Ronald Reagan Centennial

The REAL Ronald Reagan

Bronze statue of former President Ronald Reaga...
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This weekend marks the centennial of former President Ronald Reagan’s birth.  Conservatives around the country are celebrating this event.  The only problem is while he was alive, Ronald Reagan was a fallible human being that made many mistakes during his presidency.  However, one day after his death he was escalated to near sainthood by the GOP.

Salon takes a look at some of the right-wing distortions/myths about Ronald Reagan, the President in a running series…

About the Real Reagan series

There is much to appreciate and even like about America’s 40th president, and his two terms in office were not without significant achievements. But Ronald Reagan and his presidency are also badly misunderstood. To mark the 100th anniversary of his birth, we are offering what we hope will be a respite from the hagiography that has taken hold elsewhere — a critical, but fair and respectful, exploration of the real Ronald Reagan.

Music Videos

Early Morning Music Break

Let me say from the onset that I have an eclectic taste in music.  I’ll be featuring Opera, Rock, RnB, Pop, Soft Rock, Easy Listening, Classical and maybe even a little country music. 

For now, a little background on the following song:

I was at an Atlanta Park festival a few years ago, when I heard this song being played by a puppet master who was giving a show for children and adults.  It was playing on a portable boombox, timed to coincide with some dramatic events the puppets were experiencing.   The music was so beautiful that I asked the puppeteer the name of the song and who were the artists?

When I got home, I immediately looked up the title and found various versions of the song sung by Andrea Boccelli and Sarah Brightman.  I’ve been hooked ever since. 

 Ms. Brightman, by the way, was the Broadway sensation who starred in Phantom of the Opera.