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Entries by Paul Abrams from 08/2009

Wilderness Warrior: Douglas Brinkley's New Historical Epic of Theodore Roosevelt Has Key Lessons for Our Time

| Posted 08.03.2009 | Green

When Roosevelt preserved a natural wonder or habitat, he was accused of being a socialist. The same battles are still being waged against the same forces and with the same terminology.

FDR's New Deal, JFK's New Frontier, Barack Obama's New Foundation

| Posted 08.04.2009 | Politics

The benefit of the decay of the old is that it provides space not to rebuild the foundation so that it fits with the modern world.The "New Foundation" is the theme of the Obama presidency.

To Dick Durbin: Before Surrendering the Public Plan, Just Make It Optional

| Posted 08.10.2009 | Politics

"The public plan is socialism." Okay, if that's what people in your state believe, disallow it in your state. The wingnuts could even declare victory. Who cares?

Some Ammo for Health Care Reform: A Little Help for Your Friends

| Posted 08.16.2009 | Politics

Here's help for those struggling with friends and family who may be shaken by what has occurred during our own August recess in the health care debate.