nancy reagan

  • What Do We Want in a First Lady?

    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. 

  • Nancy Reagan’s Real Role in the AIDS Crisis

    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.