Eric Rauchway is perhaps the finest working historian on the New Deal. He sees interesting parallels between Roosevelt and Biden, as this interview with Greg Sargent shows. Sargent: In the 1932 electi
This is the grave of James Roosevelt and Sara Delano Roosevelt. The parents of FDR, James and Sara Roosevelt were landed elite in Hyde Park, New York, part of the Dutch class of old money that still p
As Trump and Clinton are about to pick their VP candidates, it’s worth remembering that it basically doesn’t matter in terms of the election. It gives the chatterers something to talk abou
It’s sort of interesting to examine the incredible transition in American politics that took place between 1928 and 1932 by examining the electoral college maps. That’s obviously an amazin
This is the grave of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt. There’s no real need to explain the career of the nation’s 2nd greatest president and his remarkable wife. Two truly g
In 1943, it was a high priority of Franklin Delano Roosevelt to get an American Christmas tree on a plane to send to Winston Churchill.
There’s a long-standing myth repeated, among others, by the Obama Administration, that FDR hung Herbert Hoover out to dry after the 1932 election, refusing to help the president try and right th
Pretty amazing footage of FDR doing his best to walk at the 1937 All-Star Game. Unfortunately, it’s narrated by the wife of Gov. Tom Corbett of Pennsylvania, a horrible governor who is going to