FDR’s New Deal Still Alive Here in Nevada County

Editor’s note: The following speech by Gray Brechin, founder and project scholar of California’s Living New Deal Project, is among the finest I have had the pleasure of reprinting. Be sure to follow the link to the New Deal Map, and find the local New Deal projects in Nevada County, such as the Nevada City City […]

What Conservatives Find Funny: Fake History and Dead Liberals

Cross-posted from the Roosevelt Institute’s New Deal 2.0 blog. by Harvey Kaye Bizarre revisions of American history are disturbing enough — but the violence in the ‘joking’ should be condemned. Keeping an eye on conservatives as I do, I was intrigued by a popular new title, “365 Ways to Drive a Liberal Crazy” from Regnery […]

James K. Galbraith: “Whose Side is the White House On?”

Cross-posted from the Roosevelt Institute’s New Deal 2.0 blog. Published December 6, 2010. Reprinted with permission. by James . Galbraith In a speech given on November 20, 2010 at the ADA Education Fund’s Post-election Conference at the Harvard Kennedy School, Galbraith asks who Obama is really working for, and demands that progressives seek leaders who will fight […]

Poor and Working Class People Are Not Stupid

Lynn Parramore, writing in new deal 2.0, quotes some illuminating Wall Street Journal statistics on income class vs. voting preference, and concludes, “poor and working class people are not stupid.” This reminds me of my father, who spent his working life as a railway postal clerk, a good job during the Depression years, when he […]

What Obama Should Have Done Instead of Feeding the Fat-Cats

James Galbraith, economics professor at UT Austin, writing in new deal 2.0, gives the most succinct critique I’ve read yet of how Obama blew it. Here are a couple of choice excerpts: “One cannot defend the actions of Team Obama on taking office. Law, policy and politics all pointed in one direction: turn the systemically […]

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