Originally published 04/08/2016
Ronald L. Feinman
If it does, it will be a sharp break with history and not for the reasons you think.
Originally published 04/05/2016
This war is for America’s soul: Donald Trump, Paul Ryan and how wealthy white elites protect themselves
Heather Cox Richardson
It's the elites vs the people in this presidential campaign, and nothing less than democracy is at stake.
Originally published 12/01/2015
Politicians have generally preferred to be fresh-faced for much of the last century. However, as historians have noted, that was not always the case.
Originally published 10/27/2015
What can he learn from the ghosts of speakers past?
Originally published 04/02/2014
Help defeat the Ryan Proposal today by urging your elected officials to join a bipartisan effort to support NEH.
Originally published 03/17/2014
Talking the familiar, heartless language of hunger economics.
Originally published 03/19/2013
David Woolner is Senior Fellow and Hyde Park Resident Historian at the Roosevelt Institute, and Associate Professor of History at Marist CollegeOur Nation so richly endowed with natural resources and with a capable and industrious population should be able to devise ways and means of insuring to all our able-bodied working men and women a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work. A self-supporting and self-respecting democracy can plead no justification for the existence of child labor, no economic reason for chiseling workers’ wages or stretching workers’ hours.Enlightened business is learning that competition ought not to cause bad social consequences which inevitably react upon the profits of business itself. All but the hopelessly reactionary will agree that to conserve our primary resources of man power, government must have some control over maximum hours, minimum wages, the evil of child labor and the exploitation of unorganized labor. –FDR, May 1937
Originally published 09/17/2012
David Austin Walsh
Lyndon Johnson greeting students at the East Texas Teachers College, his alma mater, in 1959. Credit: Texas A&M University.Paul Ryan is actually a candidate in two elections this year -- at the national level as Mitt Romney's running mate, at the local level as the incumbent congressman for Wisconsin's 1st congressional district.But under Wisconsin law, a candidate can only appear on the ballot once. So what gives?Like many great electoral innovations, this one can be traced back to Lyndon Baines Johnson.
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