Ronald Reagan

  • January 24, 2017  

    Can an ex-president have fun? Atlantic writer Barbara Bradley Hagerty examined the lives of modern presidents to see how they fared in the real world after leaving office in middle age. As part of a collaboration with The Atlantic, Hagerty tells Judy Woodruff that Jimmy Carter was the trailblazer, Bill Clinton the moneymaker, George W. Bush the laid-back painter. So what’s next for Barack Obama? Continue reading

  • December 28, 2016   BY  

    An interesting group of presidents share some traits — of course not all traits — with Mr. Trump. Continue reading

  • December 10, 2016  

    Donald Trump often invoked Ronald Reagan on the campaign trail this year, and did so again as President-elect last week at a North Carolina rally as he described his plans for the military. But just how similar are the two men? As NewsHour Weekend Correspondent Jeff Greenfield explains, their differences are a testimony to how much our political landscape has changed over the past 35 years. Continue reading

  • December 1, 2016  

    On November 8, multiple states legalized marijuana for medical or recreational purposes — so Joe Dolce’s new book on the substance’s history in the U.S. is timely. Dolce argues marijuana’s bad reputation is a result of political demonization, including an intentional name change and association with hippies and disorder. This is his Brief but Spectacular take on the past and future of cannabis. Continue reading

  • November 11, 2016  

    To gauge the range of reactions to the greatest election upset in American history, we visit Manassas, Virginia, and speak with people at all points on the political spectrum. The state used to be reliably red, but Tuesday represented the third consecutive presidential election in which the state voted for the Democratic candidate. Here voices of Virginians in the wake of the election. Continue reading

  • October 21, 2016  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including the third and final presidential debate, Donald Trump’s “reckless” questioning of the election’s legitimacy, the country’s vast ideological divide, the caustic tone at Thursday night’s Al Smith charity dinner and the candidates’ rhetoric on the campaign trail. Continue reading

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    John Hinckley Jr., the man who shot President Ronald Reagan 35 years ago will be released to his mother’s home in Virginia on Sept. 10, his attorney said Thursday. Continue reading

  • July 27, 2016  

    A federal judge has found Ronald Reagan’s would-be assassin no longer a threat to society and ordered his release from a mental hospital. John Hinckley Jr., who shot Reagan outside the Washington Hilton on March 30, 1981, will live with his mother. Also, the Islamic State claimed another mass murder, this time a truck bomb that killed 48 in a Kurdish-held city in Syria, near the Turkish border.
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  • July 27, 2016   BY  

    A judge ruled Wednesday that John Hinckley Jr., the man who attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan 35 years ago, will be allowed to leave the mental hospital where he has resided for decades and instead live with his mother in Virginia as soon as next week. Continue reading

  • March 31, 2016   BY  

    A new book reveals some of the most controversial drawings of U.S. presidents, cartoons and more from Raymond Pettibon. Continue reading

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