Holes in the Connally Conspiracy Theory

Democratic lobbyist Ben Barnes claims that John Connally urged Iran not to release American hostages until after the 1980 election. At War on the Rocks, William Inboden and  Joseph Ledford identify six holes in this conspiracy theory. At least five Arab governments...

Forty Years Ago Today: The Evil Empire Speech

On March 8, 1983, President Reagan spoke to the National Association of Evangelicals in Orlando, He expressed his views on the Soviet Union, famously calling it an “evil empire.” He defended the Judeo-Christian traditions against the Soviet Union’s...

Reagan: Country First

Joe Concha at MSN: “[Reagan] had a strong set of core values and operated off of those,” GOP strategist and longtime Reagan ally Stuart Spencer told National Public Radio in 2011. “But when push came to shove, he did various things he didn’t like doing, because he...

Carter and Reagan

In observance of Presidents’ Day and in light of the sad news about former President Carter, it is appropriate to reflect on President Reagan’s speech at the dedication of the Carter Presidential Library.  They were opponents, but as this video shows, they...