Tag Archives: Franklin Roosevelt

Social Security (OpEd)

A game changer proposed by Republican leaders regarding Social Security has many of us worried. It has been a political fact in the lives of politicians that if they want to be re-elected, they must keep their hands off of … Continue reading

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The Prometheus Bomb (Review)

How can the most incredible secret project be kept under wraps in a democratic republic?  How can the President oversee that project if he doesn’t fully understand nuclear physics?  The precarious path to the development of the first atomic bombs … Continue reading

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Daylight Savings Time

Yes, I realize that the day to set clocks an hour forward for Daylight Savings Time has already happened in the US.  On March 8th, I set my watches and the clocks that aren’t controlled by radio signals.  If you’re … Continue reading

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Thinking About The Dust Bowl

During my childhood, I learned there was actually no such time as the good ol’ days.  The earliest and most repetitive stories and reminiscences about the past were recounted by my maternal grandfather.  He often waxed nostalgic about the struggles … Continue reading

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Stalin’s Curse (Review)

I’m often asked why I enjoy studying history so much.  I frequently answer the question by saying that I really love great stories.  What more compelling and thrilling tales can be found than are the accounts of events and people … Continue reading

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The Four Freedoms

How can we most effectively live as fully functional human beings who not merely exist?  This question may have been in the mind of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt at least a few times.  Judging him by his aspirations and legislative … Continue reading

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The 33rd VPOTUS

The thirty-third Vice President Of The United States (VPOTUS) was likely one of the most intuitive, innovative and interesting public figures in the history of the United States.  Henry A. Wallace was not a normal man by any stretch of … Continue reading

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