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From his economic model to his sunny disposition and famous communication skills, Reagan has left a lasting legacy -- both good and bad -- making him a difficult act to follow.
Sarah Palin would apparently like to take up Ronald Reagan's mantle, but many conservatives continue to see her as a flawed messenger of the modern meaning of Reaganism.
Much is known about Ronald Reagan, the president. But for many, Ronald Reagan the person remains a mystery.
'I will go to my grave believing she was the one who encouraged the president to say, at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate, on June 12, 1987, 'Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall.'
Reagan remains immensely popular among young conservatives. Democrats had FDR and later JFK to lionize, but you'd be hard-pressed to find a modern Republican with more continued popularity than The Gipper.
Did a historical "accident" spare Ronald Reagan's life? As we prepare to mark the former president's 100th birthday, a sobering reminder of what might have been.
For Ronald Reagan fans, there's no shortage of places to visit named in his honor, from an exhibit at the Checkpoint Charlie Museum in Germany to a missile silo in North Dakota.
More than 100 sites -- from Washington, D.C. to Ballyporene, Ireland -- boast the Reagan brand. Fans have even tried to get his visage added to Mount Rushmore.
Ronald Reagan was at once a man of conviction who thought seriously about the great issues of his time and an ordinary fellow whom Americans could think of as 'one of us.'
Reagan was compelling for reasons that transcended his cinematic gestures and his Hollywood sentimentality. What Reagan conveyed -- especially when talking about Communism -- was a moral earnestness.
The depiction of Reagan as one of the nation's most glorious leaders is flawed, and his legacy is far more complicated -- and blemished. Next week will be an appropriate time to remember that.
Ronald Reagan's four children, two each from his two marriages, tell ABC they were not close. "For were or a blended family, there was nothing blended about us," said Michael Reagan.
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