FDR

Kathryn Olmsted, the Chair of the History Department at the University of California Davis and author of Right Out of California: the 1930s and the Big Business Roots of Modern Conservatism, explains the surprising California roots of modern Republican politics. The plutocrat reaction to FDR and how the California agriculture industry helped spread modern conservatism. On The […]
Cliff Schecter explains the sickening decision of the Republican House’s move to block Syrian refugees. The mainstreaming of anti Islamic policies and rhetoric. Donald Trump is a bigot and the Republican frontrunner. Chuck Schumer is a problem. What is Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy? Clinton opposes demonizing Islam. The Libyan intervention and learning from foreign policy […]
University of Wisconsin Professor Harvey J Kaye author of  Fight for the Four Freedoms: What Made FDR and the Greatest Generation Truly Great, explains how FDR’s Four Freedoms speech came about and how he connected the advances of the New Deal with America’s intervention in World War II. What are the Four Freedoms. Was the New […]
Ian Millhiser a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress Action Fund and author of Injustices: The Supreme Court’s History of Comforting the Comfortable and Afflicting the Afflicted, explains the regressive history of the Supreme Court. The historically accident of the progressive nature of the Warren Court. Why FDR wanted the Supreme Court out of […]
Happy Labor Day! Today on the program we bring you a collection of great speeches that celebrate labor and people power from FDR, Mario Savio, John Lewis, & more! Members make the Majority Report possible. Please join us by becoming a MEMBER. You can also show your support by clicking thru to the DONATE button for a one-time […]
On the final Best of 2012, an interview with political scientist Corey Robin on his book, The Reactionary Mind, Conservatism from Edmund Burke to Sarah Palin, How great social movements provoke reaction from the Right. And economist Richard Wolff, discussed when capitalism fails and what Roosevelt did during the Great Depression. And keep the conversation going on the morning thread! Members […]
Cliff Schecter, from Libertas LLC, and Sam look to FDR & history in Obama assessment, talk jobs numbers and pick the low hanging fruit from the Romney
Renowned economics professor Richard Wolff discusses the collapse of capitalism, Roosevelt’s action during the Great Depression and measures