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Fear Itself: Why the Republicans Hate FDR and Why Obama Must Become Him - Part 1

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 09.08.2012 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

The parallels between what happened during the Great Depression and what is happening now are striking. You would think that we would learn from history and apply some of the solutions that worked before. You would be wrong.

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.

Liberals Should Not Criticize Obama? The Historical Record Says They Should

Sam Walker | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics
Sam Walker

Hold our tongues if we think Obama is off-course? The historical record tell us to speak out -- forcefully.

Health Care Reforms Throughout History

Posted 06.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court's upcoming ruling on President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law comes after a century of debate over what role...

The FDR Memorial -- A Story of a Statue (A Conversation With Anna Eleanor Roosevelt)

Patrick Hughes, Jr. | Posted 08.08.2012 | DC
Patrick Hughes, Jr.

The FDR Memorial in Washington D.C. was originally commissioned without any image of disability. The disability community, along with Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, advocated to change that.

The Disappearing Second Term?

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 08.04.2012 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

When the economy falters -- or even worse, when deep structural fissures appear -- voters invariably hold the White House incumbent responsible, and his party suffers the consequences.

Fixing Gross Inequality Is Not Socialism

Curtis Roosevelt | Posted 07.09.2012 | Politics
Curtis Roosevelt

Democrats are again in an excellent position to take a risk like FDR took with the New Deal. They might give themselves some identity other than that of modest centrists, constantly worried about offending one constituency or another.

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.

The President Bragging About His Wartime Success in an Election Ad?

Martin Lewis | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics
Martin Lewis

How disgusting it is that an advertisement for President Roosevelt's re-election campaign is shamelessly referring to the success of this year's D-Day invasion and the recent liberation of Paris in his campaign for re-election!

What Should the Central Banks Do?

Robert Teitelman | Posted 07.01.2012 | Business
Robert Teitelman

In arguing the case for the primacy of economic action, Krugman blithely ignores the difficult situation of central banking in the modern world.


John O'Toole | Posted 06.25.2012 | Home
John O'Toole

My favorite quote remains Deep Throat's "follow the money" because it not only explains Watergate. It explains everything. Except possibly love and sex, and they really shouldn't be explained. Or studied. Or worse yet, turned into a how-to book or a documentary.

The Supreme Court: 'It's About Freedom'

Donald Cohen | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics
Donald Cohen

The Supreme Court's deliberation goes to the heart of differing visions of the American concept of "freedom" and "liberty." It's a debate worth having. Solicitor General Verilli's argument evokes FDR's famous "Four Freedoms Speech".

This Day In 1933: FDR Escapes Assassination After Speech At Bayfront Park

Posted 04.16.2012 | Miami

Bullets flying in Miami: it's really nothing new. On this day in 1933, America's president-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt survived an assassination attem...

'Pawn Stars' Appraise Unseen F.D.R. Footage

Posted 02.14.2012 | TV

Not much celluloid footage of President Franklin D. Roosevelt exists because of the fact that his use of a wheelchair was hidden from the public durin...

FDR Alleviated Americans' Anger and Suffering Through Action

David Woolner | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics
David Woolner

Indeed, by the time Franklin Roosevelt took office in March of 1933, it is estimated that approximately 50 percent of all urban mortgages in the United States were delinquent or in foreclosure and that an average of 1,000 homes per day were being lost.

130 Years After His Birth, We Still Live in FDR's World

David Woolner | Posted 04.01.2012 | Business
David Woolner

There comes a time in the life of every people when the only way to take on the forces of "economic tyranny" -- whose callous behavior has twice in the past century nearly brought our country to ruin -- is to turn to "the organized power of government."

No Rags, No Riches -- Finding a Fiscal Policy That Makes Sense

Curtis Roosevelt | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics
Curtis Roosevelt

Is Capitalism at fault, a flawed economic system? No. The problem is the way people use the free market, a system that readily responds to the compulsive appetite of greed. Without government imposed regulations we run amok.

Another Romney Flip-flop or a Break From Free Market Ideology?

Donald Cohen | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics
Donald Cohen

Is Romney's latest position in support of raising the minimum wage more flip-flopping or a genuine crack in the conservative consensus?

FDR Gets A New Badass Side In Wild New Flick

Posted 03.19.2012 | Entertainment

President Franklin Roosevelt wasn't just commander-in-chief of the American forces that defeated the Nazis; he also track them down and shot their fac...

Was FDR Given Cocaine?

Steven M. Gillon | Posted 03.04.2012 | Books
Steven M. Gillon

While researching my new book I came across circumstantial evidence that FDR was treated on December 7, 1941, and perhaps on a regular basis throughout much of his presidency, with cocaine.

Occupy Wall Street: "Action, and Action Now!"

Curtis Roosevelt | Posted 02.12.2012 | Politics
Curtis Roosevelt

Law and order is the American way. Except when it isn't. We sometimes forget about the violence protesters were subjected to when supporting the civil rights movement in the 1960s. Or when protesting against the Vietnam War.

Matt Sledge

Some Suggest Government Fix Jobs Crisis With Government Jobs | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.09.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- John Brennan turned 91 in May. Today he lives in relatively good health on Long Island, his mortgage paid off. When he was growing up in M...

Sex and Other Political Matters

Warren Adler | Posted 02.07.2012 | Media
Warren Adler

In the past, certain aspects of behavior in the personal history of politicians were off limits for public revelation by a kind of gentlemen's agreement with the press.

'A Date That Will Live In Infamy"

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics

On Dec. 7, 1941, 70 years ago today, the United States naval base on the southern coast of Oahu Island, Hawaii known as Pearl Harbor was hit by a surp...

FDR's Response to Pearl Harbor: Economic Freedom as Vital National Security Policy

David Woolner | Posted 02.06.2012 | World
David Woolner

For Roosevelt, WWII was as much about the perils of economic depravity as it was about blatant international aggression.