Franklin Delano Roosevelt

President Clinton views the new statue of Franklin Delano Roosevelt with two of Roosevelt's grandchildren Ann Roosevelt, left and Jim Roosevelt, right, at the dedication ceremony for the new prologue to the FDR Memorial in Washington, Thursday, January 10, 2001. The new statue depicts the disable president in his wheelchair. …

Twelve Memorials That Must Be Removed If Democrats Are Serious About Erasing Racism

If Democrats seeking the removal of historical memorials tied to racist history are serious, they should be tripping over one another to get in front of a camera and call for the removal of memorials and namesakes to Presidents Andrew Johnson, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Lyndon Baines Johnson, and Sen. Robert C Byrd.


Virgil: Donald Trump, Rosie the Riveter, and the Revival of American Economic Nationalism

In his speech in Ypsilanti, Michigan, President Trump addressed what is arguably the most important economic-policy idea in U.S. history. In the years to come, the pro-growth, pro-jobs, pro-profits alliance that Trump espoused in Ypsilanti will become permanently embedded in Republican thinking—and, quite possibly, Democratic thinking as well.

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Stop Scaring People, George Takei

Star Trek icon George Takei recently sent me — and perhaps thousands of other people — an email on behalf of the Democratic Party, under the subject “Japanese internment.”


Eleanor Clift Defends Hillary Clinton, Compares to FDR

During this week’s version of the syndicated public affairs show “The McLaughlin Group,” The Daily Beast’s Eleanor Clift debated that Hillary Clinton’s wealth could actually be beneficial for her. Clift then brought up former President Franklin D. Roosevelt, arguing that he was


Chris Matthews On Hillary: FDR Was ‘Very Secretive and Manipulative’

MSNBC’s “Hardball” host Chris Matthews wondered if since Franklin Roosevelt “was very secretive and manipulative” knowing that Hillary “is secretive” is “going to help us get any further here” on Thursday. Matthews said, “I think that focus group’s [by Bloomberg of