All Articles on Franklin Roosevelt

"So who exactly can antiwar activists or foreign policy skeptics of any sort rally to? If more than 70 years of recent history is any indication, Congress simply can’t be counted on when it comes time to stand, be heard, and vote on American wars." Views
Congress’s Romance with Cowardice
War Without War Powers (the Not-So-New American Way)
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FDR dime. Views
Do Democrats Really Need Wall Street?
A former Democratic operative writes in The New York Times that the party needs to drop FDR's progressive coalition and strengthen ties to Wall Street. He's dead wrong.
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Taxes were cut under every Republican president ever since, and three times just under Bush II. No matter how much Trump and key Republican senators loathe each other, the goal of further tax cutting trumps even their distaste for Trump. Views
What If Trump Wins on Obamacare and Taxes?
Trump is screwing not just the rest of America, but tens of millions of people who voted for him.
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The Albert Einstein Memorial in Washington, D.C. Views
Where Are All the Monuments to the Progressive Americans?
The organizers, activists, artists, writers, and occasional elected officials who fought to make the United States a more humane and inclusive country often go unacknowledged.
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Both the Affordable Care Act/”Obamacare” and various Republican Congressional proposals are all private, corporate-dominated systems that enrich all parts of the medical industrial complex – from hospitals, to drug corporations to insurance corporations. Views
With Democracy So Sick, Medicare for All Will Be Uphill Battle
Why a massive social movement will be required to humanize and democratize our health care system
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How To Do Better Than the 'Better Deal'
As Congress reconvenes for crucial new legislation, the Democratic Party must reconnect with its fired-up base and the fed-up American majority. The crisis of Trump’s flailing White House—and the GOP’s deep divisions between its corporate Establishment and the Alt-Righ—have obscured the Democratic...
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"This struggle between the two Americas is not over and, in a real sense, never will be. While we must never lose hope that we can defeat our dark side, we must recognize that these forces of intolerance and exclusion will always be there to be challenging us anew. It is a never-ending struggle." Views
Charlottesville and Beyond: The Never-Ending Struggle
The tragic and deeply disturbing events in Charlottesville last week provoked a debate as old as America, itself. Our nation watched as a motley collection of bigots descended on that town, ostensibly to "save" the statues of their Confederate heroes. Some were armed, and many chanted Nazi-era...
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"Faced with these enormous economic and environmental challenges, we need to think big.  Luckily, there is an elegant solution to both problems, with precedent in U.S. history.  The solution is to create a Climate Conservation Corps to put Americans to work fighting climate change." Views
To Protect Our Planet and Revitalize Our Economy, We Need a Climate Conservation Corps
Bob Dylan famously sang that “you don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.” We could update Dylan’s adage to say that in 2017, you don’t need a climatologist to see we’re in the midst of an ecological crisis. By way of review: 2016 was the hottest year on record. Before that, the...
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We Are Radicals at Heart — Don’t Forget It
A historian reminds us that to truly “make America great again” we must enhance freedom, equality and democracy, not diminish them.
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A Psychedelic Spin on "National Security"
The Summer of Surprisingly Political Love
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