The West was euphoric with his dramatic steps to end the Cold War. But at home, his openness unleashed building pressures he couldn’t contain with half-measures toward freedom.
Craig Shirley predicted Republican candidates would refuse to attend debates at the presidential library and that donations to it would dwindle.
“Make no mistake: canceling this concert will not deter future assassins,” the Market Hotel complained.
My father, Ronald Reagan, and several others, had the undefinable X factor of born leaders. America needs someone with that magic again.
From climate change to nukes, the world is showing no signs of the cooperation we need to survive.
Ronald Reagan himself seemed to hope so, and the last quarter century could have been very different if Powell had run in 1996.
As Reagan and Clinton found out, Americans simply don’t vote on the basis of foreign policy when there’s not an ongoing war.