Category Archives: Democratic Party

“TRICKLE DOWN” DOESN’T!

Apr. 2, 2014  By Jack Jodell. Paul Rosenberg recently published an excellent article in AlterNet called “The Sociopathic 1%” which showed how ridiculously flawed current reactionary Republican economic ideas really are. It exposes what this blogger has known all along: that … Continue reading

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DANGEROUS FOES OF DEMOCRACY! (Part One): ART POPE

Jan. 29. 2014  By Jack Jodell.  Oligarch: A very rich businessman with a great deal of political influence.  With this post,  I begin a new intermittent series designed to spotlight the very sordid attempts by certain individuals and/or institutions to dominate the American … Continue reading

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AN IDEA WHOSE TIME IS LONG OVERDUE!

Jan. 24, 2014  By Jack Jodell.  Few Americans bemoaned the collapse of the old Soviet Union when it occurred nearly a quarter century ago. After all, it had quickly regressed from its once nobly-inspired idealistic goals of economic equality for … Continue reading

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YEAR-END MUSINGS, 2013

Dec. 29, 2013  By Jack Jodell. As I contemplate this past year, I keep wishing it would end, so we can attempt to begin anew in 2014. It has been said that hope springs eternal, and I believe that to be … Continue reading

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A PEOPLE WITHOUT A PARTY!

Nov. 9. 2013  By Jack Jodell.  The United States is unique among nations in that, for nearly all of its history, political power has been divided among two major parties, the Democratic Party (NOT the “Democrat” Party, as many ignorant … Continue reading

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RIGGED AGAINST US!

Oct. 15, 2013  By Jack Jodell.  We Americans love to talk of ourselves as being from “the land of the free” where the individual has “inalienable rights” and where we have “majority rule” because we live a “democracy”.  The sad reality, though, is … Continue reading

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WHERE IS SANITY? AN END TO CORPORATE SLAVERY!

Sept. 13, 2013  By Jack Jodell. When then-President Lyndon B. Johnson declared war on poverty in the mid-1960s, I was still too young to vote. Yet, as one after another of his ambitious Great Society programs were launched and implemented by … Continue reading

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SOMETHING TO CHERISH: FREE SPEECH TV!

Sept. 7, 2013  By Jack Jodell.  Those who have followed this blog know how justifiably critical I have been of mainstream, network TV. It has never failed to insult our intelligence by presenting, almost exclusively, shows with a pro-corporate bias … Continue reading

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FREE SPEECH TV FOR YOU AND ME!

July 21, 2013  By Jack Jodell. As those who have followed this blog for some time are well aware, I have justifiably berated our pathetic and childish mainstream media for many years. Their shallowness, repetitiveness, and propensity for featuring sensationalism and … Continue reading

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A REFRESHING NOTE FROM A TRUE PROGRESSIVE!

July 11, 2013  By Jack Jodell.  I received what you see below in a recent email from U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, (I- VT), one of the few remaining wholly uncompromised public servants who are still left in our governnent. I am reprinting … Continue reading

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