CPC Report; An unabashedly liberal perspective

 15 August 2009

1. By Way of Introduction

2. So Much Ado About Nothing; Lies about Sonia Sotomayer from the right

3. A Letter to Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia

5. Postscripts

29 August 2009

1. So Much Ado About Nothing- Lies about President Obama from the right- Part 1

2. The Health Care Debate

3. J'accuse

4. The Scorched Earth Solution for Health Care Reform- A means of fighting back against the Right Wing Lying Machine (RWLM)
5. Stephen Hawking Endorses the National Health Service (NHS) of the UK

6. A Town Hall Meeting in Kansas

7. Postscripts


12 September 2009

1. So Much Ado About Nothing- Lies about President Obama from the right- Part 2

2. An Interview With Representative Michele Bachmann of Minnesota (R)

3. The Percolator Theory of Economics

4. Postscripts


19 September 2009- Special Edition

1. So Much Ado About Nothing- President Obama vs. Representative Joe Wilson on Health Care Reform- Who's the liar?-x

2. An Update on the Most Recent Lies Concerning Health Care Reform & on Rush's Fear of Circumcision

3. The Last Word- George Will is Wrong Again

4. The Road Not Taken poem by Robert Frost



26 September 2009

1. So Much Ado About Nothing- Right Wing paranoia about Americorps & the President talking to schoolchildren

2.An Exchange Between Congressman Eric Cantor of Virginia (R) & a Constituent

3. A Medical Horror Story

4. The Boy Who Cried Wolf by Aesop

5. Postscript


31 October 2009 (Halloween)
1. I Shall Now Take My Leave For Now
2. Notes on Depression
3. Suicide is painless by Mike Altman and Johnny Mandel
4. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night by Dylan Thomas

5. Good morning heartache written by Irene Higgenbotham, Ervin Drake and Dan Fisher & first sung by Billie Holiday

6. Hope is the thing with feathers by Emily Dickinson 

7. If by Rudyard Kipling

8. Postscript

30 November 2009 (Mark Twain's birthday)

1. Some good advice for the RWLM from Mark Twain

2. Some Observations on Health Care in America
  a. On health care reform

  b. On GOP hypocrisy over proposed Medicare Cuts

  c. On the RWLM lies on rationing under a single payer system of health care

3. The Case Against the Senate Filibuster

4. Strange Fruit; music & lyrics by Abel Meeropol & 1st sung by Billie Holiday

5. Postscript 

1 January 2010 (New Year's Day)

1. Excerpts of the Original US Constitution Pertaining to Slavery
2. 13th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution

3.  Dred Scott vs. Sanford (1857)

4. The Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation

5. The Final Emancipation Proclamation

6. Letter to Albert. G. Hodges

7. Remembrances of Freedom Gained by Booker T. Washington

15 January 2010- Martin Luther King's Birthday Special Edition
1. Letter from Birmingham Jail by Martin Luther King Jr.
2. The Death of Emmet Till music & lyrics by Bob Dylan

3. We shall overcome

4. Incantation by Czeslaw Milosz

2 February 2010 (Ground Hog Day)

1. The Republicans Cannot See Their Shadows

2. Pat Robertson's Pact with Satan (satire)

3. Some More Stupid & Sick Quotes by Pat from the Internet

4. How Not to Write Like Professor Cohen- The split infinitive

5. Postscripts

5 February 2010- Adlai Stevenson's Birthday Special Edition

1. Adlai Stevenson's Acceptance Speech- 1952 Democratic Convention

2. The True Meaning of Scott Brown's Victory

12 February 2010- Abraham Lincoln's Special Edition
Abraham Lincoln's 1st Inaugural Address

15 February 2010- The Dan Quayle Special Edition
The Return of J. Danforth Quayle
2. More Moronic Moments with J. Danforth Quayle
3. Postscript

22 February 2010- George Washington's & Edward Kennedy's Birthdays
1. George Washington's Farewell Address
2. Edward Kennedy's Address at the 1980 Democratic Convention 

1 March 2010

2. Another Medical Horror Story

3. In Defense of Socialized Medicine

4. Index on Health Care Reform
5How Not to Write Like Professor Cohen- The passive voice

6. "Professor Cohen's 39 Picky Rules of Writing" from the internet (excerpts)

7. Postscript


15 March 2010- The Ides of March

1. Some Final Thoughts on Health Care Reform, & the Ethics of the Right

2. The Masque of Red Death by Edgar Allen Poe

3. Bridge over Troubled Water, music & lyrics by Paul Simon of Simon & Garfunkel
4. Postscript

1 April 2010- April Fools Day

1. Can Glenn Beck find any hidden messages in the puzzle below?

2. So Much Ado About Nothing- How the Right Went Wrong

3. The Dementia of Senator Orrin Hatch

4. How Not to Write Like Professor Cohen- Prepositional ending sentences & Prescriptive Grammar

5. How Not to Write Like Professor Cohen- Double Negations

6. Woody Allen on Life, Death, Love, Sex, Relationships, Religion & Whatever



9. Postscript

4 April 2010- Martin Luther King, Jr Memorial Special Edition
1." I've Been to the Mountaintop" by Martin Luther King, Jr. & given on 3 April 2010

2. Speech on the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Robert F. Kennedy on 4 April 1968

3. Lessons of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, Speech by Cesar Chavez

4. The Cotton Patch Version of Good Samaritan- From the Cotton Patch Gospel by Clarence Jordan

15 April 2010- Presidential Commemorative Special Edition

1. Thomas Jefferson's 1st Inaugural Address

2. Thomas Jefferson's 2nd Inaugural Address

3.  Lincoln's Letter to Henry L. Pierce and others on T. Jefferson

4. Abraham Lincoln's 2nd Inaugural Address

5. FDR's 1st Inaugural Address
6. FDR's Acceptance Speech for the 1932 Democratic Nomination

April 2010- Rachel Maddow Special Edition

1. Why the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Policy in the US Military Should be Discarded

. The Man Who Was Not There (poem) by Anon

3. Of Little Tyke, Tea Parties & These Tempestuous Times

4. The Skunk, the Jar & the Kind-hearted Woman
5. David Vitter (Senator) vs. Stormy Daniels (Porn Star) & the Perils of Larry Craig (ex-Senator)-(satire)

6. Postscript


1 May 2010-May Day

1. Mission of Trade Unions by Samuel Gompers

2. About Joe Hill

    a. Joe Hill lyrics by Alfred Hayes & music by Joe Robinson
    b. A Letter from Joe Hill to Bill Haywood (IWW Organizer)

   c. Joe Hill's Will 

3. What the Future Holds for Farm Workers & Hispanics by Cesar Chavez

4. Mud Time; poem by Robert Frost

11 May 2010- Anniversary of the Beginning of the Mexican War

1. James K. Polk Inaugural Address

2. James K. Polk War Message

3. Speech Against the Mexican War by Abraham Lincoln

4.  Speech on the Mexican War by Henry Clay
5. Speech on the Compromise of 1850  by Henry Clay
6. 7th of March Speech by Daniel Webster

7. The Battle Hymn of the Republic, Updated by Mark Twain 

8. The War Prayer by Mark Twain

15 May 2010- Songs of the Great Depression

1. Brother, Can You Spare a Dime by Yip Harburg & music by Jay Gorney

2. I'm in the Money ; lyrics by Al Dubin & music by Harry Warren (from the film The Gold Diggers of 1933)
3. Sixteen tons; music & lyrics by Merle Travis

4. Pastures of Plenty; music & lyrics by Woody Guthrie

1 June 2010

2. The Percolator Theory of Economics (Reprint)
3. The Percolator Theory of Economics Revisited

4. On Political Jokes - The Wonky Wacko Wingnut Women of the GOP

5.  Postscript 

4 June 2010- Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Special Edition

1. Robert F. Kennedy Speech at the University of Kansas on 18 March 1968

2. Senate Majority Leader's Mike Mansfield's Eulogy for John F. Kennedy

3. Edward Moore Kennedy's eulogy at RFK's funeral on 8 June 1968

4. Battle Hymn of the Republic, lyrics by Julia Ward Howe, adapted to a tune by William Steffe & sung at the funeral of RFK.

14 June 2010-  Flag Day

1. Pledges of Allegiance

2. Star-Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key

3. What Does Old Glory Stand for?

4. Treason, the GOP & the RWLM- part 1: McCarthy & his ism

5. Speech of Joseph McCarthy, Wheeling, West Virginia, February 9, 1950

6. Joseph McCarthy to President Harry Truman

7. Reaction of President Harry Truman to Loyalty Investigation, “News Conference at Key West,” March 30, 1950

8. Declaration of Conscience by Margaret Chase Smith

9. McCarthy's Senatorial Speech Slandering George C. Marshall's Character

10. McCarthy Committee (18 February)- McCarthy vs. General Zwicker

11See it Now (23 February 1954)- McCarthy vs. Zwicker
12. See it Now (11 March 1954)- "Tried by hearsay evidence, rumor and innuendo"

13. See it Now (28 May 1954)- McCarthy vs. Eisenhower
14. See it Now ()- McCarthy vs. Murrow

15. Army & McCarthy  Hearings (excerpts)
16. See It Now (10 June 1954)- "Have you no sense of decency?"

17. Resolution Censoring Joseph McCarthy

18. See It Now  (9 March 1954)- "The fault, Dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves."

15 June 2010- Psycho Pseudo Headlines Special Edition

1. From the 19 September 2009 Edition

2. From the April  2010 Edition


21 June 2010

1. Treason, the GOP,the GOP & RWLM- Part 2: McCarthyism via HUAC-x

2. Testimony before HUAC

    a. Jack L. Warner 

    b. Louis B. Mayer

    c. Ann Rand

    d. Ronald Reagan

    e. Walter E. Disney 

    f. John Charles Moffit

    g. John Howard Lawson

    h. Eric Allen Johnston

    i. Lillian Hellman (letter)

    j. Robert E. Treuhaft

    k. Pete Seeger

    l. Zero Mostel

    m. Paul Robeson

3. Dennis v. United States

    John F. X. McGohey
    Eugene Dennis

    Dennis v. United States

4. As Regards Patriotism by Mark Twain

5. Postscript


1 July 2010

1. Men can be Wacky Wonky Wingnuts too.  

2. Carl Palidino; the Nature of a Bigot

3. Carl Palidino Concedes, Brandishes Bat, Tells Cuomo He Risks Having it Wielding Against Him by Nick Wing of Huffington Post

4. Speak Softly, Love by Nino Rota


4  July 2010- Independence Day

1. Epitaph written by Thomas Jefferson

2. Declaration of Independence
3. John Adams Inaugural Address
4. Treaty of Tripoli; Article 11

5. Eulogy of John Adams & Thomas Jefferson by Daniel Webster given 2 August 1826
6. The Meaning of July 4th for the Negro, Speech by Frederick Douglas


15 July 2010

1. Beck-style Paranoia & Hysteria (satire)

2. They're coming to take me away by Napoleon Samuels


4. Postscripts

1 August 2010

1. Making the Case for the Bush Tax Cuts
2. To Tax or Not to Tax- The GOP big lie -x

3. Pathological Liars Anonymous- A play by Glynn Braman (satire)

4. Postscripts


4 August 2010- Barack Obama's Birthday

1. Inaugural Address

2. Chicago by Carl Sandburg

3. Fog by Carl Sandburg

8 August 2010
1. Sarah Palin's Brain

2. The Branchflower Report's Findings
3. For the Times They are a-Changin'; Music & lyrics by Bob Dylan

4. Postscripts


15 August 2010

1. Sharron Angle & Hispanics 
Sharron Angle's T-Party for Docs

3. Postscripts

28 August 2010-Civil Rights March on Washington Anniversary 

1. "I Have a Dream" Speech by Martin Luther King, Jr.

2.Fot the Times, They are a changin';
Music & lyrics by Bob Dylan

3. Postscripts 

1 September 2010

1. Psycho Talk From Whom You Least Expect (A hint- Her last name is King)
2. Sounds
 of Silence

3. Postscripts 


15 September 2010

1. Another Medical Horror Story (reprint)

2. The Death of a Child- Proof that reform was needed in our health care delivery system

3. No Man is an Island by John Donne

4.  Postscripts 


17 September  2010

Preamble of the U.S. Constitution

2. Bill of Rights & 14th Amendment

3. Repealing the 14th Amendment-x

4. Proposed Equal Rights Amendments

5.  Postscripts 

27 October 2010- Theodore Roosevelt's Birthday Special Edition
1. 8th Annual MessagetoCongress (1908)

2. Inaugural Address
3. New Nationalism Speech
4. Speech on Conservation in Osawatomie, Kansas 31 August 1910
5. Square Deal Speech; August 1910

31 October 2010- Halloween
1. The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe
2.  The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allen Poe
3. A Horror Story by Glynn Braman
4. Postscripts

2 November 2010-Election Day

1. Voting Rights Amendments of the U.S. Constitution

2. Correspondence Between Abigail & John Adams on the Rights of Women 

11 November 2010- Veteran's Day

1. President Barack Obama Veteran's Day Speech 

2. President Woodrow Wilson's Speech on the Armistice

19 November
2010- Gettysburg Address Anniversary  

1. Gettysburg Address- 1863

2. Letter to Edward Everett

3. Lincoln's Proclamation of Thanksgiving- 1863

22 November 2010- JFK Memorial Special Edition
1. JFK's Acceptance at 1960 Democratic Convention
2. JFK's

3. Adlai Stevenson's Eulogy of JFK

30 November 2010- Mark Twain's Birthday

1. The United States of Lynchingdom

2. Quotable Mark Twain

7 December  2010- Pearl Harbor Day Special Edition

1. FDR's Request to Congress to Declare War on Japan

2. Fire & Ice by Robert Frost

15 December 2010

1. Arizonan GOP Death Panels-Part 1

2. Arizonan GOP Death Panels-Part 2

3. Death Panels Pseudo Psycho Headlines

4. Bill O'Reilly's Jesus

5. Hercules and the Waggoner by Aesop

6. The Tan Man Can; Sung to the tune of the Candy Man

25 December 2010- Christmas Day

1. Whatever you did unto one of the least, you did unto me.
2. The Cotton Patch Version of the Birth & Childhood of Jesus (From the Cotton Patch Gospel by Clarence Jordan) December 2010
3. Jesus Christ,  music & lyrics by Woody Guthrie


1 January  2011- New Year's Day

 Politics and the English Language by George Orwell

30 January 2011  2011- FDR's Birthday Special Edition

1. 2nd Inaugural Address
2. Four Freedoms Speech

1 February 2011- Black History Month
1. 3 Speeches Frederick Douglass
  a. TheChurch & Prejudice

  b. Fighting Rebels with only One Hand 

  c. What a Black Man Wants
2. Why I Stopped Hating Shakespeare by James Baldwin
3. Martin Luther King's Montgomery Story Address
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
5. Some Poetry Written by Langston Hughes
    a. My People
    b. A New Song
    d. Free Verse

12 February 2011- Abraham Lincoln's Birthday Special Edition

Frederick Douglas on Abraham Lincoln

22 February 2011- George Washington's Birthday
1. 1st Inaugural Address
2. 2nd Inaugural Address

11 March 2011
1. A Letter to Ex-Governor Huckabee

2.  Postscripts 

20 March 2011-x
1. Is Michelle Bachmann Smarter than a 5th Grader?
2. What Tweedledee (Limbaugh) & Tweedledum (Beck) has to say about the disasters in Northern Japan (and why?)-x
3. Imagine, Composed by John Lennon

4.  Postscripts 


1 April 2011

1. To the Royal Academy of Farting by Benjamin Franklin
2. Classical Groucho Marx
3. Postscripts

12  April 2011 FDR's Death
3rd & 4th Inaugural Addresses
14 April 2011

15 April 2011
1. O Captain! My Captain! by Walt Whitman
2. When lilacs last in the dooryard bloom'd  by Walt Whitman

18 April 2011

1. Patriotic Poems & Speeches

2. Paul Revers's Ride by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
3. Parody of Longfellow's Poem by Helen F. Moore

4. Bunker Hill Monument Oration by Daniel Webster
5. Old Ironsides by Oliver Wendell Holmes

6. The Battle of New Orleans by Thomas Dunn English

1 May 2011

1. Abraham Lincoln's Proclamation National Prayer

8 May 2011

1. Harry S Truman's  Inaugural Address

2. Harry S Truman's Acceptance Speech at the Democratic Convention

3. Truman Doctrine Speech

4. The Iron Curtain Speech of Winston Churchill

5. The Sources of Soviet Conduct by X

1 June 2011

Lincoln's Proclamation Appointing a National Fast Day

 6 June 2011

1. FDR's D-Day Prayer

2. General Dwight D. Eisenhower's D-Day Message

14 June 2011-  Flag Day

1. Pledges of Allegiance

2. Star-Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key

3. What Does Old Glory Stand for?

4. This Land is My Land by Woodie Guthrie


4 July 2011

1. Epitaph written by Thomas Jefferson

2. Declaration of Independence 

3. Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom by Thomas Jefferson, 1779
4. Excerpts of Correspondence between Thomas Jefferson  the Danbury Baptists


11 July 2011-John Quincy Adams' Birthday

Inaugural Address


4 August 2011

1. Obama's Address at the 1984 Democratic Convention
2. Obama's Acceptance Speech Democratic Convention


27 August 2011 Lyndon B. Johnson's Birthday

1. Inaugural Address

2. Gulf of Tonkin Resolution 


14 October 2011 Dwight D. Eisenhower's Birthday

1. 1st Inaugural Address 
2. Military-Industrial Complex Speech


31 October 2011-Halloween

1. A Tell-Tale heart by Edgar Allen Poe

2. The Lottery by Shirley Jackson 

3. Charles by Shirley Jackson


11 November 2011- Veterans Day

1. A Nameless Grave  by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

2. Look  Down, Fair Moon by Walt Whitman

3. War is Kind by Stephan Crane

4. A Country at War by Robert Graves

22 November 2011- JFK Memorial Special Edition
1. JFK'S Acceptance Speech at the 1960 Democratic Convention

2. JFK'S Inaugural Address


30 November 2011- Mark Twain's Birthday

1. A Letter to the Secretary of Treasury

2. Advice to Little Girls


25 December 2011- Christmas Day

1. The Cotton Patch Version of the Birth & Childhood of Jesus (From the Cotton Patch Gospel by Clarence Jordan)

2. We Are The World

1 January 2012- New Year's Day

Through the Looking Class- Chapter 6 (Alice meets Humpty Dumpty)

12 February 2012- Abraham Lincoln's Birthday

1. Life & Character of Abraham Lincoln by George Bancroft

2. Sandra Fluke Congressional Testimony & RWLM Response to Ms Fluke

15 March, 2012 Andrew Jackson's Birthday
1. 1st Inaugural Address
2. 2nd Inaugural Address
On the Indian Removal Policy
3. 2nd Annual 
Speech Before Congress

Letter from Chief John Ross to Congress

1 April 2012- April Fool's Day & Rachel Maddow's birthday

Twinkle, twinkle, little star & assorted quotes from Rachel Maddow & her sisters. 

28 April 2012- James Monroe's Birthday

1.  James Monroe's 1st Inaugural Address 

2.  James Monroe's 2nd Inaugural Address

14 June 2012 Flag Day

1. Pledges of Allegiance

2. Star-Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key

3. What Does Old Glory Stand for?

4. God Save the Flag by Oliver Wendell Holmes

4 July 2012

1. Epitaph written by Thomas Jefferson

2. Declaration of Independence

3. Correspondence Between Abigail & John Adams on the rights of Women

4. Assorted Writings by Thomas Paine

 a. An Occasional Letter On The Female Sex

 b. African Slavery In America

 c. The American Crisis

 d. Common Sense

1 October 2012 President Jimmy Carter's Birthday

1. Inaugural Address

2. Farewell Address

14 October 2012 Dwight D. Eisenhower's Birthday

2nd Inaugural Address

31 October 2012

1. The Black Cat by Edgar Allen Poe

2. The Open Window by Saki

3. Bryon Orlock's (played by Boris Karloff) Tale in "Targets"

11 November 2012 Veterans Day

World War I British Poetry

30 November 2012- Mark Twain's Birthday

25 December 2012

1. Don't You Know it's Christmas

2. The Littlest Angel

Tribute to Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird (1926-

Glynn Braman


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