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Entries by David Sirota from 10/2005

Leading the Way To An Environmentally Sustainable Energy Independence

| Posted 10.03.2005 | Politics
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In large swaths of the liberal/progressive community, any mention of coal when it comes to energy policy is immediately met with a reflexive disdain...

Miers Led Law Firm Repeatedly Forced to Pay Damages For Defrauding Investors

| Posted 10.03.2005 | Politics
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In case anyone thought Harriet Miers wasn't a corporate-shill-in-White-House-clothing, take a gander at how Miers did her best Ken Lay impression while heading a major Texas corporate law firm.

Dems' Strategy on Iraq: Hit the Gas When You Can See the Cliff Up Ahead

| Posted 10.05.2005 | Huffington Post

It seems the only people who are unwilling to say that the "weak-on-national-security" line is a lie are Democrats themselves -- the very people being smeared with the lie in the first place.

What Can Brown Do For You? A Lot in the U.S. Senate

| Posted 10.07.2005 | Politics
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Every now and again, someone steps up to the plate to risk their own political career to better the progressive movement, and it is these few heroes who our side should look to for inspiration.

Making the "Strong," "Tough," & "Macho" Case for Withdrawal

| Posted 10.10.2005 | Huffington Post

Levin's statements could be (hopefully) the beginning of the Democratic Party as a whole finally getting up the guts to support an exit strategy/withdrawal...

A Bipartisan Brothel With a Revolving Door Entry

| Posted 10.13.2005 | Huffington Post

Washington, D.C. is one big brothel with a gilded revolving door for an entry - politicians are the prostitutes, lobbyists are the customers, and the door spins faster and faster as the two seamlessly switch places.

In Politics, Sometimes a Name Tag Says It All

| Posted 10.14.2005 | Politics
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Rich Tarrant, the Republican corporate executive who has said he is willing to try to buy Vermont's 2006 U.S. Senate race, got caught in a hilarious photo today.

Newsflash: Media Discovers What Drives American Politics...Will Progressives Follow?

| Posted 10.16.2005 | Politics
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American politics is largely portrayed as "polarized" - but there is far less "polarization" among the governing elitists when it comes to the fundamental issues of economics and power.

Partisan War Syndrome - A Disease Afflicting Progressives

| Posted 10.17.2005 | Politics
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There are the ideological voices on the right, and capitulating politicians - but no similarly loud ideological voices - on the left. What that leaves us with is an unbalanced debate - and no progressive pressure system.

What's the Difference Between a Liberal and a Progressive?

| Posted 10.19.2005 | Politics
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The government has a job to play in protecting Americans from being ripped off, and that doesn't mean just handing the economic bullies a bribe. It means pushing back - hard.

Talking About Testicles and Toughness, Instead of Actually Having Those Things

| Posted 10.20.2005 | Politics
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If Democratic politicians don't get a real handle on what toughness actually means, it could be yet again another depressing election day in 2006.

A Bit of Fact Checking

| Posted 10.21.2005 | Politics
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Not to perpetuate a fight that most might not be following, but sometimes you just have to call bullshit. My friend Jamal on this site asked the ques...

What Should Progressives Demand From Candidates - Sizzle or Substance?

| Posted 10.25.2005 | Politics
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Are we going to reward with support our ideological heroes -- the people who have fought the lonely, unglamorous, unsexy fights over the years for our cause -- or flavor-of-the-week candidates who we know little about beyond their profile?