Brent Logan

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Tag: Ronald Reagan

  • Why is President X So _____?

    The Atlantic used Google search autocomplete to discover 50 cities’ stereotypes. I wondered what I could learn about some recent presidents. Apparently, not much. ;-) Did any of these surprise you? Update: Thanks to a comment on Facebook suggesting that these might be honest questions rather than statements, I reattempted the searches. Looks like Reagan […]

  • Quote of the Day — Ronald Reagan

    Where is today’s Reagan? Hat tip: Stephen Bainbridge.

  • It’s a Grand Old Party and Can Spend if it Wants To

    “George W. Bush” and “fiscal conservative” in the same sentence? Not likely. The Cato Institute recently published a policy analysis paper comparing the spending proclivities of W’s administration compared with the preceding six presidents. You can get the paper here: The Grand Old Spending Party: How Republicans Became Big Spenders. From the paper’s executive summary: […]

  • The politicization of judicial nomination confirmations, part 2

    In my final comment to my post, The politicization of judicial nomination confirmations, I implied the Republicans started the judicial confirmation battle during Clinton’s presidency. A little analysis shows I was wrong. The chart shows a pattern emerging during Reagan’s second congress and continuing for the second congress of each presidential term following. Where will […]

  • The politicization of judicial nomination confirmations

    Gerry at Daly Thoughts posted an analysis on the percentage of circuit court nominations confirmed by the Senate. A reasonable interpretation on that chart is that, starting with Reagan, the process began to become politicized. The Democrats became even more aggressive at this during George H.W. Bush’s term. The Republicans then upped the ante a […]