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Eighty Years Later, Biden and Johnson Revise the Atlantic Charter for a New Era

CARBIS BAY, England — President Biden and Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain signed a new version of the 80-year old “Atlantic Charter” on Thursday,…

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Have Joe Biden’s First 100 Days Been That Transformational?

Enthusiasm for President Biden’s ambition is rampant among progressives. In the first 100 days of his presidency, he has inspired premonitions of the second coming…

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Roosevelt Transformed America. Biden Could, Too.

YAMHILL, Ore. — The best argument for President Biden’s three-part proposal to invest heavily in America and its people is an echo of Franklin Roosevelt’s…

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Can Biden Be Our F.D.R.?

Both came to office when democracy was at grave risk (many Americans wanted a dictator in 1933) and saw themselves as called to bolster it.…

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Biden Creating Commission to Study Expanding the Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — President Biden on Friday will order a 180-day study of adding seats to the Supreme Court, making good on a campaign-year promise to…

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On Monopolies, Biden Should Follow F.D.R.’s Example

During his nomination hearing, Attorney General Merrick Garland said he would “vigorously” enforce U.S. antitrust law. As the Biden administration actively considers who will lead…

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Can Biden Save Americans Like My Old Pal Mike?

Many of us didn’t appreciate how devastating the loss of good jobs would be to the social fabric, and we had no idea that it…

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Biden’s Fast Start Echoes F.D.R.’s. Now Comes the Hard Part.

Yet it is not the overwhelming approval that many new presidents had, a reflection of far more divided times. From Dwight D. Eisenhower to George…

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Sharpshooters, Protesters, a Secret Train Trip

The next day, the departing president, Ulysses S. Grant, invited Hayes to the White House and had him secretly sworn in without the nation knowing,…

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When Biden Becomes … Rooseveltian!

So it’s exhilarating that Biden included in his plan a temporary expansion (I hope it will be made permanent) of the child tax credit in…

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