Opinion: Biden harms his campaign by rejecting bipartisan strategy

by Peter Shinkle St. Louis Post-Dispatch — May 26, 2024 President Joe Biden has rejected a strategy used by most presidents since World War II – reaching across the aisle to make bipartisan appointments to his cabinet. As a result, he is missing a crucial opportunity to build a bridge to Republicans and win their…

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Shinkle Calls for Bipartisan Response to Fascism In Interview with Steven Scully of the Bipartisan Policy Center On SiriusXM

In an Oct. 19 interview with Steven Scully of the Bipartisan Policy Center, Peter Shinkle discussed President Biden’s options for responding to fascism’s rise by making bipartisan cabinet appointments just like President Franklin D. Roosevelt did in 1940. Biden is one of only four presidents since 1945 who have made no bipartisan cabinet appointments. The…

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Uniting America Named Finalist for Presidential Leadership Book Award

Biennial Event Recognizes Outstanding Works on Presidential Leadership to Encourage Civic Education and Involvement; Winner to be Announced October 14

BROOKVILLE, N.Y., Oct. 3, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — The Society of Presidential Descendants, housed at The Roosevelt School at Long Island University and dedicated to promoting civic education and involvement, today announced the three finalists for its Biennial Presidential Leadership Book Award.

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The Guardian Review: Uniting America: how FDR and the GOP beat fascism home and away

Charles Lindbergh casts a shadow over Peter Shinkle’s new book, which ends with a warning about Trump and his party.

Charles Kaiser
Sun 27 Nov 2022 02.00 EST

The subtitle of this remarkable popular history is “How FDR and Henry Stimson Brought Democrats and Republicans together to Win World War II”, Stimson being the Republican Franklin Roosevelt chose as secretary of war on 19 June 1940, the same day he chose another Republican, Frank Knox, for secretary of the navy.

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Op Ed: Trump has Offered to Negotiate Peace in Ukraine, but he is no Wendell Willkie

Chicago Tribune – October 20, 2022 Former President Donald Trump has offered to negotiate peace between Russia and Ukraine, a bizarre concept that illustrates just how far America has fallen from the days when leaders of both major parties collaborated to support global democracy.Eighty years ago, in the midst of World War II, Republican leader…

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Op-Ed: Liz Cheney for Attorney General

The Wall Street Journal, August 26, 2022 — Now that Rep. Liz Cheney has lost her primary to a Trumpist Republican in Wyoming, it’s time for President Biden to consider appointing her to his cabinet. Political tensions have risen to new levels since the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Aug. 8 search of Mar-a-Lago. Bringing a…

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Peter Shinkle to Speak at George C. Marshall Foundation

Peter Shinkle, author of Uniting America, How FDR and Henry Stimson Brought Democrats and Republicans Together to Win World War II, will speak at the George C. Marshall Foundation in Lexington, Virginia, on November 10, 2022. Shinkle will discuss General Marshall’s relationship with the two dynamic leaders of the wartime bipartisan…

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Op-Ed: One reason for Trump’s foreign policy fiascoes — his National Security Council is broken

The Los Angeles Times, March 8, 2019 — National security fiascoes are piling up around President Trump. His summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un collapsed last week. In December, he announced a withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria, only to have his national security advisor publicly revise the plan. Last July, he endorsed…

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Op-Ed: A ‘Pearl Harbor moment’? Maybe. But Trump is no FDR

The Los Angeles Times, April 16, 2020 — When U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams said recently that the coronavirus crisis would “be our Pearl Harbor moment,” he unwittingly opened a debate on President Trump’s leadership amid the COVID-19 catastrophe. He was alluding to Dec. 7, 1941 — when more than 3,500 American soldiers and civilians…

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UNITING AMERICA

How FDR and Henry Stimson Brought Republicans and Democrats Together to Win World War II