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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. A Conversation with Former Secretary of State George Shultz

 

In this wide ranging interview, Secretary Shultz talks about his time in the Reagan White House, from negotiations with Andrey Gromyko to the meetings between Reagan and Gorbachev in Reykjavik. It’s a fascinating recount of the Reagan years through Shultz’s eyes, ending with what he believes are important characteristics for any future president and leader to have.

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The Silence Reagan at Reykjavík, for Independence Day¹ More

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Help me please, podcast listeners. The main podcast intro features a lovely series of quotes, but I want to know whose they are! Here’s the usual quotes, along with my guesses as to the speaker. More

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I suppose if someone wanted to capitalize on the controversy over Shilling Reagan – How a New York Windbag Is California Dreamin’ then the best way would be to create an online petition conservatives could sign uniting around the verdict that Mr. O’Reilly had a Big Hack Attack and should march around Times Square with […]

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12 days & counting to our Ricochet Reagan Library Meetup on Saturday, October 3rd. This video hosted by Gary Sinise gives a small taste of what we will experience together. More

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After tonight’s Ronald Reagan Presidential Library debate hooplah dies down, join your Ricochet friends (and meet a few new ones) while touring this remarkable conservative bucket-list destination on Saturday Oct. 3rd. Please see the original post or RicochetMeetup.com for more details, or IM me directly.  More

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When does National Airport become Obama National Airport? and will Metro put up a fuss about the name one its signs like it did before?   More

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Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. The Day That Reagan Died

 

90265714_1It was June 5th, 2004. I had been in the Republic of Georgia for less than a month when I heard that Reagan had died. Reagan had meant a lot to me over the years, and I’d followed his political career since I was eight years old. Growing up with the Reagan administration made the 40th president my childhood hero.

What I did not expect was how the Georgian people would react. As I was walking in the bazaar of a small provincial town, a man saw me, quickly crossed the dusty street, took my hand and said, “I am so sorry. Your great man died today. I am so sorry.”

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Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. Remembering Challenger

 

Twenty-nine years ago today I was wrapping up a class at the Navy’s Nuclear Power School in Orlando, Fla. Just before our lunch break, a Chief Petty Officer slipped in the back of the room and quietly said, “the Shuttle just exploded.”

About half of us laughed, because the thought of an space shuttle accident seemed ridiculous. Rocket and shuttle flights seemed routine to kids like us who had grown up after NASA’s early trial-and-error phase. A couple weeks earlier, a group of us traveled to Cape Canaveral to watch a routine Columbia launch in person.

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When he ran for president in 1984, Reagan took great care to talk about the big issues of the day that mattered to both Easterners and the traditional Republican base in the Midwest: the war on the Korean peninsula, standing firm by the Taft-Hartley Act, fighting communism and corruption. And thanks to his firm stances, […]

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At NRO, Rich Lowry and Ramesh Ponnuru make an argument that the Tea Party and establishment Republicans aren’t tearing the party apart; they are hammering out a relationship that promotes candidates who are attractive to average voters. Instead of trying to identify a single, pure Reaganeque candidate, maybe we should be looking at the movement […]

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President Reagan had a strong vision of what he wanted America to be and he had the political smarts to know how to make that vision a reality. People like Bob Dole and George H. W. Bush had the political smarts but not the vision. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul are strong on vision but haven’t been around […]

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