All Articles on Franklin Roosevelt

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To Hell With the Chief!
What is all this nonsense about us electing a "commander in chief"? Okay, I mean we all know it's President Bush's favorite title. He thrills to being a "war president," and loves strutting around in front of guys in uniform and getting saluted. But really, what is this all about? The Constitution...
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Billions in Stimulus Miss the People Who Need It Most
There's something embarrassing -- economically, politically, morally -- about government "bansheeing" to give voters cash handouts disguised as economic stimulus. Does a couple with two kids, making $160,000, really deserve the same $900 as a single mother of one living on tips from her roadside...
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Stimulus Gone Bad
House Democrats and the White House have reached an agreement on an economic stimulus plan. Unfortunately, the plan - which essentially consists of nothing but tax cuts and gives most of those tax cuts to people in fairly good financial shape - looks like a lemon. Specifically, the Democrats appear...
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Reclaiming Economic Freedom
Every year, the Heritage Foundation, in conjunction with the Wall Street Journal, dutifully churns out its annual Index of Economic Freedom, a ratings guide to countries' relative corporate hospitality. The book-length report makes a quite modest global media splash every year. A Lexis search shows...
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In Honor of My Mother and the Power of Love
The last time my mother was in a hospital, an essay by Thich Nhat Hanh moved in front of my eyes. "Our mother is the teacher who first teaches us love, the most important subject in life," he wrote. "Without my mother I could never have known how to love. Thanks to her I can love my neighbors...
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Dr. King and the Cognitive Dimension of Leadership
Senator Hillary Clinton's remarks this month about the roles and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and President Lyndon Johnson provided fodder for countless blogs, opinion columns, and radio and television programs. While many have argued about the intent of Clinton's comments, the...
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Playing the Class Card
As long as Hillary Clinton, and now Gloria Steinem, has chosen to play the women's card against the race card, let me throw in a third one: the class card. Clinton claimed in the New Hampshire primary debate that she is the unmistakable agent for change because she is a woman and her election as...
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Explaining Iowa: The God Strategy at Work
The victories by Barack Obama and Mike Huckabee in the Iowa caucuses on Thursday make one thing clear: in America's heartland, the God strategy works. Recent history suggests it won't stop there.In this approach presidential candidates make their religious faith demonstrably public and wield it as...
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Pirates on the Open Airwaves
"It's like radio used to be during World War II, when the airwaves were used to get messages out to families and friends ... to get important information out to the community." Renessa Lopez may sound more like Franklin Roosevelt than Blackbeard, but technically she is a pirate. As DJ icecreamlopez...
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Ralph Nader's Holiday Reading Recommendations
'Tis the Holiday Season and a time congenial for reading books. Here are my recommendations of recent books that relate to the quest for understanding today's events: 1. Jeno: The Power of the Peddler , (Paulucci International) is the biography of 89-year-old multiple entrepreneur, Jeno Paulucci,...
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