Steve Hochstadt Steve Hochstadt blog brought to you by History News Network. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:00:52 +0000 Zend_Feed_Writer 2.1.3 (http://framework.zend.com) http://historynewsnetwork.org/blog/author/19 editor@hnn.us (History News Network) History News Network We Need Help Fighting the Banks Dodd-Frank makes it less possible for the big banks to push us into tilted arbitration when the banks act like Wells Fargo. It’s an equalizer for the little consumer dealing with the big banks. Without it, we’re at their mercy.

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Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:00:52 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153861 http://hnn.us/blog/153861 Steve Hochstadt Steve Hochstadt 0
How Government Really Works Everyone appears to be worried that soon-to-be President Trump will make some gigantic blunder, putting us all at risk. More likely is that the Republican Congress and the Republican President will pass hundreds of less notable acts which together will make the rich richer, the powerful more powerful, and the rest of us less able to control our lives.

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Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:00:52 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153855 http://hnn.us/blog/153855 Steve Hochstadt Steve Hochstadt 0
Get the Lead Out! Conservatives say regulations are “job killers”. I say they are life savers.]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:00:52 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153852 http://hnn.us/blog/153852 Steve Hochstadt Steve Hochstadt 0 Republican Conspiracy Theories Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:00:52 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153826 http://hnn.us/blog/153826 Steve Hochstadt Steve Hochstadt 0 Women as Second-Class Athletes Will corporate America only change its bottom-line mindset when the real America buys more tickets to see professional women play? Will that only happen when our public media, from the cable giants to our local papers, pay more attention to professional women?]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:00:52 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153822 http://hnn.us/blog/153822 Steve Hochstadt Steve Hochstadt 0 Donald Trump Believes in Climate Change When he considers his financial interests, Trump is a climate change believer. Trump the businessman was arguing with the Irish authorities about allowing him to make an extraordinary investment to protect his property over the course of this century, because “it could reasonably be expected that the rate of sea level rise might become twice of that presently occurring”. All the while, Trump the politician insisted over and over to the American public that he did not believe in global warming, that the scientists cited in his Irish petition were liars and cheaters, that the whole thing was a hoax.]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:00:52 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153820 http://hnn.us/blog/153820 Steve Hochstadt Steve Hochstadt 0 The Paralympics: A History of Inclusion and Inspiration The athletic performances of the thousands of Paralympic athletes in Rio, far exceeding what most “normal” athletes could accomplish, make the word handicapped seem inappropriate. They have achieved much more: pride in what their bodies can do, rather than shame for what they can’t.

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Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:00:52 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153812 http://hnn.us/blog/153812 Steve Hochstadt Steve Hochstadt 0
The Architectural Politics of Rebuilding Berlin Discussions about demolition and reconstruction inevitably touched political ideologies of all kinds. Two Berlin sites, one east and one west, show the variety of architectural politics which determined the process of rebuilding.

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Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:00:52 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153810 http://hnn.us/blog/153810 Steve Hochstadt Steve Hochstadt 0
The Destruction and Rebuilding of Warsaw Warsaw, the capital of Poland since 1596, was completely leveled by the German Army. It is hard to picture what those words mean.

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Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:00:52 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153807 http://hnn.us/blog/153807 Steve Hochstadt Steve Hochstadt 0
What Does Retirement Mean? Our most eloquent revolutionary, Thomas Paine, was a “forerunner of modern social insurance”, as the Social Security Administration calls him. In 1796, he advocated a 10% tax on the inheritance of property to create a fund which would pay a yearly pension to everyone over 50, “to enable them to live in Old Age without Wretchedness, and go decently out of the World.”

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Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:00:52 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153771 http://hnn.us/blog/153771 Steve Hochstadt Steve Hochstadt 0
Women in the Boston Marathon Women were banned from the Boston Marathon. Into the 1960s, athletic authorities claimed women were incapable of running that distance. The longest AAU-sanctioned race for women was 1.5 miles. Women could not compete further than 800 meters in the Olympics.]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:00:52 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153764 http://hnn.us/blog/153764 Steve Hochstadt Steve Hochstadt 0 To White Men Who Like Trump The economic program Republicans have offered to the American middle class has been remarkably consistent: give more money to the richest Americans by radically cutting their taxes. Trump has shown not the slightest sign that he cares about or will do anything for Americans who are struggling.

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Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:00:52 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153758 http://hnn.us/blog/153758 Steve Hochstadt Steve Hochstadt 0
Donald Trump Is Done I think Trump is done. Or as my mother-in-law would say, “Done is for meat. Trump is finished.” Everyone who said that before was wrong. But now his run is over.

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Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:00:52 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153754 http://hnn.us/blog/153754 Steve Hochstadt Steve Hochstadt 0
Can We Be a Better Neighbor? Long after the juvenile Republican presidential campaigns and campaigners of 2016 are forgotten, President Barack Obama’s movement toward normalization of relations with Cuba will still be talked about. Ending the Cuban embargo is one necessary step in creating a real “good neighbor policy”.

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Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:00:52 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153751 http://hnn.us/blog/153751 Steve Hochstadt Steve Hochstadt 0
Why Are Some Americans So Angry? Trump the birther gave birth to Trump the candidate. Outrageous racist attacks on a black President provided a base of support: two-thirds of Trump supporters still believe that Obama is a Muslim born outside of the US.]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:00:52 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153745 http://hnn.us/blog/153745 Steve Hochstadt Steve Hochstadt 0 Donald Trump, the He-Man One could suspect that a man who can’t stop touting his masculinity might be less certain than he proclaims.

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Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:00:52 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153740 http://hnn.us/blog/153740 Steve Hochstadt Steve Hochstadt 0
Jews and Blacks in Germany and America The early years of Nazi persecution put Jews into a similar position as blacks in America.]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:00:52 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153736 http://hnn.us/blog/153736 Steve Hochstadt Steve Hochstadt 0 The Republican Assault on Higher Education Republican politicians are angry about public higher education in America. The ideas they and their conservative supporters cherish are repeatedly demonstrated by academic experts to be false.

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Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:00:52 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153733 http://hnn.us/blog/153733 Steve Hochstadt Steve Hochstadt 0
Western Stand-Off Economists might applaud their tactics. If I wave the Bible and the Constitution and my gun and my cowboy hat enough, we won’t have to pay what we owe.]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:00:52 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153725 http://hnn.us/blog/153725 Steve Hochstadt Steve Hochstadt 0 Watergate was a Big Deal Every political scandal gets compared to Watergate. But no political scandal since then can compare with a President authorizing burglaries by White House staff in order to win re-election, then lying about his administration’s cover-up.

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Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:00:52 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153717 http://hnn.us/blog/153717 Steve Hochstadt Steve Hochstadt 0