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Reagan’s Legacy

FILE-This file picture taken  Jan. 27,1988, shows U.S. President Ronald Reagan saluting to members of the Reserve Officers Association in Washington. (Mike Sargent / Afp Files)
FILE-This file picture taken Jan. 27,1988, shows U.S. President Ronald Reagan saluting to members of the Reserve Officers Association in Washington. (Mike Sargent / Afp Files)

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. – Ronald Reagan’s name is enshrined on an airport, an aircraft carrier, belt buckles and highways. His likeness – with that sunny smile – appears on drink coasters, statues, talking dolls and a Rose Parade float.

Conservatives make the pilgrimage to his presidential library in Simi Valley, a showcase of all things Reagan. Presidential candidates debate there, hoping to be dubbed heir to the Reagan legacy. Even President Barack Obama invokes his name.

As the 100th anniversary of his birth arrives today, and a generation after he left the White House, the nation’s 40th president is held in higher esteem now than when he was in office. More here.

I'll never forget Reagan at the Berlin Wall. What comes to mind when you think of Reagan's legacy?




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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.