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Entries by David Sirota from 01/2006

Overriding the GOP/Wal-Mart Culture of Corruption

| Posted 01.04.2006 | Huffington Post

Wal-Mart is the largest and wealthiest company on the globe. It is so flush with cash, its CEO was recently complaining to reporters that he didn't like his Lear Jet. It's high time that this company start providing minimum health care benefits to its workers.

Bush Ignored Explicit Warnings In 2002 About Mine Safety

| Posted 01.05.2006 | Huffington Post

Since the last accident in 2002, not only did the President ignore calls by Democrats to address the situation, but he actually enacted more cuts to mine safety programs and weakened mine safety regulations.

Novak Aids Hoyer's Effort to Undermine Democrats

| Posted 01.05.2006 | Huffington Post

It's almost entirely implausible that a progressive House Democrat would be a source for a Bob Novak column, which means either the supposed "source" was fabricated out of thin air, or the source isn't a "liberal" or even a Democrat.

THEM vs. US: IRS Tax Policy & The Right to Privacy

| Posted 01.09.2006 | Politics
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For the Big Money interests, corrupt politicians/political operatives provide total secrecy. Court orders protecting the public's right to know are being defied to protect the fat cats' ability to rip off taxpayers.

Why the DLC Is So Dangerous to Democrats

| Posted 01.11.2006 | Huffington Post

If you want to know why many people believe the Democratic Leadership Council (DLC) severely hobbles the Democratic Party and gives cover to the worst right-wing stereotypes, just take a look at a guy they employ named Marshall Wittman.

The PLAN to Take Back Our States

| Posted 01.17.2006 | Huffington Post

The fight for America's states rages on, and yesterday, our side got a big boost as the Progressive Legislative Action Network (PLAN) announced it has...

Dems' Deafening Silence on Real Reform

| Posted 01.18.2006 | Huffington Post

If anyone tells you the Democratic leadership's slate of lobbying/ethics reforms will be the key to either fixing America's broken political system or Democrats winning in 2006, tell that person to get their head examined immediately.

Why Is A Democrat Bashing Foreigners?

| Posted 01.19.2006 | Huffington Post

I'm not for illegal immigration - no one is. But I'm certainly not for politicians who would demagogue such a sensitive issue for their own political gain.

What They Won't Tell You Corruption Is Really All About

| Posted 01.20.2006 | Huffington Post

The amount or resources progressive groups are able to muster is like a grain of sand on a giant beach compared to what Big Money corporate interests spend distorting the political debate.

Top Dems Announce Push for Public Financing of Elections

| Posted 01.21.2006 | Politics
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Reps. David Obey (WI) and Barney Frank (MA) will "offer legislation this month requiring that general elections for the 435 House seats be financed purely with public funds.

The Dishonest Economic Fantasies Screwing Over Ordinary Americans

| Posted 01.22.2006 | Entertainment
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The first step towards changing the media/political system is understanding how it is being used by the Establishment to wage a merciless class war against ordinary people.

D.C. "Strategists" Panic As Dems Ignore Them & Fight Back

| Posted 01.25.2006 | Huffington Post

It is quite possible that reporters, politicians and "strategists" who spend most of their time in the cushy confines of Washington simply have no concept of what people out in the heartland really think.