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Entries by David Sirota from 06/2006

Progressive States' Leader Passes Landmark Worker-Rights Bill

| Posted 06.01.2006 | Huffington Post

The Progressive States Network reports that New York Assemblyman Adriano Espaillat, a member of Progressive States' board of directors, successfully p...

Badges of Honor in Fighting the Hostile Takeover

| Posted 06.02.2006 | Huffington Post

The criticism of Hostile Takeover from Birnbaum today isn't surprising. This is a book that Washington doesn't - and shouldn't - want folks to read.

Why Progressive-Controlled Legislatures Are Critical

| Posted 06.06.2006 | Huffington Post

The Los Angeles Times reports that "rising medical costs are sparking efforts to cap profits of California's health insurers in the same way that...

Populist Jon Tester Scores Huge Win Against D.C. Dems & For the Rest of Us

| Posted 06.07.2006 | Huffington Post

There are a lot of lessons to learn from this primary. First and foremost, when Democrats take strong positions and courageously stand up to the powers that be, they are rewarded.

Mr. Obama Goes to Washington

| Posted 06.09.2006 | Huffington Post

I wanted to get a sense of what Obama wants for himself -- rather than what we the public are projecting onto him. I found the answers were not easy to find.

The Civil War at the Center of the Democratic Party

| Posted 06.11.2006 | Huffington Post

If Democrats really want to win elections, they should tack to the center -- but the real center of American public opinion, as outlined by the cold, hard data.

Going Toe-to-Toe With Stephen Colbert

| Posted 06.16.2006 | Media
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It's actually amazing how different Colbert's bombastic bloviating on-air character is from the real guy.

Debating A Pathological Liar on CNBC

| Posted 06.17.2006 | Huffington Post

Yesterday afternoon, I was asked to appear on CNBC's Kudlow & Cramer to debate ABC News "reporter" John Stossel. You remember him - he's known for bei...

VIDEO: Embarrassing John Stossel on CNBC

| Posted 06.18.2006 | Media
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It's not everyday that you get to publicly embarrass a right-wing pathological liar on national television - but that's what I had the pleasure of doing earlier this week.

Politics 101: Broadcasting Indecision & Disunity Loses Elections

| Posted 06.20.2006 | Huffington Post

I just do not understand how the Democratic Party establishment can publicly say that in advance of the 2006 elections, there needs to be no Democratic Party unity on the Iraq War.

NEW POLL: Big Majority Supports Public Financing, Lawmakers Urged to Sign Pledge

| Posted 06.21.2006 | Huffington Post

75% of voters support a voluntary system of publicly financed election campaigns - that includes 80% of Democrats, 78% of Independents, and 65% of Republicans.

Lamont Leads the Fight Against the Hostile Takeover

| Posted 06.22.2006 | Huffington Post

I'm getting ready to leave New Haven for the next stop on my book tour, but I thought I would share my thoughts on Senate candidate Ned Lamont after h...

Disregarding & Disparaging the Vast Majority of America

| Posted 06.23.2006 | Politics
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It is very clear that Washington today is a place wholly separated from the rest of America - a place that no longer even pretends to be interested in the will of the people.

When Out-of-Touch Politicians Get Desperate

| Posted 06.25.2006 | Huffington Post

David Broder and David Brooks regularly use their columns to attack activists who have the nerve to get involved in their own democracy. Now Sen. Chuck Schumer is jumping into the fray as well.

CLAIM vs. FACT: White House on 9/11 Illnesses

| Posted 06.26.2006 | Huffington Post

Bush appointed a shill for industrial polluters who immediately used his power to doctor critical public health information about the effects of massive pollution immediately after 9/11.

6/27/06 -- A Day That Will Go Down in Infamy

| Posted 06.27.2006 | Politics
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There are truly no words for a Congress that would have the nerve to spend its time creating and then "debating" an "issue" like flag burning.

WSJ: Report Proves Executive Payouts Causing America's Pension Crisis

| Posted 06.28.2006 | Media
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The public is led to believe that companies are slashing workers' pensions and backing out of their retirement promises because they face a cash squeeze.

Progressives Perform a Hostile Takeover of the NYT Bestseller List

| Posted 06.29.2006 | Huffington Post

Hostile Takeover getting on the list is the latest sign that progressive writers, authors and bloggers of all kinds are becoming increasingly influential in shaping the political debate in this country.

The Movement Value of Promoting Progressive Voices

| Posted 06.30.2006 | Entertainment
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Supporting, promoting and amplifying progressive voices and helping them become commercially viable in a competitive market is critical to taking our movement to the next level.