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The National Lobotomy

Has everyone forgotten that Ronald Reagan, purportedly the “Great Communicator,” ignored AIDS–would not refer to it, let alone support funding for the entire AIDS crisis–throughout most of his administration? I am listening to encomium after encomium in disbelief. He’s being remembered as charming, fatherly, courtly, and good-humored. Even BBC World News reporters gushed that “everyone” in America would be mourning Reagan.

Some of us are still mourning the many people who needlessly suffered agonizing deaths while Reagan pushed his anti-government, socially conservative agenda.

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