All Articles on Franklin Roosevelt

"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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Time to Recall a Progressive ‘Truly Great’ First 100 Days
The Resistance needs to develop a memory of how past generations confronted reactionary threats to American democracy.
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For First Time, a US President Backs a Fascist France
While she is highly unlikely to win the run-off presidential election on May 7 against the Bill Clinton of France, Emmanuel Macron, Marine Le Pen managed to come in second in the first round on Sunday. She came ahead of the leaders of both major French political parties, the Socialists and the...
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The “100 by ’50 Act” Cannot Become Our “North Star”
On Tuesday, Senators Jeff Merkley and Bernie Sanders are scheduled to introduce the “100 by ’50 Act,” billed as “the most ambitious piece of climate legislation Congress has ever seen.” 350.org’s Jason Kowalski has expressed hopes that the symbolic bill, which aims to build a 100% renewable energy...
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The Democratic Party Must Finally Abandon Centrism
Bernie Sanders and Tom Perez are working together to build a party that puts economic populism at the top of the agenda.
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Trump Launched Missile Strikes on Syria Without Congressional Authorization
The post-9/11 war authorization is still being used to justify military actions. That’s unconstitutional.
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Trump’s ‘School Choice’ Plan: Religious Fundamentalism At Taxpayer Expense
President Donald Trump is being praised for a change in tone in his recent address to Congress , but his belligerent attitude toward public education hasn’t changed a bit. While it’s true he stopped short of repeating his claims that public schools are “broken” and a “government monopoly,” what...
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The U.S. Rejected Would-Be Refugee Anne Frank—Let’s Not Make a Similar Error Now
Anne Frank would be 87 years old had she not perished in Bergen-Belsen, a Nazi concentration camp in Germany. What words of wisdom might she offer the Trump administration as it crafts its latest iteration of its Muslim and refugee ban? Anne Frank is known for her famous diary, written while she...
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