A visit to the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum and a look back

By John Ruberry Little Marathon Pundit and I were on vacation earlier this month and our travels brought us to Wisconsin and Michigan. On our final day of that trip we visited the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids, just six days prior to the 105th anniversary of the birth of the 38th … Continue reading A visit to the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum and a look back

Cultivating the Roseanne vote

By John Ruberry Last week after two decades in rerun stasis the sitcom Roseanne returned to ABC with massive ratings, even higher than its final episode of its first run in 1997. Formerly a liberal, the show's star, Roseanne Barr, declared that she was a supporter of Donald Trump two years ago. While Trump isn't … Continue reading Cultivating the Roseanne vote

Trump Year 1: Yes he’s a conservative

By John Ruberry Now that we have entered the first full day of President Donald Trump's second year in office it's a good time to ask this question. Is Trump a conservative? "Yes," is my firm answer. Fascinatingly, Trump doesn't talk about conservatism much, nor did he as a candidate. Contrast the president with the … Continue reading Trump Year 1: Yes he’s a conservative

The only right answer is to end the Department of Education

Here's a pop quiz for all you students at every level. It doesn't matter whether you're in school today or if you're simply a student of life (as we all should be until we die). Since Jimmy Carter brought us the Department of Education, what has been the positive impact it's had on our students, … Continue reading The only right answer is to end the Department of Education

Embracing Reagan’s notion of small-government Federalism

President Ronald Reagan was an enigma. His goals and the results he produced were often achieved by contradicting the accepted paradigms. He was known for strength and military prowess, yet America participated in fewer battles under him than any President in modern history. He helped individuals and small businesses at the bottom rung by letting … Continue reading Embracing Reagan’s notion of small-government Federalism

The Trump Reagan Parallel that everyone is missing

You better sign those, they're the ones paying your salary. Jimmy Stewart to Raquel Welch One of the things that has driven foes of Donald Trump, particularly conservative ones, crazy has been his willingness to compare himself to Ronald Reagan. Despite this anger a comparison between the two is quite apt and the reason is … Continue reading The Trump Reagan Parallel that everyone is missing

Get ready for America’s sestercentennial in 2026

By John Ruberry Tomorrow, July 4, 2016, will be the 240th anniversary of America's independence. Which means in ten years the United States will be 250 years old, one-quarter of a millennium. I'm old enough to remember America's bicentennial, and while there was some feeling of bicentennial overkill--CBS TV's daily Bicentennial Minutes aired for over two … Continue reading Get ready for America’s sestercentennial in 2026

Rest in peace, Nancy Reagan

By John Ruberry Nancy Reagan died this morning at her home in Los Angeles. The former First Lady, who had been ailing in recent years, was 94. Ronald Reagan in the last year of his presidency said this about his wife: What do you say about someone who gives your life meaning? What do you … Continue reading Rest in peace, Nancy Reagan

Ted Cruz and Remembering Reagan

Mika Brzezinski: OK, I got just one thing to say – it’s just my instinct in a couple of meetings with him: I wouldn’t underestimate him. … I wouldn’t underestimate him. I think this guy is really, really smart. I don’t agree with a thing he says. Donny Deutsch: And you think he has a … Continue reading Ted Cruz and Remembering Reagan

Ronald Reagan’s glorious autumn of 2014

By John Ruberry Ten years after his passing, the legacy of Ronald Reagan still resonates. The Gipper has had a phenomenal autumn. Eight days before Election Day, the 50th anniversary of Reagan's A Time for Choosing address arrived and it reacquainted Americans with the 40th president's core values--and for younger voters it exposed the fallacies … Continue reading Ronald Reagan’s glorious autumn of 2014

Europe is right and Obama is wrong: Top-down government belongs in the past

By John Ruberry "This is the issue of this election: Whether we believe in our capacity for self-government or whether we abandon the American revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far-distant capitol can plan our lives for us better than we can plan them ourselves." Ronald Reagan, A Time for Choosing, 1964. … Continue reading Europe is right and Obama is wrong: Top-down government belongs in the past

What Would Reagan Do?

By Pat Austin I'm missing Ronald Reagan today. It seems inconceivable to me that we have fallen to such low regard in the world, with our weak, inept leaders, that Russia is once again spitting in our face and laughing behind our back.  It could not be more clear that Vladimir Putin thinks that President … Continue reading What Would Reagan Do?

Remembering Margaret Thatcher

Many years ago when I was a college sophomore at Brigham Young University, I had the privilege to hear Margaret Thatcher speak on campus.  I will never forget that day.  Having heard that BYU would be awarding an honorary degree on Thatcher, I knew that I had to attend. Thatcher was someone whose name I grew up with.  Born … Continue reading Remembering Margaret Thatcher

America IS a Conservative Nation

Happy Saturday!  I along with Rebecca who wrote earlier today am thrilled to be guest-blogging here on a regular basis! In her post, Rebecca described some of the background of our blog and how we met DaTechGuy. We are grateful that he graciously invited us to join his blog, and also enjoyed our time on Da Radio Show today! For this … Continue reading America IS a Conservative Nation

Ted Cruz’s “Evil Empire” moment

Brady: Does Right have no meaning to you, sir? Drummond: Realizing that I may prejudice the case of my client, I must tell you that “Right” has no meaning to me whatsoever! But Truth has meaning—as a direction. Inherit the Wind 1960 I was all set to write another papist piece this morning when I … Continue reading Ted Cruz’s “Evil Empire” moment

Subscriber Tease: Reagan Israel Gaza & Truth

Today's subscriber video talks about Israel Gaza and truth with a side order of Ronald Reagan as the intro: Amazing the power of saying the truth. The full commentary available only with the password is here, to view it simply hit DaTipJar and I'll send you the code as soon as I see the confirmation … Continue reading Subscriber Tease: Reagan Israel Gaza & Truth

Doesn’t anybody remember history?

It's one thing to not know ancient history or even history of the centuries ago. But it is another to not remember the history of just a few decades ago: There is much debate over President Reagan because we all think of him differently. And over time, history sweetens our memories. But no matter what … Continue reading Doesn’t anybody remember history?

The president who stood by our side

At the time Ronald Reagan was elected I was a democrat who was a hawk on defense. My greatest influence was a professor Ed Thomas. He had a great love of history and of original documents. He used to say about Ronald Reagan. "I'm afraid of Ronald Reagan". He seemed to think that Reagan would … Continue reading The president who stood by our side

I guess we know what books Sarah Palin reads

via Sissy Willis: There's a whole army of patriotic Davids out there across this great country ready to stand up and to speak out in defense of liberty, and these Davids aren't afraid to tell Goliath "don't tread on me." That's just one line (Sissy has more here) but consider. That is the second time … Continue reading I guess we know what books Sarah Palin reads