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Stephen Crockett is co-host of Democratic Talk Radio and author of the Democratic Voices opinion column.

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(28 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 12, 2009
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!
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Delaware State Worker Pay Cut Fight: Part 2 Article examines the ongoing Delaware state worker pay cut fight. It examines the political impact, the economic fairness issue and proposed alternatives.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 10, 2012
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.
(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 25, 2009
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
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 18, 2018
Trump Creates American Moral Crisis The separation of children from their parents just because they are seeking asylum as immigrants to our nation is cruel beyond belief. It is immoral, violates international laws and betrays American values.
Democratic Talk Radio, From ImagesAttr
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 30, 2010
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.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 19, 2010
The Tea Party Does a Striptease and It Turns Out to be the Republican Party with Misspelled Signs Anyone who really watched the development of the Tea Party movement, as part of the anti-healthcare reform effort, understands that it was a creation of Fox News and corporate funded Right Wing Republican operatives.
Democratic Talk Radio, From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 7, 2010
Tea Party Republicans Own Broken Economy and Government Article examines how we react to the Tea Party Republicans and their corporate backers for the next 2 years. Get tough and demand immediate results just like they have done since Obama and the Democrats won in 2008.
SHARE More Sharing        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.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 31, 2010
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.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 22, 2009
Delaware State Worker Coalition and Allies Fight Massive Pay Cuts: Part 1 The fight by 33,000 Delaware state workers and their allies against a proposed 8% pay cut.
(22 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 12, 2010
Obama Needs to Decide Which Side He's On: Corporatist or Populist. Time is Running Out Obama still has not learned that the Obama Movement that put him in the White House was not really about Obama. It was about a set of progressive policies that constituted "change we can believe in."
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 30, 2006
Anti-Native American Media Bias Stephen Crockett of Democratic Talk Radio condemns media bias against Native Americans and their Democratic allies demonstrated by reporting on the Abramoff scandals!
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 18, 2010
The Tea Party "Catch 22" Article examines the meltdown of the independent "Tea Party" myth going into the November elections and answers the Right Wing republican corporate spin around the subject.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 12, 2010
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.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 15, 2008
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.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 3, 2007
Political Corruption On Steroids Political Corruption by the modern Republican Party has deep historic roots but has never been this bad. It now threatens our political traditions and system. The current Bush Administration was born in corruption and remains corrupt to the core.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 2, 2005
Breaking Monopoly Power Breaking Monopoly Power explores how corporate monopoly power goes against true capitalist theory, undermines democracy and threatens American traditions. The article advocates serious reform.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Specter Deserves A Democratic Primary Opponent Article contends that Specter should face serious Democratic Primary opponents unless he changes his policy positions in a more mainstream Democratic direction.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 5, 2008
Is Senator Shelby a Threat to American Economy? Article poses the question "Is Senator Shelby a Threat to American Economy?". It connects healthcare policy, so-called "free trade" and the auto industry bridge loan.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 9, 2007
Organized Labor Is Alive and Well Article examines recent organized labor activities in the Greater Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania. It shows that in that state the union movement is healthy and vigorous. The article reports on the Central Labor Council dinner, the Workers Memorial Day ceremonies and efforts to get the Allentown City Council to pass a resolution supporting the Employee Free Choice Act.
SHARE More Sharing        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.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 3, 2010
Sarah Palin Needs To Act Like An Adult (along with the Media) Article criticizes Sarah Palin for her attempted intimidation of book author who moved in next door to her home in Alaska. It criticizes the media for buying her spin and condemns the death threats made by her followers.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Fear, Smear and Political Violence for Profit and Power Article connects Right Wing tactics of fear, smear and violence to their bid for Power. Economic profits for the their billionaire and corporate backers is behind it in the opinion of the author.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 25, 2008
Response to "How Eminent Domain Finally Went Down" Wilmington (Delaware) News Journal editorial Stephen Crockett responds to editorial on the eminent domain issue in Delaware and the anti-labor union bias demonstrated in the News Journal editorial on the subject written by Assistant Editor Ron Williams. This OpEd was submitted to the News Journal Editor but not published.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 29, 2009
Pro-union talk radio nearly blankets the state of Pennsylvania Article gives information on 4 pro-labor, progressive talk radio shows on the air in Pennsylvania including Democratic Talk Radio, Labor to Neighbor, The Rick Smith Show and The Union Edge.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 25, 2006
Time to Disband Homeland Security and Renew Democracy The national security state has become the Bush Republican model. This model is at war with American political tradition. Americans have to decide which model we desire. The article examines the choice.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 22, 2009
No Healthcare Reform Equals No Senate Job Article explains that Senators blocking Fundamental and meaningful healthcare reform will pay with their Senate jobs and why.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Sam Bennett: Democratic Hope in the Pennsylvania 15th Congressional District Article examines the candidacy of Sam Bennett in the greater Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania. It argues that the 15th Congressional District is a likely Democratic pick-up opportunity in 2008.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Democratic Talk Radio 2010 Heroes and Villains Awards This is a press release from Democratic Talk Radio announcing their 2010 Heroes & Villains of the Year Awards.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 28, 2008
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.
SHARE More Sharing        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.
(20 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 28, 2007
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.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 4, 2010
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."
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 19, 2012
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.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 10, 2008
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.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 23, 2005
Inequality: Lessons of 9-11 and New Orleans
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 28, 2007
Affirmative Action for the Poor We need to push affirmative action for the poor of all races in response to the recent Supreme Court assault on affirmative action based on race. This should be part of a commitment to eliminate poverty in America in our lifetime.
(45 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 23, 2007
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.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 4, 2005
Karl Rove Scandal and the Big Picture Article shows that the Karl Rove Traitorgate scandal is only the tip of the iceburg concerning the Bush White House like Watergate was to Nixon.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 19, 2006
Retire The Worst Republican Members Of Congress The 2006 elections left some of the worst Republican members of Congress in power. Article points out two, Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee and Virginia Foxx of North Carolina who should be retired by voters in the next elections. The article explains why you should help in this effort.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 2, 2007
Misplaced Republican Spending Priorities Public spending priorities can save or cost lives. This article examines Republican spending and tax priorities including Iraq, infrastructure repair, health care and tax cuts for the Super Wealthy.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 24, 2007
Time for Republicans to Choose: Bush-Cheney or America Bush and Cheney are undermining the rule of law. It is time for Republican to decide if the are loyal first to America or to the corrupt Republican leadership.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 18, 2006
A Democratic Southern Strategy – Compete! Democrats can and should compete in the South. They are able to successfully compete and should for the reasons explained in this article.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 5, 2006
The Rise of a New Populist Movement Populism and Corporatism are being highlighted by the issues and candidacies of the 2006 Elections. They represent a bigger picture of realignment based on recent history and result from a backlash of Corporate control of American politics under the Bush Republicans. This article examines these developments and more.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 17, 2008
The "Being Stupid" and "Sounding Strong" Policy Connection Article examines why McCain's comments on the Georgia-Russia conflict are politically motivated and unwise. It states clearly that McCain is being stupid by talking tough and undermining a wise American foreign policy.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 16, 2006
Carville Simply Wrong on Howard Dean and DNC James Carville wants Howard Dean replaced as Democratic National Committee Chairman. The article explains how and why Carville is completely wrong.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 31, 2007
"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.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 3, 2005
Bush: Ruining The American Dream The Bush Republicans are advancing an agenda that will ruin the American Dream of a government run by and for the people. Article shows how their policies undermine Americans living standards.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 23, 2005
Impeach the Liar-in-Chief Our Founding Fathers would vote to impeach Bush and Cheney.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 2, 2009
My American Legislative Priority New Year Resolution Article lists my top dozen legislative reform priorities and argues that Democrats need to pursue fundamental change.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 2, 2006
Democratic Presidential Candidates Look Good Stephen Crockett of Democratic Talk Radio looks at the Democratic Presidential potential candidates for 2008. Article explains why Crockett thinks they look good.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 28, 2006
Gerald Ford's Historic Mistake Gerald Ford should never be forgiven for the pardon of Richard Nixon. He put the needs of the Republican Party over the needs of America. Many of the abuses of the current Bush White House would not have been possible without the unjust actions of Ford in the 1970's.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 14, 2006
Democrats: The Liberal, Moderate and Conservative Party The notion that real conservatives are better represented by the Democratic Party than the corrupt, radical Right cabal that passes for the Republican Party in the era of George W. Bush has finally being taken seriously..... Article examines the Democratic Big Tent concept vs. Republican Corporatism.
(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 21, 2008
National Regrets and Paying for Reagan-Bush Policies Many of our current economic problems are a direct result of policies adopted by Reagan and both Bushes. Electing McCain will mean more of the same. Article examines the alternatives we should pursue.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 24, 2006
Republican Scandals Spell Democratic Victories Republican scandals are impacting races around the nation. Combined with voting machine scandals and demographic changes, the scandals spell an end to Republican rule.
SHARE More Sharing        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.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Patriotism Requires Economic Nationalism If you consider yourself a patriot are not concerned about the ballooning trade deficit, the huge national debt and the loss of 3 million manufacturing jobs since the current Bush first occupied the White House, you are lying to yourself. If you are a political figure, you are likely lying to the American public, as well. Economic globalization is certainly not inevitable.... Article explains details and solutions.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 10, 2008
The most exciting talk radio news for the 2008 election so far this year! Democratic/Progressive talk radio host Andy Johnson is taking over a radio station in Jacksonville, Florida. It will give 24 hour programming to our side of the political equation. This is extremely important in our effort to have Democrats carry the state in 2008!
SHARE More Sharing        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.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 14, 2006
USING MY CAMPAIGN TO EDUCATE AND BUILD OUR MOVEMENT Article examines how I am using my campaign for Cecil County Democratic Central Committee to educate voter about alternative media, promote activism, help other candidates and help with Party-building instead of just getting votes!
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 20, 2010
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.
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 23, 2007
Bloggers and Other Writers Should Unionize Article examines reasons why independent writers and bloggers should join the National Writers Union (UAW Local 1981) and some other labor union issues.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 15, 2009
Democratic Talk Radio announces our 1st Labor Hero of the Year Award for 2008 Democratic Talk Radio announces our 1st Labor Hero of the Year Award for 2008. The President of the Pennsylvania Postal Workers Union Fran Friel is the first winner based on their support for labor solidarity and honoring a Building Trades picket line at significant legal and financial costs.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 31, 2008
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.
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Selecting Good Candidates Takes Time Front-loading the selection of Presidential candidates is a negative development for the Democratic Party. It makes it more difficult for new candidates to emerge or new ideas to be heard. It gives less time to evaluate Primary candidates and will likely result in more negative campaigning by the Republicans. It makes big campaign money more important in the process.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 15, 2007
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.
SHARE More Sharing        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.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Completely covering my car with union stickers & 1st Labor Day Parade in Bethlehem, PA in 50 years! Article gives details of how unions and union members can help make the 1st Labor Day Parade extra fun and have a mobile lasting impact by covering my 1997 Ford Explorer completely in union bumper stickers... hood, sides, roof, front and back. Create a rolling labor movement billboard!
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 22, 2006
Listen to the Voices Calling for Reform in America The mainstream media has finally discovered the culture of corruption running our government. They have discovered the disappearing middle class. They have found the serious threat to our American Democracy of questionable voting machines and outright election fraud. I applaud their recent discoveries but feel the need to state that there have long been voices calling for reform actions to remedy these outrages... (read on)
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Personal reflections on the Amish and the so-called Christian Right Stephen Crockett writes about his personal experience and insight on the Amish of Lancaster County, Pennylvania. The article explores faith issues and contrasts the Amish approach to Christianity with that of the so-called Christian Right.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Maryland Republicans Set to Lose Congressional Seat Article discusses the Congressional race in Maryland's 1st Congressional District and the candidacy of Democrat Frank Kratovil.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Hanging Bush's Iraq War Critics Article examines the mindset of crazed Republican politicans like Congressman Don Young who attack the patriotism of those opposed to Bush's Iraq War and the desperate tactics they use.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 24, 2006
Iraq War Worsens Terrorism- Republican Senate Control Article explores impact of latest NIE report that Iraq War has worsened terrorism on US Senate races and Republican election prospects.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Surge In Iraq (With Republicans) Only Republicans are getting any benefits from the Iraq War while others are making all the sacrifices. Article advocates forcing Republicans to fight and pay for it as the best way to end it.
(30 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Republican Dishonesty on Iraq The Republican debate on Iraq is dishonest both intellectually and politically. Article examines how and why... and what voters should do about it. Right Wing Ideology and Republican Spin should not trump logic or reality!
(18 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Impeachment and Preserving Our Constitution This article covers the Constitutional issues supporting the impeachment of Bush, Cheney and Gonzales.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 3, 2007
Republicans Should Sex-Up Ideas Instead of Candidates The Fred Thompson candidacy is an attempt to sex-up the Republican Presidential campaign by packaging old ideas and policies in new wrappings. Article looks at Thompson, Republican efforts to gain power by corrupting the election process instead of modifying their ideologies or policies and how Republican blind support of Corporate interests will eventually doom them to a much reduced permanent political minority.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 15, 2007
Delaware United Auto Workers endorse Senator Biden for President The Delaware UAW voted to endorse their senior US Senator for the Democratic Presidential nomination.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 19, 2006
The Republican Talk Radio “Big Lie” Republican Right control of talk radio is based on "Big Lies", abuse of business power and weakened broadcasting regulation. Article explains the process, the impact and how to fight back!
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 24, 2006
The Internet Should Work Like Our Democracy Article examines how the Republican Extreme Right is attempting to use the Internet to attack opponents and disrupt American Democracy with all types of dirty tricks bordering on Internet terrorism.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 17, 2007
Defining and Refining the Democratic Message Article is based on a speech given by Democratic Talk Radio host Stephen Crockett to the Lancaster County Democratic Party of Pennsylvania. It discusses tactics, issues and language that Democrats can use in their war of ideas with the Republican Spin Machine.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 14, 2005
A Deep Look at Corruption Culture Essay by Democratic Talk Radio hosts examining the corruption ties between the Bush Republicans and corporations.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 1, 2009
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.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 7, 2007
Democratic Talk Radio announce choices for Hero and Villain of 2006 Democratic Talk Radio awards Hero of 2006 awards to journalist Kay Campbell and partisan political activist Linda Haynes for being Super Citizens in the Greater Huntsville (Alabama) community. Villain of 2006 was awarded to George W. Bush for using un-Constitutional "signing statements" in an attempt to grasp dictatorial powers.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 13, 2006
Crazy Republican Talking Points Article takes on Republican talking points (lies) about the pre-invasion threat of Saddam Hussein and Iraq, the outing of Valerie Palme as a covert CIA agent by the Bush White House and the importance of the death of al-Zarqawi. It calls on citizens to challenge all republican Spin and disinformation.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 23, 2006
Election Won, Election System Broken While Democrats did win control of Congress, the voting system remains fundamentally broken. This article discusses the problems and suggests some ways to correct them.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 5, 2007
Democrats Support The Fairness Doctrine The Corporate Media is actively attacking the idea of the return to the Fairness Doctrine in broadcasting. They are falsely stating that the idea lacks support among Democrats. BS! Democratic activists are demanding massive media reform including a return to the Fairness Doctrine!
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 18, 2007
Just Say "HELL NO" To More Unfair Trade Deals Congressional Democratic Leaders are selling out working Americans by working with Republicans to push for more unfair free trade agreements. It is time for grassroots Democrats to give them hell or retire them. Our national economy is being destroyed for the private profit of a very few in the corporate economic elite. Elected Democrats should act now to halt all new agreements and either renegotiate or repeal others.
(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 16, 2007
Bush and the Iraq Blame Game The Bush Republicans seem to be playing a very cynical political game concerning the Iraq policy debate.... The public knows the truth but the Republican Spin Machine will always claim that failure in Iraq was because Democrats betrayed the mission..... The Republican Iraq Blame Game is a truly sick tactic by a truly sick political movement. I hope thinking Republicans will leave their Party in disgust over it.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 5, 2007
Picking A Democratic Presidential "Winner" Candidate Article discusses why I believe former Senator John Edwards and Senator Joe Biden are the best choices among a very strong field of potential Democratic Presidential candidates.
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 19, 2007
Republican Political Mafia and Federal Law There is nothing as corrupt as using the governmental powers of law enforcement, to selectively prosecute your political enemies and to cover-up criminal behavior by your political organization and allies, while in a position of political power. This situation is the essence of the current scandal concerning the firing of US Attorneys by the Bush White House.
(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 23, 2008
For the Good of the Party and America, an Obama-Clinton Democratic ticket Article makes the case for an Obama-Clinton ticket because of the terrible consequences for America of a McCain Presidency.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 24, 2006
Oil Price Gouging and Republican Responsibility Oil industry price gouging is closely linked to Bush Republicanism. Government policies promoted by Oil Industry interests and Republicans make this gouging possible.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 7, 2005
Anti-Rural Republican Policies Article discusses how Bush Republican policies hurt the economic well-being of rural Americans and rural communities.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Kerry's Iraq Joke Called Bush Stupid, Not Our Soldiers Kerry joked about Bush being stupid in his Iraq policy. The Republican Spin Machine turned it into a insult of our soldiers. Article examples the tactic, the history of the tactic, why it will not work and the stupidity of Bush Republican policies.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 14, 2008
Pennsylvania Democratic State Committee endorses the Employee Free Choice Act Pennsylvania Democratic State Committee endorses the Employee Free Choice Act in Lancaster on Saturday with no opposition.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 10, 2005
State Power and Conservative Ideology Article examines the conflict between traditional conservatives and the Bush Republican coalition of "neo-cons", so-called Christian Rightists and greedy Corporatists using the conservative label. It explores ideological and policy differences.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Why Be Afraid of Filibusters or Vetoes Article examines why Congressional Democrats should relish situations where Republicans in the Senate filibuster or the Bush White House vetoes our proposals. We should see confrontations over important issues of public policy. On issues, the public supports the Democrats!
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 20, 2006
How about Majority Rule on Issues! It is time for voters to demand that our elected officeholders start voting into law the opinions and desires of the American public rather than those of the huge corporations funding and controlling American politics...... All citizens need to vote this November for candidates who will reverse these policies. We need change. The change we need is a real government by the people, for the people and of the people.
SHARE More Sharing        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.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 21, 2007
Oil and Foreign Policy After Bush In the post-Bush world, our nation will have to reprganize our energy, healthcare, trade and foreign policies to adapt to the challenges of the 21st Century. This article explores some of the issues and challenges involved.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 24, 2006
A Few Political Tidbits Not Covered by Corporate Press The Corporate Mainstream Media is missing many important political stories covered by progressive Internet news sites. Article examines some stories and sites worth exploring.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 9, 2007
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.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 10, 2008
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.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 13, 2006
Bush and Republicans vs. Rule of Law Article responds to the spin campaign by Bush Republicans of White House illegal wiretapping. It puts the scandal in historical and Constitutional context.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 3, 2007
Democratic Activists Harassed by Republican Lunatics Populist Democratic activists are routinely being harassed by the lunatic fringe of the Republican Right and fanatics from the anti-Democratic Left. Lately, it seems increasingly likely that some of those on the Internet harassing Populist Democratic activists are actually supporters of the Republican Right pretending to be from the anti-Democratic Left. Click on title to read rest of the article
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 9, 2005
The Power of the Internet “Movement” News Essay on the rising power of Internet "Movement" News that is challenging Corporate Media and their pro-Republican bias.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 4, 2006
Organized Labor (and You) Can Defeat Republican Corporatism Progressives, bloggers, Democratic activists and reformers should unite under the leadership of organized labor to fight republican Corporatism.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 5, 2005
The Purpose of Elections in America Article examines the role of elections in America. Do they represent majority opinion like a true Democracy or a means for powerful elites to control government.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 3, 2006
Moderate Republicans, Congressional Elections and Foley Republican scandals threaten Republican campaign everywhere. The Foley misdeeds threaten the Republican grip on Christian voters. Moderate Republicans are keeping corrupt Republican Right-wingers in power. Article makes the connections with details.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 29, 2007
Only Fair and Balanced Trade Is Free Article presents a strong case against the "so-called free trade" agenda. It states that free trade between developed nations with democracies with open markets are fine but argues against our current policies.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 6, 2007
Employee Free Choice Act and Republican Disinformation Article examines the need to level the playing ground between companies and workers concerning unionization by passing the Employee Free Choice Act.
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 5, 2007
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.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 20, 2005
Bush Wiretaps Threaten National Security Democratic Talk Radio host looks at Bush's illegal wiretaps and impeachment.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 19, 2007
What The Pundits Are Not Saying About Vitter Article looks at the Vitter Sex Scandal reaction in the corporate media and among the political class. It raises larger issues and calls for his removal from office.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 28, 2007
When Politics Become Criminal It is time for Republicans at all levels to distance themselves from the ethically challenged national leadership of the Republican Party and the Bush Administration. Not only have the Bush Republicans failed to follow the spirit of the law in many different ways, it now seems obvious that they are not complying with the letter of the law.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 27, 2006
Media Blocking the Reformist Message of Congressional Candidates Congressional candidates like Clint Curtis in Florida, Tony Trupiano in Michigan and Dan Seals in Illinois are being ignored by the Corporate mainstream media. This is being done to prevent their reformist agendas and interesting personal stories from reaching the voting public. Activists should demand media coverage.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 12, 2006
Republican Slogans for the 21st Century Stephen Crockett of democratic Talk Radio suggests Republican slogans for the 21st Century that truthfully reflect their values, policies, actions and attitudes. Fun read!
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 20, 2006
Al Gore: (American Hero) Speech Defending Constitutional Government Al Gore demonstrated that he is a real American hero by going out to the front in our war with Bush Republicanism to preserve the Constitutional government created by our Founding Fathers.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 24, 2005
Not A Penny More The Republican Party is facing a middle class taxpayer revolt along with consumer outrage over cuts to government services. Tax cuts to the Super Wealthy and Bush's Iraq War break the budget.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 9, 2006
Censure Movement Catching Fire Article examines growing support from Democratic leaders and the general public for the Feingold Censure Resolution and impeachment.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 17, 2007
Lieberman's "Nothing" Endorsement of John McCain Article explains why Lieberman's endorsement does not help McCain or Lieberman and should amuse Democrats.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 1, 2008
Gas Tax Nonsense and Fundamental Energy Industry Change Article argues against a gas tax suspension and in favor of fundamental energy industry changes.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 12, 2006
Removing Attorney General Gonzales Article urges removal of Alberto Gonzales as Attorney General based on his testimony before Congress. It examines Watergate similarities.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 25, 2005
Republicans to Poor "Freeze to Death" Republican policy demonstrate strongly bias against poor in contrast to Christian doctrine during this Christmas season. Article examines latest outrages and cites Bible verses on the value of the poor and rich from the story of Jesus birth.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 8, 2006
Economic and Political Populism Is Here To Stay The 2006 Elections showed a growing populist trend that arose out of the corruption and excess Corporate power of Bush Republicanism. Article explains what this means for Democratic officeholders in terms of policy.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Helping Democratic Talk Radio get the message out in battleground states Article discusses expansion opportunities and obstacles for Democratic Talk Radio
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 8, 2005
We Won Then Lost In Iraq Article examines how Bush managed to snatch defeat from victory in Iraq by policy failures and placating the Corporate greed of his backers.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 29, 2006
9-11 Should Not Have Changed Everything! The 9-11 attacks should not have changed everything in American politically. Article examines why and how to respond to the aftermath.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 15, 2006
Senate and Citizens: Save Our Constitution Citizens must demand Senate defend our Constitutional Democracy by opposing Alito appointment, making our elections clean and honest and restoring "checks and balances."
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 13, 2007
Republican Rulers Are Out Of Control Article explains why I believe the Republicans are "out of control, elitist power mongers."
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 1, 2008
PRESS RELEASE: Democratic Talk Radio- Hero & Villain of 2007 Awards Democratic Talk Radio announces John Edwards has won the 2007 Hero of the Year Award and George W. Bush has won the 2007 Villain of the Year Award.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 8, 2006
The 2006 Election "Perfect Political Storm" Conventional political wisdom holds that the Republicans need to change the political discussion from the Foley scandals to other major political issues. This view overlooks the fact that Republican candidates are facing a "perfect political storm" of news developments in the closing weeks of the 2006 election cycle.....
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 17, 2006
Democratic Legislative Priorities Demanded By Voters Congressional Democrats are on notice. They must pass legislation in a few key areas quickly to keep their jobs. The anger shown by voters in defeating Republican incumbents will be turned on Democrats if they fail to address key issues. Article discusses these issues.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 18, 2005
Finally Americans Get It! Article explains how Bush's polling number collapse is tied to the policies and actions of the Bush Republican Agenda from oil to healthcare to taxes to Iraq.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 16, 2007
Bush Speech on Iraq and Democrats on Impeachment Article examines why Bush's Iraq position requires Democrats to hold impeachment hearings even if they do not remove Bush and Cheney from office.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 21, 2005
When Talking Points Become Lies Examines the disconnect with reality of Bush Republican talking points on Iraq, taxes, Patriot Act and election reform along with the negative impact of policies based on dishonest information.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 17, 2006
U.S. Policy Failures in the Post 9-11 World The United States has fumbled badly our reaction to the 9-11 attacks. This article explains how and why, who profited politically and what our nation should do to correct our course.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 5, 2006
Bush Republicanism: Anti-Conservatism In Action Bush Republicanism is not Conservative in the traditional sense but actually is radically anti-conservative. Bush Republicanism has emerged as the dominant political ideology of the leadership of the modern Republican Party.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 21, 2005
Bush Helps Re-Build The FDR Coalition Article examines the changing political alliances in American politics in light of the elitism of Bush Republicanism.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 18, 2006
A Philosophy of Voter Suppression Article looks at voter suppression and the actions of the Bush Republicans. It looks at the serious threat to American Democracy posed by the national leadership of the Republican Party. It calls on all voters to reject Republican candidates and calls for a Constitutional Amendment guaranteeing your vote gets counts properly.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 5, 2006
Number 2 on the Right Wingers' The 40 Most Obnoxious Quotes For 2005 Stephen Crockett defends himself from attacks by the Republican Right over column about the voting rights crimes of Ken Blacwkwell and Katherine Harris!
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 4, 2008
Change IS About Policies Not Speeches Or Symbolism Article examines why Edwards is a better candidate to promote changes in policy than Clinton or Obama.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 30, 2005
Democratic Talk Radio Urging Democrats to Help Cheney Select New Chief of Staff Democratic Talk Radio soliciting bios, names and job descriptions on behalf of the Dick Cheney staffing challenge. Democrats have more humor and creativity that we think Cheney deserves!
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 6, 2006
Press Release: Democratic Talk Radio: Heroes & Villains of 2005 Democratic Talk Radio announces Heroes & Villains of 2005 Russ Feingold and Cindy Sheehan are heroes. Tom Delay and Dick Cheney are villains.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 16, 2006
Economic Justice is the 2006 Election Issue Immigration, minimum wage, trade policy, oil prices, health care, taxes, unionization, monopoly business practices, corruption, national debt and budget deficits are collectively taking on a common theme for the upcoming elections. This theme is economic justice.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 19, 2006
Typical Missed News Story: Alternative State of Union The Progressive Congressional Caucus held a conference and presented an Alternative State of the Union Agenda the morning of Bush's SOTU Address. The 62 member Congressional organization was completely ignored by the Corporate Mainstream Media> Event proves the "liberal media" myth is false.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 30, 2005
A Growing Movement Against Corporate Excesses Article examines the backlash against excessive Corporate power and greed during the Bush era. Covers rise of Corporate power and Bush Republicanism along with public backlash to excessive executive pay and oil industry price-gouging.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 14, 2005
Leaks Can Be Good Article examines leaks and the serious danger of secret government under the Bush Administration
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 2, 2005
Crime As A Political Tactic Disturbing essay on the use of criminal acts by Republicans to silence or harass Democratic activists like Democratic Talk Radio.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 31, 2005
Editors and Publishers: Political Censors Article examines the experiences of Democratic columnist Stephen Crockett with blatant political censorship and personal insults from Republicans editors and publishers. It places them in the larger political context of Bush Republicanism.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 12, 2006
Fighting The Democratic No Ideas Myth It is time for Democrats to counter the myth that Democrats have no policy ideas or prposals that Republicans and their corporate mainstream media allies are trying to sell to the public.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 12, 2006
Democratic Election Gains in 2006 Hosts of Democratic Talk Radio examine extent of Democratic election gains in 2006 based on events and issues.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 16, 2005
Staying A Wrong Course Article examines the failure of Bush's Iraq policy. Looks at international law considerations and worldwide public opinion.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 16, 2005
America: Under Siege By The Oil Industry It is time to examine the structure of the Oil Industry to see if it serves American national interests!
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 2, 2005
Killing Americans By Health Care Policy Commentary explores how Republican opposition to government guaranteed universal health care kills millions of Americans but raises Republican campaign donations.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 2, 2005
American Workers Betrayed By Congress Article examines the recent Central American Free Trade Agreement vote for economic and political impact.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 7, 2005
Republicans Blaming Hurricane Victims Essay explores Republican attempts to blame local Democratic officeholders and hurricane victims for the failures of the Bush Administration

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