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On this site over the past year and a half, a split has arisen between those more inclined to defend the president and those more inclined to criticize the president. Invariably during these ...
by puakev
Comment Count 1216 comments on Wed Aug 11, 2010 at 12:36 PM PDT with 694 Recommends
This is a followup to my diary on Post Office Murals in the New Deal. Lewis Hine was a great photographer, and also an intrepid social ...
by Land of Enchantment
Comment Count 236 comments on Mon Feb 02, 2009 at 05:34 AM PST with 599 Recommends
Let me say it right up front: I’m getting sick and tired of the charlatan blowhards claiming that the New Deal “didn’t work”. I was already mulling over a diary on this, when a Feb. 3 ...
by Land of Enchantment
Comment Count 315 comments on Tue Feb 10, 2009 at 06:11 AM PST with 576 Recommends
The past 35 years of "pragmatism" by Democrats, starting with Jimmy Carter, have led to a catastrophic rightward drift of the party of FDR, Truman, JFK and LBJ. Unions have died, wages have dropped, ...
by FishOutofWater
Comment Count 583 comments on Wed Nov 30, 2011 at 12:01 PM PST with 487 Recommends
Bottom line: the current administration knows (and you know it, too) that it will not be able to move forward on any kind of torture prosecution without overwhelming support from ...
by Dailyfare
Comment Count 948 comments on Mon Apr 20, 2009 at 09:17 AM PDT with 478 Recommends
During the first 100 days of the FDR administration they tried many new ideas. Some worked, some did not. The general concept was to get the country moving by changing the way we did things and ...
by John Lilbourne
Comment Count 831 comments on Sat Nov 22, 2008 at 05:18 PM PST with 476 Recommends
I don't think anybody can compare to MLK Jr. I don't think anybody can compare to RFK or JFK. When examining what FDR did for this country, no one can compare to him. However, when I look at Edwards ...
by sarahlane
Comment Count 273 comments on Tue Jan 29, 2008 at 02:07 PM PST with 434 Recommends
Sometimes its worth taking a moment to remember what America was like the day before FDR's inauguration in 1933. All those Tea Party people who want austerity, to eliminate Social Security, medicare,
by Steven D
Comment Count 406 comments on Fri Jul 02, 2010 at 05:40 AM PDT with 411 Recommends
Grandaddy was a widower from about the age of 30. His wife died in premature childbirth. He felt he had killed her because of that. He never married again. He remained in love with her the rest of ...
by catilinus
Comment Count 72 comments on Sun Oct 02, 2011 at 09:46 PM PDT with 386 Recommends
Governor Mark Sanford (R) of South Carolina has decided that he will not accept $700 million in stimulus funds for his state unless he is allowed to used the funds to pay down the state’s debt.
by NBBooks
Comment Count 168 comments on Thu Mar 12, 2009 at 11:29 PM PDT with 386 Recommends
Since I haven't seen anything else about this on the diary list today, I wanted to spend a few minutes remembering our 32nd (and arguably greatest) President, who died on this date 64 years ago. ...
by Dragon5616
Comment Count 171 comments on Sun Apr 12, 2009 at 06:26 PM PDT with 370 Recommends
That’s what is behind Krugman and his recent columns. Democracy has been shoved aside, but he sees our chance out of this radical inequality we find ourselves in. But is must be done NOW. ...
by MontanaMaven
Comment Count 321 comments on Sun Dec 16, 2007 at 06:54 AM PST with 360 Recommends
I was pleasantly surprised to see Howard Zinn's name right on top of the rec list. The diary highlighted some excellent points such as: We don't live in a democracy . . . we live in a ...
by Johnnythebandit
Comment Count 211 comments on Thu Jun 16, 2011 at 05:27 PM PDT with 355 Recommends
"I think the College Republicans here would say I'm a pretty liberal President but if you read the Huffington Post you think I was some right wing tool of Wall Street. Both things can't ...
by Armando
Comment Count 374 comments on Mon Jul 18, 2011 at 10:14 AM PDT with 352 Recommends
New York Times reporters had a conversation with Barack Obama on his plane, where they actually asked him if he were a socialist . Obama ...
by dday
Comment Count 171 comments on Sun Mar 08, 2009 at 12:27 PM PDT with 341 Recommends
When I was born, my parents had been able to provide for two older children thanks to their work on government projects in Philadelphia. They were able to purchase a small home in another ...
by Little Lulu
Comment Count 303 comments on Sun Sep 26, 2010 at 02:06 PM PDT with 313 Recommends
If the "grand bargain" being put forward by President Obama were instead being promoted by a Republican president, Washington would look like Madison, WI on steroids. But instead, we progressives ...
by flitedocnm
Comment Count 321 comments on Mon Jul 25, 2011 at 10:59 AM PDT with 311 Recommends
From his presser this afternoon: This is why FDR, when he started Social Security, it only affected widows and orphans. You did not qualify. This ...
by Jbearlaw
Comment Count 515 comments on Tue Dec 07, 2010 at 02:06 PM PST with 310 Recommends
Sweet Jesus, are we stupid or what? We've known it for years. Even THEY know it. Everyone talks about it. And now they're panicking. Yes, they are the Villagers. And they cannot figure out why ...
by zenbassoon
Comment Count 110 comments on Sun Sep 30, 2012 at 11:52 AM PDT with 308 Recommends
When Al Gore was running for President in 2000, one of the linchpins of his campaign was that he would take the entitlement trust funds and put them in a "lock box," thus preventing ...
by jamess
Comment Count 203 comments on Fri Jul 15, 2011 at 08:54 AM PDT with 293 Recommends