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New York's transit system is in a financial crisis — but saving it is vital to the US economy, experts say

Experts say the consequences of a meltdown at the MTA could spread far beyond the New York metro area. Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images New York's transit agency, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, says it needs $12 billion in emergency federal aid to fund itself through 2021.  Subways and buses are vital to New York's $1.8 trillion economy — if the transit network fails, the entire region could suffer. But that's not all. Experts, activists, and transit officials warn th...
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The main causes of the Great Depression, and how the road to recovery transformed the US economy

During the Great Depression, the unemployed queued for food in breadlines. Visual Studies Workshop/Getty Images While the October 1929 stock market crash triggered the Great Depression, multiple factors turned it into a decade-long economic catastrophe. Overproduction, executive inaction, ill-timed tariffs, and an inexperienced Federal Reserve all contributed to the Great Depression. The Great Depression’s legacy includes social programs, regulatory agencies, and government efforts to infl...
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Trump suggests he would 'negotiate' a 3rd term as president because he is 'probably entitled' to it

President Donald Trump at a campaign rally at the Minden-Tahoe airport in Minden, Nevada, on Saturday. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump on Saturday once more suggested he might spend three terms — 12 years — in office, saying he was "probably entitled" to it.  Trump at times throughout his presidency has suggested he'd spend more than two terms in office. The Constitution's 22nd Amendment, which was ratified in 1951, established that a president may not serve ...
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September 11: The Day of Planting Became The Day Of Uprooting

Do you remember where you were on September 11th? I do. I think most of us do. Today we remember the victims. But we also remember that America isn’t immune to atrocities that are carried out by mankind. Where is America now? More divided than ever. September 11 pulled the nation together, for a while at least, while the pandemic has ripped apart the nation. Just the date 9/11 has a ring. It’s like a date that has a divine significance that’s etched in time. Henry Hudson discovered NYC via the...
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Fox News hosts are scrambling to defend Trump's disastrous interview with Bob Woodward, where he said he deliberately played down COVID-19

Tucker Carlson, left, and Sean Hannity, right, seen on their shows Wednesday night. Center: The cover of Bob Woodward's upcoming book, "Rage." Fox News/Simon & Schuster On Wednesday, outlets starting reporting on Bob Woodward's new book on President Trump, "Rage."  Trump told Woodward during one of the many interviews they had for the book, that he downplayed the coronavirus crisis.  Wednesday night, Fox News hosts Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity defended Trump against the damaging rep...
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Trump convention blurs official business and politics

By AAMER MADHANI, DARLENE SUPERVILLE and ZEKE MILLER | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Plenty of presidents have walked right up to the line separating official business from politics — or even stepped over it. President Donald Trump has blown past it with a bulldozer, and his planned Republican convention speech from the White House lawn this week might be the latest and most blatant example yet. Down in the polls and facing the headwinds of a coronavirus-battered economy, Trump made the case tha...
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Would it be legal to end Social Security? Ask the lawyer

Q: I am on a fixed income, much of which comes from Social Security. Now there is a possible cut to the payroll tax that funds Social Security, and word has it that the program is already running low on money. Would it be lawful for the government to end Social Security all together? -A.W., Tustin Ron Sokol A: Social Security has been upheld as legal by the courts, and has been in existence for many years. The Social Security Act was signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1935, and tax...
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It’s Illegal For Federal Officials To Campaign On The Job. Trump Staffers Keep Doing It Anyway.

This story first appeared a ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. President Donald Trump’s recent musings about staging his Republican National Convention speech at the White House drew criticism from government ethics watchdogs and even one Republican senator, John Thune of South Dakota. The suggestion wasn’t an isolated blending of official presidential duties and the cam...
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The Domoto Legacy: Plants and Immigration

Such was the size of the nursery operation that the San Francisco Call Bulletin in 1913 called the Domoto Brothers Nursery the largest in the state. Photo Credit: We are pleased to present Eric Hsu’s first Guest Rant. When I was growing up, the narrative of North American horticulture, especially ornamental horticulture, was through the prism of a Euro-centric, if not Anglophilic lens. It was not through the perspective of an immigr...
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History Is on the Side of Republicans Filling a Supreme Court Vacancy in 2020

If a Supreme Court vacancy opens up between now and the end of the year, Republicans should fill it. Given the vital importance of the Court to rank-and-file Republican voters and grassroots activists, particularly in the five-decade-long quest to overturn Roe v. Wade, it would be political suicide for Republicans to refrain from filling a vacancy unless some law or important traditional norm was against them. There is no such law and no such norm; those are all on their side. Choosing not to fi...
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Harry Truman and the nuclear bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki | Letters

Daniel Snowman interviewed the former US president in 1963 and reveals what he was told. Frank Jackson thinks the bombing of Nagasaki was even more of a war crimeClifton Daniel is right about his grandfather’s bombing of Hiroshima (‘He felt he had to do it’, 4 August). “That was no decision!” Harry S Truman told me when I interviewed him in July 1963 in the presidential library in Independence, Missouri. I was a postgraduate student and had come to ask him about Hiroshima, the case study at the ...
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From Manhattan to Hiroshima: the race for the atom bomb

The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki capped six years of top-secret work by scientists from Europe and North America. In 1939, Albert Einstein signs a letter warning US president Franklin D. Roosevelt of the destructive potential of nuclear fission, which was discovered by the German chemist Otto Hahn. Roosevelt creates the Advisory Body on Uranium.
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LA County leaders approve sweeping anti-racism agenda

L.A. County leaders unanimously approved a strategy to push against systemic racism and bias in Los Angeles County’s processes, policy and services. The effort — “Establishing an Antiracist Los Angeles County Policy Agenda” — is a first-of-its-kind proposal to rid the county of what many say is structural racism that manifests itself in law enforcement policies that jail disproportionate numbers of Black people, creates extremes in wealth and poverty and fuels disparities in education, housing a...
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L.A. County leader seeks widespread anti-racist strategy

A sweeping strategy to formalize the push against systemic racism and bias in Los Angeles County’s government, policy and services will be considered by supervisors. The effort — “Establishing an Antiracist Los Angeles County Policy Agenda” — is a first-of-its-kind proposal to rid the county of what many say is structural racism that manifests itself in law enforcement policies that jail disproportionate numbers of Black people, creates extremes in wealth and poverty and fuels disparities in edu...
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"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 [...
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'Absolutely fanciful': Boris Johnson's new deal not Rooseveltian, say critics

The PM wants to be put on the same pedestal as Franklin D Roosevelt as he unveils £5bn capital projectsBoris Johnson will seek to wrap himself in the mantle of one of the most-revered American presidents in modern times on Tuesday, as he attempts to refocus his premiership by promising a “New Deal” for Britain in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.According to pre-released extracts, Johnson’s speech will highlight projects worth £5bn, which he will “accelerate”, including improvements to schools...
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Trump, like Herbert Hoover, is 'the man who doesn't care.' Biden can make that stick.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt successfully branded Hoover as heartless and aloof. Joe Biden should do the same to Trump in the 2020 campaign.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Can the U.S. fix unemployment with 'Universal Basic Jobs'?

A new book from Pavlina Tcherneva, chair of the economics department at New York's Bard College, makes the case for a "Job Guarantee" federal program.The program would grant jobs to every citizen who's willing and able to work.A 2019 poll found that a majority of Americans would support a federally funded jobs program. Since COVID-19 began spreading across the U.S. earlier this year, more than 45 million Americans have filed for unemployment. The Federal government has passed a $2.3 trillion ec...
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San Pedro statues tied to colonization and racism are vandalized

San Pedro residents learned “colonizer” had been sprayed onto a statue of a Spanish conquistador at Cabrillo Beach and red paint was poured onto another depicting a supporter of the Chinese Exclusion Act, so they rushed to clean them before crowds arrived to celebrate Father’s Day on Sunday, June 21. A member of the community was at the beach at about 7 a.m. when she noticed that blood-red paint had been poured over the heads of statues resembling Spanish explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo and for...
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New York governor gives final coronavirus briefing after '111 days of hell'

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's daily coronavirus briefings have drawn comparisons to President Franklin D. Roosevelt's fireside chats during the Great Depression and World War II.
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New York governor's final coronavirus briefing marks end of '111 days of hell'

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's daily coronavirus briefings have drawn comparisons to President Franklin D. Roosevelt's fireside chats during the Great Depression and World War II.
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A Rare Smile Captured in a 19th Century Photograph

Just look at this photo. Just look at this young girl’s smile. We know her name: O-o-dee. And we know that she was a member of the Kiowa tribe in the Oklahoma Territory. And we know that the photo was taken in 1894. But that smile is like a time machine. O-o-dee might just as well have donned some traditional/historical garb, posed for her friends, and had them put on the ol’ sepia filter on her camera app. But why? What is it about the smile? For one thing, we are not used to seeing them in ol...
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Formula for volatile week of protests had been percolating years, race-relations experts say

It was a trifecta of tragedy that sparked a week of protests volatile and peaceful alike, but decades of racial inequality and systemic injustices created a tinderbox that allowed it to flourish — and it’s going to take significant social reforms to get the fuel out of the fire, local race-relations experts said this week. If there’s one name to associate with the recent spate of protests and riots, it’s George Floyd, a black man who was killed by a white police officer in Minneapolis in May. Bu...
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Pushing an Agenda

Foreign Policy magazine comes out with a shrieking Gloom-'n-Doom piece, A Moment of National Shame and Peril—and Hope subtitled "We may be witnessing the beginning of the end of American democracy, but there is still a way to stop the descent." What has so frightened author John Allen, "president of the Brookings Institution, a retired U.S. Marine Corps four-star general, and former commander of the NATO International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces in Afghanistan"? Well, this:The...
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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 ...
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The First 100 Days | By Adam Knight

As we start to understand our new normal, there's an opportunity for savvy managers and business owners to outline an action plan that will launch them out of their current situation and provide the momentum needed to be successful in our new normal.It wasn't until Franklin D. Roosevelt took office in 1933 that a president's first 100 days became a topic of discussion. After inauguration, he moved quickly to pass 15 major pieces of legislation. This level of productivity was unheard of at...
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The history of using the Insurrection Act against Americans

U.S. Presidents have invoked the Insurrection Act on numerous occasions.The controversial law gives the President some power to bring in troops to police the American people. The Act has been used mainly to restore order following race and labor riots. The nationwide protests that were catalyzed by the police killing of George Floyd led to the possibility that President Trump would invoke the Insurrection Act. This piece of legislation would presumably justify the use of the military to quell t...
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Happiness at work in the time of Corona – back to basics

COVID-19 is a massive challenge for workplaces all over the world as well as a massive challenge for employees’ private lives and mental health. Knowing that unhappy/stressed employees are less productive and less innovative (right when we need everyone to contribute to solutions to these challenges) it becomes crucial for companies to figure out how to make their employees happy at work. Paradoxically, many of the traditional perks and activities that companies use are currently impossible or i...
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Building back better after the coronavirus

The more than 100,000 Americans we have lost to coronavirus are more than numbers. They are family members, loved ones, and members of our communities, and we must not allow ourselves to become numb to the toll that tragically grows day by day.   The data, however, paints a devastating picture about who is bearing the brunt of this deadly disease. According to Dr. Barbara Ferrer, Angelenos from lower-income neighborhoods are dying of coronavirus at a rate four times higher than the rest of the c...
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