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New Deal Today: Policy & Politics

News items that speak to the resurgence of interest in the New Deal as a touchstone for public policy and political action today.

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  • New CCC Museum in Alabama
    • April 23, 2013
    • Gabriel Milner
    There's a new museum in Alabama, focused on the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps. Writes Alabama.com:  The museum building is "not new to DeSoto State Park. It was built in 1940 by Company 472 of the CCC as a contact station for the original entrance to the park one year read more
  • Raffling off Imperial San Francisco
    • March 15, 2013
    • Rachel
                      We are happy to announce the winner of our raffle, held at the San Francisco History Expo on March 2-3, 2013. The Expo was a great opportunity to reach out to new friends and make new connections with people interested in the New Deal. As part of our contribution to the read more
  • "Fear Itself" explored
    • March 11, 2013
    • Gabriel Milner
    Ira Katznelson's new book Fear Itself: The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time has been reviewed in the New Yorker. It's a subscribers-only article, but here's the beginning of the March 4, 2013 review by Louis Menand: "In 1941, James Burnham published a book called “The Managerial Revolution.” The economies read more
  • Brechin on the USPS: "The heart of the matter is The Public"
    • March 1, 2013
    • Rachel
    Journalist Dennis Bernstein sat down with Living New Deal Project Scholar Gray Brechin for a long interview on the fight to save the US Postal Service, as well as post office buildings and murals across the country. Put it together and it's a battle to preserve public space and the public good. We're read more
  • Communities Resist Post Office Closures
    • March 1, 2013
    • Harvey Smith
    For years, conservative think tanks have pushed privatization schemes and Republicans in Congress have followed along. In 2006 Congress put the U.S. Postal Service billions of dollars in debt when it required it to prepay 75 years worth of future employee benefits. Unable to come up with the cash, the
    For years, conservative think tanks have pushed privatization schemes and Republicans in Congress have followed along. In 2006 Congress put the U.S. Postal Service billions of dollars in debt when it required it to prepay 75 years worth of future employee benefits. Unable to come up with the cash, the read more
  • Who Owns the New Deal’s Art?
    • March 1, 2013
    • Barbara Bernstein
    When the New Deal agencies disbanded with the onset of WWII, thousands of pieces of New Deal art were essentially abandoned—left in place, lost, stolen, sold as scrap, auctioned off as “government surplus,” or simply thrown away. Much of it ended up in private hands. Now the General Services Administration
    When the New Deal agencies disbanded with the onset of WWII, thousands of pieces of New Deal art were essentially abandoned—left in place, lost, stolen, sold as scrap, auctioned off as “government surplus,” or simply thrown away. Much of it ended up in private hands. Now the General Services Administration read more
  • On Sequestration and the New Deal
    • February 27, 2013
    • Gabriel Milner
    In his blog this week, Maryland Living New Deal research director Brent McKee weighs in on sequestration, the parks, and how it all connects to New Deal politics: "The across-the-board federal budget cuts (the so-called "sequestration") is set to take place in just a few days. Tracie Cone, of the Associated Press, read more
  • Mapping the New Deal: Stone Arches in Texas
    • January 25, 2013
    • Gabriel Milner
    Our map, where we are aiming to document New Deal structures from coast to coast,has been growing by leaps and bounds this year. Now at over 2,000 sites, we add new data each week. We're looking for new research associates across the country to help with this effort. Here's one of read more
  • KQED Mobile App to Feature New Deal Art
    • November 30, 2012
    • Rachel
    Public radio and television producers over at KQED in San Francisco are branching out into the world of mobile applications. One part of the KQED app. "Let's Get Lost," was produced in consultation with Living New Deal founder Gray Brechin. It will feature the Coit Tower Murals, which were the first read more
  • Coit Tower Victory Continues to Unfold
    • November 30, 2012
    • Rachel
    Hot off of the press from our friends over at Protect Coit Tower: the first phase of crucial protective work on the Coit Tower murals is nearly done. Click here to read a full update on the fight to preserve and protect these amazing murals.   read more
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