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My Turn: Reagan was a great president

...finally in recent years observing as Reagan became one of the greatest presidents in our history. He was one of our greatest presidents because he did all the things a great president should do. He represented his constituency, which in the end...
My Turn: Support fluoride for the children

...pages - how come that's never been quoted before? Speaking of quotes, I'd like to end on two. One is from a great president, John F. Kennedy, "There's nothing to fear but fear itself." The other is from the Bible's Book of Matthew...
My Turn: A plan for fighting terrorism

...President Bush has before him now an historic opportunity to make the world a better place and to be remembered as a great president. In order to measure up, however, he needs to recognize that the unprecedented tragedy resulting from the horrific...
Recounting bicentennial of Madison's inauguration

...and for the last two years of his presidency, Madison rode on popularity. Madison is not remembered as one of our great presidents, like Washington and Lincoln, yet as John Adams stated, "notwithstanding a thousand faults and blunders," the...
To rebuild a paranoid party

...America felt comfortable enough to elect Reagan - who, of course, later was ranked by the public as one of the greatest presidents in history. I unearth these little nuggets from the past to point out that "beloved" candidates who are charming...
What is America's top dynasty?

...fascination with dynasties. Yet we should not let such appeal distort dynasties' relatively limited scope. Our greatest presidents - Lincoln and Washington - were part of no dynasty, nor were Madison or Jackson. And while the dynasties we have...
Obama given a hearty welcome at Elmendorf

...Specialist Robert Wyzanski, 22, of Boston, another of the combat engineers and paratroopers. "I think he is a great president. "But please," said Wyzanski, "if you are going to quote me, say that I miss my son." Wyzanski said he has...
Battle renewed over Mount McKinley's name

...redesignate a federal forest or similar landmark of his district after President McKinley if he wishes to honor this great president's memory,'' Young said. Regula had a dollars-and-cents reply. ``The park and the mountain are federal...
Reagan years nothing short of scandalous

...was the father of the neoconservative movement, a figure they want to be seen in the history books as one of the greatest presidents in our nation's history. Reagan's presidency was soiled with scandals and ill-fated backroom deals, which...
Lighten up, candidates

...also the most pointed comment on democracy was Mahatma Gandhi's, "I think it's a wonderful idea." And our greatest president, Abraham Lincoln, was renowned (and, yes, deplored) for his frequent humorous sallies. The most memorable...


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