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Watching The New Republic crew of the 90s just completely freak out over the 2020s is quite something to watch. Andrew Sullivan was always terrible, but he certainly isn’t less terrible today. For some reason Josh Marshall gives John Judis to keys to his kingdom at TPM for the occasionally awful column. And then there’s […]

The New FDR?

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On April 13, 2021

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

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On May 1, 1943, Franklin Delano Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9340, authorizing the Secretary of the Interior to seize the nation’s coal mines after the United Mine Workers of America refused National War Labor Board arbitration. This incident demonstrated both the intransigence of UMWA head John L. Lewis to state power and the limited tolerance […]

Lesser Evils

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On March 23, 2016
A useful reminder that every single president elected with the support of the left has been a lesser evil. And they almost certainly always will be. Wish lefties who hate "lesser evil" arg might wrestle with this: pro slave colonization Lincoln, pro-balanced budget FDR also lesser evils. — Richard Yeselson (@yeselson) March 23, 2016

No Rats Allowed

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On December 8, 2014
Jimmy Durante promoting the National Recovery Administration. I am consistently amazed at FDR’s propaganda network. I can only imagine what conservatives would say if Obama tried something like this. ….From Michael Hiltzik’s book on the New Deal: Ickes groused about having been forced at a movie theatre to sit through a film clip featuring “a […]

FDR Walking

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On May 17, 2014

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

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