All Articles on Franklin Roosevelt

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders speaking with supporters at a campaign rally in Des Moines, Iowa. (Photo: Gage Skidmore, courtesy of Flickr) Views
How Bernie Sanders Is Reviving the Promise of FDR’s Economic Bill of Rights
There are deep parallels between what Bernie Sanders is proposing and what Franklin Delano Roosevelt promised.
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Geopolitical Crimes are ongoing and others are being initiated to reflect current realities. (Photo: CommonDreams) Views
Geopolitical Crimes: A Revolutionary Proposal
We can no longer afford the occurrence of deliberate choices by representatives of leading governments that pose grave harm to the human interest in achieving humane societies and a sustainable future for the species
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Reprensetative John B. Larson (D-Conn.), accompanied by members of the House Ways & Means Committee and Social Security advocates, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill to announce the introduction of the Social Security 2100 Act. (AP Photo/Molly Riley) Views
Today's Congressional Hearing Is A Huge Milestone In The Fight To Expand Social Security
Social Security is unquestionably the most important source of retirement annuities, life insurance, and disability insurance for the nation’s working families, even for those fortunate to have other assets
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'No One Should Retire Into Poverty': At Historic Hearing, Progressives Make Case for Expanding—Not Cutting—Social Security Benefits
"Social Security's modest benefits should be expanded. When President Franklin Roosevelt signed Social Security into law, he called it 'a cornerstone' on which to build. Yet the last time Congress enacted increases was 1972."
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The Billionaires v. Bernie
The democratic socialist candidate is under attack from the super rich, their corporations, lobbyists, and think tanks. Some are even backing his 2020 Democratic primary rivals.
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'We Welcome Their Hatred': Sanders Unveils Anti-Endorsement List of Billionaire CEOs and Wall Street Bankers
"I am proud to announce the modern-day oligarchs who oppose our movement."
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Nineteen years into a new century, with its forever wars on terror still ongoing across startlingly large stretches of the planet, the U.S. military is now turning as well to preparations for future wars with its so-called peer competitors (China and Russia). (Photo: DVIDSHUB/flickr/cc) Views
The Riptide of American Militarism
Lessons from the natural world on Washington’s unnatural wars
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'Gross Violation of Logic and Sense': Open Letter From Nearly 140 Scholars Implores SF School Board Not to Destroy Historic Mural
"Let's stand up for the integrity of art as well as for historical interpretation, and for a shared analysis of the political reality of the United States in the past and the present."
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Jeff Jorgenson looks over a partially flooded field he farms near Shenandoah, Iowa, May 29, 2019. (Photo: AP Photo/Nati Harnik) Views
US Agriculture Needs a 21st-Century New Deal
We have urged Congress to use the proposed Green New Deal to promote a just transition in agriculture
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Intergenerational Warfare Is a Scam—We Need to Expand Social Security and End Student Debt
Expanding retirement security, providing tuition-free public college, and the cancelling student debt should unite us all—not pit one generation against another
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