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Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Turning Swords into High Speed Rail - Obama's iAmerica

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

President Obama wants to bulk up high-speed rail, and scale down defense spending. FDR converted peace-time manufacturers into a dominating wartime pr...

The Sorry State of the Union

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

The state of the union is just miserable, no matter how President Obama sugarcoats it. He will claim that progress has been made in the markets, national security and health care, and he'll be wrong on all fronts.

Swing for the Fences, Mr. President!

Jeffrey Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Feldman

The future the president must describe tomorrow night -- a future that gives logic and reason to all his substantive proposals -- must be one where every American who wants to can get back to work.

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 ...

Why Democrats Couldn't (Read: Wouldn't) Save the Public Option

Dan Sweeney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Sweeney

The truth is that the Democratic Party has been bought and sold a thousand times over since FDR said that "Government by organized money is just as dangerous as government by organized mob."

"A New Agenda for America": Eliot Spitzer, Elizabeth Warren And 13 Others Reflect On The 80-Year Anniversary Of The Stock Market Crash of 1929

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

"A New Agenda for America"- On the 80th Anniversary of Great Crash, What Have We Learned and What Lies Ahead? 80 years ago today, on October 29th...

Cook County Dems Forget Jimmy Carter In Latest Ad

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Cook County Democratic party sent out a direct mail piece this week touting endorsed candidates centered on the theme that "throughout history, De...

Health Care Reform Struggle Will Not End This Year

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

No matter what healthcare bill passes, it is not going to remain static. It is going to be revisited again and again over the next few decades. That's how lawmaking works.

Some Jobs Taxpayers Don't Need to Buy

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

A second stimulus is completely reasonable at a time when there are six unemployed Americans for every job opening and when it takes six months on average for an unemployed worker to find a job.

Vital Speeches, Back in the Day

David Murray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Murray

A sampling of American speeches from 75 years ago reveals rhetoric both strange and strangely familiar.

The Last of the Lost Generation in Paris Under the Nazis

Charles Glass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Charles Glass

The idea for Americans in Paris: Life and Death Under Nazi Occupation came to me one day while wandering through Paris and wondering what I'd have done when the Nazis took the city.

Too Soon To Tell? Judging A President's Progress

The New York Review of Books | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The New York Review of Books Huffington Post: At the anniversary of the election of Barack Obama, we're taking a close look at how he's done and what...

In the Know: Scandalous Political Affairs

Karin Tanabe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Karin Tanabe

Many Washingtonians are au courant with their employers' bedroom lambadas, but it's an ethical dilemma to be the confidant in a headline-worthy affair.

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.

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.

Schwarzenegger's Budget Battle II: Another Bad Sequel

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

With the sequel to last February's budget battle ready for release it's only a matter of days before "those who have too little" get a beating once again from the richest ruling interests in the state.

Roosevelt Aided European Jews, Claims New Book | PATRICIA COHEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Franklin Delano Roosevelt's legacy has been slid back under the microscope recently as his efforts to pull the country out of the Great Depression are...

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.

Detroit Gets 10% of What AIG Already Has Received from TARP

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Why does Detroit get only 10% of what the banks and Wall Street have been loaned?

Obama's Cure For America? Only Time Will Tell

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

What a political week it was. We watched as Obama addressed a joint session of Congress for the first time; defended his $787-billion stimulus plan; and presented his massive $3.6-trillion budget.

Jason Linkins

Ohio Republican Admits FDR Did Not Cause The Depression | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

One of the talking points that the GOP has attempted to deploy in the battle over the stimulus package is, "Hey! Remember that New Deal dealie? Boy, ...

Obama's Inaugural Address: Better Than Pundits Allow

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

As a master orator, Obama faced expectations for his inaugural speech that were infused with the stratospheric hopes of his audience. Reporters were ...

Michelle Obama and the Covert Influence of First Ladies

Carl Sferrazza Anthony | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carl Sferrazza Anthony

As memories of Inauguration Day 2009 begin to fade in and the new administration ensues, speculation will only increase about how politically influential Michelle Obama will be as First Lady.

The Promise of Public Health

Amy L. Fairchild, Ph.D. and Ronald Bayer, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy L. Fairchild, Ph.D. and Ronald Bayer, Ph.D.

Like the provision of medical care to the ill, an effective health system -- which keeps children and adults from becoming sick in the first place -- depends on both vision and commitment.

In With the New

Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael DeJong

Presidents come in various shapes and sizes, ages, disciplines and principles. But what many of them seem to have in common is their unwavering obsession with cleanliness...literally or figuratively.