Tag Archives: Eleanor Roosevelt

Radicals and Reformers

I strongly believe that social change in democracies occur when radicals put pressure for change outside the political system and reformers work for change within the system. The radicals are like the canary in the coal mine: they spot the … Continue reading

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Heroes

I’ve always been inspired by heroes. From family members, to close friends, to major figures in books that I’ve read, these heroes have helped shaped my values, my politics, and the way I want to live my life. As I’ve … Continue reading

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Thinking About the Wealthy and “Occupy Wall Street”

One of my favorite Founding Fathers is Thomas Paine. The inspiration for this Everyday Citizen website, Paine was a strong foe of the aristocracy and the monarchy form of government. Despite his opposition to monarchy, Paine argued in the French … Continue reading

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