Steve Harness

About Steve Harness….

Steve is a longtime radio broadcaster and outspoken liberal loudmouth… I mean, activist…

Email:  Steve@LeftyLiberal.com

 

 

 

The Unemployment Rate Is Artificially High

News broke recently that the unemployment rate in America has hit a 5 year low at 6.7% continuing a slow downward trend that has been happening for the past few years. The “glass half full” crowd sees this as a positive sign of our economic recovery, but the “glass half empty” crowd sees this as […]

 

The Lefty Liberal Interview of Congressman Tom McClintock

I was recently able to interview U.S. Congressman Tom McClintock during the government shutdown of 2013. He’s the Republican rep. for California’s 4th district. Despite the state-wide trend of electing Democrats, Tom McClintock represents a more rural & “red” part of California. I found our interview and / or debate to be civil, but as […]

Here’s How The Democrats Should “Compromise” On The Budget

Ever since the government shutdown last week, the GOP has been screaming that the Democrats need to “compromise” to open it back up. That sounds reasonable enough and that’s why they keep saying it. In fact, Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Rand Paul (R-KY) were even caught by a “hot mic” (meaning they didn’t know they […]

 

LGBT Rights – One Problem Leads To Another

California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed AB1266 into law. This groundbreaking bill will allow transgender youth to use whatever bathroom, locker room and sports team they feel matches their gender. If you’ve ever read any of my articles, you know that I staunchly support LGBT rights. But I’m really not sure if this bill is [...]

 

Benjamin Franklin Is Wrong

Ever since the recent revelations that the NSA surveillance program is watching everything you do, a certain founding father has been getting a lot of press. I’m talking about Benjamin Franklin and his famous quote of “Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety deserve neither Liberty nor Safety”. This [...]

 

Trusting Obama Doesn’t Make You a Hypocrite

Everyone seems to be talking about the NSA spying scandal, if you don’t believe me, just ask the NSA… they probably have it well documented. Much of that talk seems to be focused on people’s opinions as to whether or not this is “ok”. The whole debate has made for some truly strange bedfellows where [...]

 

Working Moms – A Symptom Of A Bigger Disease

A recent report revealed that more women & mothers than ever are working full-time. In fact, roughly 40% of moms are the primary breadwinners in their household. This revelation sparked a series of sexist discussions in the media about what a bad thing this is. Some men theorized that this was upsetting the balance of [...]

 

The NRA Loves Obama

If you look at the headlines that are being made by the NRA’s fight against the Obama administration, you’d think the NRA hates Obama. But the NRA has a dirty little secret… they LOVE Obama! They love him so much they would elect him to a 3rd term; they love him so much they would [...]

 

I Could Fire Rush, But I Won’t

A lot of Liberals like me would love to see Rush Limbaugh go away. There are several petitions and online movements calling on radio stations to FIRE RUSH! This puts me in an awkward situation, because I am the Program Director of a Rush Limbaugh affiliate. So unlike the rest of you, I’m in a [...]

 

Benghazi Won’t Matter In 2016

The GOP sharks smell blood in the water and they just won’t let go of Benghazi. They missed their chance to sink Obama over their conspiracy theories and now they have their sights set on Hillary Clinton’s potential 2016 presidential run. Based on the recently released emails, it appears that members of the State Department [...]

 

Liberal Media Bias

We’ve all heard it: there’s a “Liberal Media Bias” out there and those poor Republicans can’t get a fair shake because of it. There must be an evil cabal, controlled by George Soros we assume, that pulls the strings of the talking puppets on air and forces them to make liberals look good and conservatives [...]

 

Scientific Proof That Conservatives Are Jerks

Everyone on the left has always assumed that conservatives will oppose anything that Obama is in favor of no matter how common sense or popular it may be. I’ve joked for years that if Obama cured cancer, the headline on Fox “News” would be “Obama Puts Cancer Doctors Out Of Business”. Well, we now have [...]

 

Boy Scouts & Homophobia

I was a Boy Scout… for one meeting. I never went back because I thought it was lame. I was raised in rural Michigan, so I already spent plenty of time playing in the woods with my friends and I thought I would have to beat myself up if I ever wore that outfit to [...]

 

Obamacare IS Gun Control

Ever since the Connecticut school shootings, there’s been a lot of pressure on President Obama to do something about gun violence. We’ve heard proposals to ban assault weapons, limit magazine sizes and increase background checks. We’ve even heard calls to limit violence in video games to help stop public shootings. But the truth is, Obama [...]

 

An Inconvenient Truth For Climate Change Believers

The tides are shifting when it comes to believing that the tides are shifting from climate change. For years now many of us liberals have been warning that the extreme weather we’re all seeing right in front of our faces is caused by the inconvenient truth that climate change is real and man is causing [...]

 

How’s The “New” GOP Doing So Far? Not Well…

After the GOP lost the 2012 election, they ordered an “autopsy report” to find out why they died on November 6th 2012. The findings of the report were recently announced and it got the causes of death right: The GOP is perceived as the party of stuffy old white men who are against women & [...]

 

Teachers Can Be Shooters Too – A True Story

In response to the enormous tragedy of the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut, the N.R.A. has proposed arming teachers as the  solution to school shootings. I understand that on the surface there is some logic to this, after all, we trust teachers to educate and protect our kids at school… so why [...]

 

Marriage Equality Myths

There’s a classic Seinfeld episode where the running joke is to say: “not that there’s anything wrong with that” anytime the concept of being gay is brought up. I was raised to believe that this is true. I have gay relatives and was taught from an early age that there’s nothing wrong with that. About [...]

CPAC Causes Liberal Bliss

The presidential election of 2012 was a long, hard fought road. There were several times when liberals had good reason to worry. With all the changes at the top of the Republican primaries we had endure thoughts of a President Bachmann, President Perry, President Gingrich, President Cain, President Santorum and perhaps scariest of all… President [...]

Drone Strikes are Like Cigarettes

Every now and again, a topic comes up that even liberals can’t agree on. For example: Seth McFarlane hosting the “Oscars”. I found him to be true to form and a refreshing change to the stuffy Oscars of years past… but some of my Liberal cohorts found him to be disgusting and offensive. There’s another [...]

Republicans Should Want Higher Taxes

It’s time for the Republican Party to eat a big slice of humble pie. We’ve heard from them (repeatedly) that they won’t raise taxes. This lack of compromise is largely to blame for the current “sequester” mess that we find ourselves in. If the Republicans were smart (I’ll pause while you laugh), they would hire [...]

Liberal or Logical?

As we launch our new site, Lefty Liberal.com, I wanted to talk about the label of being “liberal”. The finely tuned Republican spin machine has made “liberal” a dirty word in recent years. They throw it in our faces like we should be ashamed of it and many “liberals” have taken the bait and shied away from it. We need to take a note from the LGBT community and start a new era of “Liberal Pride”, or if you prefer, take a note from the X-Men and adopt the mantra of “Liberal and Proud” (pardon the comic book reference). [ ... ]

 

The Rich Get Richer With Help From You!

There was a time in my life when I was a young struggling rock ‘n roll musician. I delivered a million pizzas so I could afford to buy a guitar. It was during those years that I learned about “endorsement deals” where famous musicians get all their gear for free just for telling everyone that they really like that company. I thought it was very ironic that once you have money, you don’t need it because people line up to tell you how to get stuff for free. I was reminded of this as I read a recent article in “Newsweek” [ ...]

 

The Rich Need to Bleed

Why are rich people so against paying more in taxes? It seems like they’re good at throwing money out the window. The only way to manage the national debt we’ve built up is to spend less and earn more. Part of that additional revenue should be higher taxes on those making a million a year or more. Someone recently asked me “is it fair that the rich should have to pay more just because they’re rich?” The answer is “yes” and here’s why…