Does Reagan Still Matter?

Does Ronald Reagan have anything to offer today's Republicans? Yes, actually.
President Ronald Reagan knew how to reach out. Photographer: White House handout

My Bloomberg View colleague Francis Wilkinson is the latest in a long line of commentators to urge the Republican Party to get over its nostalgia for President Ronald Reagan. And it's true that Republicans have tended to cling to an agenda that made sense in Reagan's time but is no longer compelling. The country has changed since 1981, and the party's agenda should change with it.

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