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Is Hillary Clinton The New FDR?

Harlan Green | Posted 10.29.2016 | Business
Harlan Green

Why is Hillary Clinton so well-qualified? President Roosevelt had a history of public service, first as Assistant Secretary of the Navy in 1926, then New York Governor, before serving as our President from 1933-46.

Needed: A National Conversation on the Future of our Parks

Audrey Peterman | Posted 05.26.2016 | Green
Audrey Peterman

The first time I approached the Grand Canyon I walked to the rim expecting to look down, and instead looked over and out at a vast landscape of undula...

Who Opposes Overtime Pay Increase, Really?

Harlan Green | Posted 04.22.2016 | Business
Harlan Green

That's a no-brainer--Republicans, of course. Who else would oppose updating the safeguards against working more than 40 hours without overtime pay, p...

A Good Reason to Hide Your Face

Shannon Cutts | Posted 12.13.2016 | Entertainment
Shannon Cutts

I've been on stage since I was 10 years old. My family band first put me there, and much later I led a band of my own. In the middle years, I played...

Republicans Are the Real Socialists

Harlan Green | Posted 03.15.2015 | Politics
Harlan Green

The new Republican Congress is exposing a not surprising fact. Its first actions are attempts to water down the Dodd-Frank Wall Street and Consumer Protection Act, and repealing Obamacare -- which will pass the risks of financial meltdowns and medical catastrophes back to us, the taxpayers.

African Americans and the Roosevelt Era

William J. vanden Heuvel | Posted 05.03.2014 | Politics
William J. vanden Heuvel

Of course there were defeats, and of course there was a long way to go, and of course there is still a long way to go. However, the New Deal and Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt mark major accomplishments of liberal democracy in our quest for social justice.

73 Years Later: Remembering President Roosevelt's Four Freedoms

William J. vanden Heuvel | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics
William J. vanden Heuvel

On January 6, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt addressed a struggling nation. He described his vision for a country built on four essential freedoms. They are as true and essential today in this time of shaky economic recovery and shifting global political dynamics as they were more than 70 years ago.

Political Entrepreneurs Need a New Teddy Bear

Kahlil Byrd | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics
Kahlil Byrd

Our not-so-secret wish is that the next president be an aggressive, committed political reformer. Whether emerging from the right or left, this man or woman should seek to pattern the creativity, drive, and entrepreneurial spirit of Teddy Roosevelt.

Who Did Mark Twain Think Was The Worst U.S. President?

Philip McFarland | Posted 09.17.2012 | Books
Philip McFarland

Back then I had begun researching a book on Mark Twain, and early on came across an opinion that America's great humorist set down in 1906 about the then president, Theodore Roosevelt. Roosevelt, Twain wrote, was "far and away the worst president we have ever had."

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.

$33 Barrel Oil Now and Forever -- With Leadership!

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 08.03.2012 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Shale oil deposits are already being accessed through the oil industry's initiative in such locales as North Dakota with its rapidly growing oil production and its resulting and startling economic boom.

In Egypt Follow the Advice of President Theodore Roosevelt

Sarwar Kashmeri | Posted 04.11.2012 | World
Sarwar Kashmeri

Almost exactly 100 years ago President Theodore Roosevelt spoke to the General Assembly of Cairo University. Egypt was then, as it is today, in political turmoil.

The Republicans' Dark Side: Their Job-Killing Machine

Harlan Green | Posted 10.09.2011 | Business
Harlan Green

How do we put the dark side of 'U.S.' back into its bottle? The huge stock market losses make it harder for even the no-tax free marketers to deny the results of their work. The free market had spoken, after all, and did not like what it saw.

Super Winners Have No Score To Settle

Harvey Gotliffe, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harvey Gotliffe, Ph.D.

Two life-altering events that took place nearly seven decades ago receive little attention and are primarily observed by members of the two groups who experienced them.

The Republican Party Today, Part 2: The Sucker Wing

Bill Lasarow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Lasarow

Disagreement, for many of Glenn Beck's followers, adds up to a consistent conclusion: We are True Americans, and liberals, the "hate America crowd," are knowingly and deliberately working to destroy it.

Obama's Brave Decison to Drill Offshore

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Obama should seize this moment by establishing our own National Oil Trust. It could be modeled after our experience with the TVA and that of the world's third largest energy exporter, Norway's National Oil Trust.

Oil Spewing in the Gulf: Now Is the Time for the National Renewable Energy Trust

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

The revenues from oil and gas deposits should be channeled toward developing alternative energy sources as the cornerstone of a viable program for breaking our increasingly dangerous dependency on fossil fuels.

It's Time to Hold Wall Street Accountable

Gerald McEntee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gerald McEntee

The Senate needs to resist the efforts of Wall Street and their Republican allies and pass this legislation immediately. The debate has gone on long enough.

Barack Hussein Obama: Tiger or Pussy Cat?

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Henry Adams

Anyone with ideas to the contrary learned this week that Barack Obama cannot walk on water. But even if he could, it would do no good, not so far as his opponents are concerned.

When 'Mad Men' Types -- and Hollywood-- First Played a Key Role in Politics

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

When pundits labeled last year's presidential campaign "divisive" and "dirty," I had to laugh. The champion of all dirty races in this century, in fact, was the 1934 contest between Upton Sinclair and Frank Merriam.

As Bush Lifts Restrictions on Offshore Drilling, We Need a TVA for Oil/Gas Production

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Raymond J. Learsy

The creation of a "National Oil/Gas Production Authority," with responsibility to explore and develop oil, gas and shale oil deposits on national lands and the Continental Shelf would be a boon to the nation.