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Entries by David Sirota from 07/2007

Rocky Mountain Right Reels As Public Rejects GOP's Outdated & Elitist Rhetoric

| Posted 07.01.2007 | Politics
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It is clear that above all else that in this region -- as in many other regions in this country -- the public is starting to see the conservative movement for what it is.

Good On You, Barack ... Now What Does It Mean for the Future?

| Posted 07.02.2007 | Politics
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If those supporting Obama are doing so out of a desire for fundamental change but he doesn't really represent it, would there be any real mandate for him to DO something specific in office?

Damn You Michael Moore! How Dare You?

| Posted 07.03.2007 | Politics
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Employing a tone that implies reporting on a fast-breaking scandal, the Los Angeles Times breathlessly tells us today that filmmaker Michael Moore wil...

Joe Don Baker Set to Announce GOP Run for President?

| Posted 07.03.2007 | Politics
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It's fine to become President having once appeared on a few installments of Matlock. It's entirely not fine to become President primarily BECAUSE you appeared on a few installments of Matlock.

Thank God the D.C. Pundits Are Fighting to Save the Universe

| Posted 07.05.2007 | Politics
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"The people are coming, the people are coming!" Broder bellows, fearlessly warning America of the coming danger of ordinary citizens becoming engaged in their own political process.

Land Politics: Progressives' Big Opportunity in the West

| Posted 07.06.2007 | Politics
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Tired and worn out from the difficult slog of a populist campaign in the red state of Montana, I penned three articles (in the Washington Monthly, the...

Another Conversion on the Road to Economic Reality

| Posted 07.07.2007 | Politics
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In 2005, I wrote a national op-ed for Knight Ridder newspapers that showed how when right-wing congressional politicians return home as governors from...

Is NBC News' Top Political Reporter Giving Cash to Hillary Clinton?

| Posted 07.08.2007 | Media
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Andrea Mitchell was not officially attending the fundraiser, but was merely at the same Aspen restaurant it was taking place.

Secret Trade Deal: Dems Reassure Bush As K Street Begins PR Push

| Posted 07.09.2007 | Politics
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After last week's announcement that the Secret Trade Deal of 2007 has stalled thanks to public outcry, Democratic leaders are reassuring K Street lobbyists that they will be moving forward with the deal in the fall.

The Outbreak of Autoshadowphobia

| Posted 07.10.2007 | Politics
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John Kerry had a bad case of it. Now, Colorado Sen. Ken Salazar looks like he just contracted a virulent strain of it. A disease known as Autoshadowphobia, or fear of one's own shadow.

Donnie, These Men Are Cowards

| Posted 07.11.2007 | Politics
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Inside the Beltway it is considered "politically risky" to even consider a proposal that protects millions of middle-class taxpayers from the AMT.

Someone Find Bill Lumberg to See if Roy Blunt Got the Memo

| Posted 07.12.2007 | Politics
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So let's see - first we have two third-world leaders - one who is tied to murderous paramilitary gangs - thinking they can just make demands on the U....

As States Lead On Health Care, D.C. Elites Say Only D.C. Elites Can Save America

| Posted 07.12.2007 | Politics
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When it comes time to devoting real resources to the states, many progressives slink away or unleash half-baked attacks on the successes that are being forged there.

Dems Adapting to Shifting Energy & Land Politics

| Posted 07.13.2007 | Politics
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Last week, I wrote a long post over at Working Assets exploring how Land Politics and Energy Politics are really changing out in the Rocky Mountain We...

Since When Did D.C. Progressives Decide to Start Attacking State Progressives?

| Posted 07.14.2007 | Politics
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D.C. clearly is critical in the healthcare fight simply because the federal government controls the biggest pot of public money. No one working on state policy has ever argued differently.

Is This What They Mean By "Disastrous?"

| Posted 07.15.2007 | Politics
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Under the leadership of Gov. Eliot Spitzer (D), New York -- one of the largest states in America -- is on the verge of beginning a major push for universal health care.

More Proof the West Is A Heckuva Lot More Colorful Than Red vs. Blue

| Posted 07.16.2007 | Politics
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From the Rocky Mountain West's Department of Shifting Politics comes dispatches out of Boise and Ft. Collins that show, once again, how fractured the ...

Webb - Dems Future Lies In Rejecting Rubin Wing; Is Obama Listening?

| Posted 07.17.2007 | Politics
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Following the New York Times' belated report on how economic populism is on the rise in the Democratic Party, I caught this from Virginia Sen. Jim Web...

Will "Centrists" Next Claim That Bill Gates Is Destitute?

| Posted 07.18.2007 | Politics
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Lawmakers who prioritize Corporate America's agenda over the middle-class have lots of trouble raising money from regular people. And they are basically admitting as much.

Contrasting Iraq Politics In the Rocky Mountain West (updated)

| Posted 07.19.2007 | Politics
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It's instructive to take a glance around the West's political landscape to see how leaders are taking on the issue, considering this data that shows this region has been particularly skeptical of the war.

The Best Review Any Book Could Ever Receive

| Posted 07.30.2007 | Politics
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Forgive me for being perhaps a bit overzealously psyched here, but this is the kind of thing that makes what I do for a living so gratifying. I'm just...

Edwards, Obama & Labor: Will the Populist Moment Become A Long-Term Movement?

| Posted 07.31.2007 | Politics
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In the last two weeks, something profound started happening out on the 2008 campaign trail -- a momentum has started building like I haven't seen in my lifetime.