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Entries by David Sirota from 04/2006

Lobbyists Celebrate Weakening of Key National Security Bill

| Posted 04.01.2006 | Huffington Post

So, you thought that after the Dubai ports deal, America was on its way towards making sure our "free" trade policy has national security safeguards? ...

The Taboo Subject at the Core of the Immigration Debate

| Posted 04.02.2006 | Politics
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Amid all the buzzwords -- "border security," "guest workers," "amnesty" -- being thrown around in the immigration debate, one has barely been mentioned: "free trade."

D.C. Democrats' Conspiracy of the Soulless

| Posted 04.03.2006 | Politics
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A lot of folks wonder why the Democratic Party in Washington, D.C. seems to stand for nothing. Is it because the party is beholden to corporate intere...

"We're Out of Touch As Hell & Not Going To Take It Anymore"

| Posted 04.04.2006 | Politics
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New York Magazine this week publishes a piece by the New Republic's Ryan Lizza that has sadly become the standard fare in today's political journalism...

Hillary Clinton Profile Becomes Zombie-ish Free Trade Worship Session

| Posted 04.04.2006 | Politics
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Never underestimate the penchant of the media/political elite to denigrate any efforts to make public policy actually work for ordinary citizens.

Wall Street Dems Unveil Plan to Undermine the Progressive Movement

| Posted 04.05.2006 | Politics
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Today's move is nothing more than a frontal attack by Corporate America on the progressive movement, using the Democratic Party as an all-too-transparent cloak of legitimacy.

Immigration's Supply-and-Demand Solutions

| Posted 04.09.2006 | Huffington Post

The Big Money interests that have performed a hostile takeover of our government are unified against any provisions that might protect workers' rights as much as corporate rights.

The Consultant Red Herring

| Posted 04.11.2006 | Politics
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Candidates choose to listen to consultants. If a consultant is an idiot, the candidate is an even bigger idiot for listening to them in the first place.

Want Proof of the Hostile Takeover? Read This.

| Posted 04.13.2006 | Huffington Post

Yeah, they broke the law and illegally turned the people's government over to Big Business, but that's not worth prosecuting.

Democrats' Seinfeld Strategy

| Posted 04.17.2006 | Huffington Post

Democrats are only in the hunt thanks to gross Republican missteps--and they are going out of their way to make sure their potential election to the majority is about nothing.

Disparaging Populism & Creating Confrontation

| Posted 04.20.2006 | Huffington Post

Some in the media -- and many political elites here at home -- are trying to paint a cartoonish picture of what's going on in Latin America to create an us vs. them image in the public's mind.

Mike McCurry & the Hostile Takeover of the Democratic Party

| Posted 04.25.2006 | Huffington Post

McCurry is now using his skills to try to destroy the Internet on behalf of the big telecom companies.

The Meaning of Tony Snow

| Posted 04.26.2006 | Politics
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Washington reporters barely bat an eye at the elimination of the boundary between media and government - god forbid they should look skeptically on the whole affair...

D.C. Dems' Motto: Thank You, Sir! May I Have Another?

| Posted 04.28.2006 | Huffington Post

Every now and again, the coziness of the Washington Establishment and the clubby nature of it gets put on display. This week there was one of those occasions.

Peter Beinart Has No Clothes

| Posted 04.30.2006 | Politics
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Only in politics (and perhaps economics) can someone embrace brazen hypocrisy, make high-profile predictions that end up being wildly off the mark and continue to be billed as a guru.