Most New Deal programs were anything but race- and gender-neutral in their impact. They were both racially discrminatory and a boon to many black Americans.
For Roosevelt, the New Deal was a way of advancing freedom, which depended on economic as much as political rights.
Today's relentless arguments against a higher minimum wage suggest that Roosevelt's battle is not yet won.
The New Deal spirit of "persistent experimentation" yielded impressive results for the country. American leaders can recapture that spirit.
The New Deal brought with it programs that served not only the good of the people and the economy but also the environment. We need that now more than ever.
What was it about the New Deal and Roosevelt that make the man and the era relevant today?
To commemorate the seventy-fifth anniversary of the New Deal, The Nation invited a panel of activists, writers, scholars and artists to reflect on its lasting lessons.
It's time for progressives to demand a bolder, "transformational" politics.
Maryland progressive activist Donna Edwards upset veteran Congressman Al
Wynn in a Democratic "fight for the soul of the party" primary,
confirming that sentiment for change extends well beyond
Grassroots Democrats, parched for their party's attention, should play hardball with candidates on Iraq.