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Entries by David Sirota from 08/2007

Call Today: Join the Fight for Universal Health Care In Your State

| Posted 08.01.2007 | Politics
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While Washington politicians have failed to deliver on health care, states like Wisconsin are moving forward with proposals that could finally begin the march toward universal health care.

Fox News Gets Big Tax Subsidies, Then Questions Whether We Should Fund Anti-Poverty Efforts

| Posted 08.02.2007 | Politics
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The idea that there are people out there in America who think, no, the government shouldn't do anything to combat poverty is sickening in a country that is supposed to pride itself on family values.

Bush Nominee Blocked After He Pushes $30B Tax Break for Wal-Mart

| Posted 08.03.2007 | Politics
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Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is using his filibuster power to block Nussle's nomination, putting his entire confirmation in jeopardy.

Baucus Was Against Tax Loopholes Before He Was For Them

| Posted 08.04.2007 | Politics
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Even in the face of evidence that all the Republican arguments against the Democrats' bill are actually false, Baucus. I wonder...which particular lobbyists got to him this time?

Following YearlyKos Debate, Edwards Uses K Street Corruption to Frame Race as Him vs. Clinton

| Posted 08.05.2007 | Politics
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Edwards is using more clear-cut terms than I've seen any of the candidates use in trying to frame the race.

Land Politics Report 8/6/07: The Rising Union-Sportsmen-Conservationist Coalition

| Posted 08.06.2007 | Politics
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With so much going on in Land Politics, I've decided to start filing semi-regular reports on the issue like I do on the trade issue, since (like the t...

Can You Help Get a Progressive Voice in Your Local Newspaper?

| Posted 08.07.2007 | Media
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If you support my writing and think we need a strong, progressive populist voice, then please email or call your local editorial page editors.

How to Defund Warrantless Wiretapping

| Posted 08.08.2007 | Politics
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This isn't a debate about national security, because there is absolutely no evidence to suggest that obtaining warrants hurts national security. This is a debate about privacy and the rule of law.

Conservatives' Newest Bridge to Nowhere

| Posted 08.09.2007 | Politics
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In the wake of the Minnesota bridge disaster, conservatives like Denver Post columnist David Harsanyi are frantically trying to avoid a debate over ta...

How to End the War? Make GOPers Decide Between Bush and Their Base

| Posted 08.10.2007 | Politics
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With Bush having recklessly stretched the military so thin, taking 25,000 national guardsmen out of the Iraq deployment rotation would compel an end to the war.

Book Recommendation: Connie Schultz's ...And His Lovely Wife

| Posted 08.11.2007 | Politics
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Connie's book is a timely reminder that well beyond the Washington echo chamber, a new politics is being waged.

Law-and-Order Dems Target Energy Industry Tax Loophole

| Posted 08.12.2007 | Politics
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Will Colorado Republicans go to bat for their Big Energy campaign contributors, or will they go to bat for the communities that are desperate for more investment in local infrastructure?

Conservative Lawmakers Attack PSN Over Universal Health Care Campaign

| Posted 08.13.2007 | Politics
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As you may know, the Progressive States Network (on whose board I serve) has been working feverishly to support state legislators pushing universal he...

Dems Beware: An Economic Populist Is Rising In the GOP Presidential Primary

| Posted 08.14.2007 | Politics
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For too long, we've had a political debate in this country that seeks to avoid -- rather than confront the economic issues that ordinary Americans face. Here's hoping Huckabee's rhetoric means that's changing.

"This Ship Will Self-Destruct In 20 Seconds -- This Is Your Last Chance to Push the Cancellation Button"

| Posted 08.15.2007 | Politics
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Here in Colorado, we've has been treated to a rather comprehensive seminar on why conservative politicians have now been thrown out of a state government, and why the national GOP is on the ropes.

"No Pattern of Improvement Discernible for Violence During the 5 Months of The Surge"

| Posted 08.16.2007 | Politics
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It is totally depressing but nonetheless laudable that McClatchy's journalists are once again challenging government propaganda about how everything is supposedly just totally awesome in Iraq.

After All, Stopped Watches Are Right Twice A Day

| Posted 08.17.2007 | Politics
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Is today officially Freaky Friday? Because either I'm still rubbing sand out of my eyes and not seeing straight, or I actually agree with the two Davi...

What Is Hypocrisy & What Kind of "Hypocrisy" Should We Worry About?

| Posted 08.18.2007 | Politics
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What is "hypocrisy" and what kind of "hypocrisy" should we worry about in politics? Forgive me for the length of this post, but these are not easy que...

Sunday Review: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly and the Hilarious If It Wasn't So Sad

| Posted 08.19.2007 | Politics
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Catching up on my Colorado and national news this Sunday, I caught this week's Good, Bad, Ugly and Hilarious-If-It-Wasn't-So-Sad. Without further ado,...

Ohio Complains That Colorado GOP Is Deflating the Cost of Bribery

| Posted 08.20.2007 | Politics
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The Cleveland Scene, is complaining that Bob Schaffer is deflating the price of bribery in the wake of allegations that he sold his vote for $4,000 from the head of a charter school company.

Bush Threatens "Corrective Action" Against Families Who Receive CHIP

| Posted 08.21.2007 | Politics
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Bush is embarking on a "War For Poverty" and this move represents the final attempt to solidify his legacy as the most ardent reverse-Robin-Hood class warrior.

White House: Wealth Inequality "Is Not A Very Interesting Story"

| Posted 08.22.2007 | Politics
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As most workers' wages stagnate, the folks in the top two-tenths of one percent of income earners are doing quite well. According to the White House, this divergence "is not a very interesting story."

Land Politics: Enviro-Sportsmen Coalition in '08 Senate Races

| Posted 08.27.2007 | Politics
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Republicans have worked to prevent conservation through what we can call "spotted owl tactics": trying to make all the issues into a competition between protecting the environment or protecting jobs.

America's Most Conservative Newspaper Teaches Dems A Lesson

| Posted 08.28.2007 | Politics
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The Colorado Springs Gazette is one of the two most conservative papers in America (the other being the Waterbury Republican-American). This is no sec...

A Sad Benchmark: Chinese Communists Teach American Capitalists Econ 101

| Posted 08.29.2007 | Business
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There's something really, well, sad about America having to learn its lessons about the free market from communist China. But hey - a lesson is a less...