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Apparently, You CAN Fool All of the People All of the Time

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

We are a fear-driven culture. There is a large segment of the population that, no matter how well you document it, will not let a good fact get in the way of their fears about health care reform.

Stop the Teabaggers, Give Them Green Jobs: Lessons From the Coalfields of West Virginia

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Elk

To know the story of West Virginia is to know why the progressive movement is failing to win over white working class voters. Because of their primary concern: jobs.

Lessons in Leadership: Why Obama Needs to Brush Up on His FDR

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

The president, though a dedicated student of history, has failed to learn the lesson of our nation's most significant political confrontations.

P3s: Let's Not Party Like It's 1929

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Likosky

We must take the public interest more seriously when we talk about P3s.

Kate Roosevelt, FDR's Great-Granddaughter, Retraces Her First Family's 1934 Vacation

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

WEST GLACIER, Mont. - The Obamas are not the only ones with presidential connections to hit national parks this summer. Seventy-five years after Pres...

Blue Dog Dems: Are You Listening?

Denise Dennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Denise Dennis

FDR's opponents called him a socialist and claimed that Social Security would be tantamount to a government take-over of their lives. Sound familiar?

Dog Days in the White House

Gershon Hepner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gershon Hepner

Obama's dog, designed for water/that's Portuguese, enjoys its quarter/inside the White House. Known as Bo,/it, like its master, likes to go.

The Day They Arrested President Roosevelt

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

Imagine how different America might be today, if FDR had been deposed in a coup. That's what happened in Honduras, where President Zelaya was deported for proposing a referendum on reforming the constitution.

Obama, FDR, and the Politics of Health Care Reform

Jerome Karabel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jerome Karabel

Obama's ability to rise to the challenge will not only determine the fate of the health care system, but whether he will join the ranks of a handful of presidents who increased the security of the American people.

National Archives Gone Missing: Lincoln Civil War Telegraphs,

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — National Archives visitors know they'll find the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights in the m...

Farce Turns To Tragedy

Bill Cunningham | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Bill Cunningham

What father would ask his children if they ever thought of growing up to be a state senator like Pedro Espada?

Health Care: France & the U.S., Social Security and the Single-Payer Model

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Vivian Norris

France enjoys the benefit of a National Health Program or 'assurance maladie.' Typically, social protection and health care work in combination and that is a concept widely accepted in Europe.

Bush v. Gore Rears Its Head (Part IV): A New Check on the Court to Defend the Rule of Law

Shahid Buttar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shahid Buttar

The false national consensus that national security should trump constitutional protections for liberty and privacy exemplifies such collusion today.

Politiku for Mother's Day

Susanna Speier | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susanna Speier

The impact that our mothers' feelings, ideas, ideals, experiences and activities have on us is difficult to grasp. What is clear, however, is that our mothers' politics influence our political identity

Jack Kemp, Dick Cheney and "The Good Republican"

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Wild

Jack Kemp was always considered another "Good Republican" in my house -- and of course it didn't hurt his standing with me that he had been a pretty fine quarterback first.

100 Days of Obama and the Global Economy

Blythe McGarvie | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Blythe McGarvie

"Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it" as Amerian George Santayana wrote. One of the best ways to understand Obama's first 100...

Obama Isn't FDR Yet -- But He Might Still Do It

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Johann Hari

To the people who shrug and say that politicians are all the same, answer with four words: torture and stem cells.

100 Day Silliness

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Obama is well aware that the 100 days burden weighs heavier on him than any other president in modern times. He's young, liberal, untested, and black.

Obama's Grade at 100? What About Our Grade?

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

Obama has demonstrated remarkable mastery of the powers of the presidency to lead the country. Have we mastered the power of the citizenry to empower the president?

Don't Know Much About the First 100 Days: Then and Now

Kenneth C. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kenneth C. Davis

As a yardstick of Presidential accomplishment, the "First 100 Days" is surely a faulty measure. Lincoln's first one hundred days were miserable, and included the beginning of the Civil War.

Eerie Similarities Between President Obama and Bush's First 100 Days

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Obama's first days will be compared to FDR's first 100 days. And to a lesser extent JFK's first 100 days. But the better comparison is with his predecessor George W. Bush.

First 100 Days Retrospective: Ford, Carter, Reagan

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

What is striking is how often the media gets it wrong when measuring up new presidents. Journalists should approach judging a president's first 100 days with some humility.

Sam Stein

Obama's First 100 Days Are A Bogus Metric, Axelrod Says | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The mystique of the first 100 days of a president's first term in office is certainly one of Washington's odd creatures. A rather arbitrary partition ...

The Change We Need II: An Economic Bill of Rights

Sanjiv Gupta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sanjiv Gupta

If there is a positive side to the economic crisis, it is this: We can no longer avoid confronting the limits imposed by the market on our freedoms and democracy.

Some Hard Truth About Hard Times

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Shaffer

Using the Depression as a baseline for discussions of national prosperity ignores an important historical truth: for millions of average citizens, money was tight prior to the 1930s.