FDR

The New Deal's Debut Wasn't Smooth Sailing, Either
But historian Michael Hiltzik says Obama could've learned a few lessons from FDR
October 24, 2013

Alf Landon has been largely forgotten by history, but conservatives today ought to refresh their memories.

Failure to Rescue
How FDR hurt Jewish would-be immigrants
July 06, 2013

President Roosevelt’s policies about Jews were calculated the way he calculated other strategic options: politically. But some choices fall in a different, more fundamental, dimension. That is what Josiah DuBois implied when he charged the United States with complicity in Hitler’s murders. These judgments still sting.

People's Choice
May 07, 2010

As soon as Justice John Paul Stevens announced that he would leave the Supreme Court, President Obama and progressive groups said the next justice should be an economic populist.

Fact Finders
February 26, 2005

Imagine that God were to appear on Earth for the unlikely purpose of settling, once and for all, our disputes over economic policy. And suppose that, to my enormous surprise, he announced that every empirical claim advanced by conservatives was correct. Cutting taxes produces such great economic growth that even the poor benefit. Privatizing or eliminating social programs like Medicare and Social Security will cause the elderly to save more money and enjoy higher living standards.