Back to the Future, Again

In his State of the Union speech and budget, Reagan stays firmly on course

It sounded like a "Ronald Reagan's Greatest Hits" album. The words and music were oldies but goodies. Less Government. No new taxes. The Soviet threat. A strong military. The primacy of the family. The President's brief (29 minutes) State of the Union speech last Tuesday, counterpointed the next morning by the jarring numbers in his fiscal 1987 budget, replayed the themes he has stressed throughout his charmed political life. As he turned an enviable 75 last week, Reagan pushed his red-white-and-blue vision with a young man's zeal and showed his unflagging determination to bring his revolution to fulfillment.

Reagan's unwavering insistence...

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