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US Politics & Gov't

10 Big Fat Lies and the Liars Who Told Them
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, Obama, healthcare, GW Bush, WMDs, Cheney, RJ Reynolds, cigarette health hazards, Reagan, Iran-Contra, El Salvador, Nixon, watergate, Chile, Johnson, Vietnam war, Sen J McCarthy, communism, cover-up, crime, ethics, lies, politics, propaganda )

Lynn
- 19 days ago - alternet.org
...935 Lies: The Future of Truth and the Decline of America's Moral Integrity, that looks at the history of government officials and media pundits speaking and repeating (and repeating and repeating) untruths to shape public opinion and policy.
12 of the Most Inhumane American Presidents
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, politics, presidential qualities, healthcare, economy, ethics, social security, Lincoln, Nixon, Reagan, Clinton, GW Bush, Carter, Grant, Obama, FD Roosevelt )

Lynn
- 19 days ago - alternet.org
For all the gravity with which the presidency is written about, assessments of presidents are often at least partly based on fluff more suitable for Hollywood than Washington.
House Republican Claims Reagan Would Never Do Exactly What He Did on Chemical Weapons
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: republicans, Reagan, Obama, dishonesty, genocide, Syria, Iraq, lies, government, ethics, politics, propaganda )

Carrie
- 322 days ago - rawstory.com
In a Thursday appearance on Fox News, U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) invoked a familiar Republican trope by saying that the United States would never be in the situation it finds itself in regarding Syria if Ronald Reagan was the current U.S. ...
Drug War Nightmare: How We Created a Massive Racial Caste System in America
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: drug war, Nixon, Reagan, crime, prison, ethics, politics, constitution )

Nancy
- 845 days ago - alternet.org
What gets rewarded in this war is sheer numbers of drug arrests. To make matters worse, federal drug forfeiture laws allow state and local law enforcement agencies to keep for their own use 80% of the cash, cars, and homes seized from drug suspects...
The "Landmark" Tax Reform That Fizzled, A Look at How This Began...
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, americans, congress, corruption, cover-up, dishonesty, freedoms, government, Govtfearmongering, lies, media, politics, propaganda, Reagan, republicans )

Kit
- 1003 days ago - ourfuture.org
Twenty-five years ago, on October 22, 1986, legions of Washington wonks and lawmakers thought they had accomplished just that. Media heavyweights agreed, and so did President Ronald Reagan. He signed into law that day legislation that pundits -->
10 Things Conservatives Don't Want You to Know About Reagan
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: republicans, usa, media, myth, Reagan, propaganda, politics, ethics, government, americans, lies, news )

Cal
- 1263 days ago - alternet.org
The image of Reagan as a conservative superhero is myth, created to unite the various factions of the right behind a common leader.
Paul Krugman - The Politics of Spite
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: republicans, conservatives, radicals, Reagan, americans, politics, government, corruption, abuse, lies, dishonesty, economy, freedoms, healthcare, obama, Medicare, insurance, rights, safety, society, culture )

Tom
- 1752 days ago - nytimes.com
Conservative glee at America's rebuff by the Olympic Committee show that the guiding principle of Republicans is spite pure and simple. If they think something might be good for the president, they're against it -- whether or not it's good for America.
ON THIS DAY - 1981: President Reagan Is Shot
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: on this day, usa, ronald reagan, reagan, president, shooting, injury, gunman, washington, John Hinckley )

Chrissy
- 1942 days ago - news.bbc.co.uk
President Ronald Reagan has been shot and wounded after a lone gunman opened fire in Washington. He is currently undergoing emergency surgery at George Washington University Hospital but there are unconfirmed reports he walked in unaided.
Reagan: The Great American Socialist
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, government, republicans, democrats, GOP, media, obama, rich, poor, middle class, reagan, tax cuts, socialism, income tax, jobs, budget, economy, health care, green energy, education )

Tom
- 1951 days ago - truthout.org
Socialism has been in the news for months. Some GOP stalwarts charged President Obama with preaching the heresy. John Boehner, the House minority leader, said Obama's stimulus package was, "one big down payment on a new American socialist experiment."
Today's Republicans Might Not Elect Reagan
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: republicans, reagan, politics, elections, americans, usa, government, neocons, ethics, freedoms )

Lisa
- 2426 days ago - mcclatchydc.com
They want to put his face on Mount Rushmore, but Republicans today are demanding such ideological purity that they might not even nominate Ronald Reagan for president if he were to run now.
   

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