iOS app Android app

Fdr New Deal

Don't Forget the Millennials!

Harlan Green | Posted 07.16.2014 | Business
Harlan Green

If GDP growth is that dependent on workforce growth, and 1990s growth repeats itself -- which was the longest uninterrupted economic expansion in our history that also gave us four years of budget surpluses -- then we may see the next generation about to take charge. They could turn out to be much more industrious than we know!

Wisconsin's Painful Austerity Lesson

Harlan Green | Posted 04.26.2014 | Business
Harlan Green

Wisconsin has fallen to the bottom of states in job creation, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Eliot Nelson

The Most Democratic County In America

HuffingtonPost.com | Eliot Nelson | Posted 09.26.2013 | Politics

SANDY HOOK, Ky. -- In 1988, the band Alabama scored a No. 1 country hit with "Song of the South," Bob McDill's tribute to life in rural Dixie. Twangy ...

American Infrastructure on the Brink: Only a New Deal Can Save It

Ryan Morgan | Posted 05.26.2013 | Politics
Ryan Morgan

It's time for a "New Deal" for American infrastructure. Direct intervention will provide Americans with more than new highways and bridges -- it will create family-sustaining construction jobs en masse and set into motion a multiplier effect that will ripple across the economy as a whole.

Open Letter to Republicans: Don't Mourn, Apologize

Harvey J. Kaye | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics
Harvey J. Kaye

Given your actions this past year and the fact that your presidential nominee lost (and you never saw it coming), don't you think you should give it a try?

Congressman Issa Goes After the Greatest Generation -- He Just Couldn't Hold It In

Harvey J. Kaye | Posted 10.08.2012 | Politics
Harvey J. Kaye

Republicans are masters in the art of denying or suppressing the truth. And yet every so often one of them blurts it out. Last week, GOP Congressman Darrell Issa of California, apparently incapable of holding it in, did just that.

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.

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.

Debt Ceiling Debate: Similarities To FDR's New Deal

Alex Becker | Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics
Alex Becker

The months-long effort to raise the nation's debt ceiling has taken on the feel of an existential political debate, one that will redefine notions about the government's role in society for years to come. As a country, however, we've experienced this before.

Why President Obama Can't Make Like FDR on Jobs

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 09.26.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

President Obama has none of the luxuries FDR had and all of the liabilities. One need not speculate about the wrath that he'd incur from millions who passionately believe that he's a closet socialist if he advocated government job programs.

When We Can't Count on the Banks or Our Congress

Curtis Roosevelt | Posted 08.01.2011 | Politics
Curtis Roosevelt

President Obama should note that President Roosevelt's slamming the bankers and financiers -- beginning with his inaugural address and right up through his campaign for a second term -- did not destroy the country's banking system.

Unemployment and Economic History

Paul A. London | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Paul A. London

If you want to understand what the U.S. faces today with no prospect of bringing unemployment down to 3 or 4 percent you need to read Since Yesterday,...

Americans, Your Country Isn't So Great

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David A. Love

America is not so great. Any discussion of "what went wrong" must be prefaced with that statement. Harsh words, perhaps, but I do not utter them in haste. And we need to say it over and over again until we change it.

2010 Election Comparisons: 1934 vs. 1994

Michael J. Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael J. Wilson

We can look back to history for guidance on the message and results for the 2010 election. But looking back only to 1994 is a striking misread of history, and leads back to 1929 thinking.

On Social Security's 75th Anniversary, Millennials Think 2040 for 75 More

Hilary A. Doe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hilary A. Doe

Think 2040 allows Millennials to do what they do best: be innovative and creative to re-imagine America.

Creating Jobs is Easy, Politics is Hard

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Herrington

Business and the GOP haven't a clue what is good for business, outside of their next bonus. Had they, they might have mentioned to the greedy bastards that lower pay for workers means lower GDP and less revenues.

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 th...

Mr. President, Call It Something!

Andrew Ruben | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Ruben

If we've really survived the worst economic disaster since the Great Depression thanks to government intervention, and if health care reform is so integral to fulfilling the American promise, where is Obama's "New Deal"?

Obama-nation: From Hope to Cynicism

Denise Dennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Denise Dennis

Neither Lincoln nor FDR resolved the enormous challenges that faced the United States during their first months or even years of their administrations, yet they went on to become two of our greatest Presidents.

Alert The TV News Media: Obamanomics Isn't Working

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Diane Tucker

Ronald Reagan governed over high unemployment numbers, and he was covered by a hyper-critical media. Yet today, most TV news outlets are giving President Obama a free pass on equally bleak statistics.

Obama's "New Beginning":
Delivering on the Issue of Settlements

Wael Nawara | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Wael Nawara

Just like Roosevelt's "New Deal" made it to history books, Obama's "New Beginning" is also making a historical ripple effect that has approached Arab and Persian shores.

Newsweek: Obama's Job Is Harder Than FDR's

Newsweek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As the financial markets pause at the edge of the abyss, deciding whether to back away, we should take a moment to mull over all the Blame Obama rheto...

Fighting the New Deal All Over Again

Kim Phillips-Fein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kim Phillips-Fein

As the idea of the New Deal comes back in style, so does opposition to the vision of activist government.

Zelizer's Book Corner: Jason Scott Smith, Building a New Deal Liberalism

Julian E. Zelizer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Julian E. Zelizer

Building a New Deal Liberalism offers a fascinating history of New Deal public works programs, challenging the conventional arguments about the problems with these projects.

Bush's Last Month Sees Unemployment Hit 22%, According to Wingnuttia's Math

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

Based on conservatives' arguments, unemployment rates right now are in the neighborhood of unemployment levels not seen since the height of the Great Depression.