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30 Years Ago Today, Reagan Gave His “Berlin Wall” Speech at the Brandenburg Gate

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 12, 2017 at 7:00pm 6/12/2017 at 7:00pm
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30 years ago today, President Reagan stood before the Brandenburg Gate in western Germany and demanded Mikhail Gorbechav “tear down this wall.”

Two years later, the wall was gone, and families separated by the wall were reunited.

Known now as the “Berlin Wall” speech, Reagan’s address is one of the most iconic...

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25 Years Ago – The last day of the Soviet Union (December 25, 1991)

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 25, 2016 at 8:45pm 12/25/2016 at 8:45pm
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On December 25, 1991, Mikhail Gorbachov resigned as President of the Soviet Union.

The red flag was lowered at the Kremlin, and the next day, the Soviet Union ceased to exist.

The BBC reported:

Mikhail Gorbachev, leader of the Soviet Union for almost seven years and executive president for nearly two, has stepped down...

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The 1980s are calling, they want Nate Silver’s Nuclear Holocaust Map back

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 24, 2016 at 5:30pm 12/24/2016 at 5:30pm

I heard Rush talking about this the other day.

Trump allegedly is the End of the World, because of this tweet and his phone-in with Mika Brzezinski (which Mark covered, ‘Let It Be an Arms Race: We Will Outlast, Outmatch them All’):

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Celebrating Our Veterans: Ronald Reagan’s 1985 Veterans Day Address

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 11, 2016 at 8:30am 11/11/2016 at 8:30am

Every year I share this speech from President Reagan. I struggle to find another one available that honors those who’ve served our great nation any better.

In 1985, President Reagan gave his Veteran’s Day Address at Arlington National Cemetery. With the Cold War a fresh threat, Reagan emphasized the importance of peace...

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Reagan’s would-be assassin John Hinckley, Jr. released from mental hospital

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 5:00pm 9/10/2016 at 5:00pm

Back in July, U.S. District Judge Paul L. Friedman decided to release John Hinckley, Jr., the man who attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan, since he “no longer poses a danger to himself or others.”

Officials at St. Elizabeths Hospital in DC let Hinckley go this morning to live with his mother...

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Judge Releases Reagan Shooter John Hinckley, Jr.

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 10:30am 7/27/2016 at 10:30am

A judge has released John Hinckley, Jr., the man who attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan in an effort to impress actress Jodie Foster. He must live with his mother in Williamsburg, VA.

U.S. District Judge Paul L. Friedman

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Ronald Reagan’s Independence Day Radio Address to the Nation (1983)

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 4, 2016 at 7:00am 7/4/2016 at 7:00am
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Happy Independence Day to all our readers.

It’s one of those days when we all should remember and celebrate our own “Brexit”.

Enjoy this video President Ronald Reagan’s 1983 Independence Day address to the nation.

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From the Vault: Ronald Reagan’s Memorial Day Speech May 26, 1986

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 30, 2016 at 1:00pm 5/30/2016 at 1:00pm

Few in my lifetime have expressed with as much sincere, heartfelt truth the sacrifice made by our brave men and women as President Reagan.

His remarks from Memorial Day on May 26th, 1986 are always worth remembering:

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Will Ferrell Withdraws from Reagan Alzheimer’s “Comedy”

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 12:30pm 4/30/2016 at 12:30pm

Thursday, we blogged about actor Will Ferrell’s reported plans to play Ronald Reagan in a “comedy” about Reagan’s Alzheimer’s plight.

Despite movie media reporting to the contrary, Reagan wasn’t diagnosed with Alzheimer’s until after he left the White House.

President Reagan’s daughter and son both spoke about against plans to make film. Patti...

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UPDATED: Ronald Reagan’s Daughter Responds to Plans to Portray Him in Alzheimer’s “Comedy”

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 5:40pm 4/28/2016 at 5:40pm

Will Ferrell is slated to play President Ronald Reagan in an upcoming “comedy.”

According to The Wrap:

Set at the start of the ex-president’s second term when he was suffering from Alzheimer’s, “Reagan” follows the commander-in-chief as he succumbs to dementia and is convinced by an ambitious intern that he’s actually an...

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Anatomy of how a phony Trump media talking point was born

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 5:20pm 4/23/2016 at 5:20pm
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Donald Trump has a “favorability” problem. Poll after poll shows Trump doing poorly against Hillary Clinton head-to-head, perhaps reflecting Trump’s historically low levels of favorability (and high levels of unfavorability) for a leading major party candidate.

In response, a meme was created and spread far and wide earlier this month that Trump’s favorability is no...

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Flashback 1983: President Reagan’s Address on Observance of Easter and Passover

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 25, 2016 at 5:30pm 3/25/2016 at 5:30pm

In 1983, President Reagan recorded a radio address to the country on the observance of Easter and Passover.

“This is a time of hope and peace, when our spirits are filled and lifted. It’s a time when we give thanks for our blessings-chief among them, freedom, peace, and the promise of...

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Nancy Reagan has died

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 12:16pm 3/6/2016 at 12:16pm

Just breaking, more to follow.

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George Mason Students Struggle to Identify Vice President

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 19, 2016 at 5:45pm 2/19/2016 at 5:45pm

Non-partisan organization, PoliTech, a student organization from Texas Tech University in Lubbock ventured out to George Mason University with a very basic man on the street test: Can students identify three public figures?

To their credit, PoliTech appears to sample student from various majors, including an international politics major who had no...

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Michael Reagan to Trump: You’re No Reagan Republican

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 6:00pm 1/31/2016 at 6:00pm

Many conservatives opine that what we need after Obama’s disastrous presidency is the same cure we had after Jimmy Carter’s disastrous presidency: a Ronald Reagan.

This desire isn’t lost on the Republican candidates for president.  Many are comparing themselves to President Reagan in the hopes of stoking, even fulfilling, that hope.  One...

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From the Vault: Ronald Reagan’s 1985 Veteran’s Day Address

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 1:15pm 11/11/2015 at 1:15pm

Sifting through the expansive collection of Veteran’s Day speeches and memorials, I struggle to find one that tops President Reagan’s words from November 11, 1985.

In 1985, President Reagan gave his Veteran’s Day Address at Arlington National Cemetery. With the Cold War a fresh threat, Reagan emphasized the importance of peace...

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November 7, 1984: Ronald Reagan Wins Reelection in Landslide

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 2:30pm 11/7/2015 at 2:30pm

On this day in 1984, President Ronald Reagan won 49 of 50 states and 525 of 538 electoral votes, winning reelection in an historic landslide.  His Democrat challenger Walter Mondale carried Minnesota, Mondale’s home state, and Washington DC for a total of 13 electoral votes.

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