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Posts published by “Chris Stegman”

Bernie Sanders:  Pied piper for the Democratic Party 

Bernie Sanders’ call for a ‘political revolution’ against the establishment brought out over 12 million supporters who voted for him in primaries and caucuses. I joined his campaign in January 2016 and left on the day he publicly endorsed Hillary Clinton.  What he didn’t make clear to most of his…

Retrospective on the 2016 elections and beyond in the era of Trump

My year in the Democratic Party Up until 2016, I had been a lifelong leftist independent. I was radicalized by the anti–Vietnam War movement in late 1970 while studying to be a social worker at WSU in Pullman where I grew up. Two years later, I was married and living…

My experience at Standing Rock

November 17, 2016 — I just returned from 3 days at the main camp at Standing Rock Sioux (off) reservation site near Cannonball, North Dakota. I traveled there with two companions: a fellow Green Party member and her nine-year-old daughter. We were inspired to go by all the reports coming…

Vote Jill, not Hill[ary]!

Make your vote count in Washington State I was inspired by Ralph Nader’s Green Party bid in 2000.  He talked openly about the two-party “duopoly” and how corporations controlled the policies of both major parties from the top down and, not infrequently, from the bottom up.  When I read the…

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