Ronald Reagan

Global Scan

Should the matching shirt summit tradition live or die?

In 2011, US President Barack Obama spared world leaders the indignity of sporting Aloha shirts at a summit in Honolulu. But the matching shirt tradition is a hard one to kill. Meanwhile, millions of Catalans cast a symbolic vote for independence from Spain on Sunday. And a once-secret recording shows Ronald Reagan at his most charming in defusing a crisis. All that in today's Global Scan.

Arts, Culture & Media

Is the Palin phenomenon just Reagan in drag?

Is excitement building around Governor Sarah Palin because she is the GOP's brightest new face or because she's a time-tested throwback, the latest incarnation of President Ronald Reagan? Journalist Anne Taylor Fleming, author of many articles on Reagan, thinks she's seen Palin's approach before.