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Entries by David Sirota from 08/2005

How Beltway-itis Rots Reporters Brains & Distorts America's Political Debate

| Posted 08.03.2005 | Politics
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Washington Post reporter Dan Balz is one of the most intellectually impaired reporters working today. Balz has made a career parroting whatever Beltway conventional wisdom is out there, regardless of how polls show it is totally disconnected from reality. He regularly writes declarative statements that have literally no connection to anything other than what he and his insulated cocktail party friends have decided in a vacuum America believes. Balz today writes that Hillary Clinton's "support for the invasion of Iraq when many rank-and-file Democrats opposed it show[s] her determination to overcome the party's historic weakness on national security." He just reports it as a fact, because he and his arrogant Beltway cabal decided it was fact.

Rolling Stone on the Courageous Fight Inside the U.S. House of Horrors

| Posted 08.11.2005 | Politics
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Rolling Stone magazine today released an absolutely awesome and epic piece that sheds light on how Congress really works - or doesn't work - these day...

The 50-State PLAN For the Future

| Posted 08.16.2005 | Politics
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Today in Seattle is the big kickoff of the new Progressive Legislative Action Network (PLAN) - an organization dedicated to passing progressive legislation in all 50 states.

Beltway Dems Regurgitate Right-Wing B.S. on Iraq; Grassroots Fights Back

| Posted 08.21.2005 | Politics
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There is a growing outrage outside the class of professional election losers in Washington.

Only One Thing Left to Conclude: The Media Want the War

| Posted 08.23.2005 | Politics
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In the last 48 hours, we've seen the "objective" mainstream media now openly attacking people who oppose the Iraq War. These are the people who are supposed to be telling the objective truth -- and instead they are literally attacking war critics

'06 Senate Candidates Ignore D.C. Dems & Step Up on Iraq

| Posted 08.24.2005 | Huffington Post

Like Brown, Feingold, and other courageous voices, Democrats need to take the stand now - and not wait until it looks like they are taking a stand just for political convenience.