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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.

Pearl Harbor -- and Our Moral Identity as a Nation

Nigel Hamilton | Posted 02.04.2012 | Politics
Nigel Hamilton

With Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney heading up a desultory field of Republican patriots, all pretending they have a lock on American national pride, I'd like to say a few things as a professional American historian and biographer.

FDR, Pearl Harbor and Presidential Leadership

Steven M. Gillon | Posted 01.29.2012 | Books
Steven M. Gillon

What is notable about Roosevelt's actions that day is not just that he was right, but that he had the strength and conviction to stand firm in the face of the united opposition of his secretaries of war, state, and navy.

How Income Inequality Undermines Social Security's Finances

Daniel Marans | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics
Daniel Marans

If politicians want to completely restore Social Security to long-range balance, they should consider scrapping the cap entirely. That is what, poll after poll reports, the American people overwhelmingly favor.

FDR vs. the House of Morgan Over Who Caused Crash of 1929

Robert Lenzner | Posted 01.08.2012 | Business
Robert Lenzner

This debate has been going on ever since there were crises, bear markets, even depressions.

Censoring God From FDR's Memory

Conrad Black | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics
Conrad Black

The effort by junior administration officials to prevent the addition of any references to God from the speeches recorded on plaques at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial in Washington, DC, is an outrage.

New Document Reveals Measures Taken to Protect FDR in the Days After Pearl Harbor

Steven M. Gillon | Posted 01.09.2012 | Books
Steven M. Gillon

A recently declassified secret service document details the extraordinary steps taken to protect President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the hours after the Japanese attack on December 7, 1941

What's a Jew to Do?

Amy B. Dean | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics
Amy B. Dean

There is a reason why a majority of Americans have a favorable opinion of Occupy Wall Street. You don't have to be an occupier to share their frustration. Finally, a populist movement even a reformer can love.

Joe the Plumber Rides Again!

David Macaray | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics
David Macaray

Those who followed the 2008 presidential campaign will remember Joe the Plumber. He was the man John McCain invited up on stage and attempted to portray as the symbol of America's "noble working class."

Occupy Wall Street and American Corporate Fascism

Dan Agin | Posted 12.19.2011 | Media
Dan Agin

The Occupy Wall Street movement is an outburst (really a scream of pain) provoked by a politico-economic condition that's almost a replica of the past.

It's a Tremor, Not a Quake. Yet.

Tom Hayden | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics
Tom Hayden

The Occupy Wall Street movement is barely born and the mainstream media is already in the delivery room... The newborn movement needs breathing space.

The Promise of Obama's Second Term

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

While the President's failings in the first term have been well chronicled, what are the chances for a different, more successful second term in the White House?

No Joke, No Hyperbole: 2012 May Be America's Final Election

Paul Abrams | Posted 11.18.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

If anyone believed 2011 was the year of the direct assault on proponents of the middle class, clean air and water, public education, and respect for first responders, and democracy itself, just wait until 2013.