In 1941 Franklin Roosevelt defined four essential human freedoms that Americans would enter World War II to defend. By 1943, they’d been forgotten. Vic Henningsen explains how, seventy years ago, a Vermont artist and his neighbors made the Four Freedoms an enduring American memory.
President Obama achieved a great victory last November, but if
history is any
guide, that victory gave him more of a challenge than a mandate.
Vic Henningsen considers why
presidential second acts are often more notable for misfortune than
During the recent congressional arm-twisting over the impending
fiscal cliff, some politicians resorted to prayer. It was a development
that got Vic Henningsen thinking that success might actually
depend on the prayer.
Both the candidates and the media have billed this Presidential
election as a clear choice between two visions of the role of government
in the lives of individual Americans. Vic Henningsen looks back to a similar set of circumstances –
one hundred years ago.
Congressional leaders are already looking past November’s
election to the challenge of what’s been called "Taxmaggedon" after
January 1st. But it will be a lame duck Congress and if there’s any hope
of avoiding going over the "fiscal cliff", Vic Henningsen says they’ll have to depend on zombies.