Ron Reagan

"The most important thing to them is that Trump seems to hate the same people they hate," Ron Reagan says.
Ron Reagan is calling for impeachment or the 25th Amendment.
2014-02-03-BothSidesNowLogoPlaincolhirescopy1.jpgWhen you combine a Putin personality (says Kasparov) with a sociopath (says author of "Art of The Deal"), you get a Convention that wants to jail Hillary Clinton. Stuart Stevens & Ron Reagan agree that he's unlikely to win but may splinter the GOP into Reform-icon and Nativist Wings.
2014-02-03-BothSidesNowLogoPlaincolhirescopy1.jpg Stuart Stevens and Ron Reagan -- who know something about Republican nomination contests -- see Trump is a stress test for our democracy, They discuss how he rose and what lessons the GOP will learn after November. Also: like other primary losers who elevate grievances over beliefs, will Sanders choose to hurt Hillary or Donald?
Ron Reagan, the son of former President Ronald Reagan, has recorded a radio ad promoting the Freedom From Religion Foundation. The ad has been running on the progressive radio program "The Randi Rhodes Show."
I’m Ron Reagan, an unabashed atheist, and I’m alarmed by the intrusions of religion into our secular government. That’s why
2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgErickson & Reagan debate the deus ex machina of Putin salvaging Obama's Syrian policy after the chemical attack. Looks like 44's smart audibles worked better that 42's "resoluteness" on Iraq and that McGovern's 'come home' approach has prevailed over McCain's more-war.
2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgArianna and Ron Reagan discuss what's wrong with Washington as seen through Leibowich's #1-selling This Town: Money/media insiders? Radical right who hate Obama and government? Can Bezos's money & tech be a WashPo life-preserver? And did you know about Orion's big supernova?
2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgShrum & Reagan debate why some survive scandal (Jefferson, Clinton) while others don't (Hart, Edwards). And there's unanimity that Morsi ouster is least worst option for Egypt, U.S., Democracy. And: Can Hillary be too old if Dutch wasn't?
2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgWhat a week for Republicans! It started with Obama fighting off simultaneous scandals and 24 coming back this Fall. But as Spitzer and Reagan discuss, by Friday the Scandals Scorecard revealed more smoke than fire. Who'll tell FOX?
2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgReagan & Matalin debate why Hagel is on defense over going to Defense. Since he's a wounded warrior who reflects the re-elected president's views -- with no John Tower problems -- he'll likely end up on top. NRA? Mary says ok to universal background checks but not "liberal shibboleths."
2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgIn our "after report," Reagan and Matalin discuss whether 2012 turned on Messina's GOTV or Obama's views on government and taxes? Did GOP lose because of messenger or message -- both? Or is it, as Chou en lai said of French Revolution, "too soon to tell?"
2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgReagan and Clarke debate whether 44 won a Pyrrhic victory at Boca -- crushing content as Romney passed a 'commander-in-chief' test? And they talk taboos: does the Gingrich-Sununu crowd race-bait? Kosher to discuss Mitt's Mormonism? Who lies more?
President Reagan serves as a window into what often feels like two different Americas, with two distinctly different agendas. Here are excerpts from my conversation with his youngest son Ron Reagan -- he was candid, honest, and challenged his father in ways that only a son could do.
2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpg Is GOP adopting a soft birtherism when it repeats that the American president doesn't understand the country that elected him?
2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgReagan & Matalin agree with Obama's new policy on young immigrants but then clash over why Romney doesn't. Is self-deportation politically self-immolating?
2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpg Through the looking glass of their families and early years, Reagan/Matalin analyze Jonathan Haidt's The Righteous Mind. Can Left & Right hear each other or be merely riders of reason on the elephant of intuition?
2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgReagan and Matalin skip who's up-down in the GOP contest to debate spurting gas prices, the constitutionality of "Obamacare" and our exit strategy from Afghanistan post- massacre. Then: do presidential speeches ever matter, Mr. Reagan?
2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgDid Obama's "America is Back" SOTU rebut the Alinsky, socialist unamerican slurs? Reagan and Matalin debate the State of Obama, Mitt's comeback and Newt's embrace of Ron's mom.