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The real campaign

“Obama still was able to convey a sense of progressiveness and realness that was nonetheless very exciting. You don’t think of the middle as being an exciting place…”

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Think Pieces

Independence - A Quotation from FDR

“True individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made.”

-Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Weekly Post

The Cost of Saints & Sinners: How Hitler & FDR Came To Us As Saviors, But Only Hitler Left a Scourge

Believe it or not, I actually see more parallels between FDR and Hitler than I do with Hitler and other superficially similar despots and tyrants. I think to understand the analogy, you must seem them as two sides of the same coin. 2,206 more words

Social Commentary

Fireside Chat (Found Poem)

(In tenth grade, we had an assignment to write a poem using only lines from one of FDR’s fireside chats. Since it was the most patriotic thing I had ever seen, I decided to make it…not so. 9 more words

Writing

Sarajevo for the Euro

The crisis now rolling through the debt markets is not a crisis of Greece, but of the bankrupt euro system and U.S. financial system. Most of the nations of the trans-Atlantic region are facing a breakdown crisis, if not tomorrow, then within weeks; a breakdown crisis of the trans-Atlantic nations from which only those of South America are somewhat protected. 1,245 more words

Glass Steagall

The Daily Beast Blames Slaveholder Thomas Jefferson for the Confederate Flag, Ignores FDR's Internment

Ryan S. Walters | @ryanswalters73

In an interestingly dishonest piece in The Daily Beast, writer Nicholas Mills, a professor of American Studies (aka Anti-American Studies), casts blame for the Confederate flag on Thomas Jefferson, even though Mr. 257 more words

History