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Vairma: What happened to FDR’s legacy?

Vairma: What happened to FDR’s legacy?

During the presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, a wealthy and socially prominent New York political leader, the Democratic Party became the ally of the working class. The unlikely bond between the blueblood president and a blue collar work force lasted from 1933 until Roosevelt’s death during his fourth term in office in 1945. It began with the establishment of the […]

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Vairma: Don’t ignore state legislative races Nov. 8 apply

Vairma: Don’t ignore state legislative races Nov. 8 apply

During highly contentious presidential election years, voters sometimes tend either to overlook or to ignore state legislative races as they get caught up in the presidential campaigns that capture most of the headlines and television time. For one good reason, union members can’t afford to do that in this election year: State legislatures vote on more issues vital to working […]

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