Franklin Roosevelt

Molinaro demands Lhota's ouster, says Cuomo 'is no Franklin Roosevelt'

If he’s watching from the great beyond, former Dutchess County resident Franklin Delano Roosevelt can’t be happy with his gubernatorial successor Andrew Cuomo, says Republican gubernatorial candidate and Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro.<p>“I assure you Franklin Roosevelt, with his commitment …

Donald Trump

Would FDR Recognize Social Security Now?

Would Franklin Roosevelt approve of Social Security? The question seems absurd. After all, Social Security is considered the New Deal's signature …

Social Security

What America’s Thinking: August 8, 2018

<i>19 hours 51 min</i> ago<p>Election analyst Henry Olsen said on Tuesday that Democrats need to appeal to more than their core base of voters to take back the …

Donald Trump

Future’s only constituency is the conscience of the present

In 1933, when America’s most famous immigrant settled in Princeton, N.J., Franklin Roosevelt tried to invite Albert Einstein to the White House. …

Albert Einstein

Does this feel a little too relevant?

The July 21 obituary for Gary Beach, “Actor earned a Tony for turn in ‘The Producers’ ” [Metro], included a striking line: “Mr. Beach’s favorite moment in the show was a section of lyrics added to the ‘Springtime for Hitler’ number during the pre-Broadway run in Chicago. ‘It’s when Hitler does the …

Opinion

Right Side of History: The 7 Biggest Supreme Court Political Controversies

“The Right Side of History” is a podcast dedicated to exploring current events through a historical lens and busting left-wing myths about figures …

Conservative View

WATCH: Levin Reminds 'Pseudo-Media' Of How Badly Democrats Have Mishandled Russia

Mark Levin appeared on Fox News' "Hannity" earlier this week and offered sharp criticism of the mainstream media’s slanted coverage of President …

Conservative View

Daily Quiz for June 8, 2018

Boulder Dam was renamed in 1947 in honor of this American president.The post Daily Quiz for June 8, 2018 appeared first on HistoryNet.

Book Reviews

Daily Quiz for May 28, 2018

This World War II leader is quoted as saying, “Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.”The post Daily Quiz for May 28, …

Winston Churchill

Philip Roth

In Philip Roth’s latest novel <i>The Plot Against America</i>, Roth imagines what would have happened if the aviation hero Charles Lindberg had defeated Franklin Roosevelt in the 1940 election. In the book, an 8-year old boy named Philip Roth watches as the U.S. sits out of World War II and anti-Semitism …

Philip Roth

Editors’ Picks 2018: Auto-Ordnance Tactical Thompson Rifle

Auto-Ordnance, maker of the semi-automatic Thompson and other vintage American designs such as the M1 and M1A1 carbines and M1911A1 pistol, has a …

NRA

Citizenship Through Art: New York Historical Society Invites Immigrants To Learn In Its Galleries

A painting of revolutionaries toppling a statue of King George III; President Franklin Roosevelt's leg brace; a drum-shaped lottery barrel used to …

Culture

Syria, chemical weapons and the limits of international law

Andrew Bell is an assistant professor of international studies at Indiana University-Bloomington. He has held fellowships with the Institute of …

George Washington

Today in History April 12

David Letterman

Letter: ‘Trumpty Dumbty begged for a Wall, Trumpy said Mexico will pay for it all. …’

Trump Cabinet chaos shows<br>he’s a tyrant or a bad judge<p>“Trumpty Dumbty begged for a Wall; Trumpy said, ‘Mexico will pay for it all.’ But boot-licking …

Donald Trump

G.O.P. Luminary

Object Details<p>Sharp-witted and popular, Congresswoman Clare Boothe Luce took the podium as the keynote speaker at the 1944 Republican National …

American History

How Democrats can wipe out the GOP and fix America

With their huge improvements in special elections across the country, it looks increasingly probable that Democrats will win big in the 2018 …

U.S. Politics

As Saudi Prince Visits U.S., Shale Transforms Oil Relationship

From Franklin Roosevelt to George W. Bush, American presidents saw oil as the cornerstone of the relationship between Saudi Arabia and the U.S. -- a …

Democrat claims win in Pennsylvania special election, but tight race not yet over

A razor's edge separated Democrat Conor Lamb and Republican Rick Saccone early Wednesday in their closely watched special election in Pennsylvania, where a surprisingly strong bid by first-time candidate Lamb severely tested Donald Trump's sway in a GOP stronghold.<p>Lamb claimed victory before …

Politics

Democrat clings to lead in Pa. House race; GOP eyes recount

CANONSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republicans eyed a recount and a lawsuit over perceived irregularities in a closely watched U.S. House race in Pennsylvania …

Politics

Saudi Crown Prince to visit White House

Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, will meet with U.S. President, Donald Trump on Tuesday, 20 March. The White House will be the first stop of …

Royal Family

Mueller probing if 2017 Seychelles meeting was effort to establish back channel to Kremlin | NOLA.com

WASHINGTON - Special counsel Robert Mueller has gathered evidence that a secret meeting in the Seychelles just before the inauguration of Donald …

Donald Trump

Poland and the Jews: A few facts about Poland's WWII history

The Poles, like the Jews, were considered by the Nazis to be “Untermenschen” (sub-humans) to be extinguished.<p>Flag of Poland, variant polish coat of …

World History

When does the time change? When does Daylight Saving Time start?

Get ready to spring your clock ahead.<p>Daylight Saving Time starts Sunday, March 11. DST officially starts at 2 a.m. local time, so most people will …

Time Management

See Lifelike Mummy Portraits From Roman Egypt, Now at Northwestern University

Despite sophisticated preservation methods, it's hard to tell what a 2000-year-old mummy looked like in life from its remains alone. Luckily, there …

Culture

Japanese-Americans Remember Internment

In February 1942, President Franklin Roosevelt signed an executive order that allowed the government to imprison Americans of Japanese descent in …

Culture

White House embraces @realDonaldTrump, not @POTUS. Sad!

WASHINGTON — A year into his administration, President Trump’s most notable contribution to political communications — from a technical perspective, …

Donald Trump

Trump's thoughts on other presidents

<b>(CNN) —</b> Presidents look back on past precedents (and presidents) perhaps more so than people in most other positions. That's why this Presidents' Day, we're taking a look at some of the things President Donald Trump has said about the men who came before him.<p>Sometimes, he invokes their names to …

Political History

From The Donald to Conotocarious: A brief history of presidential nicknames

Donald Trump

A Resolution For Presidents Day — Trump Must Go

This Monday is Presidents Day, intended to commemorate George Washington and the services of America’s past presidents. It’s a holiday that typically passes without much notice, but now requires a more somber reckoning. Donald Trump’s actions as commander in chief thus far should compel us to …

President's Day