All Articles on Franklin Roosevelt

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Why Did We Invade Iraq Anyway?
Putting a Country in Your Tank
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Where Have You Gone, Paul Wellstone?
Do you remember the name Paul Wellstone? He was the United States Senator from Minnesota who five years ago this month was killed along with his wife Sheila, and daughter Marcia. They died in the crash of a small airplane while campaigning for Paul's re-election. Paul and Sheila were friends of my...
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The Coming Progressive Era
Listen now, right here It's going to be a beautiful year (Mark Knopfler, "We Can Get Wild") Sometimes, being condemned to repeat history is not such a bad thing. Welcome to 1932, redux. Almost all the elements are there, fortunately. And not a moment too soon. In 1932, Franklin Roosevelt and a dire...
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1860, 1932, 2008
It has become too easy to ridicule the current administration. Their syntactical and conceptual errors are so blatantly obvious, that pointing them out is like shooting fish in a barrel. The disastrous consequences of their uninformed and immature domestic and foreign policies are obvious as well...
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Is Fear Going to Work for Bush Again?
"Republicans care more about catching Democrats than catching terrorists," said Rep. Rahm Emanuel (Ill.), chairman of the House Democratic Caucus. "They have spent years taking Roosevelt's notion that we have nothing to fear but fear itself and given us nothing but fear." Republicans manipulate us...
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Sheehan Seeks a More Principled Politics
In California, where Cindy Sheehan proposes to mount an independent anti-war challenge to cautious House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the political structures used to err on the side of candidates who opted for principles over partisanship. Once in the not so distant past, a Cindy Sheehan or anyone else...
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Is Neoconservatism Dead?
The Bush administration may be in a tail-spin but neo-conservatism will survive because it feeds on deeply-rooted fears.
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American Indigestion: Why Bush Governs From the Gut
George W. Bush is actually one of the most educated of American presidents, believe it or not. That statement depends, of course, on a couple of whopping assumptions. Like defining education formally, in terms of degrees received, and also on ignoring what happened (and especially what didn't)...
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The Power to End War
The debate over whether and how to end the war in Iraq has been muddied by legal disputes over which branch of the federal government has the power to do what. Supporters of a strong presidency can point to court decisions upholding a broad reading of the commander in chief's powers. Constitutional...
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The President's Brain is Missing
Karl Rove, who announced his resignation last week as President George Bush's political and domestic policy consigliere, was always a man on a mission: he wanted to be the man who engineered a Republican realignment of American politics. By their very nature, genuine realignments - the process by...
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