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Another Book About FDR? Yes, and It's a Must Read

Al Eisele | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics
Al Eisele

Moe's masterful account of why and how FDR overcame his reluctance to seek reelection -- he was determined to retire to Hyde Park after two terms and write his memoir while basking in history as the father of the New Deal -- reminds us that he was a much prisoner of history as was Abraham Lincoln.

3 Key Strategic Ingredients for the President's Get America Working Plan

Paul Abrams | Posted 10.14.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

The argument is not that government should do everything, any more than the private sector can do everything, but that there are critical functions that government can uniquely perform.

Closing Argument (II): "Jobs for Americans vs. Tax Cuts for Billionaires"

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

The $700B the Republicans propose as tax cuts for billionaires should be used instead to hire four million Americans at an average salary of $45,000 per person for four years

President's Gulf Speech Is to his Presidency as Rev. Wright Speech Was to his Campaign

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

When the rantings of his minister, Rev Wright, threatened his presidential campaign, candidate Barack Obama delivered one of the most stirring speeches in American political history. The Gulf spill now provides a repeat opportunity.

A Big Puzzle: Obama's Failure to Invoke/Follow Harry Hopkins' WPA and the CCC. Why?

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

The Gulf Crisis provides a tragic opportunity to enlist America's might to repair, to cleanse, to detoxify, to restore marine life and coastal human, plant and animal life to a vibrant ecosystem.

Middle Class Bailout: Celebrating Harry Hopkins' 120th Birthday with 4 Million Jobs by August 17th.

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

We bailed out the banks because of the risk their failure posed to the entire economic system. The systemic risk of unused and traumatized human capital is just as real and just as profound.