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The New Deal

Weak Employment Is American Austerity at Work

Harlan Green | Posted 04.09.2014 | Business
Harlan Green

Is economic growth grinding to a halt, even as pundits predicted better growth in 2014? It does look like past austerity policies are still holding U.S. back.

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.

A Question for Tax Time: Why Do We Tax?

Sam Pizzigati | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics
Sam Pizzigati

Rand Paul is doing his best to end what remains of America's progressive tax heritage. Randolph Paul, over a half-century ago, helped make progressive taxes a key to America's middle class golden age. To stop Rand, we need to honor Randolph.

Panic to Relief to Passion: Why We Won and What It Means

Barton Kunstler, Ph.D. | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Barton Kunstler, Ph.D.

President Obama won because for the first time Democratic voters felt the same driving passion that has been motivating the Republican right since Reagan's first win in 1980: pure fear and disgust at where the country would be headed if (in this case) Romney and Ryan won.

Renewing Democracy: Shifting the Paradigm

Bob Burnett | Posted 09.26.2012 | Politics
Bob Burnett

We need to shift from Reaganomics to a social paradigm that renews democracy. The first step is recognition that the real strength of America is its people, not its corporations.

New Deal Photos Show Americana In Color

Posted 03.30.2012 | Arts

For those struggling throughout the Great Depression, the New Deal promised not just employment, food and shelter, but hope for the American dream. ...

Arthur Delaney

The Poorhouse: Aunt Winnie, Glenn Beck, And The Politics Of The New Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.11.2013 | Politics

An employee of Associated Charities, a private organization dedicated to alleviating poverty in the District of Columbia, met an old black woman carry...

A Few Lessons From the Crisis

Robert Teitelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Teitelman

The last few years have experienced an amazing outpouring of commentary, debate, invective, blather and, yes, some serious reflection about the crisis, what caused it, who was responsible for it and how can we fix it so it never never never happens again. Or at least not for a while. Having emerged, like a shaggy dog from a muddy pond, what have we learned? I

Will the Democrats Take the Fall for Wall Street?

Les Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Les Leopold

Why is the Democratic Party losing support from the people who are usually its most ardent supporters -- everyday working people? It has ceased to be the Party of Jobs.

Where is the "New Deal"?

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

While the strategies for recovery may be different on the right or on the left, the renewal of the government's social contract with its citizens should be paramount.

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...

We Need a Green New Deal

Marcy Winograd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Marcy Winograd

We need a Green New Deal that would fund jobs to develop renewables in solar and wind, and build light rail in all the major metropolitan areas, particularly sprawling Los Angeles.

Half Measures and Lukewarm "Reform" Won't Save the Middle Class

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

Let's hope that when Obama speaks Congress he outlines not only a bold program to provide health care for all Americans, but also a set of proposals to lift the middle class out of its currently dismal economic condition.

We'll Always Have Tara

Gerald Sindell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gerald Sindell

When we finally do achieve health care restructuring, I hope that some of us will take a moment to look at that powerful human preference for the status quo over anything else.

FDR's New Deal, JFK's New Frontier, Barack Obama's New Foundation

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

The benefit of the decay of the old is that it provides space not to rebuild the foundation so that it fits with the modern world.The "New Foundation" is the theme of the Obama presidency.

Enough With This '100 Days' Nonsense!

Stanley Kutler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stanley Kutler

Since Barack Obama's inauguration, the media have cast their reporting under the catchy title of "The First 100 Days." CNN has even designated April ...