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Entries by David Sirota from 11/2006

Ned Stands Up for Change; Joe Nailed for Violating Campaign Finance Laws

| Posted 11.02.2006 | Huffington Post

I'm getting ready to hit the road on Ned Lamont's Stand Up for Change bus tour across Connecticut. It's an exciting time here - we're going up against...

On the Frontlines Against Angry Joe & the Lieberthugz

| Posted 11.03.2006 | Politics
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Now, in the final days of the race, people are starting to tune in, starting to figure out that Lieberman is talking out of both sides of his mouth.

CT-SEN: Dispatches from the Trail - "Ned's With Us"

| Posted 11.05.2006 | Politics

For a guy who has screwed up so many huge things (say, for instance the Iraq War), I must say: Joe Lieberman is damn good at minute pettiness.

Ich Bin Ein Negative Partisan Polarizing Name-Calling Finger-Pointer

| Posted 11.07.2006 | Politics
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There are things - say, wars based on lies - that are worth being "partisan" about - partisan not in pursuit of a party for party's sake, but for a cause.

Learning from Lamont - What Really Happened in CT

| Posted 11.10.2006 | Business
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The deck was stacked against us in a way not stacked against any other candidate in the entire 2006 election cycle.

Rove: The Election Was About the Hostile Takeover

| Posted 11.11.2006 | Politics
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Even Rove admits there is a mandate by voters for Congress to really change things and stop the hostile takeover of our government by big money interests.

NYT: Dems Learn Difference Between Dobbs' Populism & Faux Centrism

| Posted 11.12.2006 | Politics
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There is no denying that if Democrats want to hold a governing majority for the foreseeable future, they cannot continue to deny the populist outrage seething all over the country.

DLC's Revisionist History on Iraq Knows No Bounds

| Posted 11.13.2006 | Politics
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Democrats deserve to have this leadership election happen in a way that takes into account the real record - not historical revisionism.

For the Love of God, Please Stop. It's Embarrassing. Like, Really Embarrassing.

| Posted 11.14.2006 | Politics
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In the last few days, both the DLC and Hoyer's own allies on Capitol Hill have mimicked Lieberman's tactics in an effort to reposition Hoyer as one of the longtime leaders of the global anti-war movement.

"Conservative" Dem Panders to 99% of America, Threatens to Make New Bethesda Mortages Harder to Pay

| Posted 11.15.2006 | Politics
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Who the hell does Jim Webb think he is? Didn't he realize he got elected to the Senate where nobody is supposed to talk about corporate power or economic inequality?

BALT. SUN - Majority Leader Jack Murtha, Not Follower Steny Hoyer

| Posted 11.16.2006 | Politics
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I have an op-ed in today's Baltimore Sun about the Majority Leader race between Jack Murtha and Steny Hoyer. Having worked around both men while servi...

Baucus On Hot Seat - A Roadblock or A Team Player?

| Posted 11.17.2006 | Politics
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As we prepare to welcome in the new Congress, we must look at where the major pressure points are going to be so that we can all prepare for battle, b...

The Next Netroots Campaign: Public Financing

| Posted 11.20.2006 | Politics
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While the blogosphere is ideologically diverse, it does emanate a unifying desire to challenge and diffuse Beltway power. There is no better way to do this than a public financing system for elections.

Will Work For Food...Or At Least Beer

| Posted 11.21.2006 | Politics
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Here's a newsflash - being a writer (and especially one on the progressive side) is no cakewalk.

"Bipartisanship" Hides the Real Power Equation That No One Talks About

| Posted 11.23.2006 | Politics
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Wouldn't we all like to go back to that era that actually never occurred to frolick happily through the fields of bipartisanship that never existed.

The Money Party vs. The People Party

| Posted 11.24.2006 | Politics
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Don't let the pundits' calls for nebulous "bipartisanship" fool you. Don't let the pledges of "civility" from politicians divert your attention.

Oh Bobby, Where Art Thou?

| Posted 11.25.2006 | Politics
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At this moment, there are only a very few national political leaders who are willing to spend their political capital even trying to build something larger than themselves.

Media Disconnect from America: It's the Geography, Stupid

| Posted 11.26.2006 | Politics
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Are we actually to believe that it is simply impossible for the major national media to find more opinion from the other 290 million Americans in the rest of the country?

TAKE ACTION: Co-Sponsor Progressive States' Agenda Today

| Posted 11.27.2006 | Politics
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It's not every day that political groups actually rely on ordinary citizens to help push their agenda. But Progressive States is not just any group.

The "Center" of What, Exactly?

| Posted 11.28.2006 | Politics
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"Centrism" as defined in the political dialogue today means "being in the middle of elite opinion in Washington, D.C."

Rangel: Preserve Millionaire Tax Cuts, Consider Soc. Security Cuts, Pass More Free Trade Pacts

| Posted 11.29.2006 | Politics
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All the Democratic Hill staffers now running to the media to brag about how they are cashing out and selling their souls for the truckloads of K Street cash know that the biggest trophy of all is Rangel.

Sociopaths Have Taken Over the Op-Ed Pages

| Posted 11.30.2006 | Politics
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Is it me, or in the last year have we seen a shocking rise in the number of major pundits who have acknowledged (perhaps inadvertently) their own sociopathic tendencies?