T he greatest documents in American history never lose their ability to astonish. They deserve, and repay, careful study, and inevitably have contemporary resonances no matter how long ago they were written or uttered. It is among the most significant political speeches ever given by a non- officeholder and non-presidential candidate. It heralded the beginning of the political career of a man who would go on to be a successful two-term president, and it remains an extraordinarily powerful and cogent expression of a deeply held worldview.
America’s awesome military
America’s awesome military
If you've chosen to read this, it's a fair bet you're been aware for quite some time that the Republican Party has gone completely insane — especially if you agree with that classic definition of insanity as doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. Time and again, the GOP and their scarecrow leader Donald Trump have proven the wisdom of that definition. Although all 50 states officially confirmed the results, for more than half a year, Republicans have challenged ad nauseum last November's legitimate election of Joe Biden. Dozens of their frivolous lawsuits have been thrown out of courts. Currently, a ridiculous and baseless recount by QAnon aficionados in Maricopa County, Arizona, goes on and on — their latest ploy examining some 40, ballots for traces of bamboo, which would indicate these votes were fakes sent from China!
The Cold War Between the United States and the Soviet Union
Hinckley believed the attack would impress actress Jodie Foster , with whom he had become obsessed. Reagan was seriously wounded by a. He was close to death upon arrival at George Washington University Hospital but was stabilized in the emergency room, then underwent emergency exploratory surgery. No formal invocation of presidential succession took place, although Secretary of State Alexander Haig stated that he was "in control here" while Vice President George H. Bush returned to Washington from Fort Worth, Texas.
The Reagan Doctrine was stated by United States President Ronald Reagan in his State of the Union address on February 6, "We must not break faith with those who are risking their lives--on every continent from Afghanistan to Nicaragua —to defy Soviet-supported aggression and secure rights which have been ours from birth. The doctrine was a centerpiece of United States foreign policy from the early s until the end of the Cold War in Under the Reagan Doctrine, the United States provided overt and covert aid to anti-communist guerrillas and resistance movements in an effort to " roll back " Soviet-backed pro-communist governments in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.