Reagan on Lincoln

  Today is the anniversary of the Gettysburg Address.  In 1987, President Reagan said: This is Lincoln’s greatest lesson, this lesson in liberty. He understood that the idea of human liberty is bound up in the very nature of our nation. He understood that...

Reagan on the Men in the Kremlin

On January 29, 1981, President Reagan described the leaders of the USSR.  His words still apply to Putin and company: Now, as long as they do that and as long as they, at the same time, have openly and publicly declared that the only morality they recognize is what...

Victims of Communism

Justin Wm. Moyer at WP: Channy Laux, 60, is the granddaughter of a refugee from communist China who fled to Cambodia. She was 13 when the communist Khmer Rouge, which would eventually kill almost 2 million people, took over Cambodia in 1975. Her father and brother...

Reagan at Westminster

Forty years ago today, President Reagan spoke to the British Parliament: No, democracy is not a fragile flower. Still it needs cultivating. If the rest of this century is to witness the gradual growth of freedom and democratic ideals, we must take actions to assist...

President Reagan’s Challenger Speech

On this date in 1986, the Challenger disaster took place.  President Reagan addressed the nation: Ladies and gentlemen, I’d planned to speak to you tonight to report on the state of the Union, but the events of earlier today have led me to change those plans....