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As divisions threaten America, the pressure to cancel presidents is dangerous

After Woodrow Wilson, who's next? Thomas Jefferson? FDR? JFK? Jimmy Carter? Gerald Ford? We remove tributes to our imperfect presidents at our peril.
Tags: News, America, Jimmy Carter, Jfk, Fdr, Thomas Jefferson, Woodrow Wilson, Gerald Ford


From no deal to New Deal: how Boris Johnson could follow FDR and save the arts

From no deal to New Deal: how Boris Johnson could follow FDR and save the arts. In the grip of the Great Depression, America bankrolled 10,000 artists – and reaped the rewards. As Britain’s arts face oblivion, will Boris Johnson’s £1.57bn rescue package match up to Roosevelt’s New Deal?
Tags: News, Entertainment, Britain, Boris Johnson, Fdr, Roosevelt, Great Depression America


"This is the moment for a Rooseveltian approach to the U.K. The country has gone through a profound shock. But in those moments, you have the opportunity to change, and to do things better."

Said Boris Johnson, quoted in "A Surprising Role Model Emerges for Boris Johnson: F.D.R./The British prime minister, trying to regroup in the coronavirus pandemic, wants to bury Thatcherism and embark on a program of ambitious public works" (NYT).Mr. Johnson is a Conservative populist who ran on a platform of pulling Britain out of the European Union and had, until now, modeled himself on Roosevelt’s wartime ally, Winston Churchill....One of [Johnson's] closest advisers, Michael Gove, recently [...
Tags: Europe, UK, Law, America, European Union, Metaphor, Britain, Sculpture, Michael Gove, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Fdr, Brexit, Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, Franklin D Roosevelt


Trump, like Herbert Hoover, is 'the man who doesn't care'

FDR successfully labelled Hoover as the aloof "man who doesn't care" and Biden should do the same to Trump.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Biden, Usa Today, Fdr, Hoover, Trump, Herbert Hoover


Tom Brady’s ‘Only Thing We Have To Fear Is Fear Itself’ Raises Eyebrows

The Buccaneers quarterback quoted FDR as he defied his union's advice by practicing privately with teammates.
Tags: News, Tom Brady, Fdr, Buccaneers


Trump’s Raving About Carnage. Biden’s Channeling Reagan.

The Republican Party’s latest casualty is optimism about America’s future. The most Reaganesque presidential candidate in 2020 is the Democrat, Joe Biden.Once upon a time, that would have been the ballgame. Until recently, the most optimistic candidate almost always won the presidency. Still, for Democrats, optimism might be the key to the 2020 election.That’s because the so-called “Trump-Biden voter” could be the most vital bloc of swing voters in November—and people yearning for a “shining Cit...
Tags: News, Obama, America, Barack Obama, Reagan, Joe Biden, Gop, Jimmy Carter, Republican Party, Biden, Fdr, Trump, National Review, United States of America, U S, William F Buckley Jr


What if Joe Biden chose a Republican to be his vice president?

America needs a bipartisan government, led by decent people. Decent people abhor racial brutality. Decent people abhor mob violence and physical attacks on defenseless people. Decent people oppose targeting people because of the color of their skin or their uniform. Our two major parties have split toward their extremes. In their debates over the last year, Democratic presidential candidates often called America systemically racist. Some seem afraid today of losing support if they distinguish th...
Tags: Minneapolis, Congress, Navy, California, Washington Post, Opinion, Washington, Senate, America, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Hillary Clinton, Jimmy Carter, Winston Churchill, John F Kennedy


Why the U.S. has had more vice presidents than presidents

Initially, the vice presidency was a consolation prize for the runner-up in the Electoral College.For a total of almost 38 years – about one-sixth of U.S. history – the office of vice president has been vacant.As this map shows, Richard Nixon remains the only vice president to date born west of the Rockies. Hail Columbia Here's a strange fact about America's top executives that you may not have noticed before: the United States has had more vice presidents than it has had presidents. Trump is ...
Tags: Politics, New York, Texas, Congress, California, Democracy, Mexico, Kentucky, France, Government, Senate, White House, Virginia, Massachusetts, America, San Francisco


Suing the President for Libel

In 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt addressed a Joint Session of Congress to marks the 150th anniversary of the First Congress. He talked about the Bill of Rights in that speech, as the first set of amendments was proposed by the First Congress. In describing the freedom of speech, FDR said this:It is indeed a freedom which, because of the mildness of our laws of libel and slander, goes unchecked except by the good sense of the American people. Any person is constitutionally entitled to cri...
Tags: Supreme Court, Congress, White House, United States, House, Fdr, Branding, Joe Scarborough, Franklin D Roosevelt, First Congress, Gerard N Magliocca


TV Shows You Should Binge-Watch Right Now, From ‘Succession’ to ‘Riverdale’

Need something new to watch? You’re in the middle of what might be the the most optimal time to watch TV ever (when you can’t go out because there’s a pandemic). Fortunately, there’s no shortage of awesome shows out there across a number of streaming services. Here’s every streaming show you should absolutely make time for.“Modern Love” (Season 1 on Amazon Prime Video) -If you just want something super nice and sweet to watch, this fairly short anthology series really hits the spot. It’s just a ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Japan, Hbo, News, Entertainment, Molly, Germany, Nazis, Syfy, Los Angeles, Chicago, Netflix, Missouri, Ifc, Showtime


8 best burgers in the San Fernando Valley for takeout and delivery

I do believe that my earliest culinary memories are of eating hamburgers. I remember going to a drive-in with my dear old dad, cruising to White Castle in the family Studebaker (with the classic bullet-tip nose) and watching in wonder as he’d order two dozen burgers for himself, my mother, my sister and myself. They cost 12 cents each, and they were just wonderful. In case you’ve never had the pleasure of a White Castle burger (by and large an Eastern U.S. phenomenon), you must understand that f...
Tags: New York, La, Germany, Restaurants, Berlin, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Things To Do, Soccer, Glendale, Idaho, Buffalo, Bob, Hitler, Bronx


Covid-19 offers a chance to build a better world. We must seize it.

Jamie Metzl writes that in the absence of global leaders like FDR and Winston Churchill regular people from across the globe must come together to find a way out of the current darkness.
Tags: Cnn, Winston Churchill, Fdr, Jamie Metzl


Conservative Columnist Imagines How WWII Would Have Gone If FDR Had Been ‘Trumpy’

“If FDR had taken Trump’s approach, this column would be in German," wrote Max Boot in his searing critique.
Tags: News, Fdr, Trump, Max Boot, Trumpy


The fight is on for progressives to push Biden to the left. They might just win

Progressives should know that Biden does not have a set ideology - which means his policies are still very much in flux and in playJoe Biden has had a hard time capturing the hearts of progressive Democrats. Like the media, progressive Democrats tend to see him as a centrist – a status quo candidate who just wants to return the US and the world to the pre-Trump era. Even Biden’s collaborations with Bernie Sanders, including the recently announced unity taskforces, are often dismissed as pure win...
Tags: New York, News, Obama, US, Barack Obama, John F Kennedy, Johnson, Biden, Fdr, Adolf Hitler, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Sanders, Democratic Party, University Of Georgia, Bernie


COVID-19 shows we need Universal Basic Internet now

Kevin Frazier Contributor Share on Twitter Kevin Frazier, a Masters of Public Policy student at the Harvard Kennedy School and JD candidate at the UC Berkeley School of Law, uses his spare time to advocate for better government. There’s a lot of chatter around what kind of stimulus is needed to save the economy and ensure financially vulnerable Americans can retain some degree of stability. Talks have included everything from...
Tags: Column, Education, Congress, Opinion, Government, America, Tech, Diversity, Broadband, Policy, Internet Access, Digital Divide, House, Electricity, Lincoln, Fdr


The Supreme Court Can’t Help Trump Now Without Hurting Itself

The Supreme Court is about to hear cases about whether Congress and Manhattan’s district attorney can subpoena Donald Trump’s tax returns and other financial records. Trump has lost his challenges to the subpoenas repeatedly in the lower courts, and for good reason: his arguments against them are exceedingly weak.  But Trump, a profoundly transactional man who is desperate to keep his tax returns from seeing the light of day before the election, plainly expects the high court’s protection as a r...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Obama, Congress, Senate, White House, Reagan, Joe Biden, Gop, United States, Wisconsin, Manhattan, Mitch McConnell, Republican Party, Biden, Donald Trump


"When you hear someone demanding inchoate generalized 'freedom,' ask whether he cares at all that millions of workers..."

"... who clean the zoos and buff the nails and intubate the grandmas are not free. These people are cannon fodder for your liberty. The long-standing tension between individual liberty and the collective good is complicated, and and as Kendi is quick to point out, the balance often tilts, trade-offs are made, federal and state governments shift clumsily along together, and the balance tilts again. Nobody denies that individual liberty is essential in a democracy, but in addition to parsing wheth...
Tags: Law, Freedom, Barack Obama, Atlantic, Slavery, Fdr, Dahlia Lithwick, Ann Althouse, Kendi, Obama rhetoric, Lithwick, Ibram X Kendi, Coronavirus, Slate Kendi


Could We See A New Version Of FDR’s Depression-Era Arts Programs? Not Likely

As we know, American society and politics (especially in Congress) are very different in 2020 than they were in 1934. Even then, there was political opposition to the very idea of arts funding and suspicion of artists as dangerous leftists. Julia Jacobs looks at that opposition, then and now. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Congress, Fdr, Issues, Julia Jacobs, 04.22.20


Really, Are The Arts Just A Luxury During Desperate Times? For An Answer, Look To FDR

“For Roosevelt, it was not superfluous to the country’s most exigent needs. And in a move that remained decidedly controversial with his conservative congressional adversaries, he made the radical decision to enlarge and augment cultural provisions across the country.” – ARTnews
Tags: Art, Fdr, Issues, 04.20.20


Why we need a new WPA

To get us through the darkest moment of the American economy, FDR and the architects of the New Deal knew we needed the humanities. We need them again, says Paula M. Krebs, who writes that a Works Progress Administration equivalent for 2020 would bolster our country's ability to cope with Covid-19 and to imagine a better future.
Tags: Cnn, Fdr, Works Progress Administration, Paula M Krebs


A creative way out of our jobs crisis

To get us through the darkest moment of the American economy, FDR and the architects of the New Deal knew we needed the humanities. We need them again, says Paula M. Krebs, who writes that a Works Progress Administration equivalent for 2020 would bolster our country's ability to cope with Covid-19 and to imagine a better future.
Tags: Cnn, Fdr, Works Progress Administration, Paula M Krebs


Bernie Sanders didn't lose because his ideas were unpopular

For a few weeks, it seemed as though Bernie Sanders was really going to win the 2020 Democratic presidential primary. He won the most votes in all three of the first states, and was leading national polls. Opinion surveys showed that he was broadly popular among the Democratic electorate, and majorities of primary voters supported his signature ideas like Medicare-for-all.But in a space of about three days, it all went sideways. Joe Biden won a smashing victory in South Carolina, all the other m...
Tags: News, Obama, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, New Hampshire, New York Times, Iowa, Amy Klobuchar, Npr, Nevada, Biden, Msnbc, Anthony Fauci, Fdr, South Carolina, Bernie Sanders


Dealing with the Two Fronts of Every Crisis

EVERY CRISIS places a leader between two fronts: Issue and Fear. Understanding the difference and managing both is key to dealing with a crisis successfully. There are different kinds of crises, but this dynamic applies to both types. There is the crisis where the issue is known, there is a procedure for handling it, and success in dealing with it comes down to proper execution of the solution. A “routine risk event” can be accompanied with fear, but it rarely evolves into panic as uncertainty ...
Tags: Europe, Leadership, New York Times, Winston Churchill, Problem Solving, World Health Organization, Fdr, Pearl Harbor, Churchill, John Martin, Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, Herman, Leonard, Larson, Nate Silver


What Will the Coronavirus Economic Recovery Look Like?

As most of the small business owners and their teams are either working from home or out of work as a result of the many statewide “shelter in place” rules, I keep thinking about the coronavirus economic recovery will look like. It’s hard to predict this since alot of the economy is still locked down, but the depth and length of the economic recover can we shaped by the following factors: Unemployment levels are already at record highs At the lowest point of the Great Recession of 2008, 15 mil...
Tags: Small Business, France, White House, Sales, Canada, New York Times, Fdr, SBA, Coronavirus Recovery


How To Fight A Politicized Supreme Court The American Way

The following is the first installment in a TPM series, “Not Safe At Home: Solutions For Our Democratic Crisis.” As America battles the coronavirus, this series takes a look at fixes the next Congress and President should consider to how our democracy works — ideas that predate the coronavirus, and that will resurface after it has passed. This essay  is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis.    Many smart progressives today argue for various plans aimed at depoliticizing ...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Congress, White House, Court, America, Union, Fox News, Lincoln, Republican Party, John Adams, Republican, Johnson, Fdr, Grant, Cafe


Wrong Candidates for Aid, Wrong Time

Imagine if FDR had offered a multi-million-dollar aid package to Germany before the Nazi surrender on May 7, 1945. Or if Truman had air-dropped food, medicine, and cash on Japanese cities before Emperor Hirohito announced his country’s surrender on August 15, 1945. Such scenarios would have been impossible then, but today, pundits and politicians are advocating sending aid to Iran, a sworn enemy of the U.S., to combat the coronavirus. They are also urging the release of aid for the Palestinians,...
Tags: News, Obama, China, Germany, Russia, Israel, Tel Aviv, Iran, West, United States, Xi Jinping, Gaza, West Bank, Hamas, The New York Times, State Department


Leadership in Crisis (FDR and the Rubber Band Effect)

To discuss a theme I'm seeing in my work with leaders on a daily basis I need to go back 80 years into the past. Why? Because from a certain angle, the year 2020 looks a lot like 1940... A Little History: America's Entry Into World War II As the Great Depression entered its second decade in the late 1930s, the world was lurching toward armed conflict, and President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was faced with a profound dilemma: How to prepare the United States for the possibility ...
Tags: Europe, Japan, England, Leadership, France, Germany, America, Management, Britain, United States, Poland, Fdr, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Pearl Harbor, Great Britain, Gallup


TRANSCRIPT Ep. 19 | Jupiter Meets Pluto: Two Thumbs…Up?

Transcript: Episode 019 | Jupiter Meets Pluto: Two Thumbs…Up? March 30, 2020 Episode Notes Here Jen: Welcome to the Big Sky Astrology podcast, with April Elliott Kent and me, producer and cohost Jen Braun. Hey friends, Jen here! This podcast is being published on March 30th, 2020. Although we’re recording one week in advance, on March 23. It’s been an intense week here on planet Earth. But here to help you make sense of the skies is my celestial sister-friend, astrologer April Elliott Kent. ...
Tags: Australia, California, New Mexico, Leo, Mars, Saturn, Jupiter, Disneyland, Fdr, Pluto, Charlie Brown, Neptune, Venus, Gemini, Aquarius, Capricorn


Can Trump be president indefinitely? Ask the lawyer

Q: President Trump has suggested he could be “president for life.” Are there restrictions on how long someone can be president? -M.G., Lomita Ron Sokol A: President Franklin Delano Roosevelt served into a fourth term. It was an unusual time, one of depression and war. Two years after FDR died, Congress passed the 22nd Amendment to the United States Constitution, limiting presidents to two terms. The amendment was ratified in 1951, and is applicable today. Q: There’s controversy about members...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Congress, Sport, Soccer, United States, Fdr, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Trump, Carson, Manhattan Beach, El Segundo, United States Senate, Tustin, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR


Donald Trump and Herbert Hoover

Max Boot, a distinguished conservative "never Trumper," has a column in the Washington Post in which he writes, "I knew he would be a bad president--but even I didn't expect him to be Herbert Hoover-level bad."  I find this truly mystifying in at least two ways. First, at the time of his election, Herbert Hoover was a truly distinguished American. FDR actually hoped in 1920 that Hoover, an Eisenhower-like figure whose political loyalties were as yet unknown, would run for the presidency as a Dem...
Tags: Europe, Congress, Washington Post, White House, US, Donald Trump, Harry Truman, Fdr, Hoover, Eisenhower, Branding, Trump, Donald J Trump, Schlesinger, Herbert Hoover, Andrew Johnson