All Articles on Franklin Roosevelt

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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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The Surprising Popularity of ‘Far Left’ Policies
Supposedly radical ideals are actually embraced by large swaths of the American public
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"Not only should this real-life drama be highlighted in history books; it should be a blockbuster movie." (Photo: Philipp/cc/flickr) Views
A Plutocratic Coup
The threat of concentrated wealth and the ever-present danger that the imperious rich pose to majority rule.
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Embracing 'the Sort of Bold Thinking We Need,' Sanders to Introduce Plan to Guarantee Every American a Job
"Proponents trace the idea back to the New Deal Era, when President Franklin Delano Roosevelt pitched a 'Second Bill of Rights' to Congress in 1944. First on the list: the 'right to a useful and remunerative job.'"
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What's a Guy Gotta Do To Get Impeached in Trump's Out-of-Control America?
The risk we face is not in normalizing impeachment, which is the tool that the Founding Fathers created to deal with the threat posed by the kind of president that they feared — and that Donald Trump has become. The real hazard is normalizing Trump’s conduct over the last 15 months.
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The War on the Post Office
The U.S. Postal Service, under attack from a manufactured crisis designed to force its privatization, needs a new source of funding to survive. Postal banking could fill that need.
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"The government attracts deregulatory enthusiasts and then, of course, there’s another crash, millions suffer, and remorse returns." (Photo: Jens Schott Knudsen/Flickr/cc) Views
How to Set the Economy on Fire: Trump’s Financial Arsonists
The next financial crisis — not if, but when.
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RIP Marc Raskin, Who Connected the Dots Between Inequality and War
The late IPS co-founder consistently connected the dots between America’s military adventures overseas and economic and racial injustice at home.
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