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Entries by David Sirota from 12/2006

Barack Obama Is the Almighty - Bow Down To Him Now

| Posted 12.02.2006 | Politics
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If you apply Obama topically, he cures cancer. He can walk on water and split oceans to lead the people to their freedom...I mean, really - does it ever end?

The People Party vs. The Money Party: Here Are the Players

| Posted 12.03.2006 | Politics
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We already have plenty of "bipartisanship" - Republicans and a faction of Democrats who regularly join hands to screw over the vast majority of Americans.

Flattening the Great Education Myth & the Free Market Fundamentalists

| Posted 12.04.2006 | Huffington Post

We cannot simply educate our way out of the problems associated with a globalization policy whereby our economy is regulated exclusively to enhance multinational corporate profits.

Rejecting Anti-Union Rubinomics, Progressives Will Stand With Workers

| Posted 12.05.2006 | Politics
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Americans shouldn't fear more unionization, they should fear a country that does not have unions fighting to better our nation.

Note to Dems: Put Voters Ahead of Broders

| Posted 12.06.2006 | Politics
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Very often Democrats have their eyes first and foremost on media and financial elites, to the exclusion of grassroots organizations and the public at large.

Politicians & Lobbyists Gone Wild - D.C.'s New Reality TV

| Posted 12.07.2006 | Politics
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Everyone in Washington - Republicans, Democrats, government commissions - everyone is throwing a giant party to celebrate just how totally awesome selling out really is.

A "Grand Bargain"...For K Street

| Posted 12.08.2006 | Politics
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Card check legislation should be a given - it should be the absolute least Congress should do to protect people's very basic rights to organize.

Sen.-elect Brown Lays Down Gauntlet on Populism As Money Party Rears Its Head Again

| Posted 12.09.2006 | Politics
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Sen.-elect Sherrod Brown (D) has thrown down the gauntlet to all the Democratic presidential candidates in a new interview with Mother Jones. Asked wh...

World Is Flat-ism Meets the Flathead Valley

| Posted 12.11.2006 | Politics
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It's not that workers are unwilling to do the jobs - it's that workers are unwilling to do the jobs at the awful wages being offered. That's called Economics 101.

Obama - Power Challenger or Power Appeaser?

| Posted 12.12.2006 | Entertainment
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Peddling the Great Education Myth is the ultimate way to avoid challenging power.

A Progressive "Grand Bargain" With Barney Frank

| Posted 12.12.2006 | Politics
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Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) posted a response to a post I had written about his so-called "Grand Bargain" that is instructive on a number of different levels.

Thinking Big on Health Care - And Everything Else

| Posted 12.13.2006 | Politics
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Beltway reporters, pundits and politicians only talk about issues when rich or powerful people see those issues as bothering them, and when they do talk about those issues, it is only in dry economic terms.

Billionaire Tom & More Education Mythmaking

| Posted 12.14.2006 | Politics
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Friedman doesn't to answer why the global economy has been integrated with complex intellectual, patent and copyright protections, but no protections for wages, human rights, or environmental concerns.

A New Book In the Works

| Posted 12.15.2006 | Politics
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Over the last few weeks, I have been contemplating how best to keep contributing to the political debate over the course of the next year. In that tim...

Big Award for the Little Magazine That Could

| Posted 12.26.2006 | Politics
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In These Times magazine was just named the winner of the 18th Annual Utne Independent Press Awards for Political Coverage, beating out other terrific publications like The American Prospect, The Nation and Mother Jones.

Mere Facts Cannot Stop the Hero Worship Machine

| Posted 12.27.2006 | Politics
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But, no - the hero creation machine must grind on, whether it means laying waste to actual, serious journalism or facts.

New Year's Resolutions from Purgatory, USA

| Posted 12.29.2006 | Politics
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I am pumped up for 2007 and making my New Year's resolutions pretty simple: I'm going to do my best to stop talking about what "should" be done and I'm going to keep trying to actually go "do" it.

Bush Values Life - Until His Donors Call

| Posted 12.30.2006 | Politics
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The next time you hear a member of the Bush administration or a Republican congressman spout off about how they "value life" - remember their complicity in the global AIDS holocaust.