by altara, Sun Feb 06, 2011 at 09:25:49 AM EST
Today, Republicans will indulge in a torrent of Reagan worship. That's OK. A likable man, Mr. Reagan did a number of good things as our President.
But let us not forget that, in addition to Iran Contra, he took a minor action that may well have had a far reaching effect. Mr. Reagan had removed from the White House the solar panels that Jimmy Carter had installed. Thus, Ronald Reagan played a role in the Republican denial of the facts of climate change and their continuing opposition to measures that are needed to save our planet.