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The Defunct Ideology

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By Ben Cohen

Queen of the progressive blogosphere, Arianna Huffington was amazingly once a Republican. Having had a political epiphany, Huffington became a fiery critic of the ideology she once subscribed to, and is now one of the most important figures on the Left. In a brilliant article on her site 'The Huffington Post', she writes about her political past, why she shifted, and why the Republican ideology of Ronald Reagan is now broken beyond repair:

Ronald Reagan, in his first inaugural address, famously declared that "government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem."

Twenty-seven years later, in the midst of the worst economic crisis
since the Great Depression, and seven-plus years into the reign of Bush
and Cheney, Reagan's anti-government battle cry should be on trial.
But, stunningly, it is not.