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When big gets too big, free market capitalism is stifled. The increased concentration of power and wealth undercuts economic freedom. The socialism of FDR’s New Deal very much helped capitalism become more competitive. A big, though lesser known, aspect of Roosevelt’s program was to confront monopoly power and spread economic freedom. In this timely discussion, Gilad Edelman, editor of the Washington Monthly uses the lens of history to ask: Are today’s young, Bernie-inspired leftist intellectuals just New Deal liberals? As newly nominated congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (who upset a long-term centrist Democrat) argues: We are witnessing in embryo the  emergence of a new way of approaching left-wing politics. Hardly doctrinaire, victory appears to be possible.

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Faith in the things that good humans can do   It was the apocalypse A time when the worse angels of our nature reigned The incomprehensibly long years July 1914 until November 1918 It was the end of civilization, everything

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It’s 2017 and no one would dispute that Germany is indeed “Europe’s pre-emininent power.” But on April 6, one hundred years ago America declared war for the explicit purpose of preventing this, though no one was really sure what the

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Washington Post Politics – Inside the exclusive events helping to fund Clinton and the Democratic Party Washington Post quotes KDA’s Burt Cohen on money in politics See Article:

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