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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 [...
Tags: Europe, UK, Law, America, European Union, Metaphor, Britain, Sculpture, Michael Gove, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Fdr, Brexit, Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, Franklin D Roosevelt


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


How to foster national resilience during a crisis

Resilience means overcoming adversity by successfully adapting to negative life events, trauma, stress, or risk. At the individual level, people who are resilient draw on their own internal resources and aptitudes, and on external supports such as mutual aid networks.Community resilience refers to cultural strengths that insulate members from external attacks. Such attacks might come in the form of natural disasters, severe economic losses, or social oppression. Researchers who are studying resi...
Tags: Europe, Books, Congress, China, United States, National Park Service, Franklin Roosevelt, Works Progress Administration In, Stanislav Kondratiev


A Repeat

From October 26, 2019, the Quote of the Day, possibly more valid now than it was then.  I went looking for the Codevilla part of the quote, and forgot about the rest of it.  If you are unfamiliar with Professor Angelo Codevilla, please read his supremely important July 2010 essay America's Ruling Class--And the Perils of Revolution. Please do give it, and the link, a read: From Interview with Angelo Codevilla, a two-fer - one from the interviewer, David Samuels: ...there is no such thing as Amer...
Tags: Guns, America, Qotd, Herman Melville, Kevin, Franklin Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Walt Whitman, American Republic, Henry Clay, Thomas Alva Edison, Ida Tarbell, David Samuels, Angelo Codevilla, Codevilla, Recycled Content


Ask the authors: The long and winding road from shortlisted to selected for female Supreme Court nominees

The following is a series of questions posed by Ronald Collins to Renee Knake Jefferson and Hannah Brenner Johnson in connection with their new book, “Shortlisted: Women in the Shadows of the Supreme Court” (New York University Press, 2020), which tells the untold stories of women that presidents considered as justices for the Supreme Court in the decades before Sandra Day O’Connor’s confirmation. Renee Knake Jefferson is a professor of law and the Joanne and Larry Doherty Chair in Legal Ethics ...
Tags: New York, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Obama, California, Washington Post, Washington, Senate, White House, Book Reviews, Reagan, Joe Biden, Ronald Reagan, New York Times, Jimmy Carter


"National crises often lead to more centralized power. But everything about this one is unusual..."

"... including President Trump’s decision to let state and local authorities make nearly all decisions about daily life and business activity. Washington provides expert advice, policy guidance, backup supplies, emergency personnel, and massive funding. It has not issued national mandates. Trump has refused to shift more power to the central government.... Trump’s reliance on federalism... caught the left by surprise. When the crisis began, liberals voiced their long-standing criticism: Trump is...
Tags: Law, Washington, Trump, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Trump Trump, Ann Althouse, Charles Lipson, Left-wing Ideology, Federalism, President Trump, Trump and medicine


Jesse Jackson: 'The gated community does not protect you from the pandemic'

After more than 50 years fighting for civil rights, the activist is now watching coronavirus ravage African American communities. But he has a warning for the rich and powerfulThe Rev Jesse Jackson was born in the racially segregated south when Franklin Roosevelt occupied the White House and war raged in Europe. He was an eyewitness to the assassination of Martin Luther King, campaigned against the Vietnam war and twice ran for US president.But, now an elder statesman of 78, he has never seen an...
Tags: Europe, White House, US, Barack Obama, World news, US news, Vietnam, Martin Luther King, Donald Trump, Jesse Jackson, Franklin Roosevelt, US elections 2020, Coronavirus outbreak


what i'm reading: prairie fires: the american dreams of laura ingalls wilder

I read Little House on the Prairie when I was very young, and eventually went on to read the whole Little House series. I didn't know any other girls named Laura -- there were at least five in my Master's program, but it wasn't a popular name back then -- and I was infatuated with the idea that the Laura in the story grew up to write the book I was holding in my hands. Even then, I wrote stories, and fantasized that I would write a similar series that children would love.The series was always s...
Tags: Travel, Minnesota, US, History, United States, Missouri, Farmers, Indigenous Peoples, Ken Burns, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Children's Books, Laura, Wilder, Franklin Roosevelt, Fraser, Great Plains


Does the justice department work for the Trump campaign now? Barr thinks so

The US attorney general seems determined to turn the DoJ into a fully fledged arm of the Trump re-election teamIt was enough that last week, the US Department of Justice did something completely unheard of: it moved to dismiss the guilty plea of a cabinet level officer, former national security adviser Michael Flynn, for lying to the FBI. The department’s argument was so preposterous that within days, nearly 2,000 former department officials signed a letter in protest of William Barr’s “assault ...
Tags: News, Obama, Washington, US, Reagan, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Fbi, Fox, United States, Bank, John, Jackson, Biden, National Security Agency, Doj


SCOTUS Homes In On Whether House Has ‘Limitless’ Power To Subpoena Prez’ Private Docs

While hearing a major case Tuesday on Congress’ ability to subpoena President Trump’s financial records, several justices on the Supreme Court zeroed in on the question of whether the U.S. House believed it had any limits on its power to issue legislative subpoenas. Doug Letter, the general counsel for the House, was subjected to brutal lines of questioning on this topic from Justices Samuel Alito, Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch. Chief Justice John Roberts — who had shown some skepticism fo...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Congress, House, Deutsche Bank, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Harry Truman, Justice Department, Mccarthy, Trump, Tierney Sneed, John Roberts, Roberts, Ginsburg, Franklin Roosevelt


Envisioning a post-crisis world

Early in World War II, in August 1941, before the United States had entered the war and Britain stood alone against Adolph Hitler, President Franklin Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winston Churchill steamed in secret aboard their respective battleships and met off the coast of Newfoundland on HMS Prince of Wales. Their aim: Shape the Post War World. They drafted eight points that became the Atlantic Charter, shaping the United Nations and other lasting relationships of the post-war years.Humanity,...
Tags: Books, New York, Featured, US, Spain, Physics, Britain, United States, Global Economy, Winston Churchill, United Nations, Newfoundland, Global Economics, Churchill, Social Sciences, Zika


Where Things Stand: A Trump Fireside Chat

We can thank Rush Limbaugh for this one. Last month, President Trump was gung-ho on an idea that bears striking resemblance to President Franklin Roosevelt’s calming “fireside chats,” meant to ease the minds of Americans battling the economic impact of World War II. According to the New York Times, Trump pitched the idea as a daily talk-radio show at the White House, during which he would answer American’s questions about the coronavirus outbreak for two hours a day in an attempt to quell fea...
Tags: News, White House, New York City, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Cnn, Missouri, House, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Sen Bernie Sanders, Limbaugh, Elizabeth Cohen, Chris Cuomo


The coronavirus crisis and our constitutional rights

Americans always lose some constitutional rights during a crisis. Such infringements fall into three categories. The most egregious examples generate near-uniform disdain, but usually only once a crisis passes, and with the benefit of hindsight. Examples include President Franklin Roosevelt’s internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, or Sen. Joseph McCarthy’s actions during the Red Scare. With more subtle losses of civil liberties during a crisis, the risk is that rights lost are nev...
Tags: New York, Texas, California, Opinion, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Rhode Island, Legislature, National Guard, Franklin Roosevelt, Mike Gatto, Joseph McCarthy, Rhode Islanders, Robert Jackson


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


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


Inslee: 'Ludicrous' that there hasn't been a nationalized mobilization effort to fight pandemic

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams on Sunday called the next week of the novel COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic the modern era's "Pearl Harbor moment." In other words, it'll be the "hardest moment" of many Americans' lives, and Adams hopes every person in every state does their part to slow the spread.> Surgeon General Jerome Adams: "The next week is going to be our Pearl Harbor moment. It's going to be our 9/11 moment." pic.twitter.com/HoE76Uq1sx> > — Talking Points Memo (@TPM) Apri...
Tags: News, Nbc, Washington, White House, United States, Connecticut, Pearl Harbor, Trump, Adams, Chuck Todd, Inslee, Jay Inslee, Franklin Roosevelt, MTP, Jerome Adams


Could a ‘Draft Cuomo’ Movement Be in the Democrats’ Future?

Democrats are publicly talking about “contingency options” for their July convention in Milwaukee in case the coronavirus persists in being a public-health threat. But privately, some are also talking about needing a Plan B if Joe Biden, their nominee apparent, continues to flounder.Some Democrats are openly talking up New York governor Andrew Cuomo, whose profile has soared during the crisis, as a Biden stand-in. Yesterday, a Draft Cuomo 2020 account on Twitter announced that “Times have change...
Tags: New York, News, Abc, France, Milwaukee, Joe Biden, Atlantic, New Hampshire, Iowa, Showtime, Circus, Manhattan, Philadelphia, Liberal, Biden, Andrew Cuomo


Everyday gambles we must make during the coronavirus outbreak

Last week, the markets fell and so did my 88-year-old mother. She had a spell of vertigo and went down on the bedroom floor of her apartment in New York. She remained on the floor for hours, how many, nobody quite knows. Her neighbor noticed her newspaper hanging from her doorknob. The paper was still there late in the afternoon. The neighbor banged on Mom’s door and that’s when she heard my mother calling for help. Newspapers and neighbors save lives. Until now, my mother has enjoyed overall go...
Tags: New York, Opinion, America, Sport, Soccer, John, Mom, Doug Mcintyre, Franklin Roosevelt, Clorox, Opinion columns


The Plot Against America Promo: What to Expect in the Weeks Ahead

The Plot Against America promo: What to expect in the weeks ahead Following the series debut of The Plot Against America last night, HBO has revealed a promo reel for the remaining five episodes of their newest limited drama series, teasing America’s descent into fascism as Charles Lindbergh beats Franklin Roosevelt in the presidential election. Directed by Minkie Spiro from a script written by creators David Simon and Ed Burns, the new episode is set to premiere on March 23. Check out th...
Tags: Video, Hbo, TV, Movies, America, New Jersey, TV News, Philip Roth, Mark Ruffalo, Co, Charles Lindbergh, Elizabeth, David Simon, Franklin Roosevelt, John Turturro, Ed Burns


TRANSCRIPT Ep. 17: All in This Together

Transcript: Episode 017 | Saturn in Aquarius: All in This Together March 16, 2020 Jen: Welcome to the Big Sky Astrology podcast, with April Elliott Kent and me, producer and cohost Jen Braun. Hey friends, Jen here! Today is March 16th, 2020. And with me, of course, is my very favorite internationally-recognized astrologer, my pal, April Elliott Kent. Hey, April. April: Hey Jen. Jen: You are! Don’t roll your eyes. April: I was rolling my eyes. And I have to say my… Jen: She rolled her eyes, e...
Tags: Washington, China, US, Spain, United States, Italy, Moon, Monty Python, Leo, Mars, Saturn, Jupiter, Pluto, Neptune, Venus, Mercury


'He's an idiot': critics say Trump has failed the US in this test of reassurance

For Trump, who has spent years undermining experts, scientists, and trust in government, the pandemic has shown his weaknessesIt was just before 9am and the sky was overcast when a small group of reporters were suddenly ushered through the White House’s south portico. They gathered in the diplomatic reception room, once home to Franklin Roosevelt’s “fireside chats”, and stared at a desk with pen, documents and the presidential seal.Donald Trump strode in, wearing a black bomber jacket and white ...
Tags: White House, US, US news, US politics, Donald Trump, Trump, Franklin Roosevelt, George Washington He, Trump Administration, Coronavirus outbreak


Learning from History: How to Make Decisions

Guest post from Robert L. Dilenschneider: We all have to make decisions, and of course we want them to come out right. But how do we go about reaching those decisions, and what can we do to help ensure they turn out well?   Simple questions to ask. Incredibly hard questions to answer. Among the many lessons I’ve learned in my more than 50 years of working with leaders of major corporations, financial firms, governments and academic institutions is that the quality of decision-making ...
Tags: Decision Making, Japan, Leadership, Taliban, Malala Yousafzai, Marie Curie, Malala, Franklin Roosevelt, Truman, Harry S Truman, Hill Knowlton, Dan McCarthy, Pierre Curie, Robert L. Dilenschneider, Dilenschneider Group, New York City Formerly


John Foster Dulles, the Cold War architect

John Foster Dulles, the Cold War architect John Foster Dulles was Dwight D. Eisenhower's secretary of state from 1953 to 1959. In the tense, early years of Cold War politics, Dulles pursued a foreign policy designed to isolate the Soviet Union and undermine the spread of Communism. In the following video, professor John Wilsey speaks about his research into one of the most influential figures of twentieth-century politics – and how the decisions Dulles mad...
Tags: Japan, Florida, New York, London, Montana, Washington, Senate, Germany, Nazis, Berlin, Religion, Time, US, America, San Francisco, Reagan


America's housing crisis

Millions of Americans can no longer dream of buying a home. Rental apartments are also unaffordable. Why? Here's everything you need to know:What's gone wrong? From cities to suburbs to rural America, the cost of housing has far outpaced increases in salaries. Home prices are growing at twice the rate of wages, and there are fewer houses on the market than in any year since 1982. The single-family house, with a garage and a front lawn, remains a bedrock of the American dream, even as i...
Tags: Transportation, New York, News, California, China, New York City, America, San Francisco, Austin, Harvard University, Manhattan, Lafayette, Seattle, Bernie Sanders, Gavin Newsom, Baby Boomers


Are You That Transformational Leader?

The context I am currently working collaboratively with a colleague on the co-creation of a People Strategy for a local authority in England. That strategy will support the delivery of the corporate plan; but at its heart lies a desire to entrench critical behaviours, attitudes, and practices that will transform the organisation—a stern test in times of austerity. The challenge As a local council, it has been known for decades as a “top-down, command and control, head down, avoid the limeligh...
Tags: England, Leadership, Franklin Roosevelt, Leadership Development, Transformational Leadership, Transformative Leader, People Strategy, Values-based Leadership, Warren S McCulloch


‘You Never Find Quiet Except Under a Tyranny.’ Congress Has Always Been Partisan and That’s a Good Thing.

In the throes of the worst crisis in American history, the Civil War, Democrats in Congress repeatedly attacked Abraham Lincoln as a “tyrant” and even his fellow Republicans questioned his competence and investigated his generals. Beleaguered though he often felt, Lincoln never claimed that Congress lacked the authority to challenge his actions or declined to answer legislators’ requests for information. Even in the midst of all-out war, Lincoln recognized Congress as the primary repository...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Congress, White House, Uncategorized, America, History, Ideas, House Of Representatives, Social Security, Lincoln, Donald Trump, Madison, Mccarthy, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt


Symposium: Is now really the time to jettison sensible, longstanding limitations on presidential power?

Deepak Gupta is the founding principal of Gupta Wessler PLLC, a lecturer at Harvard Law School and former senior counsel at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The latest irregularities at the Department of Justice—a tweet by President Donald Trump, an abrupt about-face and the walkout of an entire prosecution team, all in the same day—remind us of the need to ensure that at least some government functions are independent of direct presidential control. We can all agree, I hope, that the ...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Wall Street, Senate, Elizabeth Warren, United States, Department Of Justice, Federal Reserve, Donald Trump, Paul Clement, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Fed, Democratic


Symposium: Let the consumer watchdog do its job

Amy Teng is an assistant attorney general in the Washington Attorney General’s Office, which joined 22 other states and the District of Columbia on an amicus brief in support of the respondent in Seila Law LLC v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The views stated herein are hers alone and are not attributable to the Attorney General of Washington. In 2010, on the heels of the Great Recession, Congress created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to address the “serious structural flaws” ...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Washington, Senate, Commission, Federal Reserve, District Of Columbia, Donald Trump, Cabinet, Executive Branch, Federal Trade Commission, Securities And Exchange Commission, Ftc, Trump


Symposium: When agency independence becomes an answer in search of a question

Adam J. White is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and an assistant professor at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School, where he directs the C. Boyden Gray Center for the Study of the Administrative State. In “Little Gidding,” T.S. Eliot wrote: “We shall not cease from exploration / And the end of all our exploring / Will be to arrive where we started / And know the place for the first time.” Reading briefs in Seila Law v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau,...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, United States, Commission, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Ftc, Morrison, Antonin Scalia, Roosevelt, Alexander Hamilton, George Mason University, Myers, Franklin Roosevelt


Highlights for Feb. 10-16, 2020: Something Undiscovered

Something Undiscovered Dates and times are given for U.S. Pacific Time zone. Click them to see the date and time where you are. Breaking away I magine a young woman from a tightly controlled, rules-driven background; a family, say, in which female children are less prized than males. In which females are not encouraged to seek an education, in which their choice of mates is strictly supervised. Let’s say she rebels and announces that she doesn’t wish to get married at all. It may seem s...
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