The Presidency: Even Reagan Was Somber

Even Reagan Was Somber

There is great political drama just over the hill, and you can feel it coming along Washington's broad avenues. It is planned and predictable, the kind the television networks love because they can position their cameras and correspondents for programmed hype.

This week Ronald Reagan finishes his sixth week of rehabilitation after his prostate surgery, and he will emerge from the heavy White House shroud, once again to confront the full rush of events in the world.

In just another few days one of the big events will rumble out of the spartan offices behind the gray metal door of Room...

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