All Articles on Franklin Roosevelt

Given the relative youth of the conservative Justices, the Supreme Court could undermine democracy, overturn the will of Congress and regulatory agencies to combat climate change, and infringe a woman’s right to choose for generations after Trump, McConnell, and many Republican Senators are dead and gone. (Photo: Ron Cogswell/flickr/cc) Views
Expanding Supreme Court May Be Only Way to Protect Democracy
The one vote conservative Court majority has undermined democracy and put its thumb on the scale to help Republicans get elected
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President Roosevelt signs the Social Security Act while John Dingell Sr., behind him, watches. (Photo: Public domain via Wikimedia, modified from the original.) Views
This Political Family Has Been Fighting for Social Security and Medicare for All Since the 1930s
The day that John Dingell Jr. died, he told his wife that it was her job to bring Medicare for All over the finish line. And she will.
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Why the Republicans' New "Red Scare" Tactics Ring False
The public's idea of socialism has shifted over the last 70 years from one verging on totalitarianism to one far closer to European social democracy
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A section of a 1933 mural by artist Diego Rivera, whose work often celebrated socialism, including labor, industry, and the use of technology for improving humanity’s condition. ( Photo: Detroit Institute of Arts) Views
Climate Change Is Too Serious for Political Labels
Opponents of the Green New Deal immediately resorted to last century’s socialist baiting. We’re past that.
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People are saying the Green New Deal is impossible. What is impossible is saving our planetary ecosystem while preserving our current way of life. (Photo: Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) Views
There’s Nothing Radical About the Green New Deal
Our insatiable yearning for more has left us with less of the one thing upon which our entire lives depend: the natural world
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The Green New Deal will be funded as all other ambitious American projects through history have been, from national development through war efforts to tax cuts.(Photo: Peg Hunter/flickr/cc) Views
The Green New Deal Is What our Planet Has Been Waiting For
The faith, vision and passion are now here, the barriers have been broken and we shall move forward
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“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the assessment that something else is more important than fear.” (Photo: @sunrisemvmt) Views
Welcoming a Green New Day
For the first time in over a decade, we can see a path forward toward meaningful and just climate policies
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Rep. John B. Larson, D-Conn., accompanied by members of the House Ways & Means Committee, Social Security advocates, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 18, 2015, to announce the introduction of the Social Security 2100 Act. (AP Photo/Molly Riley) Views
A Huge Step Forward In The Quest To Expand Social Security
Social Security is the most universal, secure, fair and efficient source of retirement income that we have, providing a guaranteed, inflation-protected benefit that one will never outlive
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On FDR's 137th Birthday, 200+ Democrats Unveil Bill to Expand Social Security So 'Seniors Can Retire in Dignity'
"The Secure 2100 Act would increase Social Security's modest benefits for the 63 million Americans receiving them today, as well as every single American who will receive them in the future."
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While there is little question that Trump has the legal authority to declare a state of emergency, it remains to be seen whether doing so will actually get him the money he wants for the border wall. (Photo: Victoria Pickering / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) Views
This Is How American Democracy Ends
Trump’s threat to deploy extraordinary powers to counter a fake crisis on our southern boundary should spark a clarion call to reexamine, repeal and replace the NEA
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