High Hopes, Hard Choices

After a private swearing-in, Reagan sallies forth on his second term

For his Inaugural Address on Monday, Ronald Reagan planned to be modestly attired, in a plain blue business suit rather than the black club coat and striped trousers he wore when he first took the oath of office in 1981. Like the President's clothing, the Inaugural celebration was toned down, at least in comparison with the $16 million extravaganza that launched Reagan's first term. The four-day celebration was not exactly subdued; not with eight black- tie balls, two galas, a huge fireworks display and a parade. But the theme of the Inaugural was "We the People," and even if many in...

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