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Hillary Follows In FDR's Footsteps

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 08.15.2016 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Clinton made it clear that she expects the rich to foot much of the bill by demanding hefty tax hikes on them. She added the final FDR touch to her big spending plan by promising to plop the legislation on Congress' table within her first 100 days in office.

Why Bernie Sanders Is the Democratic Party's Best Hope to Win the White House in November

Tom Weis | Posted 03.08.2016 | Politics
Tom Weis

What many expected to be a coronation for establishment candidate Hillary Clinton has morphed into a pitched battle for the soul of the Democratic Party. Despite all the corporate media hype to the contrary, the long slog to the Democratic nomination is just getting started.

Socialism, American Style

Steve Skrovan | Posted 01.27.2017 | Politics
Steve Skrovan

The next time an American voter asks Bernie Sanders what he means by "socialism," this is what I would whisper in his ear...

Education for Democracy: "We Have Met the Enemy and They Are Us"

Joel Shatzky | Posted 07.13.2016 | Education
Joel Shatzky

It is not poorly trained teachers, inadequate funding, students from dysfunctional homes, or poorly thought out curricular "initiatives" that have shown to be the most significant element in determining the success or failure of students in their studies: it's the zip codes.

Celebrating Our Great Society

Harlan Green | Posted 05.22.2015 | Business
Harlan Green

We are now celebrating the 50th anniversary of President Johnson's Great Society, enacted for the most part from 1964-66, perhaps the greatest legislative achievement of any president since FDR and the New Deal.

Teddy Roosevelt's Jiu-Jitsu Skills and 5 Other Traits that Made US Presidents Better Leaders

Bob Rosen | Posted 04.15.2015 | Business
Bob Rosen

Ask business leaders what keeps them up at night, and often, they'll say they wonder what their legacy will be. U.S. presidents are no different. They all want to know how their actions will be remembered.

Don't Forget the Millennials!

Harlan Green | Posted 09.15.2014 | Business
Harlan Green

If GDP growth is that dependent on workforce growth, and 1990s growth repeats itself -- which was the longest uninterrupted economic expansion in our history that also gave us four years of budget surpluses -- then we may see the next generation about to take charge. They could turn out to be much more industrious than we know!

Wisconsin's Painful Austerity Lesson

Harlan Green | Posted 04.26.2014 | Business
Harlan Green

Wisconsin has fallen to the bottom of states in job creation, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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The Most Democratic County In America | Eliot Nelson | Posted 09.26.2013 | Politics

SANDY HOOK, Ky. -- In 1988, the band Alabama scored a No. 1 country hit with "Song of the South," Bob McDill's tribute to life in rural Dixie. Twangy ...

American Infrastructure on the Brink: Only a New Deal Can Save It

Ryan Morgan | Posted 05.26.2013 | Politics
Ryan Morgan

It's time for a "New Deal" for American infrastructure. Direct intervention will provide Americans with more than new highways and bridges -- it will create family-sustaining construction jobs en masse and set into motion a multiplier effect that will ripple across the economy as a whole.

Open Letter to Republicans: Don't Mourn, Apologize

Harvey J. Kaye | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics
Harvey J. Kaye

Given your actions this past year and the fact that your presidential nominee lost (and you never saw it coming), don't you think you should give it a try?

Congressman Issa Goes After the Greatest Generation -- He Just Couldn't Hold It In

Harvey J. Kaye | Posted 10.08.2012 | Politics
Harvey J. Kaye

Republicans are masters in the art of denying or suppressing the truth. And yet every so often one of them blurts it out. Last week, GOP Congressman Darrell Issa of California, apparently incapable of holding it in, did just that.

Re-Re-elect FDR! Make 2012 the New 1936!

Harvey J. Kaye | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics
Harvey J. Kaye

What he and his generation of progressive Americans made sure of was that America concretely deepened and strengthened its democratic institutions, broadened individual liberties and rendered America freer and ever so much more aligned with its historic promise.

FDR's New Deal Shattered the Austerity Myth

David Woolner | Posted 07.07.2012 | Politics
David Woolner

Much like the 1930s, our slow climb out of the Great Recession has been made all the more difficult thanks to the unwillingness of austerity hawks in Congress to pass the president's jobs bill and other pieces of stimulus legislation.

Debt Ceiling Debate: Similarities To FDR's New Deal

Alex Becker | Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics
Alex Becker

The months-long effort to raise the nation's debt ceiling has taken on the feel of an existential political debate, one that will redefine notions about the government's role in society for years to come. As a country, however, we've experienced this before.

Why President Obama Can't Make Like FDR on Jobs

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 09.26.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

President Obama has none of the luxuries FDR had and all of the liabilities. One need not speculate about the wrath that he'd incur from millions who passionately believe that he's a closet socialist if he advocated government job programs.

When We Can't Count on the Banks or Our Congress

Curtis Roosevelt | Posted 08.01.2011 | Politics
Curtis Roosevelt

President Obama should note that President Roosevelt's slamming the bankers and financiers -- beginning with his inaugural address and right up through his campaign for a second term -- did not destroy the country's banking system.

Unemployment and Economic History

Paul A. London | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Paul A. London

If you want to understand what the U.S. faces today with no prospect of bringing unemployment down to 3 or 4 percent you need to read Since Yesterday,...

Americans, Your Country Isn't So Great

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David A. Love

America is not so great. Any discussion of "what went wrong" must be prefaced with that statement. Harsh words, perhaps, but I do not utter them in haste. And we need to say it over and over again until we change it.

2010 Election Comparisons: 1934 vs. 1994

Michael J. Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael J. Wilson

We can look back to history for guidance on the message and results for the 2010 election. But looking back only to 1994 is a striking misread of history, and leads back to 1929 thinking.

On Social Security's 75th Anniversary, Millennials Think 2040 for 75 More

Hilary A. Doe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hilary A. Doe

Think 2040 allows Millennials to do what they do best: be innovative and creative to re-imagine America.

Creating Jobs is Easy, Politics is Hard

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Herrington

Business and the GOP haven't a clue what is good for business, outside of their next bonus. Had they, they might have mentioned to the greedy bastards that lower pay for workers means lower GDP and less revenues.

Time for Obama to Really Act Like FDR

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

President Obama never encouraged the media concocted, ad man's fantasy land, comparison of him to Franklin Delano Roosevelt. He didn't discourage the ...

Mr. President, Call It Something!

Andrew Ruben | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Ruben

If we've really survived the worst economic disaster since the Great Depression thanks to government intervention, and if health care reform is so integral to fulfilling the American promise, where is Obama's "New Deal"?

Obama-nation: From Hope to Cynicism

Denise Dennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Denise Dennis

Neither Lincoln nor FDR resolved the enormous challenges that faced the United States during their first months or even years of their administrations, yet they went on to become two of our greatest Presidents.