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FDR's New Deal is blowing away Washington's old line powerbrokers on the strength of FDR's personality and his ability to use the radio to get his message across to the American people.

Not since Abraham Lincoln has the need for effective leadership and prompt, vigorous action been more imperative.

The author believes the makeup of FDR's cabinet bodes well. He also adds a few thoughts about the outgoing Hoover administration--none of them complimentary

While the whole world was watching, this is what Chicago's finest did.

It was a rigged convention, and the Chicago police were spoiling for a fight.

As they nominated FDR, Democratic conventioneers were more interested in grandstanding against prohibition than facing the nation's economic crisis.

When the Democrats nominated William Jennings Bryan as their presidential candidate, The Nation was skeptical.

A journey through the American heartland reveals the anger and desperation of the Great Depression.

"To achieve 'social values more noble than mere monetary profit,' to
'keep the money changers permanently out of the temple of our
civilization'...would be to transform America."

Blogs

Here is a little known fact about the famous "Letter From Birmingham Jail." 

January 20, 2014

It’s bad out there on Thanksgiving this year. A remembrance: in 1973, it was worse.

November 28, 2013

When momentum gathered to reign in the national security state in 1976, the powers that be struck back with a distraction campaign that worked.

July 2, 2013

Lincoln ordered the execution of thirty-eight Dakota Indians for rebellion—but never ordered the execution of Confederate officials or generals.

December 26, 2012

The McGovern campaign marked a turning point in many lives, including John Lennon’s.

October 21, 2012

The ultimate "realist" goes a bit too far.

December 11, 2010

Upton Sinclair led one of the greatest mass movements in US history, and his political career has a lot to teach us about politics today.

October 12, 2010

A tale of two attacked cities, or the differences between New York and Oklahoma City.

September 24, 2010

Today is the 39th anniversary of the killings of four student antiwar protesters at Kent State University.

May 4, 2009