1.) I wish they would quit making it sound like he ended the Cold War. He was there when it happened, sure. But it was the USSR's crappy economy and Gorbachev that ended it, not the Gipper.
2.) Say what you will about the man's politics (and there's plenty to say) but he was a damn good orator. Seriously. He was the last actually presidential president we really had.
Howard Kurtz, on Reagan's contentious relationship with the media. Also, Dan Froomkin has a lot to say as usual.
Justice Dept. memo from 2002 promotes the use of torture.
The genocide we can and should prevent right now.
Wars have put a huge strain on the National Guard.
Spam costs are skyrocketing in the workplace.
Observing human responses to technology.