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Topic - Franklin D. Roosevelt
The Social Security Act was passed in 1935 guaranteeing retirement pensions to all Americans over the age of 65. Sounds like a good deal except for the fact that the average American life expectancy back in 1935 was 61.7 years.
Opposing wings of the GOP must sheathe their claws and fly together
A computer-software glitch over the weekend briefly removed spending limits from certain food-stamp debit cards, setting off a run on supermarkets in several states. The incident provides a glimpse at what society looks like when it becomes dependent on the government just to eat.
Americans are losing their self-reliance and their love of liberty
The current comedy of errors going on in the White House harkens back to the day when that supreme French narcissist, Charles de Gaulle, tried to tell British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt how to deal with Germany ("Syria attack: High-stakes decisions on Capitol Hill are yes, no and maybe," Web, Sept. 8). Fortunately, we did not heed de Gaulle and his European mindset. If we had, we would likely still be trying to fight our way off Omaha Beach.
Albert Einstein's historic August 1939 letter to President Franklin D. Roosevelt warned that Nazi Germany was likely to exploit scientific discoveries that could initiate "a nuclear chain reaction in a large mass of uranium, by which vast amounts of power" would be generated.
The reality of Ho Chi Minh's collectivization program is illustrated to a gruesome "T" by Jeffrey T. Kuhner's excellent piece, "Obama hails Ho Chi Minh" (Commentary, Aug. 2).
President Obama has insulted the memory of the nearly 60,000 Americans who died in Vietnam. Last week, Mr. Obama met with Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang.
The United States needs reliable allies in the Middle East now more than ever before.
Franklin D. Roosevelt called America to arms on the eve of war as "the arsenal of democracy," and he was talking mostly about Detroit. Its factories built the tanks, trucks and weapons that won World War II.
The Obama administration and its allies have no shame. Devout Christians are forced to pay for abortions that violate their conscience. The public treasury is regularly raided to pay for Democratic voter-registration projects.
In 1991, Randall Tietjen, newly minted from law school, had the idea that a book of letters written by famed lawyer Clarence Darrow might make for an interesting project and began investigating collections at various libraries.
We've heard and seen more about leaker Edward J. Snowden these days than Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. who, in the past couple of months, has vanished from the news scene.
Our 32nd president, Franklin D. Roosevelt said, "We cannot read the history of our rise and development as a nation without reckoning with the place the Bible has occupied in shaping the advances of the Republic. Where we have been the truest and most consistent in obeying its precepts, we have attained the greatest measure of contentment and prosperity."
"I think that if I give him everything I possibly can and ask nothing from him in return, he won't try to annex anything and will work with me for a world of democracy and peace," Roosevelt was said to have remarked.