SOURCE: The New Yorker
Books by historian Julia Sweig and journalist Karen Tumulty examine the stated and unstated expecations of the role of First Lady through the stories of Lady Bird Johnson and Nancy Reagan.
SOURCE: The Atlantic
Washington journalist Karen Tumulty writes that Nancy Reagan worked against the demands of social conservatives to ask her husband's administration to pay attention to the AIDS crisis, but her efforts weren't enough.
by Jim Downs
It's often either forgotten or distorted.
SOURCE: Huffington Post
by Tony Newman
President Reagan's drug war began the mass incarceration of blacks. It was a disaster.
by Jacob Weisberg
Nancy Reagan was the greatest guardian of her husband’s reputation.
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