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Entries by David Sirota from 08/2006

The GOP's War on Basic Information

| Posted 08.01.2006 | Politics
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We have a quasi state-run media in the form of Fox News. Now, it seems, conservatives are intent on bringing America state-doctored statistics/data. And that is a direct threat to democracy.

SOLDIER: 101st Keyboard Brigade Refuses to Answer Hypocrisy

| Posted 08.02.2006 | Politics
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At least one Army lieutenant catches Beinart and The New Republic in some dishonest and grossly self-serving editing.

Bush Walks Right Into Castro's Trap

| Posted 08.03.2006 | Politics
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There's a way to do support Cuba's transition to democracy that doesn't VERY PUBLICLY walk into Castro's caricature, and that actually respects the will of the Cuban people

Little Stuey Rothenberg Is Crying

| Posted 08.04.2006 | Politics
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Politics has long been the arena where angry, bitter, insecure people like Stu Rothenberg get to be big stars regardless of their lack of talent.

Quote of the Week

| Posted 08.04.2006 | Huffington Post

"The Washington lawyers and lobbyists in those rooms will come back for Joe Lieberman. Who knows what Lamont would be like?" - Enron lobbyist and former Lieberman chief of staff Michael Lewan.

CAFTA Bait-and-Switch Destroys Georgia Community

| Posted 08.06.2006 | Politics
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Remember during the debate over the Central American Free Trade Agreement, every Republican politician and corporate lobbyist was giving the public the "free trade creates American jobs" line?

The Health Care Taboo Politicians Don't Talk About

| Posted 08.07.2006 | Politics
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If you don't live in the Washington Beltway, you've probably noticed that there's a major health care crisis unfolding in America. In the richest coun...

The Four Post-Lieberman/Lamont Scripts

| Posted 08.07.2006 | Business
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The movie "Clue" is one of my favorites, in part, because the viewer gets to see three possible endings. So in that same Clue-like vein, I want to offer my thoughts on the possible outcomes of the CT primary.

Rejecting the McGovern Complex

| Posted 08.08.2006 | Huffington Post

It doesn't matter how many troops are killed or maimed - all that matters to Joe is a need to let everyone know that he's "strong," manly - and most importantly, not George McGovern.

Lanny, Joe & The Right-Wing Religious Hate Machine

| Posted 08.08.2006 | Politics
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Washington corporate lawyer Lanny Davis has an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal citing anonymous commenters at the Huffington Post as supposed proof t...

Lieberman Campaign Blames Its Incompetence on Lamont

| Posted 08.08.2006 | Politics
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It's the best of both worlds for Joe: He gets to soil his own bed, and then use the lack of control of his faculties as a way to save his own ass. If only he had fought so hard against, say, the Iraq War.

Lamont's Victory & Lieberman's Insult to Democracy & the Democratic Party

| Posted 08.08.2006 | Politics
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Be prepared for Lieberman, the Enron lobbyists, corporate lawyers, establishment pundits and other assorted characters in the Washington brothel to run out immediately and trumpet how incredible it was that Lieberman got so close.

For Dems, Lamont Helps, and Lieberman Becomes a Clear & Present Danger

| Posted 08.09.2006 | Politics
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Democrats everywhere now have a very clear example of how  aiding and abetting the right-wing agenda of George W. Bush could land them with a challenge from their own voters at home.

TAKE ACTION: Ask Your Democratic Senator a Very Simple Question

| Posted 08.09.2006 | Politics
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Democratic politicians in Washington are tripping over themselves to issue statements officially endorsing Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Ned Lamont. ...

"Don't Expect Democratization of Democracy to Be Pretty"

| Posted 08.10.2006 | Politics
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Joe Lieberman has quickly become the very sharp tip of the national Republican Party's spear - a spear that is aimed at the heart of the Democratic Party.

Finally, the Media Elite Admit the Truth...About Themselves

| Posted 08.11.2006 | Politics
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Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the first major American newspaper columnist to officially go on record publicly demanding that American democracy be substitued with dictatorship.

VIDEO: Going Up Against Ann Coulter on CNBC

| Posted 08.11.2006 | Media
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I had the chance to debate Ann Coulter today on CNBC's Kudlow and Company - and wow, for one of the GOP's top icons, she was truly unimpressive. You...

Temper Tantrums at Big Money's Democratic Party Embassy

| Posted 08.12.2006 | Politics
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Hell, I'd be scared and upset if I was working at the DLC, because everyday I came to work, I'd be reminded of my own irrelevance, ineptitude and public rejection.

The Louder They Cry, The Farther They Are Falling

| Posted 08.13.2006 | Politics
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What really becomes obvious is that in the Washington Beltway, presentation of the actual facts is automatically tarred and feathered as as unacceptably caustic "tone."

Where Economics Meets Religious Fundamentalism

| Posted 08.14.2006 | Politics
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Increasingly, the "free" trade fundamentalists are being exposed as hypocrites, zealots or both.

Lieberman Viciously Attacks Bernie Sanders; GOP Rewards Him With Cash

| Posted 08.14.2006 | Politics
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I am going to be referring to Joe Lieberman as De Facto GOP Nominee Joe Lieberman and I urge everyone else covering this race to do so, out of respect for objective accuracy.

Is the FBI Investigating the Lieberman Campaign?

| Posted 08.15.2006 | Politics
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Making deliberately dishonest claims about a campaign supposedly engaging in Watergate-style tactics goes beyond just the usual tit-for-tat and into pretty serious legal areas.

Enron Lobbyist Corralling Senate Dem Support for Lieberman

| Posted 08.16.2006 | Politics
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Lewan's loyalty to Lieberman is understandable. What is surprising and nauseating is that Lieberman's Enron lobbyist has any influence over other Democrats.

Why Did Lieberman Ask For Sharpton's Endorsement?

| Posted 08.17.2006 | Politics
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Less than two weeks ago Lieberman was begging Al Sharpton to endorse his campaign, and now two weeks later, he's calling an endorsement by Sharpton a "politcal albatross."

TAKE ACTION: Support Trade Reform Candidates in 2006

| Posted 08.18.2006 | Politics
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Yesterday, I pointed out a terrific column by my good friend Harold Meyerson about how we have a chance to really change the power balance in Congress...