Tag Archives: Progressive Democrats

Foreign Affairs: Alan J. Kuperman- ‘How Barack Obama Failed Libya’

Source:Foreign Affairs– free at last in Libya? Source:The New Democrat “On March 17, 2011, the UN Security Council passed Resolution 1973, spearheaded by the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama, authorizing military intervention in Libya. The goal, Obama explained, was … Continue reading

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Video Activist Network: The Best Man From 1964: Some Things Never Change

This post was originally posted at FRS Daily Press I saw The Best Man the 1964 version for the first time in late 2008, during that presidential election between Barack Obama and John McCain on Turner Classic Movies which was … Continue reading

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President Franklin Roosevelt: The New Deal

Source:Kyrack Kramer– President Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat, New York) 32nd President of the United States (1933-45) the New Deal is probably his most memorable domestic legislative accomplishment. “Franklin Delano Roosevelt died in office on 12 April 1945, just a few … Continue reading

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Clinton Library: President Bill Clinton- Address To Congress On Health Care (1993)

Source:Clinton Library– President William J. Clinton (Democrat, Congress) addressing a joint session of Congress, about health care reform in 1993. “This is video footage of President William Jefferson Clinton delivering an address to a joint session of the Congress on … Continue reading

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The Washington Post: Dana Milbank- ‘Barack Obama’s Intransigent Backbench’

Source:The Washington Post– a left-wing wing rally in Washington led by Senator Bernie Sanders (Democratic Socialist, Vermont) opposing any new cuts to social programs. “Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, red in the face, took off his jacket and rolled up … Continue reading

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James Miller Center: President Jimmy Carter- ‘Statement on Iran Rescue Mission’

Source:James Miller Center– President James E. Carter (Democrat, Georgia) 39th President of the United States. “President Carter offers his condolences for the families of those who died in the attempted rescue of American hostages in Iran. April 25th, 1980” Source:James … Continue reading

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Think Progress: John Halpin- ‘The Obama Coalition, The Working Class, And RFK’

Source:Think Progress– the Obama Coalition is a beautiful portrait of America. Source:FRS FreeState  “The potential of the new Obama coalition is truly impressive, given its 2012 performance and how many of its constituent parts are likely to grow in numbers … Continue reading

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President Harry S. Truman: First Speech To Congress (1945)

Source:History– President Harry S. Truman (Democrat, Missouri) addressing a joint session of Congress for the very first time as President, in 1945. Source:FRS FreeState  “On April 16, 1945, Harry Truman makes his first official appearance before Congress as president of … Continue reading

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FDR Presidential Library: ‘We Work Again (1937)’

Source:Film Preservation– from the 1937 film We Work Again. Source:FRS FreeState  “We Work Again (1937) Production Co.: U.S. Works Progress Administration. Transfer Note: Copied from a 35mm positive preprint preserved by the National Archives and Records Administration. Running Time: 15 … Continue reading

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America Experience: The President’s- Jimmy Carter

Source:PBS– American Experience: Jimmy Carter. Source:The Daily Press “Jimmy Carter’s story is one of the greatest dramas in American politics. In 1980, he was overwhelmingly voted out of office in a humiliating defeat. Over the subsequent two decades, he became … Continue reading

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