s Warnings

A Soviet-era pipeline, opposed by the president but supported by the oil and gas industry, set up the dependency that today helps fund the Russian assault on Ukraine.

#american-petroleum-institute, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #bp-plc, #corker-robert-phillips-jr, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #gazprom, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #international-trade-and-world-market, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #pipelines, #putin-vladimir-v, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #rosneft, #royal-dutch-shell-plc, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #tillerson-rex-w, #united-states-chamber-of-commerce

Don’t Say Gay Isn’t a New Form of Bigotry

In the 1970s the Republican Party tried to muzzle gay identity 

#desantis-ron, #florida, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #reagan-ronald-wilson

Lauro Cavazos, First Hispanic Cabinet Member, Dies at 95

A sixth-generation Mexican American, he served briefly as secretary of education under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.

#bush-george, #cavazos-lauro-1927-2022, #colleges-and-universities, #deaths-obituaries, #education, #hispanic-americans, #minorities, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #united-states-politics-and-government

Mr. Biden, Your Good Economy Won’t Sell Itself

If he emphasizes the positive, reality will be on his side.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #inflation-economics, #labor-and-jobs, #polls-and-public-opinion, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries

Biden Is Right to Nominate a Black Woman to the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court must be an representative institution in touch with all of American life.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #arizona, #barrett-amy-coney, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #bork-robert-h, #brennan-william-j, #conservatism-us-politics, #cruz-ted, #discrimination, #eisenhower-dwight-david, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #law-schools, #legal-profession, #oconnor-sandra-day, #race-and-ethnicity, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #republican-party, #roman-catholic-church, #senate, #supreme-court-us, #texas, #women-and-girls

Who Believes in Democracy?

To overcome the dark side of right-wing populism, American liberalism needs to first democratize itself.

#colleges-and-universities, #conservatism-us-politics, #democratic-party, #elections, #liberalism-us-politics, #presidential-election-of-2020, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #republican-party, #tammany-hall, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voting-and-voters

Biden Is Not the First President to Promise a Court Nominee From a Demographic Group

President Biden’s pledge to nominate a Black woman to the Supreme Court has drawn conservatives’ criticism. But they may just have a short memory.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #carlson-tucker, #oconnor-sandra-day, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #supreme-court-us, #turley-jonathan, #united-states-politics-and-government

Joan Didion, Conservative

Why I am drawn to Didion’s earlier work and its ambiguities.

#als-hilton, #bacharach-jacob-b-1981, #books-and-literature, #bush-george-w, #california, #cancel-culture, #chappelle-dave, #conservatism-us-politics, #didion-joan, #mailer-norman, #naipaul-v-s, #new-york-review-of-books, #orange-county-calif, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #republican-party, #rowling-j-k, #sacramento-calif, #substack-inc, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights, #writing-and-writers

2021’s Overlooked Economic Recovery

A closer look at a recovery for the record books.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #economics-theory-and-philosophy, #inflation-economics, #internal-sub-only-nl, #international-trade-and-world-market, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #supply-chain, #unemployment, #united-states-economy

Do We Have the Supreme Court We Deserve?

It has become a willing participant in a war for the soul of the country.

#abortion, #alito-samuel-a-jr, #arizona, #barrett-amy-coney, #breyer-stephen-g, #conservatism-us-politics, #gorsuch-neil-m, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #kennedy-anthony-m, #maine, #mississippi, #oconnor-sandra-day, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #republican-party, #roberts-john-g-jr, #senate, #souter-david-h, #stevens-john-paul, #supreme-court-us, #texas, #thomas-clarence, #trump-donald-j, #voting-rights-act-1965

How the 2020s Economy Could Resemble the 1980s

It depends on whether Jerome Powell at the Fed can pull a reverse Paul Volcker.

#federal-reserve-system, #inflation-economics, #powell-jerome-h, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #united-states-economy, #volcker-paul-a

Senate Confirms Biden’s 40th Judge, Tying a Reagan-Era Record

President Biden saw more of his judicial nominees confirmed in his first year than any president since Ronald Reagan. The Senate confirmed 18 federal judges in Donald Trump’s first year.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #democratic-party, #federal-courts-us, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #schumer-charles-e, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government

What the New Right Sees

Why an alienated movement sees American life more clearly than its rivals.

#conservatism-us-politics, #national-conservatism-conference, #politics-and-government, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #sanders-bernard, #trump-donald-j

Kim Abeles Turns the Climate Crisis Into Eco-art

She doesn’t just make art about pollution, she makes art out of it. Now her “Smog Collectors” series is on view at California State University, Fullerton.

#air-pollution, #california-state-university-fullerton, #carter-jimmy, #culver-city-calif, #environment, #putin-vladimir-v, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #sculpture

Why Joe Biden Needs More Than Accomplishments to Be a Success

A theory of political time explains how he has become a prisoner of great expectations.

#adams-john-1735-1826, #carter-jimmy, #conservatism-us-politics, #democratic-party, #federal-state-relations-us, #filibusters-and-debate-curbs, #income-inequality, #jackson-andrew, #manchin-joe-iii, #new-deal-1930s, #organized-labor, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidents-and-presidency-us, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #republican-party, #senate, #sinema-kyrsten, #skowronek-stephen, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements

The Ronald Reagan Guide to Joe Biden’s Political Future

It is hard to act as an ambitious president without incurring a penalty, even if your policies are popular.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #polls-and-public-opinion, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

On Abortion and Covid-19, a Court Goes Rogue

The Supreme Court has empowered a lower court that is out of control.

#abortion, #appeals-courts-us, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #constitution-us, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #decisions-and-verdicts, #duncan-kyle-1972, #engelhardt-kurt-damian, #jones-edith-hollan, #louisiana, #mississippi, #occupational-safety-and-health-administration, #pitman-robert-lee, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #roberts-john-g-jr, #sotomayor-sonia, #states-us, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #texas, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-environment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

How Republicans Can Replay the Reagan Era

How 2021’s echoes of the 1970s are making politics easy for Republicans.

#abortion, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #clinton-bill, #cold-war-era, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-party, #inflation-economics, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #nineteen-hundred-seventies, #oxford-conn, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #republican-party, #taiwan, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

Reagan’s Long Shadow

Social welfare has been a boogeyman of the right and left since Reagan.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #manchin-joe-iii, #poverty, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #welfare-us

American Optimism, R.I.P.

Maybe it was always a myth. It’s at least a distant memory.

#clinton-bill, #internal-sub-only-nl, #obama-barack, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidents-and-presidency-us, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Colin Powell Was My Thurgood Marshall

He was Black and Republican, a soldier and a diplomat — and his life holds a particular message for a nation whose democracy is increasingly in peril.

#black-people, #buchanan-patrick-j, #cheney-dick, #defense-and-military-forces, #gingrich-newt, #iraq, #joint-chiefs-of-staff, #obama-barack, #powell-colin-l, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #republican-party, #rumsfeld-donald-h, #state-department, #united-states, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #vietnam-war

Joe Manchin Should Stop Talking About ‘Entitlement’

And the left should start. 

#american-families-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #bryan-william-jennings, #capitalism-theory-and-philosophy, #community-colleges, #democratic-party, #manchin-joe-iii, #new-deal-1930s, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #sanders-bernard, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Supreme Court Has Gone Off the Rails

Justices who once derided judicial “meddling” are now meddlers themselves.

#barrett-amy-coney, #breyer-stephen-g, #constitution-us, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #gorsuch-neil-m, #gun-control, #kagan-elena, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #law-and-legislation, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #roberts-john-g-jr, #scalia-antonin, #supreme-court-us, #voting-rights-act-1965

John Hinckley Jr. to Be Unconditionally Released in June

Mr. Hinckley, 66, who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan in 1981, will be “untethered to the court” next year after a judge’s ruling on Monday, his lawyer said.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #barry-levine, #decisions-and-verdicts, #hinckley-john-w-jr, #mental-health-and-disorders, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #united-states-politics-and-government

Why Are Democratic Centrists Spouting Right-Wing Propaganda?

A lot of what they think they know just isn’t so.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #denmark, #income-inequality, #infrastructure-public-works, #labor-and-jobs, #national-debt-us, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #republican-party, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

What Sandra Day O’Connor Stood For on the Supreme Court

Forty years after her appointment as the court’s first female justice, it’s worth reflecting on the path she took.

#abortion, #admissions-standards, #affirmative-action, #alito-samuel-a-jr, #american-civil-liberties-union, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #arizona, #breyer-stephen-g, #constitution-us, #discrimination, #federal-state-relations-us, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #marshall-thurgood, #mccain-john, #oconnor-sandra-day, #obama-barack, #phoenix-ariz, #planned-parenthood-federation-of-america, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #rehnquist-william-h, #religion-state-relations, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #texas, #united-states-politics-and-government

Review: ‘Fiasco,’ a Look at How America Got to Where It Is

An absorbing account of the Iran-contra scandal avoids lecturing, but the lessons are unavoidable.

#documentary-films-and-programs, #epix, #fiasco-radio-program, #fiasco-tv-program, #iran-contra-affair, #neyfakh-leon, #north-oliver-l, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #slow-burn-radio-program, #television, #united-states-politics-and-government

Scott Walker’s Wisconsin Paved the Way for Donald Trump’s America

If Democrats want to create an enduring coalition to prevent the unraveling of democracy, they must return to their labor roots.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #collective-bargaining, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wisconsin

It’s Morning in Joe Biden’s America

And the president deserves a lot of the credit.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #inflation-economics, #labor-and-jobs, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

Maybe Trump Wasn’t the Worst President Ever?

He hasn’t dislodged James Buchanan from the bottom ranking, but history is unlikely to be kind to him.

#buchanan-james, #eisenhower-dwight-david, #presidents-and-presidency-us, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

Biden and Putin Are Meeting. Here’s How to Make Progress.

They must manage a relationship that has gone sour so things don’t get worse, and figure out how to cooperate where they need to.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #bush-george-w, #clinton-bill, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #geneva-switzerland, #gorbachev-mikhail-s, #navalny-aleksei-a, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #united-states-international-relations

Raymond Donovan, 90, Dies; Labor Secretary Quit Under a Cloud

He faced fraud charges when he left the Reagan administration, but a jury acquitted him, leaving him to ask, “Which office do I go to to get my reputation back?”

#building-construction, #deaths-obituaries, #donovan-raymond-j, #frauds-and-swindling, #labor-department-us, #new-jersey, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #schiavone-construction-co, #united-states-politics-and-government

On Pride and the Song of the Cicadas

The cycles of queer progress.

#bush-george-w, #cicadas-insects, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #republican-party, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #transgender-and-transsexuals

Joe Biden, the Reverse Ronald Reagan

Four decades later, another elder statesman seeks to transform Americans’ ideas about the size of government.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #united-states-politics-and-government

Fear of Contagion Won’t Depress Our Sex Lives Forever

As we creep back toward normal, what should we do about the rise of sexually transmitted infections?

#abstinence-sexual, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #disease-rates, #education-k-12, #moral-majority, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #sex, #sex-education, #sexually-transmitted-diseases

Their Lawsuit Prevented 400,000 Deportations. Now It’s Biden’s Call.

Trump tried to end a 30-year program that shielded migrants, many fleeing conditions that U.S. foreign policy helped foster. What does America owe them?

#asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #bush-george-w, #carter-jimmy, #el-salvador, #immigration-and-emigration, #politics-and-government, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #united-states-international-relations

On a Storied Stretch of Fifth Avenue, a Symbol of Irish America Reels

The American Irish Historical Society’s mansion on Central Park has long symbolized the ascent of immigrants in the United States. It’s now on sale for $52 million, but many are citing mismanagement and asking the attorney general to intervene.

#american-irish-historical-society, #books-and-literature, #cahill-kevin-m, #carey-hugh-l, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #fifth-avenue-manhattan-ny, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #irish-repertory-theater, #irish-americans, #john-paul-ii, #joyce-james, #korelitz-jean-hanff, #moynihan-daniel-patrick, #muldoon-paul, #museums, #new-york-city, #oreilly-ciaran, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #ross-wilbur-l-jr, #st-patricks-day, #theater, #upper-east-side-manhattan-ny

Rush Limbaugh and the Petrification of Conservatism

An extraordinary career for the man, a long defeat for his ideology.

#ailes-roger-e, #fox-news-channel, #limbaugh-rush, #nineteen-hundred-nineties, #radio, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #trump-donald-j

Letter to a Young Republican

How should you spend your life?

#cotton-tom, #eisenhower-dwight-david, #palin-sarah, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #republican-party, #romney-mitt, #roosevelt-theodore, #sasse-benjamin-e, #united-states-politics-and-government