All Articles on Franklin Roosevelt

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Let Bernie Be
Democratic Party leaders' efforts to get Sanders to knuckle under are premature and anti-democratic.
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Donald Trump’s Fascism and His Appeasers
“It can’t happen here? My friends, it is happening here.” So says New York Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia near the end of the “The Plot Against America,” the Philip Roth novel from 12 years ago that re-imagines American history if the isolationist, Hitler-sympathizing anti-Semite Charles Lindbergh had...
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Democratic Elites Once Again Demonstrate Their Contempt for Organized Labor
Last week, the Washington Post reported a striking piece of news: One of the five individuals Bernie Sanders nominated to play a role in writing the Democratic Party's platform was vetoed by the Democratic National Committee. Striking, but far from surprising — particularly when, as the Post...
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The Bitter Consequences of Corporate America's War on Unions
Last week, Oxfam America published a report in which it was revealed that, across the United States, workers at giant poultry factories are being denied basic human dignity in the name of productivity and corporate gain. Among other abuses, Oxfam found that some workers have been "reduced to...
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Clinton Campaign to Republican Donors: Hillary Shares Your Values
The Problem: It's True .
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Which Democratic Party? Bernie Sanders and FDR's Second Bill of Rights
It’s a moment that comes like clockwork every time I teach a course on 20th Century American history. I have seen it happen in the Midwest, the South, the Northeast, as well as in Australia. Placing the text of Franklin Roosevelt’s 1944 State of the Union address on the board, I turn on audio of...
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Time for Radical Action, Not National Therapy
We don't need to bridge the class divide — we need to end it.
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Bernie, the Little Bird, and What May Be Our Last Best Chance to Get It Right
Why vote for timid incrementalism at a time when the people are restless for bold transformational change?
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Revolution Is in the Air
WASHINGTON, D.C—The sustained, daily civil disobedience at the Capitol by demonstrators denouncing the capture of our political system by corporate money is part of one of the largest and most important movements for social justice since the Occupy uprising. Join it. Six hundred of the protesters...
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NY Daily News Claims FDR Unfit to Be President: "No Concrete Plans, Only Platitudes"
[The following is an imagined 1932 New York Daily News editorial board interview with Franklin Roosevelt during his presidential campaign. The Daily News comments below derive from the editorial board’s interview with Bernie Sanders on April 1, 2016. The Roosevelt statements are taken primarily...
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