Video of President Reagan delivering his June 6, 1984 D-Day Speech.

I published the text of the speech here. What follow is the video of President Reagan delivering it. … [Read more...]

Ronald Reagan on the 40th Anniversary of D-Day

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One of the greatest presidential speeches: June 6, 1984 POINTE DU HOC We're here to mark that day in history when the Allied peoples joined in battle to reclaim this continent to liberty. For four long years, much of Europe had been under a terrible shadow. Free nations had fallen, Jews cried out in the camps -- millions cried out for liberation. Europe was enslaved, and the world prayed for its rescue. Here in Normandy the rescue began. Here the Allies stood and fought against tyranny … [Read more...]

What Reagan Can Teach Romney and Santorum

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That's the title of my latest piece over at The Catholic Thing. Here's how it begins: American Conservative politicians are at a rhetorical disadvantage running for national office, not only because the national media are largely liberal. Our cultural vocabulary is infused with liberal assumptions. For this reason, many of us who largely agree with social and economic conservatism cringe when we listen to conservative politicians either struggling to convey a conservative answer without giving … [Read more...]

Ronald Reagan’s 100th Birthday, and my modest connection to the Reagan legacy

Today is the 100th birthday of our 40th President, Ronald Wilson Reagan. Most people are unaware that in 1983 during his first term President Reagan published an article in the Human Life Review, "Abortion and the Conscience of the Nation." It was eventually published as a small book a year later with afterwards by Surgeon General C. Everett Koop and Malcolm Muggeridge. To commemorate the  20th anniversary of the article and subsequent book, in 2004 Human Life Review published a special issue … [Read more...]


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