Franklin Roosevelt

“What’s at Stake: Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act”

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

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Robert Byrd and a History of Poltical Racism in America

Monday, August 6th, 2012

Share on Facebook “Byrd, who died in June 2010 at age 92, had sought the FBI intelligence while suspecting that communists and subversives were guiding the civil rights cause, the records show.” Now that a child of the Civil Rights movement is President and he is accused of the same thing. Weird how that works. […]

Liberalism, Conservatism and the Future

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Share on Facebook At the end of the 19th century, Populist farmers pushed for the Federal government to rein in the abusive practices of banks and railroads.  At the beginning of the 20th century, the Progressive movement actually convinced the Federal government to break up monopolies and protect consumers from unsafe food and drugs.  During […]

A Brief History of Fiscal Responsibility

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Share on Facebook While crisis economics requires government spending to lessen the damage done to average Americans, sound fiscal policy requires several long-term strategies.  Over the last thirty years, Washington policy makers, like American businessmen, have put short-term, temporary gains ahead of long-term, sustainable progress.  Solving our problems requires a clear understanding of America’s fiscal […]

Exposing Reagan’s Big Lie

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Share on Facebook Several years ago, a former neighbor, Joe Abraham had an idea.  He wanted history taught backwards.  Instead of starting with past events and coming to the present, he suggested starting with current events and working backwards.  As a professional historian, this method just didn’t feel right.  My training at USL and LSU […]