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The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself

Jack Nadel | Posted 04.18.2014 | Business
Jack Nadel

When President Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave his first inaugural address on March 4, 1933, he was advising an anxious nation that fear itself was the...

My Mother's Gift

Anne Addison | Posted 04.03.2014 | Impact
Anne Addison

When a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, the first thought is, "Am I going to die?" When a woman finds out she's pregnant, she doesn't think, "Am I going to die?" It is the furthest thing from her mind.

Daylight Saving Time

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 03.08.2014 | Good News
William B. Bradshaw

Historians tell us the general idea for daylight saving time was first written about in 1784 by Benjamin Franklin while in France.

A New Deal for New York City

Alan Singer | Posted 03.03.2014 | New York
Alan Singer

In response to potential critics of the New Deal for New York City, I think Bill de Blasio should resurrect Roosevelt's message to the American people.

Goodnight, Shirley

Keith Runyon | Posted 04.16.2014 | Celebrity
Keith Runyon

I suppose that there are some people who have never heard of Shirley Temple, and probably quite a few who don't recognize her as one of the great cultural icons of the 20th Century. But by the reaction to her death at the age of 85, I expect they are about to find out.

UPDATE: College Dispute Claim That Harriet Beecher Stowe Wrote 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' In Home

The Huffington Post | Danielle Cadet | Posted 02.14.2014 | Black Voices

UPDATE: Bowdoin College officials are disputing many of the claims made by those trying to sell the property, saying they lack factual evidence. Vice ...

The State of the Union Then and Now: Raising the Minimum Wage is Still a Good Idea

David Woolner | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
David Woolner

In calling for an increase in the minimum wage in his State of the Union address, President Obama may have unwittingly echoed Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Write a Bold Paragraph, Mr. President

William S. Becker | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics
William S. Becker

There have been mixed messages from the White House in advance of President Barack Obama's fifth State of the Union message next Tuesday. Will he be ...

'FDR and the Jews'

Paul Rockower | Posted 02.11.2014 | Books
Paul Rockower

FDR and the Jews is an excellent book for its complete examination of Roosevelt in the context of the period he loomed so large on the public stage.

8 Funerals That Showed Us The True Emotion Of A Nation In Mourning

Posted 01.25.2014 | World

Tens of thousands of mourners gathered in South Africa on Tuesday, braving the cold and the rain to bid farewell to the unforgettable Nelson Mandela. ...

Who's in Charge on the Asia-Pacific Pivot? Biden, Hagel, Navy, Obama, Nobody?

William Bradley | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Vice President Joe Biden's very high profile Asia-Pacific trip this week points up a very key question with regard to the Obama Administration's pivot from the Middle East and Central Asia to the Asia-Pacific. Who's in charge, anyway?

Pope Francis, Liberal Populist

Brent Budowsky | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Politically the moral leadership of the pope is bad news for those Republicans, conservatives, Tea Party advocates and libertarians who politically worship at the altar of the unbridled and unregulated excesses of capitalism that Francis deplores.

Marine Who Guarded FDR Dies At 93

AP | Posted 11.23.2013 | Politics

SOUTH GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — Dante J. Orsini Sr., a former Marine who guarded President Franklin D. Roosevelt during his "Day of Infamy" speech af...

BOTH SIDES NOW: FDR and Machiavelli on Obamacare's Stumbles

HuffPost Radio | Posted 11.18.2013 | Media
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpg Matalin, Reagan and Green debate Obamacare's failed rollout and the GOP's flawless inaction. The panel also discusses how CBS turned Benghazi from a tragedy into a hoax, as well as "Harvard on the Potomac."

Children and American Leadership: What Would the Roosevelts Do?

Bruce Lesley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Bruce Lesley

Children are still struggling with high poverty, hunger, insecure housing, child abuse, inadequate early childhood services, and cuts to education that are leading millions of children down a pathway toward a dark and uncertain future. It is time we address their needs. Our future depends on it.

China Amps Up Its Soft Power in the South China Sea While Washington Shows the Flag

William Bradley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

The federal government shutdown debacle finally ended, but its effects live on. In this case, continuing to effect America's Asia-Pacific pivot, our big geopolitical shift from fateful over-engagement with the Islamic world of the Middle East and Central Asia to heightened engagement with the rising Asia-Pacific.

Distractions and Confidence: The Rot of the Present vs. the Root in the Past

William Bradley | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

In the big world beyond the vastly expensive Beltway sandbox of vicious political ping pong and hyper-partisan gamesmanship, China's official press agency is using the debacle to call for "a de-Americanized world."

The Larger Issue at Stake in the Shutdown: The Role of Government

David Woolner | Posted 12.15.2013 | Business
David Woolner

Today's free-market fundamentalists insist that the forces of the market could easily solve all of our nation's woes if only government would get out of the way. The history of the free market system between October 1929 and the steady deflationary slide into the Great Depression three years later teaches us something different.

Senator Cruz, Meet Senator McCarthy

Steven Conn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Steven Conn

Political extremism -- from the communist witch hunts of the 1950s to the government-is-coming-to-get-you hysteria we have now -- has proved a useful distraction from a political agenda that many Americans don't like.

Timeless Pieces Of Lincoln Memorabilia Up For Auction

AP | KATHY MATHESON | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA — A highly prized collection of U.S. political memorabilia went up for sale on Thursday, featuring some campaign tokens and medals ...

Syria: A Limited Air Strike Is an Act of War

Marco Cáceres | Posted 11.12.2013 | World
Marco Cáceres

If the Obama administration drags the U.S., kicking and screaming, into another war in the Middle East, then the mounting death and violence in Mexico and Central America are guaranteed to remain a sideshow to the U.S.

Happy Birthday, Social Security!

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics

Happy birthday, Social Security! You entered this world 78 years ago, when President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act. Since t...

Wealth Taxes to Cure Inequality? How About Tax Reform Instead.

Joseph J. Thorndike | Posted 09.23.2013 | Politics
Joseph J. Thorndike

What are the prospects for a new federal tax on wealth? Pretty good, if you think surging inequality will trigger a populist revolt. But not so good i...

Mitt Romney's Career Options -- Here's an Idea...

Tom Alderman | Posted 08.25.2013 | Politics
Tom Alderman

It's been many months since the election and it appears that Mitt Romney is figuring out his next gig. We suggest he take a look at what another corporate-executive-turned-presidential-candidate did after his election drubbing.

75 Years of Rewarding Work and Responsibility

Seth D. Harris | Posted 08.23.2013 | Politics
Seth D. Harris

A higher minimum wage provides a shot in the arm to an economy powered above all by consumer demand. When working families have more money in their pockets, they don't stash it in offshore bank accounts in the Cayman Islands -- they pump it back into their local economies.