The New Deal

Rooted in Compassion

I have not been able to write in the past couple of weeks.  The ugliness of the election has been weighing on me heavily.  The concept of a New Deal is rooted in compassion and our constitutional right to equality.  It sickens me to see the president of the USA rallying people to fear and […]

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Radical Change

Some news folks are analyzing the Kavanaugh/Ford hearing and its intensity as a single isolated event in politics.  Some are linking it to the broader phenomenon of Trump era republicans.  But It is so much more. There has been a swift and distinct change in American politics, although it can be claimed that the grand […]

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Training and Education for 21st Century Jobs

A 21st Century New Deal would need to have education at its core.   We already have low unemployment.  What we do not have are enough good paying jobs.  We hear all the time that companies cannot find qualified workers.  So train people.  Educate people.   Technology and industries have changed.   Adults who lose a job are […]

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An Interdisciplinary Approach – not sound bite solutions

I addressed corruption and the need for comprehensive campaign finance reform first because it is needed to protect any positive advances that are not designed to help the rich and powerful. The core of a New Deal for the 21st Century is about education,  good paying jobs,  improving US infrastructure, health care and increasing prosperity […]

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Too Far Left?

I am quite fed up with hearing about how political progressives have gone too far to the left. What do you think happened 1932 when FDR was elected?  Do you think he was a moderate?  NO! It takes a progressive agenda to change what has been a festering wound in our democracy.  We cannot use […]

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The Need To Be In The Fast Lane – and the fast lane is the left.

There are always calls for an end to partisan politics and a need to work together. I agree. However, it does not mean that progressives must be even more accommodating to the right.   The progressives have always understood the need to compromise in order to make gains toward their goals.  In the past 10 years […]

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Who liked the New Deal? 

Almost everyone! The New Deal was a series of programs, public works projects, financial reforms and regulations enacted in the United States 1933-36, in response to the Great Depression. These programs included support for farmers, the unemployed, youth and the elderly. It included new constraints and safeguards on the banking industry and efforts to re-inflate the economy after […]

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