Category Archives: Democray

At A Loss For Words

As we close out 2016 we find ourselves at a loss for words…so much is turned upside down and inside out. What more can be said that hasn’t already been said by prophetic voices in the recent and not-so-recent past. We defer to the wisdom voices we have talked to or featured since this journey began in hopes they keep you inspired in 2017. Continue reading

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A Wrong Turn Took Us Down Progressive Memory Lane

An unexpected turn down an Illinois highway brought us to the home of one of America’s greatest progressive voices. Read about our surprise stop and remember with us when the words “public servant” were used to describe the leaders of our political parties. Continue reading

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Ignoring The Problem Will Not Make It Go Away

Forget Donald Trump. There are other voices — far more sane and intelligent on the topic — who speak to the problem of electronic voting in this country. Know the difference between non-existent “voter fraud” and the reality of the threat of election tampering. Some things in life should take time — like accurately counting votes for our elections. Ignoring the problem will not make it go away. Continue reading

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Who Better To Lead ‘Our Revolution’

Are we finally listening to the wisdom voices of the Native American peoples who have been trying to get us to listen to them for hundreds of years? The intersection of Native American spirituality, the hashtag #NoDAPL and ‘our revolution.” Continue reading

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‘We Are Not Made For War’: Will we let our 2016 presidential campaign turn into a 1960’s game show?

Those of us who grew up in the 1960s watching TV game shows may recall one of the classics: You Don’t Say. The show’s sign off from host Tom Kennedy went something like… “Remember, it’s not what you say that … Continue reading

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Keeping That “Vigor” Alive Today

Today marks John F. Kennedy’s 99th birthday. For those of us “young” enough to remember the vibrant presidency of the youngest man elected president of the United States, it’s hard to imagine what JFK would be like had he lived … Continue reading

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1776 & 2016: Is Anybody There?

American history and Broadway plays are once again a current topic with the smash hit Hamilton. We take a look though to an earlier play, 1776, and one of its prophetic songs “Is Anybody There” as we look at what awaits the Bernie Sanders drive for the Democratic Party presidential nomination. Political revolutions don’t happen in one election cycle or in one year. A look back at 1776 and its relevance today. Continue reading

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No One Said It Was Going To Be Easy

“We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.” From President John F. Kennedy’s Address at Rice University, Sept. 12, 1962 I am not … Continue reading

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We Didn’t Run Out of Stones

We didn’t leave the Stone Age because we ran out of stones. We found a “better way” to do things. We can find better ways but it will take all of us committing to DO SOMETHING to shake off the paralysis that currently grips us. Continue reading

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A Time To Remember The Origins Of Bernie 2016

Jim Hightower once referred to Bernie Sanders as “Tim Carpenter with a Brooklyn accent and a Senate seat.” As Bernie 2016 rightfully gains in popularity and poll numbers, now is a good time to remember the origins of all of this. Without Tim Carpenter and Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) starting the idea of “Run Bernie Run” there wouldn’t be this wonderful political revolution happening. Things of this nature don’t “just happen.” There are people who had the wisdom to see the future and believe in the possibilities. Tim Carpenter was such a man. Continue reading

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