There He Goes Again . . .

To the chagrin and embarrassment of his aides, Ronald Reagan over the years has displayed an uncanny, if unintentional, knack for misstating, misusing, or just plain missing the facts. In his press conference last week, the Great Communicator may have set a personal record in miscommunication. The most conspicuous gaffes:

UNEMPLOYMENT. When asked about the nation's 8.9% unemployment rate, Reagan claimed that, "comparing this to the beginning of our term, there are a million more people working than there were in 1980." Well, that's not quite the point. Besides, the latest monthly statistics indicate that about 100,000 fewer people were working last...

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