Fighting 21st Century "Evil" in American Politics
Article examines political "evil" in terms of core American values such as political democracy, community of purpose and equal opportunity. It touches on being represented instead of being ruled by an economic and power elite. It touches on caring for the most unfortuanate Americans and the wealthiest paying their fair share of taxes. It touches on evil in regards to denying the voting rights of fellow Americans.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012(5 comments)
The Citizens United Trap for Republicans
Article covers how Citizens United and massive corporate spending might be used against Republicans in November. It examines how the issue is provoking numerous reform movements, how it can divide the Republican coalition and will likely become a personal political risk for Republican officeholders.
Suggested Amendments to the U.S. Constitution for 2011
Article suggests a number of amendments to the U.S. Constitution to strengthen American democracy by curbing corporate power, promoting worker rights, securing Constitutional rights to employment during severe economic downturns, making access to healthcare a Constitutional right for American citizens and more.
Is the Republican Victory Plan Another Great Depression?
Article explores Republican Congressional tactics role in creating and prolonging the economic downturn. It argues that Republicans want to create economic distress for electoral advantage. It looks at the Republican assault on social security. It examines how Republican policies concentrate wealth and depress "effective economic demand" by reducing the disposable income of American workers.
Toward A Progressive Tea Party Movement
Article examines the "Tea Party" movement, Fox News, the corporatist agenda and progressive issues. It argues for reformist elements of the Tea Party movement to unite with progressive to enact reforms to offset corporate power and promote American democracy.
Monday, February 1, 2010
Shareholders Forced Political Spending
Article argues that every shareholder should have to agree before any corporation should be allowed to spend corporate money to win elections. It advocates passage immediately for passage of a federal law to this effect while efforts are underway to reverse the unjust Supreme Court ruling that permits corporate spending to influence elections. It argues for shareholders rights and control over corporate executives.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010(1 comments)
No More Senate Super Majority Illusion
Article examines the destruction of the Democratic Senate Super Majority in the aftermath of the election of Republican Right Winger Scott Brown to the late Ted Kennedy's Senate seat. It argues that Democrats in the Senate should end the filibuster or at least lower the required over-ride number to 55. It argues for an end to bipartisanship solely on Republican terms and for more aggressive pursuit of economic populist policy.
Monday, January 4, 2010(9 comments)
Democratic Talk Radio -"Heroes and Villains of 2009 Awards"
Democratic Talk Radio announces the winners of their 2009 Heroes and Villains Awards. Heroes are Mark Karlin (Editor of Buzzflash.com), Paul Krugman and Howard Dean. Villains are Glenn Beck, Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) and "the entire Republican Party power structure and the few corporate Democrats undermining healthcare insurance reform in America."
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
The Need to Help Labor Radio Survive
Article examines the pressing need to create and fund non-corporate media by the progressive community and organized labor. It touches on the healthcare reform debate, excessive corporate power, the Fairness Doctrine and more. It concentrates on labor radio but mentions progressive magazines and Internet sites like OpEd News.com.
Friday, August 7, 2009
Congressman Kratovil wins how ?
Article examines how “tea-baggers, Obama birthers and Healthcare Town Hall Disrupters” help a moderate Democratic member of Congress win in a heavily Republican Congressional District. The “tea-baggers, Obama birthers and Healthcare Town Hall Disrupters” are the Democratic secret weapon of 2010.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Why All Progressives, Democrats, Unionists and Reformers Should Join ACORN
Article refutes the false Republican attacks on ACORN concerning the mortgage crisis and election fraud. It goes on to argue for the importance of ACORN. The article states that we should all refute the smears against ACORN. It concludes that progressives, unionists, Democrats and reformers should join ACORN to show solidarity.
The Letterman Joke deception, Smears and Cynicism of Sarah Palin
Article examines the Palin-Letterman Joke controversy and extremist Right-Wing political rhetoric of Sarah Palin. It shows how Palin created a controversy to deflect criticism of her rhetoric in the aftermath of the Holocaust museum murder. It examines the connection between Republican rhetoric and political violence. It examines the political exploitation of Palin's children by Palin. It demands Palin apologize or resign!
Reaching Out to the College Community
Article shows how and why progressive groups, Democratic organizations and labor unions should target the American college community for greater organizing, educational activities and recruitment.
The Jindal Lesson: Keeping Those Republicans Out of Power
Article examines the Jindal response to Obama's speech on the economic recovery and heathcare. It examines the actions and motivations of Republican Governors trying to opt out of extending unemployment benefits in their states. The article looks at the failed economic ideology and political tactics of the national Republicans. It puts all this in a historical context by looking at the New Deal, FDR and the Great Depression
Buying American-made Toys
Article argues that American consumers should buy American-made Toys. Companies and retailers should be boycotted if they do not manufacture in America and sell American-made toys.
Friday, December 19, 2008
Democratic Talk Radio 2008 Villain & Hero Awards
Democratic Talk Radio announces the 2008 Hero & Villain of the year awards. The hero is Al Franken. The villain category is a 3 way tie between Fox News, George McGovern and the Senate Republicans.
Biden Helping A Working Family: An Untold Story
Article tells the story of the Yetman family of 11 facing foreclosure and what Senator Biden is doing for them. Story is about how the Senator from Delaware went to bat for this Pennsylvania family BEFORE he was picked as the Democratic VP candidate by Obama.
Building Alliances and Voting for Change in 2008
Article advocates a long-term alliance of poor, working class and Middle Class Americans against the wealthiest of the Super Wealthy and large international corporations currently controlling our government. This alliance should be based on economic concerns, protecting the Bill of rights and legal due process, fighting corruption and avoiding unnecessary wars.
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Future Liar-in-Chief McCain and his BS Express
Article ties the outright lies of Republican candidates like John McCain, Congressman Charlie Dent and Congresswoman Heather Wilson to Big Oil talking points. It outlines McCain's disinformation on Iraq. It shows that John McCain has demonstrated a complete ethical collapse because of his lust for the Presidency.
Democratic Talk Radio goes on the air in Pennsylvania
Democratic Talk Radio will start broadcasting in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania on April 3rd. Stephen Crockett will be joined by the new Democratic Talk Radio co-host Dana Garrett.
Garrett is co-host of the Delaware based Progressive Voices talk radio show and blogs for Delaware Watch.
The most exciting talk radio news for the 2008 election so far this year!
Amazingly,we are going to have a 24 hour progressive/Democratic/labor friendly radio station on the air in Jacksonville,FL for the rest of 2008!It will be run by a great Democratic talk show host and my friend Andy Johnson.For those of you who followed the '00 FL Election mess,Jacksonville was key!Johnson, former member of the FL House,has now taken over AM 1460 WZNZ turning it into the only N. FL progressive talk station.
Medicare For All via H.R. 676
Article concerns the healthcare crisis in America and how the solution is expanding Medicare to cover all citizens. It suggests a basic action plan.
Sunday, December 23, 2007(45 comments)
Edwards is FDR with a Southern Accent
Article examines why Edwards is the best chance for long-term political realignment between the two major political parties based on a return to economic populism in the FDR tradition.
Waterboarding Republicans vs. Supporting Our Troops
Article argues that waterboarding is torture and therefore illegal! Bush Republicans who argue that waterboarding is not torture should be waterboarded when they tesify before Congress. Let them show by actions that they are sincere in their publicly stated positions.
No Fun Being A Republican
The Republicans are locked in a democratic death dance because they oppose majority rule on most major issues. They are controlled by a corporate and corrupt donor base combined with a radicalized Right Wing activist base. The combination supports policies that are opposed by most voters. They are driving moderates and fair-minded conservatives out of their Party leaving an ever more corrupt, radicalized base behind.
"Free Trade" Policy Craze is Crazy, Like Healthcare
The falsely named "free trade" policy craze is crazy. It undermines our Democracy and way of life. It contributes to our national debt, weakens both our defense and national security and creates numerous social ills. It is as bad as our healthcare policy. In fact, both problems are closely related. This article explains how and possible solutions to both.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
C.L.E.A.N.- Community, Labor, Environmental Action Network
Article explains the origin and purpose of this new organization, founded in Delaware. It goes on to discuss why it should expand into a truly nation movement combining organized labor, churches, progressive organizations, environmental organizations, Democratic groups and civic groups.
Wednesday, August 15, 2007(1 comments)
Karl Rove: Democratic Secret Weapon
Article explains how Karl Rove is the Democratic secret weapon. It shows how the "political genius" of Rove helped paint the Republicans as the Party of corruption, dirty tricks, endless war and the economic elitism.