Articles by: Jack Watkins
Retired Labor Relations Professional. U.S. Air Force & Disabled Vietnam Veteran. Liberal Democrat & Agnostic. I believe in Lincoln's words: "With malice toward none, with charity for all" and in a "government of the people, by the people, for the people." Corporations are not and never will be people.

Israel Escalates Mideast Tension Following U.N. Palestine Vote

Israel Escalates Mideast Tension Following U.N. Palestine Vote

Approval of 3,000 new West Bank housing units draws criticism and rebuke both internationally and within Israel.

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Paul Ryan Named To ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Negotiations – A Political Tightrope Act

Paul Ryan Named To ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Negotiations – A Political Tightrope Act

This will surely prove to be a ‘high wire’ act for Ryan, who many believe to be among likely front-runners for the 2016 Republican Presidential Nomination

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Bill Kristol Claims John Kerry As Secretary Of State Too Against War

Bill Kristol Claims John Kerry As Secretary Of State Too Against War

It appears that neocons like Kristol won’t be satisfied with anyone who won’t push for a new war.

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A Progressive Gives Thanks – Op Ed

A Progressive Gives Thanks – Op Ed

‘Democracy is the worst form of government except for all those others that have been tried.’ – Winston Churchill

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Scott Walker Gets Head Start On 2014 Wisconsin Voter Suppression

Scott Walker Gets Head Start On 2014 Wisconsin Voter Suppression

Scott Walker has now signaled his desire to implement new restrictions on voting, by eliminating that state’s historic first; their same-day voter registration law.

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Obama’s Historic Southeast Asia Trip – Reassuring To Regional U.S. Allies

Obama’s Historic Southeast Asia Trip – Reassuring To Regional U.S. Allies

The President was welcomed Monday morning by cheering crowds. It was a sight unimaginable just a few short years ago.

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President Obama’s Proclamation In Honor Of Veterans Day (TEXT/VIDEO)

Photo courtesy of Whitehouse.gov

‘I call on all Americans, including civic and fraternal organizations, places of worship, schools, and communities to support this day with commemorative expressions and programs.’

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Veterans Day, November 11th – Lest We Forget The Bloody Lessons Of History

Veterans Day, November 11th – Lest We Forget The Bloody Lessons Of History

‘The important purpose of Veterans Day: A celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.’

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Demographics Of 2012 Election – Behind The Numbers (Part II) – Analysis

Demographics Of 2012 Election – Behind The Numbers (Part II) – Analysis

Both of our two major political parties will be dissecting the 2012 data, crunching the numbers to learn the ‘hows and whys’ underlying President Obama’s win.

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Demographics Of Election 2012 – Behind The Numbers (Part I)

Demographics Of Election 2012 – Behind The Numbers (Part I)

Exploring dramatic trends in voter registration, participation, and population shifts as America moves forward.

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Layoffs And Firings May Signal Republican Revenge Over Obama Reelection (AUDIO)

Image from Lendio.com

This is a frightening trend.

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Billions Watch And Wait As America Elects The Leader Of The Free World

Billions Watch And Wait As America Elects The Leader Of The Free World

Americans seldom ponder the simple fact that—in choosing our leader—our elections actually impact the entire world.

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Hate Groups On The Rise – KKK ‘Grand Wizard’ Predicts ‘Race War’ If Obama Reelected

Hate Groups On The Rise – KKK ‘Grand Wizard’ Predicts ‘Race War’ If Obama Reelected

‘If President Obama is re-elected there will be a race war, and white Americans will be in danger of being placed in concentration camps.’

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Why America Will Tell Mitt Romney ‘No Sale’ This Tuesday (Op-Ed)

Why America Will Tell Mitt Romney ‘No Sale’ This Tuesday (Op-Ed)

Top ten reasons why Barack Obama will win reelection.

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Department of Justice Sending Attorneys To Monitor Polls – Campaigns Prepare For Election Litigation

Department of Justice Sending Attorneys To Monitor Polls – Campaigns Prepare For Election Litigation

By sending nearly 800 employees to monitor polling while both campaigns prepare for protracted litigation, could America turn violent in this election?

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BREAKING – Good October Jobs Report – 171,000 Net Gain – Unemployment Rate 7.9%

BREAKING – Good October Jobs Report – 171,000 Net Gain – Unemployment Rate 7.9%

In the final days of the campaign, the President can continue to point to his record of—now—32 straight months of job growth, adding over 5.4 million jobs to the economy since his policies began to take hold.

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Key 2012 Endorsements Of President Obama For Reelection

Key 2012 Endorsements Of President Obama For Reelection

Here’s a comprehensive list of political, business, media, scientific, labor and cultural icon endorsements of the President.

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78% Approve Of President Obama’s Hurricane Sandy Response

Photo courtesy of the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA).

Learning from Bush’s feeble response to Katrina, Obama strengthened FEMA in time for Sandy.

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Ohio’s Three Leading Newspapers Blast Romney’s ‘Jeep-To-China’ Lie In Critical Swing State

Romney Tells Lie No. 65,824. Image meme courtesy of DemocraticUnderground.com

It won’t work. Ohio voters know who stepped up when the auto industry was at the abyss; it wasn’t Romney.

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President Obama Retakes the Lead – Freaky Presidential Election Scenarios Possible For 2012

President Obama Retakes the Lead – Freaky Presidential Election Scenarios Possible For 2012

Could America see a historic first use of the 12th Amendment to select a Republican President and Democratic Vice President?

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