All Articles on Franklin Roosevelt

The point of this informal midterm report card is not to argue that Donald Trump has somehow failed. It is rather to highlight his essential irrelevance. (Photo: AP/J. Scott Applewhite) Views
The President Is a Pimple
After Trump: On The Donald in the rearview mirror
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Ten Years After the Financial Crash, the Timid Left Should be Full of Regrets
Capitalism’s near-death experience with the banking crisis was a golden opportunity for progressives. But they blew it
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A 2016 demonstration in Manhattan's Zuccotti Park, where the Occupy Wall Street movement started five years earlier. (Photo: Corinne Segal / pbs.org) Views
Becoming Serfs
Income inequality in the United States has not been this pronounced in over a century
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Trumping Immigrants
The First Lady's parents became United States citizens thanks to a program that President Donald Trump wants to end
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"Roosevelt’s and the other founders’ words and actions make clear that they envisioned Social Security to be a permanent part of the economy, once the Great Depression was history." (Photo: Courtesy of AFGE, Flickr | CC 2.0) Views
The Truth About Social Security: Setting the Record Straight
Eighty-three years later, Social Security addresses universal economic risks that have always been with us and always will be
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We Will Have to Face the Consequences of Donald Trump Getting His Hands on the Economy
Each arbitrary bit of presidential pique, each tweet and insult, is a predecessor to yet more possible economic upheavals and displacements
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'You Shall Not Pass': Why Scotland Stands Against Trump
"What we are saying, with the eyes of the world upon us is that Donald Trump's visit does not have the consent of the people."
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At Home and Abroad, Trump Abandons Human Rights
"Among the extraordinary backward steps Donald Trump is taking America, none is more shameful, than his disregard for—in fact, his calculated trampling on—human rights at home and abroad."
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The first nationwide wildcat strike in American history, the Great Railroad Strike of 1877 was most deadly and costly in Pittsburgh, where workers and their families battled with state militia sent from Philadelphia. Views
Unions Have Survived Tough Times Before
My ancestor’s 19th century story is a reminder of how labor unions have bounced back from even bigger hits than the recent Supreme Court ruling.
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"Income and wealth have concentrated to a degree unimaginable in the early 1990s."(Photo: Steve Rhodes/flickr/cc) Views
For Minimum Decency, A Maximum Wage
Amid rising inequality, a new book argues, the notion of capping income has suddenly become politically plausible.
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