Mark the passing of a lady — and another link with an era fading rapidly into the realm of memory and history’s unlearned lessons. The Gipper’s consort, she was at his side as he restored American pride, prosperity and, most of all, its sense of national purpose. Once, the Free World had a leader prepared to stand on principle. Today, his former desk is occupied by a man who stands for nothing.
Nancy Reagan, dead at 96 after a splendid innings.