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The Great Task

For his Labor Day speech in Wisconsin, John Nichols suggests Obama take a page from Franklin Roosevelt, who 76 years ago declared unequivocably – something Obama has difficulty with – what side he was on. To a people struggling with the Great Depression, FDR blasted "the old law of the tooth and the claw" – "private means of exploitation" by a few at the expense of the many who wage "a long and bitter fight for (their) rights.” "Sound economic improvement comes from the improved conditions Read More...

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