Monthly Archives: February 2008

Possible Speakers for the Democratic Convention

As my choice for the best Democrat was Joe Biden, I can’t be as passionate as others are in the battle taking place right now between Clinton and Obama.  Though I support Hillary, I think both candidates are good.   So … Continue reading

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The Presidency and Leadership in a Democracy

When I was in college I checked out from the library a book by Hedley Donovan, a renowned political reporter, entitled Roosevelt to Reagan.  It was written in the 1980s, and it described his experiences with 9 Presidents.     Based on that experience, Donovan made a … Continue reading

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Jules Feiffer and Satirical Art

This may be shallow but I was first influenced in a liberal direction by Gary Trudeau’s comic strip “Doonesbury“. I was around 12 at the time, and it forced me to read the paper to get some of its humor. … Continue reading

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Progressive Christians in History

A lot of the great progressive movements of the past were led by Christians of various different denominations who had different interpretations of the Bible. In the 1500s in Santo Domingo, a Dominican named Antonio de Montesinos, preached a sermon … Continue reading

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Progressives and Liberals

In an interview with the Comics Journal in 1988, Jules Feiffer, the political satirist, said: “I’ve always seen liberals as people who’ve taken radical ideas, whether from socialists or communists, finding ways of redefining them, relabeling them, reforming them, compromising … Continue reading

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