“Necessitous Men Are Not Free Men”: The Case for FDR’s Second Bill of Rights Today

By: Brian Krause  On January 6th, 1941, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave his historic eighth State of the Union address and inspired the American people with his famous Four Freedoms. The freedoms of speech and worship, with the right to live without fear and want, were spoken to be as inalienable as the rights laid … Continue reading “Necessitous Men Are Not Free Men”: The Case for FDR’s Second Bill of Rights Today

Republicans Didn’t Understand Obamacare’s Problems—Or How to Fix Them

On Friday, House Republicans pulled their proposed replacement for the Affordable Care Act (commonly known as ObamaCare) from consideration. Seven years of alarmist rhetoric over a law some elected Republicans considered the downfall of the republic came to nothing. It's a good thing, too. The Republican replacement plan was a profoundly broken piece of legislation that misunderstood the ACA's real problems, bungled their solutions, and continued a pattern of duplicity that has run through the entire repeal effort.